November 24, 2016

Funding Opportunities- Internal

AIHS Summer Studentship New!

Information: The Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Summer Studentship program provides funding to support students engaging in health sciences research during the summer months (May-August). The intent of the program is to encourage such students to consider careers in medical/health research.

As of January 2016, the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) administers the AIHS Summer Studentship program at the University of Alberta. Please contact URI for all inquiries related to the program. Please do not apply to AIHS directly.

For the application form and guidelines, please click here
Application Deadline: February 06, 2017

Killam Annual Professorships New!

Information: These professorships are accessible to relatively new and junior staff members, as well as faculty who are more established academics. Although the process is one of self-nomination, your Faculty Evaluation Committee may want to consider encouraging a diversity of faculty members to apply. For more information and application guidelines, please click here
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Funding Opportunities- External

Status of Women Grant Program New!

Information: It provides funds to non-profit and charitable organizations.The funds are for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta and relate to the three priority areas of Status of Women:

  • increasing women’s economic security
  • preventing and ending gender-based violence
  • increasing women in leadership and democratic participation

Application Deadline: December 16, 2016

Prion Institute- Alberta Alzheimer Research Program New!

Information:This program allows qualified Alberta investigators to seek funding for research directly related to Alzheimer’s disease in areas related to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of the disease and/or improving the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease. There are two streams for this grant:

  • Young Investigator Grants: available to Alberta researchers who are within five years of their first appointment after completing their research training. These grants are for up to $200,000 with a term of up to three years
  • Regular Research Grants: available to all Alberta researchers, including young investigators. These grants are for up to $150,000 with a term of up to three years.

Program Guidelines

Funding Declaration

Budget Spreadsheet

Application Deadline: January 16, 2017

Parkinson Canada New!

Information: Parkinson Canada is accepting applications for 2017- 2019 Research Program Funding Cycle. Its current funding opportunities are as follows (Click on the grant / award title for full descriptions and eligibility):
Pilot Project Grants

  • One-year duration
  • Maximum funding of $45,000
  • Pilot Project Program grants intend to foster novel, high-potential projects and ideas with a trajectory for major grants with larger granting institutions
  • Targeted Competition: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) 1 Pilot Project Grant
    • In addition to general funding opportunities that encompass the breadth of topics in Parkinson’s disease research, Parkinson Canada invites applications for a targeted Pilot Project Grant on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). In response to this call, Parkinson Canada intends to fund one Pilot Project Grant up to $45,000 for one year.
    • Independent researchers are eligible to apply. Refer to general Pilot Project Grant RFA for application guidelines and instructions. Select Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) as primary area of research on the online application system.

     New Investigator Award Program

    • Two-year duration
    • $45,000 per year
    • For junior faculty in a Canadian university in first 5 years of their career as a research scientist in Canada

    Basic Research Fellowship

    • Two-year duration
    • $40,000 – $50,000 per year
    • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada

    Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship

    • One year duration, $50,000
    • Recipient will undertake clinical training in the subspecialty of Movement Disorders and gain expertise in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and may include other movement disorders.

    Clinical Research Fellowship

    • Two-year duration $50,000 per year
    • Recipient training will combine direct experience in the diagnoses and treatment of Parkinson’s and in clinical research.

     Graduate Studentship Award

    • Two-year duration  $20,000 per year *(see RFA for explanation of funding)
    • At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program at the Master’s or PhDlevel. Candidates may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside Canada or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada, who fulfill the criteria for a student visa.


Application Deadline: February 01, 2017 (for all the above Parkinson Canada competitions)

Program & Events

SSHRC UofA IDG Half-Day Intensive Workshop (Please register by today, Nov 24)

Information: If you are planning to apply for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (deadline: February 3, 2017) and would like support for the process, a half-day intensive workshop will help you understand the specific sections of the application form, SSHRC’s expectations of researchers applying to the IDG and what past SSHRC adjudicators have told us about previous competitions. You will also learn some strategies for success and have opportunities to ask questions specific to your proposed research. Registration by Nov 24th is required
Date &Time:  November 30; 9am-12 pm & 1pm-4pm
North Campus

Webinar: An Introduction to Health Economics; Grant: violence against women & girls, mentorship relationships…

Information: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health(CADTH )is pleased to host the second  Lecture of the season, intended for policy-makers, patients, clinicians, and others who want to understand the basics of health economics and its relevance to health care decision-making. For more information click here
Presenter: Scott Klarenbach, MD, Professor and Clinician Scientist(Dept. of Medicine, U of A)
Date: November 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

There is no fee to participate, but you must register by Friday, November 25, 2016.

Register In Person

Register Via Webinar

Attention Undergraduate Students!

AIHS Summer Studentship Information Sessions 

Information: Interested in doing research in the medical and health sciences?  Attend one of the information sessions to learn more about applying for the 2017 AIHS Summer Studentship program, as well as changes from previous awarding cycles. Click here to register
Dates & Times: Tuesday, November 29, 12:35-1:20 p.m; December 7, 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: 1-031,CCIS Career Centre

URI Seminar: How to apply for research funding

Information: This session is open to all undergraduate students, and is appropriate for students from any discipline. Click here to register and know more
Date & Time: November 30, 2016; 12:05-12:50 p.m.
Location: 1-031 CCIS Career Centre


Important Announcements

Research Funding Fair Attendees’ Evaluation Survey
The Research Services Office and the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation recently co-hosted a Research Funding Fair.  It was held on Thursday, November 18th in the Van Vliet Complex.  If you did not receive a direct email request please follow the link to complete this very short evaluation. Let us know what you thought of the event!
UofA Data Purchase Program: Call for Request From Researchers

University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to express interest in acquiring commercially available data sets through the Libraries’ Data Purchase Program. Please click here for more information.

Important Dates: The review process will begin November 20th, 2016 with preference given to applications arriving before the new year. Requests will be adjudicated with purchases made by March 31, 2017.


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