February 1, 2013

Funding Opportunities

1. Stars in Global Health – Canada Direct Entry to Phase II
The Stars in Global Health – Canada Direct Entry to Phase II program seeks proposals from Canadian innovators who can prove a bold idea has reached proof-of-concept and is ready to transition to scale in order to achieve impact.
Deadline Extended to February 25, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET

2. Saving Lives at Birth – Round III
Grand Challenges Canada, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.K. Government (Department for International Development) invite global problem solvers to answer their third call for innovative prevention and treatment approaches to dramatically reduce maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of childbirth. http://www.savinglivesatbirth.net/apply
Deadline: March 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. ET

3. Cisco Impact Cash Grant Programs
Organizations interested in making themselves known to Community Relations or Civic Councils for grant consideration should first complete the online Pre Eligibility Quiz to assess if they satisfy the basic conditions of the Community Impact Cash Grants program. NOTE: passing the Pre Eligibility Quiz and completing the Contact Us form does not automatically qualify an organization for grant consideration. The form simply alerts Cisco of an organization’s grant interest.

Community Impact Cash Grants provide a framework for leveraging Cisco’s contributions and volunteer resources to effectively and efficiently meet local community needs thus helping to build strong and economically thriving communities.

Community Impact Cash Grants support the unmet needs of underserved communities in the areas of Education and Critical Human Needs. Organizations must also qualify against a set of guidelines and requirements as outlined on the following web pages.

Visit the following links to learn more information on Cisco’s Community Impact Cash Grants:

• Investment Areas
• Grantmaking Criteria
• Eligibility and Policies
• Application Proess

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac48/cash_grants_community_apply.html

4. Visiting Scientist March 2013 Competition
The AIHS Visiting Scientist program is intended to bring productive scientists having expertise not currently available in provincial institutions to Alberta; as well as to allow Alberta-based institutions to sponsor Alberta scientist to visit major medical or health research centers to acquire knowledge about new research concepts or technology.

Guidelines for the March 2013 competition may be found at http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/grants/knowledge.php#scientist. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 1, 2013. Internal institutional deadlines may also apply.

5. Media Fellowship Program March 2013 Competition
AIHS is pleased to announce the next Media Fellowship Competition. The Media Fellowship Program is a 12 week summer internship that gives continuing university students the opportunity to help CBC Radio communicate science and health news to the public.

Application forms and guidelines may be found at http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/grants/training-and-early-career-development-programs/media-fellowship/. The submission deadline is Friday, March 8, 2013.

6. Heritage Youth Research Summer (HYRS) Program March 2013 Competition
HYRS is an intensive, 6 week summer science program providing high school students in Alberta the opportunity to do hands-on scientific research in labs and research centres at three campuses: the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge.

Application forms and guidelines can be found at http://www.aihealthsolutions.ca/HYRS/. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 22, 2013.

Important Announcements

1. Farewell Celebration for Tammy McLash
Next Friday, February 8th is the farewell celebration for Tammy McLash (former Administrator for the NRO). Contributions for a farewell gift for Tammy McLash are still being gratefully received by Jay Babiak 5-170 ECHA or Bailey Sousa, 5-168 ECHA, until Wednesday, February 6, 2013. A book of remembrance is being circulated to the departments and anyone who worked with Tammy is asked to leave a comment.

Conferences & Workshops

1. Graduate Studentship, Clinician Fellowship or MD-PhD Studentship Application Information Session
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) will be holding an information session at the University of Alberta on Friday, February 8, 2013 to provide information to individuals and supervisors wishing to submit a Graduate Studentship, Clinician Fellowship or MD-PhD Studentship application to AIHS for training support. The session will provide information about the application process in advance of the April 2, 2013 application deadline.

Friday, February 8, 2013
ECHA 2-430
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Following the information session, we will be holding a Mentoring Workshop in the same room from 1:00pm – 3:30 pm. This workshop is for individuals wishing to learn how to be mentored more effectively. Participants may include those who are currently funded by AIHS or who are potential applicants to one of the AIHS Training and Early Career Development Program awards. Those interested in attending the Mentoring Workshop may RSVP by February 5, 2013 to Stephanie Yu, Administrative Assistant, Programs, at stephanie.yu@albertainnovates.ca or 780-429-7669. Please find attached a poster to be used in advertising the event.

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