September 5, 2014

Programs & Events

Bibliometric & Research Impact Workshop

The Grant Assist Program (Natural Sciences and Engineering) and Cameron Library at the University of Alberta invite you to attend the Bibliometric & Research Impact workshop.  Join us and learn how to use citation analysis to show your research impact.  Please note that identical material will be presented at Session 1 and Session 2.

Session 1
Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Location: Cameron Library, Cameron Classroom (room 4-02)

Session 2
Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Cameron Library, Cameron Classroom (room 4-02)

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) Newsletter

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) supports applicants as they apply to CIHR through the delivery of feedback processes, workshops, resources, bridge funding and general assistance. This initiative is jointly supported by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice-President Research, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, and the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute.

In this issue:

Bibliometric & Research Impact Workshop
Summary of Key Points from the Foundation Scheme Peer Review Manual
Changes in Foundation Scheme Stage 1 Application Requirements
Strategic Checklist for Stage 1 Foundation Scheme Applications
Foundation Webinars for Applicants & Adminstrators
Foundation Scheme CV (Stage 1) – Quick Reference Guide
Feedback Processes in Preparation for the March 2015 CIHR OOGP Competition
Updated Stage 1 Foundation Mock Applications
Suggestions for Supports for CIHR Applicants
WCHRI’s Research Resources
Support for CIHR Competitions Beyond the OOGP
CIHR Funding Opportunities & Awards
CIHR University Delegate News
CIHR Information Session Trainee Awards in Health Research
CIHR Trainee Funding Opportunities & Prize & Award Nominations
Subscribe to CIHR’s Funding News
Subscribe to the University of Alberta Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) E-Bulletin

The Trudeau Foundation is Seeking Nominations for the 2015 Trudeau Fellows Competition

Internal U of A deadline: November 20, 2014 (Trudeau Foundation deadline: November 28)

Value: $225,000


Fellows from the social sciences, humanities and creative arts have set themselves apart through their research achievements, creativity, and commitment to social affairs. They have demonstrated the capacity to propose creative solutions to important issues, reached beyond disciplinary boundaries to develop innovative ideas, and are deeply committed to engaging in public debate.


  • Human rights and dignity
  • Responsible citizenship
  • Canada in the world
  • People and their natural environment

Selection Criteria

  • Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Reputation
  • Communication and involvement
  • Trudeau project

Nomination requirements (

  • 2-page backgrounder on candidate (template at above website)
  • Detailed letter from nominator (no page limit; drafted by person preparing the nomination; VPR will arrange for President’s signature)
  • Detailed project proposal from candidate (5-10 pages)
  • Candidate’s current résumé (no page limit)
  • 3 most significant publications, articles, or book chapters by candidate (no books)
  • Other relevant material, e.g., articles about the candidate, op-eds they have written, proof of public engagement through conferences, etc.

Please contact Kate Ballash ( as soon as possible if proposing a candidate to discuss preparation, internal timeline, and review process.  Please also contact Kate for access to previous successful nominations (Janine Brodie 2010 and Tim Caulfield 2013).

Final nomination materials (including the President’s letter) to be received by the VPR Office by November 20, 2014.

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