November 10, 2016

Signature Requirements By Research Service Office (RSO)

University policy requires that U of A Principal Investigators (PI), Co-PIs and also Co-Investigators fill in the signature page generated by requesting New Application/Proposal/Project form . This form along with full application proposals should be submitted to RSO for their institutional signatures. For more information click here 

Program and Events

POR Training Program Session 8- Being a Trailblazer in Patient-Oriented Research: Challenges and Rewards


Information: It will provide foundational understanding of Patient-Oriented Research (POR). It is intended to help equip research team members with the skills and knowledge necessary to engage meaningfully in projects that involve a POR approach. For more information and registration click here

Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: ECHA 4-036

Effective Searching in Health Sciences

Information:  This course will provide tips and tricks to help you structure an effective search strategy. Please come with a research question but it is not required. To cancel your registration or to be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Arden Hill For more information click here

Date: November 14, 2016 and February 15, 2017
For the more information on the timings and locations for each of the dates, please click here

Support for CIHR Applications

Information: This program offers support for applications to all competitions at CIHR (except trainee competitions).

If you are submitting an application to an upcoming CIHR competition and are interested in a Concept Discussion, Feedback Debrief or Internal Review? Please contact them to engage at

Funding Opportunities

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Small Grants

Information: Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged and will receive preference for funding, other aspects being equal. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau members, other qualifications being equal. Annual funding is provided by Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing. For more information click here
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2016

Please note the application deadline to send to the nursing research office for signatures is November 22, 2017

CIHR- IPPH Trailblazer Award

Information: This is a career achievement award that recognizes exceptional contributions in the area of population and public health research. Applicants must have made substantial impacts on the field of population health and its use in policy and/or practice in Canada and/or internationally. The award also recognizes the leadership, mentorship, and innovative contributions of the recipients. Up to three awards will be given, for exceptional researchers at different career stages. For more information click here
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017

CIHR-Catalyst Grant : Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

Information: This Catalyst Grant is being offered to support the development of new, high priority research projects in the CIHR-Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) mandated areas of arthritis, bone, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, muscle, oral health, skin, and in the cross-disciplinary area of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). It is expected that this investment will enable researchers to generate preliminary data, validate methodology or tools, and/or explore novel research ideas towards enhancing the success of subsequent applications to the CIHR investigator-initiated and institute-specific initiatives in areas of strategic interest to CIHR-IMHA. For more information click here
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2017


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