Grant Applications

2016 Funding Announcement

SBHAC is very pleased to announce that Dr. Nathalie Auger was the successful applicant to receive funding for her research project on Maternal early life risk factors for neural tube defects in Quebec. Co-investigators on the project are Dr. Laura Arbour and Dr. William D. Fraser.  The project will identify all women who ever delivered an infant in Quebec, Canada between 1989 and 2013 using hospital data.  The mother’s data will be linked with her child’s to identify all offspring with neural tube defects.  The objective is to determine the association between maternal diseases and risk of neural tube defects in children.  This study will help doctors and researchers better identify women at risk, and lead to new strategies for preventing neural tube defects, especially defects not sensitive to folic acid fortification.

Research Applications 2016 (deadline Jan. 31, 2017)

The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Canada (SBHAC) would like to invite medical professionals and researchers to apply for a Research Grant based on a project that address the medical issues and treatment of those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. We are now accepting applications for larger and possibly multi-year projects that cover… Read More


Research Reports for 2016

Obesity is a global health concern. Children and youth with disabilities have high rates of obesity, which can affect both their physical health and quality of life. Children with spina bifida are at higher risk of developing overweight or obesity for a number of reasons, but weight management is not often talked about in spina bifida clinics. … Read More


New study on sexuality for adults with spina bifida

If you are 18 or older with spina bifida, we want to hear from you! Researchers at Indiana University are interested in learning about your sexual health and experiences with spina bifida. Participate whether or not you ever had sex. It takes only 15-20 minutes!… Read More