August 26, 2016

Changes in the Research Portfolio Office

Our Project Management and Operations Lead, Mona Pattison’s last day with us is August 31. We will miss her and wish her all the best. Her position has been posted and we have begun interviews to fill this position.

Brittany Tyerman’s last day with us will be on August 30th. Brittany is an undergraduate nursing student entering her 4th year who has been working with the Research Portfolio Office and IIQM as a STEP student this summer. We wish to thank her for her help this summer, in particular her contribution to the Undergraduate Student Summer Launchpad to Research. All the best to you Brittany!

During this transition we ask that you use the nursing.research@ualberta. ca for intent to apply emails and grant applications for signatures. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Dr. Wendy Duggleby at wendy.duggleby@ualberta.ca

Funding Opportunities

Early Career Transition Award Competition
The Early Career Transition Award enables highly qualified new investigators to launch their career in research that can be applied to inform policy, program, and practice. The award consists of a stipend (salary support) and a research allowance. The Centre funds policy-relevant applied research that has the potential to improve the wellbeing of Alberta’s children, their families and communities; we are specifically interested in research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth.
Application Deadline: September 12, 2016
Anticipated Notice of Award: December 2016
http://www.research4children.c om/theme/common/page.cfm?i=885 7
For more information, contact Courtney Lundy at (403) 955-2403 or grants@research4ch ildren.com

Supplemental Bridge Funding for Unfunded CIHR Applications
On behalf of the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute, please find attached information regarding new supplemental bridge funding for unfunded Sept 2015 Foundation and March 2016 Project applications proposing research relating to women and/or children’s health. Please note the revised eligibility criteria (see point B.) The bridge funding guidelines released earlier this summer for the open subject bridge funding call may be found here

Dream of a Cure / Summer Studentships in Inherited Bleeding Disorders Research
Through funds provided by the Hemophilia Research Million Dollar Club and the CHS, the CHS provides basic scientific research grants and studentships aimed at developing treatments for hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, platelet function disorders and ultimately, finding a cure. Application forms as well as the general criteria and conditions are available by accessing the CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca/en/resear ch/chs-dream-of-a-cure-researc h-program. 
Award Amount: Up to $75,000 per year for 1-2 years while support will be offered to interested Canadian medical or science students for up to four months with a maximum stipend of $6,000 per student.
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 15, 2016, submitted to the Canadian Hemophilia Society. The letter, with a maximum of two pages, should identify the researcher, the organization and include a summary description of the intended area of research.
Application Deadline: The CHS Peer Review Committee will invite a limited number of candidates to submit a more detailed proposal by January 9, 2017 in order to make a final selection.

CHS/Pfizer Care Until Cure Research Program
This program allows Canadian investigators to conduct research on medical and psycho-social aspects of bleeding disorders. Intended for clinical research, including outcome evaluation, in fields relevant to improving the health and the quality of life for persons with Hemophilia, persons with von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorders, persons with related conditions such as HIV or hepatitis C infection, and carriers of an inherited bleeding disorder. Offered by the CHS in collaboration with Pfizer Canada.
Award Amount: Maximum of $75,000 per year for 1-2 years
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 15, 2016, submitted to the Canadian Hemophilia Society. The letter, with a maximum of two pages, should identify the researcher, the organization and include a summary description of the intended area of research.
Application Deadline: The CHS Peer Review Committee will invite a limited number of candidates to submit a more detailed proposal by January 9, 2017 in order to make a final selection.
For more information, visit www.hemophilia.ca/en/res earch/the-chs—pfizer-care- until-cure-research-program 
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Michel Long at the CHS National Office at 1-800-668-2686 or by e-mail atmlong@hemophilia.ca.

CHS/Shire Fellowship Program
The CHS/Shire Fellowship Program for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals was created to engage hemophilia program professionals/graduate students from the disciplines of nursing, physiotherapy, social work and other related allied health disciplines in research focused on improving services and quality of life for people and families whose lives are affected by bleeding disorders.The major portion of each grant would be to cover the research time for the successful candidate(s). A small amount can be devoted to project expenses. Applicants may send their proposals for any one of the following types of fellowships or a combination of Nursing, Physiotherapy, or Social Work. Collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers and/or between two (2) or more hemophilia centres is accepted and encouraged. Collaboration efforts may include, for example, social work, physical therapy and genetics. Inter-regional applications will also be considered. Fellowships will be offered for a one-year period to begin in April 2017.
Award Amount: Maximum of $20,000. Depending upon the number and quality of applications, funding for different amounts may be possible, as is the offering of more than one fellowship, within the allotted total budget stated above.
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 15, 2016, submitted to the Canadian Hemophilia Society. The letter, with a maximum of two pages, should identify the researcher, the organization and include a summary description of the intended area of research.
Application Deadline: The CHS Peer Review Committee will invite a limited number of candidates to submit a more detailed proposal by January 9, 2017 in order to make a final selection.
More detailed information is available by accessing the CHS Web site at http://www.hemophilia.ca/en /research/chs—shire-fellowsh ip-program/   
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Michel Long at the CHS National Office at 1-800-668-2686 or by e-mail at mlong@hemophilia.ca.

CHS/Novo Nordisk Canada Pyschosocial Research Programme
Created to engage hemophilia program professionals/graduate students from the allied health disciplines (ie. Nursing, Physiotherapy & Social Work) in research activities addressed to understanding the psychosocial impact of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders and to improve the quality of life of persons and families whose lives are affected by these disorders. Collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers and/or between two or more hemophilia centres is accepted and encouraged. Collaboration efforts may include, for example, social work, physical therapy and genetics. It thus may be possible for a hemophilia centre team to jointly submit a cooperative research project. Additionally, inter-regional applications will be considered. Grants will be offered for a one-year period to begin in April 2017.
Award Amount: One or two $20,000 research grants, to a maximum of $40,000 for one year. Depending upon the number and quality of applications, funding for more than two research grant could be offered within the allotted total budget stated above. The major portion of each grant would be to cover the research time for the successful candidate(s), including the time for research assistants. A small amount can be devoted to project expenses.
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 15, 2016. The letter, with a maximum of two pages, should identify the researcher, the organization and include a summary description of the intended area of research.
Application Deadline:  The CHS Peer Review Committee will invite a limited number of candidates to submit a more detailed proposal by January 9, 2017 in order to make a final selection.
More detailed information is available by accessing the CHS Web site at www.hemophilia.ca/en/resear ch/chs—novo-nordisk-psychoso cial-research-progra .
If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Michel Long at the CHS National Office at 1-800-668-2686 or by e-mail at mlong@hemophilia.ca.
Work Stress and Wellbeing Hackathon
Application Deadline:  October 18, 2016
Anticipated Notice of Decision:  March 31, 2017
Hackathon date:  June 9 – 11, 2017

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