June 30, 2016


Important Announcements


Congratulations Dr. Carole Estabrooks on your appointment to the Order of Canada!

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The Order of Canada, which was established in 1967, has been one of the country’s highest civilian honours. The appointment recognizes Canadians who have been high achievers in their fields, or have shown dedication/service to their community and country.


Programs and Events


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Qualitative Health Research Conference

Dates – October 17-19, 2016 with pre-conference workshops happening October 15-16, 2016
Location – Kelowna, BC
Information: QHR is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research in the health disciplines and is held in various Canadian cities every October. For more information, click here.


Funding Opportunities


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Honoring the life and work of Canada’s former Minister for Finance, James M. Flaherty,  the objectives of this program are as follows;

  • To build on the network of academic links between Canada and Ireland, resulting in increased academic co-operation, greater inter-cultural understanding and the potential for increased trade between both countries,
  • To support the development of excellence in research of individual scholars who have an expressed and demonstrable commitment to research in a field relating to both Canada & Ireland.

It is the aim of the Foundation to support preeminent scholars and academics who are leaders, or future leaders, in their academic or post-academic professional field, and to this end, awards are made on two levels:

If you are an established senior researcher or academic, and taking part-time sabbatical-style leave from your academic appointments, you may be eligible for the Flaherty Visiting Professorship. This award could support you making a trip as a Visiting Professor for up to twelve weeks in a university department in Canada / Ireland where you will collaborate in both research and teaching.

If you are a PhD student or post-doctoral academic in the early stages of your research career, you may be eligible for the Flaherty Research Scholarship. This award supports a short research visit of four to six weeks, and is designed to help scholars make contacts with researchers working in related research topics, with a view to widening and deepening the scholar’s research horizons, ideally leading to continued collaboration in future research.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 22nd of July. For more information on the Program, click here.

Établi pour honorer la vie et le travail de James M. Flaherty, ancien ministre des Finances du Canada, le programme vise les objectifs suivants:

  • Miser sur le réseau de liens académiques qui existent entre le Canada et l’Irlande afin d’accroître la coopération académique, la compréhension interculturelle et les échanges commerciaux entre les deux pays;
  • Soutenir le développement de l’excellence en matière de recherche de chercheurs individuels ayant fait montre d’un engagement exemplaire dans un domaine de recherche relié au Canada et à l’Irlande.

La fondation a pour but de soutenir les chercheurs et les professeurs qui sont des chefs de file, ou de futurs chefs de file, dans leur domaine de recherche universitaire ou postuniversitaire. Deux  types de bourses sont offerts à cette fin  :

Si vous êtes un chercheur ou un professeur établi et que vous êtes présentement en congé sabbatique à temps partiel, vous pourriez être admissible à la bourse Flaherty pour professeurs invités. Cette bourse pourrait vous soutenir afin de faire un voyage en tant que professeur invité pour un maximum de 12 semaines dans une université au Canada ou en Irlande afin de faire de la recherche et de donner des cours.

Si vous êtes un étudiant au doctorat ou un chercheur postdoctoral aux débuts de votre carrière en recherche, vous pourriez être admissible à la bourse Flaherty pour chercheurs. Cette bourse a pour but de soutenir une courte visite de 4  à  6  semaines à des fins de recherche et d’aider le récipiendaire à établir des contacts avec des chercheurs travaillant dans des domaines connexes, afin d’élargir les horizons de recherche du récipiendaire et de stimuler la création d’une future collaboration en recherche.

La date limite pour le dépôt des candidatures est le vendredi 22 juillet.Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

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The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce that the online application forms are now available for the upcoming Innovation Grants, Innovation to Impact Grants, Quality of Life Research Grants LOI and Travel Awards competitions. Please visit the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute website for program and application information http://www.cancer.ca/research.

Innovation Grants:
These grants have been created to support unconventional (“high risk/high reward”) concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research. Budgets awarded may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant.
The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute for Cancer Research to fund Innovation Grants focused on high fatality cancers (i.e. pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma, etc.). This partnership will allow for partnered funding of up to 10 Innovation Grants.
Abstract registration deadline: August 15
Full application deadline: October 1 (Note that abstract registrations must be submitted in order to submit full application)

Innovation to Impact Grants:
These grants are intended to support the further development of successful findings based on the goals originally explored through a CCSRI Innovation Grant. Therefore, only investigators with a funded CCSRI Innovation Grant are eligible for this program. Applications can be made within 2 years of the end date of the original Innovation Grant and a maximum of one re-application will be permitted. Budgets awarded may be up to $150,000 per year for up to 3 years, to a maximum of $450,000 per grant.
Abstract registration deadline: August 15
Full application deadline: October 1 (Note that abstract registrations must be submitted in order to submit full application)

Quality of Life Research Grants:
These grants have been created to support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients, survivors and caregivers. These grants are intended to explore psychosocial, survivorship, symptom control, supportive care and end-of-life issues, research gaps, needs and opportunities, or models for survivorship care. The grants are meant to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will result in the reduced burden or enhanced quality of life for cancer patients in Canada and elsewhere. Budgets awarded will not exceed $300,000 over 2 or 3 years.
NOTE DATE CHANGE! LOI deadline: August 2 (as August 1 is a holiday)
Full application deadline: November 1 (Note that only successful LOI applicants will be invited to submit full proposals)
Travel Awards:

This program is offered to PhD or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows to defray costs of travel, registration, accommodation, meals, ground transportation, etc. associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. The travel award will not exceed $2,000.
Application deadline: September 15

Grant submissions
All applications must be submitted through the online application system (EGrAMS) by 5p.m. EST on the deadline date. Submissions will not be accepted beyond these times.


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