Series of Projects

Salary award (1):

Canada Research Chair in Nutritional Immunology
Caroline Richard (PI)
Start: April 2019; End: March 2024
Salary award: 100,000$/year
Research allocation: 20,000$/year


Equipment Grant (2):

April 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program
Caroline Richard (PI); René Jacobs (co-PI)
Equipment: Histology core equipment.


November 2020*
CFI JELF the Strategic Priorities stream (ALES and FoMD).
Catherine Field (PI), Caroline Richard (co-PI) and Sue Tsai (co-PI).
Title: Nutritional Immunology.
Start: April 2021

*Provincial allocation will be determined in January 2021


Research Grant (7):

Xavier International Inc
Ben Willing and Caroline Richard (both PIs).
Title: Investigate the impact of acacia gum on plasma cholesterol and other risk factors for CVD in humans: a clinical trial.
Start: January 2021; End: July 2024


Weston Family Microbiome Initiative’s 2018 Proof‐of‐Principle program
Benjamin Willing (PI); Co-PI : Caroline Richard
Title: Improving Commercial Kefir Through the Use of Traditional Kefir organism Starter Cultures.
Start: January 2019; End: February 2021


2019 – 2021
Dairy Farmers of Canada
Caroline Richard (PI); Co-PIs: Spencer Proctor.
Title: Beneficial effects of dairy fat on postprandial intestinal and systemic immune function.
Start: February 2019; End: December 2021


Start-up funds from the University of Alberta
Caroline Richard (PI)
Start: January 2017; End: December 2022


Egg Farmers of Canada
Caroline Richard (PI); Co-PIs: René Jacobs.
Title: The beneficial effect of egg-derived phosphatidylcholine on the obesity-related immune dysfunction.
Start: September 2019; End: August 2022


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (project grant)
Caroline Richard (PI); Co-PI : Mohammadreza Pakseresht
Title: Establishing the importance of diet and insulin resistance in modulating immune function in obesity.
Start: October 2018; End: September 2023


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Discovery grant)
Caroline Richard (PI)
Title: Establishing the immunomodulatory properties of dietary lipids on T cell function.
Start: May 2018; End: April 2024