May 5, 2016


Attention (Undergraduate) Students!


The Faculty of Nursing within the University of Alberta seeks to create and sustain a culture of undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Summer Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research, a two-hour seminar series held weekly over eight weeks. The Faculty of Nursing opens this event to all undergraduate students engaged in research across all health-related disciplines. The event raises students’ awareness of and interest in research through a rich breadth of speakers, including CRCs, tenure-track researchers, PhD students, and PDFs who engage in a broad range of research and methods. Students are supported in developing the tools for research by ensuring ongoing opportunity for open discussion and increased awareness of essential research components and opportunities. Student engagement in research is fostered through networking, learning necessary research skills, and participation in the Student Poster Presentation. Students learn to disseminate and celebrate their research as they are guided through the processes of writing an abstract, and then creating a poster which they then present. The Poster Presentation is open to the Faculty of Nursing and its ECHA neighbours.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 8 – July 27, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Registration for this program will open on May 15, 2016 and will close on May 29, 2016. Cost for registration is $50/person and includes lunch each week. NOTE: Registration will be waved for recipients of the FoN Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award.

Questions? Interested in presenting? Contact Christie Nobes at christie.nobes@ualberta.ca or 780.492.6832.


Programs and Events


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Important Links From the May 4, 2016 Health Sciences Grant Assist Program E-Bulletin 

UofA Research Data Management Week
How to Speak the “Language of Industry” Workshop
New Modules for the Course on Research Ethics (CORE)
Upcoming CIHR Foundation & Project Competition Launch Dates
Thinking About Applying to the Fall 2016 Foundation Competition?
CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes
SPOR PIHCIN 2016 Knowledge Synthesis Grants
CIHR Funding Opportunities Launched since April 2016
SPOR Update e-Bulletin
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)

Funding Opportunity


The Children’s Prize Foundation Opens its 2016 Global Call for Round 1 Entry

During this round, Children’s Prize Foundation welcomes all – individuals, organizations and teams – who are driven to save children’s lives to submit a brief proposal online. CPF seeks the best and most effective project proposal that will save the greatest number of children’s lives. The winning project will be awarded $250,000 to carry out their proposed plan. Investigators from around the world can apply; please review eligibility criteria before applying. The deadline to submit your forms is Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT. The details can be found on  Trialect  at  CPF Pediatric Grant.

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