Osteoporosis Canada Research Competition

The Osteoporosis Research Program provides training awards to support Canadian investigators conducting research that promises to yield new insights into the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and improving the lives of individuals with this disease. Awards are offered to individuals through annual research competitions, which involves an extensive peer review process. Applicants and their supervisors are strongly encouraged to be members of Osteoporosis Canada and to participate in the Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference.

The Osteoporosis Canada Tim Murray Short-Term Training Awards

These awards (maximum $1500) provide successful individuals the opportunity to learn more about osteoporosis, advance existing research skills in osteoporosis and/or present their research at a scientific meeting. It is open to undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate trainees and junior faculty members (where junior is defined as less than 5 years in their first academic appointment). The awards aim to build on Dr. Timothy Murray’s impressive legacy of teaching, research and patient care by recognizing, supporting and encouraging future leaders in bone health. The application process will be administered by Osteoporosis Canada’s research committee.

The proposed training or project must occur between June 2021 and March 21, 2022.

Application Forms:

·         OC Tim Murray Short-Term Training Award – Application 2021

Two rounds of awards will be available in 2021.  The application deadlines for the first round is June 15, 2021 and the second being Nov. 1, 2021.

Animal Research

Osteoporosis Canada’s research program supports trainees by providing scholarships to support clinical, translational and health-outcomes research that focuses on the high fracture-risk population and more specifically, preventing fractures and their negative health consequences.

While such research primarily involves human participants, there may be a rare occasion where a proposal may involve the use of an animal model that may provide important information about preventing fractures or supporting fracture healing. In such a scenario, the research project would undergo a rigorous ethical review at the host institution, a requirement for all research projects, and be conducted in accordance with institutional policy that is aligned with provincial animal protection legislation and with the Canadian Council on Animal Care. This decision is reviewed on an annual basis.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Grady MHSc, RD
Senior Manager
Scientific and Clinical Programs
kgrady@osteoporosis.ca