Transplant Research Foundation of BC/
CDTRP Venture Grants

The primary goal of the Transplant Research Foundation of BC (TRF) is to fund innovative research in transplantation and organ donation through our Venture Grant Program. This annual program provides seed funding to support research that will improve the lives of transplant patients and those who are facing organ failure.

2021 marked a new chapter for our Venture Grant Program. After more than a decade since the program’s inception, TRF embarked on a new partnership with the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP). As part of this union, our existing Venture Grant Program merged with the CDTRP’s Research Innovation Grant competition, furthering our commitment to BC-based scientists conducting solid organ donation and transplant (ODT) research in our province. This move affords our local researchers enhanced collaborative opportunities on a national level in the ODT research community!

As part of this competition, TRF will fund up to two grants entitled the Transplant Research Foundation of BC/CDTRP Venture Grants.

This collaboration aligns with TRF’s patient-oriented research initiative and strengthens our ability to meaningfully engage patient, family and donor partners (PFD) in our funded research projects. Patient, family and donor engagement is a strategic element of the Transplant Research Foundation of BC/CDTRP Venture Grants, with all applicants being required to complete a PFD Engagement Plan articulating how their project intends to incorporate the PFD lens and meaningfully engage a PFD partner as a team member. If you are unclear what this entails and how to identify a possible PFD partner, please reach out to us at  

Through our projects, we hope to increase knowledge and understanding of solid organ donation and transplant in Canada while supporting high quality research that informs Canadian public health policy and harnesses the power of lived experience.

Together we will make transplant a cure.

For more information and to apply for one these grants visit: