September 21, 2017

Funding Opportunities

ACFF Interprofessional Grants 2017-2018

The ACFF is a global initiative launched last year in North America. The community grant application process is the first initiative that hopes to promote inter-professional and collaborative care. This is an excellent opportunity for additional funding for research projects and the application process is very straight forward.

The Canada-US ACFF Chapter is pleased to offer a number of grants to help fund interprofessional projects as part of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future with support from Colgate-Palmolive. The Canada-US ACFF Chapter is offering funding up to a maximum of $50,000.

Deadline: October 1, 2017

For more information, click HERE.


Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada.

Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to graduate students in all disciplines. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding varies by destination.

Students in Canada can do research in:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • India
  • Israel
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Tunisia

Students from the following countries can do research in Canada:

  • France

Graduate students can also apply to the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports travel to Japan for a 10-week research project in Summer 2018.

Deadline: November 8, 2017

For more information, click HERE.

Programs & Events

SSHRC for Health Researchers Info Session

The Grant Assist Program (Social Sciences and Humanities) and the Faculty of Nursing will be offering an information and Q & A session for health researchers applying to SSHRC: program architecture, competition expectations, and how the Grant Assist Program, Research Services Office, and Faculty of Nursing can help.

Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: ECHA 4-001

Click HERE to register before September 27, 2017!

PDFA Research Day 2017

The Postdoctoral Fellow Association University of Alberta PDFA is pleased to announce that Research Day 2017 registration and abstract submission is now open! Please see below for details and deadlines!

What: Research Day makes Postdoctoral Fellows’ (PDFs) research visible. Come and present your research with a Poster or Speed Talk (3 minutes), see what others are up to and network away. There will be cash awards of up to $500 for top Posters and Speed Talks and catered lunch.

Whether you intend to present or not, please RSVP (link below) and join us for what promises to be a fun and interesting day!

When: Thursday, November 2, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Bernard Snell Hall, University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

Abstract submission: All PDFs are invited to submit an abstract to present either a Speed Talk or a Poster. The abstract must be written in lay language, and can be a maximum of 250 words. Please note: limit of 1 abstract submission per PDF.

Deadline for abstract submission: Thursday, October 12, 5:00 pm.

Deadline for registration: Thursday, October 26, 5:00 pm.

Please register below (for visiting PDFs email is fine) and submit your abstract via email ( When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you would like to be considered for a “Poster”, a “Speed Talk”, or “Either”.

Click HERE to register. Make sure you are signed in with your CCID in order to be able to RSVP (for visiting PDFs this option may not be available; email is fine as well).

We need your help! If you can spare a bit of time on Research Day to assist with judging Posters or Speed Talks, please check “yes” in the RSVP form. Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to judge a session you’re presenting in. And it looks good on your CV!

Proposed Program:
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome Speech
9:15 am – 9:45 am: Invited talk
9:45 am – 10:00 am: Break
10:00 am – 11:15 am: Poster Session
11:15 am – 11:45 am: Invited talk
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Speed Talks (3 min talks by Postdocs with 1 min questions)
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Invited talk
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Awards and Closing Speech