December 7, 2018


Funding Opportunities


Accelerating Innovations into Care for Aging + Brain Health (AICE-ABH) Program

Up to $250,000 in matching funding per project is available to be leveraged by health care trial sites in Alberta to evaluate market-ready innovations, built by small and medium sized enterprises, which address the needs of aging adults and the challenges presented by an aging population. Projects are required to provide 1:1 matching support (cash or in-kind) and must commence by March 2019. The AICE-ABH program is part of a new partnership agreement formed between CABHI and Alberta Innovates to accelerate the evaluation and promote adoption of innovative products and services that address the needs of older adults with dementia.

Deadline: December 17, 2018


For more information, click HERE.

CABHI and Research Manitoba launch the Accelerating Innovations for Aging and Brain Health Program

Together with our partner, Research Manitoba, CABHI is pleased to announce the launch of the Accelerating Innovations for Aging and Brain Health Program. This program is an opportunity for health system providers in Manitoba to test and evaluate innovative technologies built by solution providers, in a real-world environment.

Up to $200,000 CAD per project, in matching funding from Research Manitoba and CABHI, is available to test market-ready innovations in Manitoba. Research Manitoba and CABHI funding must be matched equally by the Health System Provider and the Innovation Solution Provider through either in-kind or cash contributions. This program will accelerate the uptake of seniors’ care innovations in the province.

Through Accelerating Innovations for Aging and Brain Health, projects must focus on evaluating the application and impact of the solution in seniors’ care settings, and have a clearly articulated plan for scale and spread beyond the test sites. Projects must commence by April 2019.

Deadline: January 29, 2019

For more information, click HERE.


Canadian Hemophilia Society / Novo Nordish Canada Psychosocial Research Program

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) / Novo Nordisk Canada Psychosocial Research Program was created to engage hemophilia program professionals/graduate students from the allied health disciplines (ie. Nursing, Physiotherapy & Social Work) in research activities addressed to understanding the psychosocial impact of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders and to improve the quality of life of persons and families whose lives are affected by these disorders.

Applications from Social Workers, Nurses, or Physiotherapists with professional experience in a hemophilia treatment centre (or other comparable settings in which care has been provided to people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders) or persons interested in the field of inherited bleeding disorders will be considered. Students in a PhD program in one of the allied health disciplines may also apply. Professionals who have appointments in universities and who can dedicate time to research are encouraged to apply. Professional experience in a hemophilia treatment centre is desirable but not required.

The primary intent of this program is to offer one or two $20,000 research grants, to a maximum of $40,000 for one year.

LOI Deadline: January 16, 2019
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

For more information, click HERE.


The Canadian Hemophilia Society / Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) / Bayer ADVANCE Canada Research Program was created to engage Canadian hemophilia treaters in activities to identify and research key issues in the ageing hemophilia population.

The research program will support studies that aim to:

  • Identify and provide insight into key issues associated with the ageing hemophilia population
  • Identify how management of age-related co-morbidities should be adapted to those with hemophilia
  • Create and deliver evidence-based information to health care practitioners (HCPs), the public and policy makers that will lead to improved care and QoL for older Canadians living with hemophilia

The primary intent of this program is to offer one or two $30,000 research grants, to a maximum of $60,000 for one year.

Deadline: February 8, 2019

Should a candidate wish to have the ADVANCE Canada Steering Committee review the application prior to submitting it to the CHS, please provide by e-mail a copy of the application to Robert Martone of Glia Scientific Communication at rmartone@gliasc.com. He will act as your liaison with the Steering Committee.

For more information, click HERE.


CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

CIFAR, a Canadian-based global organization, brings together nearly 400 researchers from over 16 countries who together are pursuing answers to some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines, positioning scholars as research leaders and agents of change.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:

  • $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support
  • A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with colleagues from diverse disciplines
  • Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
  • Specialized leadership and communications skills training, and support to put their skills into action

Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic research position (e.g. Assistant Professor level or equivalent).

Deadline: February 5, 2019

For more information, click HERE.


New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration for Early Career Researchers

The objective of this inaugural competition is to generate opportunities for early career researchers (ECRs) to conduct high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research not available through funding opportunities currently offered by the three agencies. It seeks to inspire highly innovative projects that defy current research paradigms, propose a unique scientific direction, bring disciplines together beyond the traditional disciplinary approaches, and/or use different perspectives to solve existing problems.

For this competition, early career researchers are defined as individuals who have five years or less experience since their first academic appointment as of the NOI deadline, with the exception of career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) that occurred after their appointment. Part-time positions are also taken into consideration. For maternity or parental leave, the five-year window is extended by an amount equal to twice the time interruption taken. In the case of a first academic appointment having been a part-time appointment/position, TIPS will count the years of experience following it at 50% until the time of an appointment to a full-time academic position. Additional details are available in the frequently asked questions.

NOI Deadline: January 11, 2019
Application Deadline: February 7, 2019

For more information, click HERE.


Emergency SCN Systematic Review Grant Competition

This will fund high quality systematic literature reviews which address issues in emergency medicine up to $15K over one year.

Deadline: February 12, 2019

For more information, click HERE.


Reminder on Call for Applications for the year 2018-2019

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce following programmes for the year 2018-19 administered by its offices in India and Canada. The programmes seeking applications in this round are:

  • Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG)
  • Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP)
  • Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF)
  • Shastri Programme Development Grant (SPDG)
  • Shastri Publication Grant (SPG)
  • Shastri Membership Development Grant (SMDG)
  • Faculty Development Programme for Vocational Education (FDPVE)
  • Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN)/Faculty-In-Residence Programme (FIR) (Open for Non-members also)
  • Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG)
  • Shastri Student Internship Project (SSIP)
    SICI Membership Development Fund (SMDF)

Applications from all domains of studies like Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Management and STEM subjects are accepted. However, applications are encouraged in the focus areas of SICI and *priority areas of MHRD, Govt. of India i.e. Food Security and Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental Science and Climate Change, Agricultural Science & Technology, Health Care Sciences, Nursing, Marine Sciences and Ocean Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Sustainable Habitat, Nano-technology Hardware, Water Resources & River Systems, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Security & Defense, Gender, Bi-lateral Trade and Investment, Securing Future of Children and Youth, Higher Education, Teacher Education and Training. Please note that for purposes of all SICI granting programs, ‘research’ shall be deemed to include creative activity conducted within the structures and programs of a member institution.

For more information, click HERE.


Programs & Events


Before you Sign: Understanding Publishing Agreements

What is the purpose of a publishing agreement and what exactly does it mean to sign it?

In this workshop, we will examine agreements from major academic publishers and discuss factors to consider before signing.

Two workshops have been scheduled from 12:00-1:30 p.mDecember 12 will focus on publishers in the social sciences and humanities and December 13 will focus on publishers in science, engineering, and medicine.

Presenter: Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian

To register, click HERE.


Important Announcements


Winter Closure Please Note RSO Deadlines | Research Services Office

The Research Services Office wishes to remind researchers and administrators that their office is closed from Tuesday, December 25, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (Winter Closure).

In order to allow sufficient time for review and sign off by RSO, all applications with a sponsor due date that falls during Winter Closure should be completed, signed (according to the University policy) and submitted to RSO for review according to the schedule below:

Internal Deadline to Research Services Office  External Deadline Posted by Sponsor 
Monday, December 17, 2018 Monday, December 24, 2018 – Friday, January 4, 2019
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Monday, January 7, 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Tuesday, January 8, 2019

REMINDER: Internal (Faculty of Nursing) deadlines fall 2 business days ahead of RSO’s deadlines.  For more information, contact:

Heather Purchase
heather.purchase@ualberta.ca


Renewal of Tri-Agency Financial Administrative Guide Commences December 5, 2018

The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) are initiating changes to simplify, harmonize and provide additional flexibility in the use and administration of grant funds. The University of Alberta (UofA) has been selected as one of 12 research institutions to pilot the new principles-based Tri-Agency Financial Administration guide (The Guide).

Effective Wednesday December 5, 2018, UAlberta researchers holding Tri-Agency grants, must adhere to the new Guide in managing these awards for the duration of the pilot program, currently planned to continue until June 30, 2019.  Most expenditures that were eligible in the past will continue to be eligible under the new Guide

Please encourage your researchers and administrators to read the Guide which will be available on the RSO Website on Wednesday, December 5.  As well, please encourage your researchers and administrators to provide their feedback on their experience with new Guide throughout the pilot on RSO’s website. We will send you links to the new Guide and the the online feedback feedback form on Wednesday.

Your Research Facilitator will be providing additional information and training to the research community over the next few months.  The Research Facilitation staff will also be available to respond to any questions from the campus community throughout the pilot.