April 6, 2018


Funding Opportunities


SickKids-CIHR-IHDCYH New Investigator Research Grants in “Child and Youth Health”

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) launched its New Investigator Research Grants funding opportunity, a program funded in partnership with the SickKids Foundation.

Grant recipients may obtain up to three years’ support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors. The maximum amount for a single grant is $100,000 per year for up to three years.

Deadline: April 20, 2018

For more information, click HERE.


Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System” (PRIHS) Cohort 4

This competition will target targets the implementation of high quality, evidence informed solutions to “Enhancing Care in the Community” to address performance gaps (“Focus Areas”) in the health care system that prevent optimal patient care, resource use, delivery, and access to affordable and sustainable health services.

The two Focus Areas are:

  • Solutions that help Albertans optimally manage their health conditions, maintain their independence, and live well in their communities.
  • Solutions that help Albertans avoid unnecessary Acute Care visits and admissions.

Deadline for expressions of interest: April 27, 2018

For more information, click HERE.


2018-19 Surgery SCN SEED Grant Award Program

The Surgery SCN is renewing its SEED Grant Award Program for 2018-19. This program will offer pilot funding to support the development of research projects which aim to improve value, efficiency, or quality of surgical care in Alberta through health services research and innovation.

This competition will support research in the following priority areas of research:

  • Clinical Measurement
  • Patient Outcomes
  • Clinical Pathways and Guidelines Development
  • Surgical Process and Techniques
  • Surgical Innovation
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Research Ethics and Policy
  • Surgical Quality Improvement

A total of $30,000 of funding will be available in this year’s competition; each individual project will be awarded funding of up to a maximum of $10,000.

We also invite all individuals who are interested to participate as an External Scientific Review Committee member to contact us by April 23rd, 2018.

Deadline: May 7, 2018

For more information, click HERE.


Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2)

This program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of connecting point-of-care clinicians in seniors’ care with university-based researchers to collaboratively refine, test and validate innovative solutions in the aging and brain health sector. CABHI supports innovations that address challenges associated with the aging brain, including dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases..

Through RCP2, CABHI will provide up to CAD $500,000 in funding per project to support those project costs directly associated with the trial testing of an innovative solution at an advanced stage of development within an aging population group in North America.

Deadline: May 18, 2018

For more information, click HERE.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant : Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Development Grants

The focus of this funding opportunity (FO) is to support Development Grants to bring together Indigenous Peoples/Communities/Organizations and other members of the research team, including researchers, knowledge-users and/or partners, to undertake initial planning and proposal development in preparation of an anticipated future CIHR full NEIHR Network grant FO. Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders are encouraged to play a lead role on the research team (e.g., Nominated Principal Knowledge User, co-investigator, etc.).

The Development Grants will provide support for proposal preparation activities, community personnel support, and travel support to attend gatherings of Indigenous communities, researchers, knowledge users, stakeholders, and/or partners. The expected development activities include a preliminary review of the literature, and other information sources, along with a local and/or regional assessment to determine readiness, priority areas of interest and capacity within the community to develop a full NEIHR application to CIHR.

For more information, click HERE.

Deadline: June 5, 2018


Programs & Events



Meet Funders in Person at Research Funding Fair

Are you a member of the research community looking to learn more about funding for your research?  Then the Research Funding Fair is for you. Research Services Office (RSO) together with the School of Public Health, Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine are providing our UAlberta research community with opportunities to learn what funding opportunities and research support resources exist for you.

We will have an all-day marketplace with booths set up on the second level of Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA).

Take the opportunity to meet funders from multidisciplinary sectors at casual one-on- one sessions or hear more about what funders have to offer in short presentations. Over 25 organizations participated at our last Research Funding Fair in 2016 and we are hoping to bring back those organizations and add some new ones.

Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Second Level, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

Watch RSO’s website for more detailed information leading up to May. Email
rsoevent@ualberta.ca with any questions.


Training & Events

April 9, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ethics in Patient/Public Engagement
Host: AbSPORU Patient Engagement Platform
Location: Lunch and Learn Webinar
Attend via Adobe Connect

May 14-16, 2018
AbSPORU Summer Institute
Best Western Plus Village Park Inn, Calgary
Learn more and register for SI2018

June 6-7, 2018
Cochrane Canada Symposium 2018
Co-Host: Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform
Hotel Alma, University of Calgary
Learn more and Register

For more information, visit absporu.ca or absporu@albertainnovates.ca


Hartford Institute Interprofessional Summer Research Scholars: Transforming Ideas into Fundable Projects

Join the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing for a week-long, intensive summer seminar. Scholars advance their research aims, significance and innovation through small group discussions and presentations with interprofessional faculty. As well as, gain invaluable mentoring experience with nationally recognized chronic disease management, healthy aging, and gerontologic researchers. Open to all health care professions allowing the scholars to engage in interprofessional dialog.

Dates: July 16-20, 2018
Location: Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing | 433 First Avenue | New York, NY 10010

Registration deadline: June 1, 2018

For more information, click HERE.


Attention (Undergraduate) Students!


Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research

The Faculty of Nursing seeks to create and sustain a culture of undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research, a two-hour seminar series held weekly over eight weeks. The program is open to all undergraduate students engaged in research across all health-related disciplines.

Undergraduate students interested in or currently participating in research are provided with a jump-start to their studies and careers engaging in a series of diverse sessions given by CRCs, tenure-track faculty, and graduate students, along with practical exercises.  Student engagement in research is fostered through networking, learning necessary research skills, and participation in the final student poster presentation day. Students learn to disseminate and celebrate their research as they are guided through the processes of writing an abstract, and then creating a poster which they then present.

Topics for discussion may include:

  • Choosing a research topic
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Creating a poster and presenting your research
  • Research ethics: Why is it important and how do I apply?
  • Library information
  • Building your CV
  • Key research skills for a successful career
  • Time management and work-life balance

Dates: Weekly from June 6 – July 25
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
Cost: $50

Registration will open on May 1, 2018!