November 29, 2013

Programs and Events


December 4 - HRDR

Fall 2014 Foundation Scheme Information Released

CIHR has released the funding opportunity details for the following two competitions:

The application requirements for the Foundation Scheme competition stage 1 and stage 2 have been outlined. These two documents include information on the weighting of review criteria and required sections of stage 1 and stage 2 Foundation Scheme applications. Also included in these two documents is information on section length, and questions for applicants to consider when writing. A Foundation Scheme Q&A document includes key information on eligibility and on the mechanics of the transition of CIHR’s open programs and associated peer review. 

Note that in each of 2014 and 2015 there is only one OOGP competition (with unrestricted eligibility) and one Foundation Scheme competition (with restricted eligibility) [click here for a figure showing upcoming open CIHR competitions].

Please contact the CIHR Reform team at or Joanne Simala-Grant at with additional questions.

Workshops for Applicants

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) is offering a number of workshops in the coming months:

    • Information Update on CIHR’s Foundation Scheme
      Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
      Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      Location: 1-040 LKS Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall
    • Strategies & Support for CIHR Foundation Scheme Applications
      Date: Friday, January 17, 2013
      Time:  2:30-3:45 p.m.
      Location: 1-182 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
      Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
      Time:  2:15-3:15 p.m.
      Location: 1-190 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
    • Foundation Scheme from a Theme III/IV Perspective
      Time & Date: TBD January 2014
    • Examples of Programmatic Research
      Time & Date: TBD March 2014
    • Understanding Foundation Scheme Peer Review
      Time & Date: TBD April 2014
    • Preparing a Compelling Program of Research
      Time & Date: TBD May 2014

Grant Assist Program (Social Sciences & Humanities) Announcements & Opportunities

If you registered for peer review of your Insight Development Grant please remember the deadline to submit required materials is December 6, 5:30 p.m. Required documents include:

  • Summary of Proposal
  • Detailed Description
  • Knowledge Mobilization Plan
  • Summary of Expected Scholarly Outcomes
  • Summary of Expected Societal Outcomes
  • Summary of Benefits to Potential Target Audiences
  • Funds Requested from SSHRC
  • Timelines

Applicants have the option of submitting the entire application, including CCV. Reviewers are asked to complete the work by December 20, 2013.

For more information on SSHRC and other deadlines tokeep in mind, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Recruitment of participants for a spinal manipulative therapy research

We are looking for volunteers with and without low back pain to participate in our back research on spinal manipulation. The research aims to investigate the change of spinal stiffness and muscle activity following spinal manipulation in back pain participants, and to compare these physical changes with the norm data of healthy people.

Study participation includes physical assessments +/- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the lower back +/- spinal manipulative therapy.

Participants: People with or without low back pain
Time: 3 sessions (1 hour each)
Venue: River Valley Health Clinic at College Plaza

Please contact Arnold Wong at or 780-492-0563 if you are interested in volunteering and when you are available.

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