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MDRC Grants

 


MDRC grants program presentation

Taining of highly qualified personnel is part of the MDRC mission. Thanks to partnerships with Diabète Québec and Université de Montréal, MDRC can offer awards to students, post-doctoral trainees, laboratory personnel and young investigators working in the associated laboratories. These awards allow students to present their work in national and international scientific meetings, technicians to learn new state-of-the-art techniques and young investigators to undertake promising new projects.

Since its creation, MDRC has distributed more than $400,000 in grants and awards.

The following awards are currently offered at MDRC:

 



Awards currently offered

MDRC Travel awards

MDRC offers student travel awards of $700 twice a year to MSc, PhD students as well as post-doctoral trainees. The purpose of these awards is to cover registration fees and travel expenses for MDRC students who will give oral or poster presentations in a scientific meeting. Deadline for applications to the next series of awards is June 3, 2017. Click here for conditions and requested material (PDF). To submit an application, please fill the form available here.

Here are the recipients of the fall 2016 series of MDRC Travel Awards:

  • Xinping Zhao, Shao-Ling Zhang laboratory
  • Karen Markwick, Corinne Hoesli laboratory
  • Nadine Taleb, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret laboratory
  • Mélanie Le Barz, André Marette laboratory
  • Min-Chun Liao, Shao-Ling Zhang laboratory

 



Bourse Mary et Antoine G. Massabki de l'Université de Montréal

In recognition of the success of MDRC at the Canada Foundation for Innovation competition, the Faculté de Médecine de l'Université de Montréal generously provided MDRC a contribution in funding for Msc and PhD students. With this support, 4 studentships of $10,000 were awarded until 2014-2015. Since 2015-2016, the studentships are funded by a generous donation from Mary and Antoine G. Massabki, allowing MDRC to award 2 studentships of $10,000 each year until 2017-2018. Click here for conditions and requested material (PDF). Next competition will be announced in February 2018.

Here are the 2016-2017 recipients:

  • Min-Chun Liao, PhD student, Shaoling Zhang and John Chan labs (CRCHUM). Project title: "AT2R Deficiency Accelerates Perinatal Programming Induced by Maternal Diabetes".
  • Cindy Audiger, PhD student, Sylvie Lesage lab (CRHMR). Project title: "Caractérisation des cellules dendritiques mérocytiques dans le contexte du diabète de type 1".

 



MDRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MDRC started in 2014 to offer one (1) postdoctoral fellowship of $10,000. Click here for conditions and requested material (PDF). Next competition will be announced in March 2018.

Recipients of previous MDRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are:

Year
Student
Supervisor
Project title
2017 Marine Croze Vincent Poitout Regulation of the entero-insular axis by Gpr120
2016 Pegah Poursharifi Marc Prentki α/β-Hydrolase domain-6 and the control of adipose tissue energy metabolism and browning
2015 Nathalie Jouvet Jennifer Estall Cyto-protective characterization of novel PGC-1α isoforms in β-cells
2014 Chao-Sheng Lo John Chan Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins, tubular apoptosis in diabetic mouse kidneys

 



MDRC - Diabète Québec Advanced Training Awards

In association with Diabète Québec, MDRC offers annually a training award for employees working in a MDRC core facility. This $1,500 award is intended for a lab personnel to attend an advanced training course in their field of expertise in order for the core facility to remain competitive.

This award is offered on a continuous basis (no deadline). For an application, please contact Erik Joly (erik.joly@crchum.qc.ca).

Recipients of the MDRC - Diabète Québec Training Awards are:

Year
Recipient
Core facility
2014 Julien Lamontagne Metabolomics core (CRCHUM)
2013 Grace Fergusson Rodent Physiology core (CRCHUM)
2012 Mélanie Guévremont
Annie Tardif
Cell Biology/Microscopy (CRCHUM)
Research platform on obesity, metabolism and diabetes (IRCM)

 



MDRC - Diabète Québec Pilot & Feasibility Grants

MDRC is pleased to provide two "Pilot & Feasibility" grants of $10,000 per year supported by a generous funding from Diabète Québec. These grants are intended to help junior investigators in obtaining preliminary data that can be used for a subsequent full grant application to a major funding agency. Next competition will be announced in December 2017.

Here are the 2016-2017 MDRC - Diabète Québec Pilot & Feasibility Grants recipients:

  • Stephanie Fulton, CRCHUM, for the project entitled "Microglial GPR120 as a potential treatment target for diet-induced depression and obesity".
  • Sylvie Lesage, CR-HMR, for the project entitled "Functional characterization of human immunoregulatory DN T cells".

 



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