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CIHR Lyme Disease Research Network Team Grant Application Deadline

March 6, 2018

The Federal Framework on Lyme Disease was released by the Government of Canada on May 2017. CIHR, in collaboration with PHAC, is committed to taking action to fight the emergence of Lyme disease. Along with the Framework, the Minister of Health announced up to $4 million over five fiscal years to establish a Lyme Disease Research Network.

This funding opportunity will support a Network that will generate new knowledge to improve diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in Canada. The Network will encompass at least one of these relevant research areas:

  • Evaluation of current clinical diagnostic tests and exploration of the development of new tools;
  • A better understanding of patients who have experienced various chronic symptoms consistent with Lyme disease;
  • Determination of the impact of different bacterial strains on diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease; and/or
  • Research on preventive measures, interventions, co-infections, modes of transmission and/or population health approaches to decrease the risk of occurrence of Lyme disease.

More information here