July 8, 2016


Transitions in the Research Portfolio


Associate Dean of Research Transitions from Dr. Alex Clark to Dr. Wendy Duggleby

The Research Portfolio Team would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Clark for all of his hard work and many hats he has had to wear over the past years. We wholeheartedly wish you a fantastic Administrative Leave!

As we look forward to the upcoming year, we want to welcome Dr. Duggleby into the folds of our team. We are excited to have you come on board and hope for a fun and productive year to come.


A Message from our incoming Associate Dean of Research, Dr. Wendy Duggleby

I am delighted to be the Associate Dean of Research this next year while Dr. Alex Clark is away on administrative leave. I am looking forward to working with all of you and the Research Portfolio Office staff. Together I believe we can continue to build our capacity for research excellence and make a difference in developing knowledge for the profession of nursing and the lives of Albertans and Canadians.


Programs and Events


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Funding Opportunities


The way that CBCF funds and administers research grants is changing. Until recently, CBCF has operated by using a blended allocation model of funding, providing multiple, non-directed regional grant opportunities along with one overarching, exclusively directed National Research Grant Program. During the last twelve months, the Foundation has undertaken significant steps to reduce administrative costs and transition to a more efficient organization overall. Part of this plan included consolidating four separate regional operations into one single nationally led entity. As a result of this significant change, the current suite of CBCF grant programs will be replaced with one streamlined National Research Grant Program beginning this July.

Key points about the new National Research Grant Program:
  • The previous model of regional funding opportunities will be replaced by one National Research Grant Program that serves the entire country
  • The funding limit for 2016-17  is $450,000 per grant over 3 years
  • In 2016-17, CBCF expects to award 15-20 grants
  • Grants may have a term of up to 3 years
  • A new peer-reviewed Letter of Intent (LOI) process is being introduced
  • The National Research Project Grant Program Call for LOI Applications will launch on or before July 25, 2016
  • The deadline to submit an LOI is September 1, 2016
  • Successful candidates will be invited to submit a Full Application, due December 15, 2016
  • CBCF will continue its gold standard peer-review practice
  • There will not be a CBCF Fellowship and Trainee Grant Program in the 2016-17 period, however, Fellows can be a part of the Project Team.

For more detailed information about the Call for LOI Applications, please visit http://www.cbcf.org/ApplyForGrants.


Heart and Stroke Foundation

  • Grant-in-aid: The HSF Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program provides operating funds to support important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration and innovation across all health research themes. Knowledge gained from scientific findings, contributes to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health of Canadians through prevention, treatment and recovery.

    Full Application: 01 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT 16:00 EDT

  • Personnel Awards: The HSF National New Investigator (NNI) award provides salary support to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their doctoral and post-doctoral training in cardiovascular or cerebrovascular research.

    Full Application: 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

  • Emerging Research Leaders Initiative:The Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (ERLI) is an establishment grant program for researchers at the transition stage from post-doctoral fellow to early professional career stage in the areas of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.
    Letter of Intent: 15 JULY 2016
    Full Application: 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

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