Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program


The Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program is a seven-year, CA$35 million partnership between IDRC, the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Israel Science Foundation that draws on the scientific strengths of Canadian and Israeli researchers in the broad field of biomedicine. It is expected to fund up to 30 collaborative projects involving researchers from Canada and Israel, as well as from low- and middle-income countries.

The program is currently funding 12 joint projects as the result of the first two calls for proposals.

  • 1st call (2015) – Neuroscience (link to selected projects)
  • 2nd call (2016) – Immunology (link to selected projects)

Selected Cancer Research Projects

In October 2016, the partners launched the 3rd call for research proposals in the field of cancer. The proposals were evaluated by an international committee, Chaired by Prof. Edward Harlow from the Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School. Six world-class teams were selected from among 56 proposals and will receive funding totaling up to C$ 7 million over the next three years.

The following list of projects is in alphabetical order according to the Canadian Nominated Principal Investigator’s last name.

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