Research Grants

Active Research Grants


Note: Faculty Research Data Does Not Include Cross-Appointed or Adjunct Members

  1. Tri-Council Grants as Principal Investigator

  2. Tri-Council Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  3. Tri-Council Grants as Co-Investigator

  4. NIHM Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  5. Other External Peer-Reviewed Grants as Principal Investigator

  6. Other External Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  7. Other External Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Investigator

  8. Internal Peer-Reviewed Grants as Principal Investigator

  9. Internal Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  10. Internal Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Investigator

  11. Innovation Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  12. Innovation Grants as Co-Principal Investigator 2

  13. Innovation Grants as Co-Investigator



1. Tri-Council Grants as Principal Investigator

  • Bergeron, Richard
    • D-serine and plasticity (Operating Grant)
      CIHR $713,645 2010 - 2015
    • Modulation of NMDA receptor by Sigma Ligands
      NSERC $150,000 2010 - 2015
  • Blier, Pierre
    • Investigation and Optimization of the clinical use of ketamine in treatment-resistant depression
      CIHR $445,625 2012 - 2015
  • Corace, Kim
    • Behavioral Science Capacity to document deterrents and promoters od HIV vaccine trials in Nigeria
      CIHR $50,000 2012 - 2014
  • Hatcher, Simon
    • Suicide Prevention in Men: A Cluster of Randomised Trial of a Smart Phone Assisted Problem Solving Therapy for Men who Present with Self-Harm to Emergency Departments
      CIHR, Ontario Ministries of Health and Research and Innovation $1,750,000 2015-2018
  • Knott, Verner
    • Probing the Pharmacogentic Underpinnings of Human Attention with Brain Potentials
      NSERC $75,000 2013 - 2016
  • Northoff, Georg
    • Are there Neural Differences of the Self in Eastern and Western Depression? A Cross-Cultural Imaging Study
      CIHR / National Natural Science Foundation of China $225,000 2012 - 2015
    • Neural and biochemical correlates of resting state activity and emotional processing in major depressive disorder - multimodal imaging (fMRI, MRS and PET) during GABA and glutamatergic intervention
      CIHR $681,270 2011 - 2016
  • Tasca, George
    • Analyze this: What you should know about psychotheraphy (Café Scientifique)
      CIHR $3,000 2013 - 2014
  • Zhang, Xia
    • Endocannabinoid pharmacology and hippocampal synaptic plasticity (Operating Grant)
      CIHR $825,375 2012 - 2017
    • Amyloid-beta regulation of hippocampal synaptic plasticity (Operating Grant)
      CIHR $745,810 2012 - 2017
    • Synaptic LTP and Fear Memory
      CIHR / National Natural Science Foundation of China $225,000 2011 - 2014
    • Regulation of brain function by PTEN
      NSERC $200,000 2009 - 2014
    • Cannabinoid receptor signaling in brain functions
      NSERC $170,000 2014 - 2019

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II. Tri-Council Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  • Farrell, Susan
    • Health and Housing in Transition
      CIHR $1,860,000 2008 - 2014
  • Hatcher, Simon and Freeland, Alison
    • Can e-therapies reduce waiting lists in secondary mental health? A randomized controlled trial.
      CIHR $89,988 2014 - 2015
  • Robaey, Philippe
    • Genomic determinants of common long-term treatment effects in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors
      CIHR $2,895,055 2011 - 2016

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III. Tri-Council Grants as Co-Investigator

  • Cohen, Janice
    • Sustainability of a multidimensional knowledge translation intervention to improve pediatric pain practices and outcomes
      CIHR $823,800 2011 - 2015
  • Corace, Kim
    • Canadian HIV Quit Smoking Trial: Tackling the co-morbidities of depression and cardiovascular disease in HIV + smokers (Operating Grant)
      CIHR $449,000 2012 - 2015
    • Creating a common platform for HIV vaccine research and HIV care and treatment programs
      CIHR - HIV/AIDS Prevention Trial Capacity Building Grant $1,350,000 2010 - 2014
  • Davidson, Simon
    • (Co) Producing Narratives on Access to Mental Health Services in Rural Communities: A Participatory Project with Young People Experiencing Psychosis
      CIHR $173,363 2013 - 2014
  • Gray, Clare and Pajer, Kathleen
    • Improving Transitions in Care for Children and Youth with Mental Health Concerns: Implementation and Evaluation of an Emergency Department Mental Health Clinical Pathway
      CIHR/ MOHLTC Health Systems Strategy & Policy Division $425,000 2015 - 2018
  • Milin, Rob
    • The Early Course of Bipolar Disorder: From Genetic Risk to Illness Onset
      CIHR $1,105,245 2010 - 2015
    • CIHR Team in Innovations in Child and Youth Concurrent Disorders, Subproject 3: Service Delivery and Treatment Study
      CIHR $98,722 2012 - 2015
  • Rabheru, Kiran
    • The risk of elevated prolactin levels in pediatric patients exposed to risperidone and other antipsychotics for the treatment of shizophrenia and other shizophrenia spectrum disorders: a network meta-analysis
      CIHR $96,943 2013 - 2014
    • Redesigning the management of responsive behaviours for persons living with dementia
      CIHR $21,250 2013 - 2014
  • Tasca, George
    • The Canadian HIV quit smoking trial: Tackling the co-morbidities of depression and cardiovascular disease in HIV+ smokers
      CIHR $359,226 2011 - 2014

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IV. NIHM Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  • Blier, Pierre
    • Parental Remission of depression and mental health of their children
      NIMH $491,422 2007 - 2014

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V. Other External Peer-Reviewed Grants as Principal Investigator

  • Bergeron, Richard
    • Glycine and Brain Ischemia
      HSFC $290,000 2010 - 2015
  • Blier, Pierre
    • Translational studies in the mechanisms of action of antidepressant strategies
      Ontario Brain Institute $335,000 2013 - 2018
  • Corace, Kim
    • Combating Hep C Stigma: A Multi-Modal intervention to reduce Hep-C related stigma
      Public Health Agency of Canada Hepatitis C Prevention, Support, and Research Program Fund $282,722 2014 - 2017
  • Fedoroff, Paul
    • Comparing the accuracy of still images to mobile avatars in determining sexual preference in sex offenders against children and men with pedophilia
      AAPL Institute for Education and Research $15,471 2013 - 2014
  • Hatcher, Simon
    • A randomized control trial of an e-theraphy (The Journal) in patients attending secondary mental health services
      New-Zealand Health Research Council Partnerships $169,674 2012 - 2014
    • Multicentre Intervention Designed for Self-Harm, using Interpersonal Problem-Solving (MIDSHIPS) trial: A feasibility study
      UK National Institute for Health Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme $26,136 2012 - 2014
  • Knott, Verner and Labelle, Alain (Co-Investigator)
    • An Initial Phase 2 Trial of an Add-On Nicotinic Agonist Treatment for Sensory and Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia
      uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) $80,000 2013 - 2015
  • Northoff, Georg
    • GABA and glutamatergic modulation of resting state and affectively-related neural activity in depression - a combined fMRI-MRS-PET study
      The Neuro-psychoanalytical Foundation $250,000 2014 - 2015
    • The neuro-cognitive mechanism underlying the deficit of the projection of the self into the future in depressive disorder
      National Natural Science Foundation of China $255,000 2013 - 2016
  • Tasca, George
    • Attachment and group psychological treatment of binge eating disorder
      Ontario Mental Health Foundation $87,272 2013 - 2015
    • Stepped care for binge eating disorder: Predicting Response to mininal intervention in a randomized controlled trial
      Ontario Mental Health Foundation $148,364 2012 - 2014

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VI. Other External Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  • Tasca, George and Bissada, Hany
    • Profiles of Patients Seeking Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder
      Shire Pharma Canada ULC $80,000 2015 - 2017

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VII. Other External Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Investigator

  • Corace, Kim
    • Evaluation of an interdisciplinary complex pain management program linked to primary care to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health care utilization among patients with chronic pain and frequent emergency department visits
      Physician's Services Incorporated Foundation $168,000 2014 - 2016
    • Needs assessment study to determine resources required to provide directly observed therapy supervision of novel anti-Hepatitis C medication
      Gilead Sciences Canada $20,000 2014 - 2015
  • Davidson, Simon
    • Improving Mental Health for Young People in Out-of-Home Care: Providing Participatory Evidence-Based Mental Health Care Across Services
      National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) $924,000 2013 - 2018
    • Building the Foundations for the Transition Youth Mental Health Care Bridge: Literature Review and Environmental Scan for Youth Transitioning to Adult Mental Health Services
      Mental Health Commission of Canada $44,965 2013 - 2014
  • Fedoroff, Paul
    • Bio-Criminal Justice: What Forms of biological behaviour modification methods may a criminal offender be legally coerced to accept
      Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) $258,435 2014 - 2017
  • Hatcher, Simon
    • Multicentre Intervention Designed for Self-Harm, using Interpersonal Problem-Solving (MIDSHIPS) trial: A feasibility study
      UK National Institute for Health Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme $409,002 2011 - 2014
  • Northoff, Georg
    • Depression and the excitation - inhibition balance - a computational approach to a psychiatric disorder
      uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) $60,000 2014 - 2015
    • Does neural activity during reward predict self-relatedness?
      National Science Council of Taiwan $100,983 2013 - 2014
  • Tempier, Richard
    • Recours aux soins en santé mentale de la population francophone immigrante en situation minoritaire
      Consortium National Formation en santé $36,886 2015 - 2016

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VIII. Internal Peer-Reviewed Grants as Principal Investigator

  • Ahmed, AG Bradford John (Co-Investigator) and Ward, Helen (Co-Investigator)
    • The impact of review board hearings on persons found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder
      UMRF $34,412 2014 - 2015
  • Bradford, John
    • Correlates of paraphilic interests and behaviour in the general population
      UMRF $29,803 2013 - 2014
  • Flament, Martine
    • Prevalence, correlates and course of suicidal ideation in a community sample and a clinical sample of adolescents. Co-Investigators: Thatte S, Tasca G.
      UMRF $50,000 2013 - 2015
    • Neural mechanisms underlying abnormal arousal and body perception in adolescents with anxiety disorders. Co-Principal Investigators: Northoff, G.
      UMRF $104,994 2011 - 2014
    • Risk factors for eating disorders & obesity in young adults: A collaborative project based on two existing cohort studies in Canada and France
      UMRF $60,000 2011 - 2014
  • Fedoroff, Paul
    • Psychopathy and oxytocin in outpatient offenders (Operating Grant)
      UMRF $34,911 2013 - 2014
  • Knott, Verner
    • Using a translational sensory gating model in healthy volunteers to assess a potential alpha(7) nicotinic procognitive drug for shizophrenia
      UMRF $34,951 2013 - 2014
  • Northoff, Georg
    • The multisensory brain in MDD patients
      UMRF $54,500 2015 - 2016

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IX. Internal Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  • Corace, Kim, Knott, Verner and Willows, Melanie (Co-Principal Investigators) Milin, Rob (Co-Investigator)
    • Neurocognitive markers of treatment outcomes for prescription opioid dependence: a pilot study
      UMRF $110,000 2015 - 2017
  • Corace, Kim and Willows, Melanie (Co-Prinicpal Investigator), Milin, Rob (Co-Investigator)
    • Predictors of successful treatment outcomes among opioid addicted youth: the role of mental health
      UMRF $50,000 2014 - 2016
  • Raab, Kelley and Paterniti, Sabrina
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy vs Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Treatment as Usual for Major Depressive Disorder: A Pilot Study
      UMRF $50,000 2015 - 2016

X. Internal Peer-Reviewed Grants as Co-Investigator

  • Fedoroff, Paul
    • Vaginal photoplethysmography stimulus sets: A comparison between clinical forensic participants and healthy control. (Operating Grant)
      UMRF $34,966 2013 - 2014
    • Meaning and motivation: A qualitative analysis of child pornography offenders. (Operating Grant)
      UMRF $34,877 2013 - 2014
  • Knott, Verner and Labelle, Alain
    • Talking Down the Voices: A Pilot Study on the Neural, Behavioural and Functional Outcome of Cognitive Therapy for Auditory Hallucinations
      UMRF $49,920 2012 - 2014
  • Shlik, Jakov
    • Virtual Reality in the treatment of PTSD and Social Phobia
      UMRF $50,000 2012 - 2014
    • CBT for insomnia versus MBSR in treatment of insomnia in veterans with PTSD
      UMRF $50,000 2012 - 2014
  • Ward, Helen, Bradford, John and Ahmed, AG (Co-Investigators)
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Forensic Patients with a Severe Mental Illness: Impact on Impulsiveness, Aggression and Affect Regulation
      UMRF $51,090 2014 - 2015

XI. Innovation Grants as Co-Principal Investigator

  • Gray, Clare
    • Brief Group Intervention for Adolescents with Mild to Moderate Suicidal Ideation and their Caregivers: Pilot for a Noveal Treatment Approach
      AHSC AFP Innovation $73,831 2013 - 2014
  • Ward, Helen and Corace, Kim (Co-Investigator)
    • Early intervention opioid outpatient clinic
      Academic Health Sciences Centre AFP / Ministry of Health Innovation Fund $449,202 2012 - 2014

XII. Innovation Grants as Co-Principal Investigator 2

  • Northoff, Georg
    • Deciphering brain network disruptions in neurological disorders: a pivotal step in therapeutic intervention
      Canada Foundation for Innovation $2,816,000 2015

XIII. Innovation Grants as Co-Investigator

  • Corace, Kim
    • Take the Pain Out of Emergency Department through a Rapid Inter-Professional Pain Assessment Program (RIPAP) Linked to Primary Care
      TOH Academic Medical Organization / Ministry of Health Innovation Fund $99,032 2014 - 2016

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