October 06, 2016

Changes in Nursing Research Portfolio Office:

We would like to thank Carla Ickert for being our interim Project Manager and Operations Lead. Carla’s last day in this position is October 07, 2016. Our new Project Manager and Operations Lead, Connie Winther , joins RPO team on October 24, 2016.

Program and Events

Knowledge Translation Rounds

Information: The SPOR KT Platform is hosting Knowledge Translation rounds next week  involving, Christine Chambers (Dalhousie) and Holly Witteman (Laval). They are each going to present on their current research related to knowledge translation. For more information and registration click here

Date & Time: October 14, 2016;  9:00-11:00

Location: 4-036 ECHA

12 th Annual Covenant Health Research Day- call for Abstracts

The Covenant Health Research Centre (CHRC) invites abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2017 Covenant Health Research Day titled: “My life in a petri dish – Covenant Health as a living lab”. For more information click here

Deadline to submit abstracts: October 28th, 2016

Research Funding Fair

Information:  Are you a member of the research community looking for funding for your research? If so, the first ever Research Funding Fair is for you. Research Services Office and the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation are partnering to provide our University of Alberta research community with opportunities to meet funders and learn what funding programs they have that are applicable to you.

This fair will offer multiple ways to learn about funding including an all-day marketplace, one-on-one drop in sessions and presentations. For more information click here

Date: November 17, 2016

Location: Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Heart & Stroke Research Information and Feedback Webinar

Information: Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada (HSFC) is developing a revitalized research strategy in partnership with the research community. It is designed to foster research excellence, stimulate innovative ways to work and generate novel responses to CCVD challenges and research opportunities. The new structure will also put a human face on research, enabling an increased research funding pool through inspiring donor gifts. Join their webinars to learn more. For more information click here

Funding Opportunities

Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) Research Programs- 2nd Call for Applications

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is proud to put out its call for applications for its research and fellowship programs for the 2017-2018 grant period. The eligibility criteria and conditions for all  research programs have been revised and updated.

Of note, eligibility has been expanded as follows:

  •   Dream of a Cure: the program is no longer limited to hemophilia A & B-related projects so that projects focusing on von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, platelet function disorders (and platelet pathophysiology) and other congenital and acquired bleeding disorders can be supported;
  •  Dream of a Cure Studentships in Inherited Bleeding Disorders Research: similarly to our basic scientific research program, the studentships are no longer limited to hemophilia-related projects but include all inherited bleeding disorders. Furthermore, science students in any year of an undergraduate program can apply in addition to medical students in any year of training;
  •   CHS/Pfizer Care Until Cure Research Program: the areas of interest to which investigators are encouraged to submit proposals has been expanded to include mild hemophilia B and Factor Utilization & Cost-effectiveness; all projects included but not limited to the list will be considered.
  •   CHS/Shire Fellowship Program: this is a new program which replaces the program that was sponsored by Baxalta, now with Shire. Unique considerations in the management and care of patients with inhibitors has been added to the list of topics of interest. Applications from hemophilia program professionals/graduate students from the disciplines of nursing, physiotherapy, social work and other related allied health disciplines will be considered. Professional experience in a hemophilia treatment centre is desirable but not required.
  •   CHS/Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Programme: applications from Social Workers, Nurses, or Physiotherapists with professional experience in a hemophilia treatment centre (or other comparable settings in which care has been provided to people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders) or persons interested in the field of inherited bleeding disorders will be considered. Students in a PhD program in one of the allied health disciplines may also apply. Professionals who have appointments in universities and who can dedicate time to research are encouraged to apply. Professional experience in a hemophilia treatment centre is desirable but not required.

The following research and fellowship programs are accepting applications:

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016


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