Chantal Bassett, PhD


Chantal Bassett, PhD
FKRM office: 121C Frank Kennedy Centre (Tuesdays, Fridays)
FAFS office: 258 Agriculture Building (Mondays, Thursdays)

Dr. Chantal Bassett provides mentoring and assistance to researchers in the development of grant and award applications. Researchers are encouraged to contact her to discuss their upcoming proposals or for questions concerning grant preparation and submission procedures. Chantal’s FKRM office is located at 121C Frank Kennedy Centre.

Research Facilitation Services Offered

  • Providing mentoring and assistance to researchers in the development of applications and proposals
    • Supported programs: Tri-Council granting agencies, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and other interdisciplinary team grants and partnership programs
  • Consultation on research objectives and fit with funding opportunities, partnerships, existing infrastructure
  •  and strategic research plans
  • Reviewing proposals and offering recommendations from the perspective of a non-expert reviewer
    • Ensure that research focus and tone are suited to requests for proposals
    • Ensure that revised applications address any previous reviewer's comments
    • Ensure that the research concepts are clearly presented, that their merit is highlighted and that themethodology, outcomes and impacts are well defined
  • Assist with knowledge translation, award nominations and research(er) recognition
  • Act as a liaison between individuals, teams, office of VPRIO, office of research services, funding agencies,
  •  other institutions and industry and non-profit partners
  • Host workshops on funding programs and developing successful research proposals


Chantal graduated with distinction from the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences and received a PhD in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. Her graduate and post-doctoral research at the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine at the St. Boniface research campus focused on the effects of dietary flaxseed and trans fatty acids on atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease in basic and clinical models. She has held fellowships from NSERC, CIHR, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Manitoba Health Research Council. Previously, Chantal served as Acting Manager of Nutrition and Health Innovation at Pulse Canada, the national industry association representing the growers and producers of beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils. She has facilitated several large industry-partnered interdisciplinary provincial and federal team grants and contributed to the development of industry research funding priorities.