March 31, 2016

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SSHRC Grant Writing ‘Boot Camp 2016’

For faculty members thinking about the next Insight or Partnership Development Grant application, registration for the grant writing Boot Camp is now open.

While autumn 2016 seems soooo far off, and summer is barely beckoning as a open space for intellectual productivity, the reality is that spring term is almost over, summer is not endless, voids tend to get filled with quotidian things and then it’s September, the time of last minute course prep, new classes, students, committees and departmental responsibilities.  Without a grant-preparation plan, the summer grant-writing season passes quickly.  And then the SSHRC deadlines hit. With a thud.

During the month of May, the Grants Assist Program in the Office of the Vice-President (Research) will be offering a Boot Camp to get you started on your Insight or Partnership Development grant application.  The once a week, day-long, guided writing sessions will give you a regular date with your writing, demystify the application and better position you for success in the competition.  Each session will include information about a section of the grant application, quiet time for writing, and time for sharing ideas with colleagues.  You will end the month of May with a good first draft of your application and a clear plan for how to complete before September.

Dates: Every Tuesday in May
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: On campus – Lunch provided

Registrants must commit to all sessions and occasional ‘homework’ in between. Registration is limited.  For more information and to register, click HERE.


Important Announcements

A message from our Dean, Anita Molzahn:

For the first time, Nursing (as a subject area) has been ranked by QS. U of A Faculty of Nursing is ranked fourth in the world. Given the very large number of nursing programs globally, it is quite gratifying to see this! Congratulations to all of you and thanks for the great work! I feel very privileged to work with such a great group of colleagues.

Click HERE to see our impressive score!

Alberta SPOR KT Platform Consultation Services

The Alberta SPOR KT Platform is now ready to accept applications for consultation in the areas of knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation, and implementation science at no cost to you.

The following services are provided:

  • Methodological advice and/or specialized staff assistance for knowledge synthesis projects (e.g. meta-analyses, systematic reviews, scoping reviews, etc.);
  • Guidance on writing end-of-project KT plans for grant applications;
  • Assistance in designing research that incorporates principles related to integrated knowledge translation or implementation science;
  • Assistance in designing research to develop and/or evaluate KT strategies and interventions

For more information, contact Denise Thomson, Associate Director, Knowledge Translation Platform, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit

In this issue:

  • Thinking About Applying to the Fall 2016 Foundation Competition?
  • Were you a Stage 1 Foundation Reviewer or Virtual Chair?
  • Request for Feedback on the Project Competition
  • CIHR and NSERC to Continue Support for Collaborative Health Research
  • Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management
  • Opportunities Posted Since March 1, 2016
  • AB SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform
  • Support for CIHR Competitions
  • CIHR University Delegate News
  • Subscribe to CIHR’s Funding News
  • Subscribe to the Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) E-bulletin
  • About the Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)

Click HERE for information on any of the above topics.

Attention (Graduate) Students!

And Faculty Members!

Maurice and Edna Marie Minton Endowment Fund for Cancer Nursing Research

Through a generous donation from the late Mr. Maurice C. Minton, the establishment of The Maurice and Edna Marie Minton Endowment Fund for Cancer Nursing Research (Minton Endowment Fund) was made possible. The intent of the endowment is to enhance the quality and quantity of cancer nursing research for the purpose of improving cancer nursing practice and patient care. This can be achieved by increasing the number of nursing research projects directly related to cancer nursing practice through the funding of research projects, feasibility projects or student bursaries.

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Click HERE to download the guidelines.

Value of the Award

There are two categories to which you may apply for funding:

Research Projects: Maximum 1 award of up to $10,000 or 2 awards of up to $5,000

To assist researchers in conducting original investigations, replication studies, or studies using existing data which apply to the solution or management of problems pertaining to cancer nursing practice. Priority will be given to investigations designed with the ultimate goal of improving clinical efficacy.

Click HERE to download the application form.

Student Education Bursary (PhD Nursing or MN student): Maximum 1 award of up to $10,000 or 2 awards of up to $5,000

To offer motivated students with exceptional academic records the opportunity to study advanced practices in oncology nursing.

Click HERE to download the application form.


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