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Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program Phase II

Opportunity NameJoint Canada-Israel Health Research Program
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ValueUp to $1,460,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration4 years
Notify SIRI of intent to apply12-09-2022
Registration deadline01-17-2023
Application due to SIRI for full review02-06-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-09-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory review02-15-2023
Application due at agency 02-16-2023

Phase II of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program seeks to support fundamental research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science and global health. This second call for proposals under Phase II is directed toward applicants conducting research in the broad area of Communicable Diseases while strengthening capacity in Canada, Israel and in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). 

The Program will support world-class research teams co-led by three principal investigators: one from Canada, one from Israel and one from an LMIC (see IDRC website for the list of eligible countries). The teams will integrate researchers from all three geographies with the intention of strengthening scientific capacity, promoting collaboration, equitable partnerships and scientific excellence in all its diversity. It is expected that the three principal investigators will work together on a cohesive research project with researchers from all three geographies contributing to and benefiting from their involvement in the project and the Program. 

Communicable diseases can present a major threat to health and societies. Recent changes in the landscape of communicable disease control, including new threats, such as emerging infectious diseases, biosecurity issues and climate change, have provided an impetus for the scientific community to mobilize efforts to advance discovery in this field. Research elucidating basic biological mechanisms and their implications for global health is the focus of this Funding Opportunity. This topic is well aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3 which targets the eradication of epidemics of several communicable diseases by the end of 2030. 

Please see the website for more details. 


Full eligibility requirements here.

How to Apply

To signal your intent to apply and to book a one-on-one meeting, please contact Abigail Vogus, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist, in the Office of Research Services, by e-mail ( 

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at