ThéCell Structuring Project Grants 2023-2024

The Quebec Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapy Network (ThéCell) launches the new edition of its Structuring Projects for the year 2023-2024.

ThéCell Research Projects are one-time research proposals in cell, tissue and gene therapy, aimed at exploring a research hypothesis, demonstrating the feasibility of a study, or carrying out translational research. This project should logically lead to the achievement of results that allow researchers to apply for a more elaborate grant from granting agencies other than the FRQS (e.g. CIHR) and/or to various foundations or broader clinical studies.

The MRM Network is pleased to announce that we are partnering again with the ThéCell Network to fund an additional project during this competition. This project must be led by a researcher who is a member of both the MRM and ThéCell networks and who will collaborate with researchers from the ThéCell Network from an institution other than McGill University.

If you would like to inquire about your current status with respect to both networks, please contact Marine Christin for the MRM Network and Kim Santerre for the ThéCell Network.

ThéCell Structuring Project Grants 2023-2024


  • Develop collaborative research to accelerate the transfer of knowledge in the field of cell, tissue and gene therapy.
  • Increase resources in the field of cell, tissue and gene therapy research and facilitate their use.
  • Promote scientific exchanges between disciplines and institutions. In particular, Canadian and international networking is a priority for the 2023-2024 competition.
  • Focus this research on issues that slow the transfer of basic knowledge to the clinic.


Annual budget, amount and grant duration

The financial support of a ThéCell Structuring Project is granted for 1 year. Eligible expenses are those allowed by the FRQS for network operations. The maximum budget allocated per project is $50,000.



Only regular researchers of the ThéCell Network, recognized as such by the ThéCell Network, can apply as principal investigators. They may, however, solicit collaborations from researchers and clinicians not directly associated with the Network as long as the money granted to ThéCell regular members is spent in Quebec in institutions recognized by the FRQS.

Projects should encourage interactions between researchers from different universities (minimum of 3 regular members of ThéCell from 2 different universities/institutions). Projects focused on one of the themes prioritized by the ThéCell Network will be promoted. The integration of clinical, evaluative and fundamental research is also desirable, as is the involvement of patients and citizens.

These themes are cell, tissue or gene therapies related to:

  • Musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  • Cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and digestive systems
  • Skin and ocular systems
  • Hematology, oncology and immunology


Key dates

  • Letter of intent submission deadline: Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Full application submission deadline: Monday, February 27, 2023 (11:59 P.M.)
  • Announcement of the competition results: April 2023

For information related to the submission of the application, please contact Kim Santerre.

Download the application form

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