April 2, 2015


Programs & Events


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LAST CALL: SSHRC Insight Grant-Writing Retreat

This is the last call for expressions of interest in options for an Insight Grant-writing retreat planned for the spring / summer of 2015.

These opportunities are restricted to continuing faculty at the University of Alberta.  The focus of this retreat will be for researchers who do not currently hold a SSHRC, and who are not awaiting the results for applications submitted in 2014 (there will be other opportunities coordinated for scholars who learn the IG submitted in 2014 was not successful).

The poll will stay open until April 3, 2015 (tomorrow!).

Click HERE to participate in the poll.

The poll description is as follows:

In addition to understanding the genre of proposal writing, preparing proposals for major external grants requires time to concentrate, plan, compose and revise. Crafting a proposal with co-investigators and collaborators benefits from time to discuss and thresh out issues, lexicons, tasks, specific contributions and responsibilities.

In the past, the Grant Assist Program has coordinated two-day writing retreats for faculty preparing proposals for SSHRC. This poll is intended to gauge the style of retreat that would best assist U of A researchers considering applying to the Insight Grants in October 2015. Opportunities are being planned for the spring and summer of 2015, conscious of the fact that the Notice of Intent to apply to the Insight Grant will be due on August 15 and faculty might benefit from knowing what and how to prepare before starting the summer research and writing season.

For more information on the Grant Assist Program, click HERE.


AIHS Presents: Intensive Training Course on Implementing Health Research Impact Assessments

AIHS and its Partners are pleased to host the upcoming Intensive Training Course on Implementing Health Research Impact Assessments.

Register early to secure your spot, as space is limited.  Registration closes May 1, 2015.

Date: June 7-11, 2015
Location: Banff, AB

Click HERE to register.

For more information, click HERE.


Important Announcements


LOI Deadline Extended: RBC-Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

This is a reminder about the approaching deadline for the submission of letters of intent for the “RBC-Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth” program.  Please note the deadline has been extended from Friday April 3, 2015 16:00 EST to Tuesday April 7, 2015 16:00 EST.  For more information about this program please refer below:

RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)
Request for Applications (RFA)

Brain Canada, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), is pleased to announce a research partnership in mental health services for children and youth, through the Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) program. 

The RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership will support a multi-investigator three-year research project focused on improved delivery of mental health services through the identification and validation of innovative interventions and practices that are cost-effective, and delivered at the right place and time to support both affected individuals and their families. Notably, the funded project will involve a continuing collaboration between researchers, policy-makers, service providers, and those affected by child and youth mental health issues. The collaboration will jointly identify the research questions to be studied, be engaged in the research project itself, and cooperate in the dissemination of the projects’ findings to influence policy and practice.

A total of $910,000 will be awarded to one team over two or three years of funding.

Click HERE for full competition details and timelines.

For more information about any of our programs, please contact programs@braincanada.ca.


In This Week’s E-Bulletin:


Brazil and Canada Reissued Partnership and Open Registrations for Joint Research Projects

Brazilian researchers can now enroll in CAPES-DFATD program: Projects Research Sets offered by scientific exchange partnership between the CAPES (Higher Education Personnel Training Coordination) and the DFATD (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada). Interested parties have until April 30 to submit projects for review.

The CAPES-DFATD Program: Research Joint Projects aims to promote university partnerships between Canada and Brazil, the scientific exchange between higher education institutions and intensify the training of human resources of high level in the two countries in all areas of knowledge.

The program provides grants to carry out work assignments by project leaders and scholarships for doctoral students by promoting university cooperation and academic mobility of Brazilian students in Canada and Canadian students in Brazil.

The researchers selected by CAPES-DFATD program should start its activities from October this year, and each project lasts two years and may be extended by two years.

Brazilian researchers find in Canada a stimulating environment and ideal for the development of research, a major factor in the Canadian post-secondary education. In addition, Canada performs more investments in education than any other G8 country per capita. According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), only in 2012, 38% of the activities of R & D occurred in universities.

Education is a cornerstone of Canadian foreign policy in Brazil. According to the Canadian Ambassador to Brazil, Jamal Khokhar, the joint research projects have contributed greatly to strengthening bilateral relations. “Supporting our researchers and institutions, as well as mobility of Brazilian and Canadian, is opening doors for growing rapprochement between the two countries,” said the Ambassador.

Information about the application process in CAPES-DFATD Program:

In Brazil: click HERE.

In Canada: click HERE.

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