New Initiatives of the CRIPA

Aims of the program

To build up the research program structure by facilitating multidisciplinary collaborations among the various laboratories associated with the Centre.


To initiate projects with “high scientific risk”, involving innovative research, implementing novel concepts and testing novel hypotheses, likely to generate preliminary results and which will provide bases for submitting joint grant applications of the “team research project” type to the FQRNT.

FRQ Policy on Open Access

New initiative's funding holders make any peer-reviewed publication that presents the results of their research available in open access no later than 12 months after it is published. (in accordance with the FRQ policy)

Grant application
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Project descriptions


Three types of projects :

Both focuses will be funded, which will have in common the embodiment of a holistic approach to the study of swine and poultry infectious disease. 


Focus 1   | Basic research 

Focus 2 | Applied research

Focus 3 | Partnership portfolio


Use of funds: there is a maximum of 18 months to spend the funds, no further delay allowed. Unused funds will be transferred by CRIPA to another researcher.

Exception: in the last year, the fund, must be spent in less than one year. 


A principal investigator rewarded will be excluded for a period of one year as lead applicant (from the next competition).

Conditions for awarding of grants

Awarding process


  • one competition per year,

  • made by at least two CRIPA members, including at least one regular member,

  • one or two projects funded / year,

  • Transdisciplinarity and inclusion of junior faculty are encouraged.


Grant Ni of the CRIPA includes 

  • 20 000$ /project,  for a new project and not the extension of a previous project. 

  • cover uninterrupted 12 months period,

  • no renewal,

  • privileged access to Centre infrastructures

Liability of the awardees 

  • A report detailing the project findings shall be due 18 months from the date on which the grant is awarded,

  • Support granted by the CRIPA-FRQNT must be cited in the “acknowledgements” section of any publication, conference, poster, etc... of findings of work benefitting from this funding.

  • 12 months after publication, the article must be available in open acess

Last awardees

Centre de recherche en infectiologie porcine et avicole
Swine and poultry infectious diseases research center

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