Osteoporosis Research

Our Priority

Osteoporosis Canada's Research Priority is to support clinical, translational and health outcomes research that focuses on the high fracture risk population, especially on preventing fractures and their negative consequences.

Research Competition

The Osteoporosis Research Program provides training awards to support Canadian investigators conducting research that promises to yield new insights into the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and improving the lives of individuals with this disease. Awards are offered to individuals through annual research competitions, which involves an extensive peer review process.

The Osteoporosis Canada-CaMos Fellowship Award

A collaborative award, by the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) and Osteoporosis Canada. This program will fund a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow for one year in the amount of $20,000 and will provide that individual with an opportunity to engage in research training with investigators at CaMos. Awardees will gain new insight into the field of osteoporosis and will be presented with the basis for a career in clinical/epidemiological research related to osteoporosis. This program strives to improve the lives of individuals with osteoporosis while seeking optimal prevention and treatment of the disease.

The application process will be administered by OC.

Application Forms:

The closing date for applications is April 30, 2017

The Osteoporosis Canada Tim Murray Short-Term Training Awards

These awards (maximum $1500) will give three individuals the opportunity to learn more about osteoporosis and/or advance existing research skills in osteoporosis. It is open to undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate trainees and junior faculty members (where junior is defined as less than 5 years in their first academic appointment). The awards aim to build on Dr. Timothy Murray's impressive legacy of teaching, research and patient care by recognizing, supporting and encouraging future leaders in bone health. The application process will be administered by Osteoporosis Canada's research committee. 

The proposed training or project must occur between June 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Application Forms:

The application deadline is April 30, 2017

M.Sc. or Ph.D. Studentship Research Award: – 2017-18

Osteoporosis Canada is pleased to provide a research studentship award to support training of a M.Sc. or Ph.D. candidate. This studentship research award is for direct support of the candidate and is not to be used to fund the actual research project. The candidate is expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. The maximum amount of the single award is $10,000 for one year, subject to availability of funds. OC reserves the right to not fund at one or both levels if no suitable candidates apply. OC aims to fund one M.Sc. and one Ph.D., yet may fund two M.Sc. or two Ph.D. awards depending on strength of the applications relative to stage of career.

Application Forms:

The application deadline is April 30, 2017

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Grady MHSc, RD
Senior Manager
Scientific and Clinical Programs