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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 Diab�te Qu�bec and Universit� de Montr�al, 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, 2018. 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 2017 series of MDRC Travel Awards:

  • Alexandre Garneau, Julie Lavoie laboratory
  • Cristina Bosoi, Andr� Marette laboratory
  • Gabriel Lachance, Andr� Marette laboratory
  • Anindya Ghosh, John Chan laboratory
  • Jung Eun Han, Alain Dagher laboratory


Bourse Mary et Antoine G. Massabki de l'Universit� de Montr�al

In recognition of the success of MDRC at the Canada Foundation for Innovation competition, the Facult� de M�decine de l'Universit� de Montr�al 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. Next deadline for application is March 18, 2018. Click here for conditions and requested material (PDF). To submit an application, please fill the form available here.

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: "Caract�risation des cellules dendritiques m�rocytiques dans le contexte du diab�te de type 1".


MDRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MDRC started in 2014 to offer one (1) postdoctoral fellowship of $10,000. Deadline for applications to the next award is April 15, 2018. Click here for conditions and requested material (PDF). To submit an application, please fill the form available here.

Recipients of previous MDRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are:

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 - Diab�te Qu�bec Advanced Training Awards

In association with Diab�te Qu�bec, 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 ([email protected]).

Recipients of the MDRC - Diab�te Qu�bec Training Awards are:

Core facility
2014 Julien Lamontagne Metabolomics core (CRCHUM)
2013 Grace Fergusson Rodent Physiology core (CRCHUM)
2012 M�lanie Gu�vremont
Annie Tardif
Cell Biology/Microscopy (CRCHUM)
Research platform on obesity, metabolism and diabetes (IRCM)


MDRC - Diab�te Qu�bec Pilot & Feasibility Grants

MDRC is pleased to provide two "Pilot & Feasibility" grants of $10,000 per year supported by a generous funding from Diab�te Qu�bec. 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 2018. Click here for conditions and requested material (PDF).

Here are the 2017-2018 MDRC - Diab�te Qu�bec Pilot & Feasibility Grants recipients:

  • Julie Lavoie, CRCHUM, for a project studying pro-renin receptor expression in men and women with diabetes and obesity.
  • Shao-Ling Zhang, CRCHUM, for the project entitled "A role of Hedgehog Interacting Protein (Hhip) in diabetic nephropathy in human type 2 diabetes".


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