January 26, 2017

This weeks’ bulletin lists the internal funding opportunities: REMINDER: International Nursing Scholar Series; Faculty of Nursing Post Doctoral Fellowship;Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award & SSHRC Summer Award  . There are new external funding opportunities posted: Mitacs-Canadian Science Policy Fellowship;CIHR: Team Grant- More Years / Better Lives; SSHRC- Impact Awards . Please see below for the detailed information on any of these and also for the announcements and program and events !

Funding Opportunities- Internal

Just a REMINDER about the following internal funding opportunities as their deadline is approaching soon!

International Nursing Scholar Series 

Information: To provide funds to two Area of Excellence groups in the Faculty of Nursing to engage an internationally renowned scholar in nursing or health to foster scholarship, engagement, and mentorship within key communities in and across the Faculty of Nursing.

Value of Award: The Faculty of Nursing will provide two AoE groups with funds up to $5000.

For more information please see the attached guidelines (PDF).

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Faculty of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellowship

Information: The Faculty of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to provide support to exceptional researchers pursuing post-graduate nursing research at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta whose work advances the strategic priority areas of the Faculty of Nursing.

Value of Award: The amount for the fellowship is $75,000, tenable at the University of Alberta only. It has a term of 1-year and is intended for recent PhD graduates (within 5-years).For more information, please review the guidelines  and application form 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Faculty of Nursing Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award & SSHRC Summer Award

Information: The Faculty of Nursing offers a summer research program for undergraduate nursing students to provide them with an opportunity to experience the research environment first-hand. Students will be involved in an on-going research project under the supervision of a tenure track faculty member.

For more information, please see theguidelines

To fill out the application form click here

Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2017 by 3:00 pm (please see guidelines)
Application Deadline: February 01, 2017

Funding Opportunities-External

Mitacs: Canadian Science Policy Fellowship New!

Information: The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a 12-month policy project with a host government department or agency. Applicants can apply to up to six approved projects in their area(s) of interest.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Faculty members at Canadian universities or PhD graduates
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Able to negotiate a leave of absence from their university or employer, as applicable

For more information on the eligibility and guidelines, please click here 

Application Deadline: March 14, 2017

CIHR: Team Grant- More Years / Better Lives New !

Information: The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change” seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change. This funding opportunity “Aging and place in a digitising world” is concerned with the ways in which the health and wellbeing of older people, at all stages of later life, is supported and promoted through the design of the social and physical environment, access to opportunities to learn, and the use of technologies of all kinds. Innovative, transnational and interdisciplinary collaborative projects that investigate the potential of technology, place and learning in relation with the older adult. For more information, click here

Application Deadline: April 04, 2017

SSHRC: Impact Awards New!

Information: These awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC. Award funds are to be used for activities that promote and extend the work being honoured.

Each institution may submit only one nomination for each award category in a given year, for a maximum of five SSHRC Impact Award nominations. A nomination for the Talent Award for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows will be handled by the UofA’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. For more information, click here


Gold Medal ($100,000) SSHRC’s highest research honour for sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought that have inspired students and colleagues. Recipients’ achievements in research must have significantly advanced understanding in their research fields in the social sciences and humanities. The exceptional quality of their research, the impact of their work and their ongoing efforts to share the results of this work must have greatly enriched Canadian society and contributed to social, cultural, economic and intellectual life in Canada and/or internationally.

Insight Award ($50,000) Recognizes outstanding achievement arising from a research project funded partially or completely by SSHRC. Given to an individual or team whose project has resulted in significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world. The project’s research outcomes must have led to demonstrable impact within and/or beyond the academic community. In the case of a team project, the nominee must be the applicant for the research project.

Connection Award ($50,000) Recognizes an outstanding SSHRC‑funded initiative to facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the academic community. Given to an individual or team whose project has engaged the campus and/or wider community, and has generated intellectual, cultural, social and/or economic impacts. In the case of a team project, the nominee must be the applicant/project director for the initiative.

Partnership Award ($50,000) Recognizes a SSHRC‑funded formal partnership for its outstanding achievement in advancing research, research training or knowledge mobilization, or developing a new partnership approach to research and/or related activities. Awarded to a formal partnership that, through mutual co-operation and shared intellectual leadership and resources, has demonstrated impact and influence within and/or beyond the social sciences and humanities research community. The nominee must be the project director.

If there is an outstanding candidate from your Faculty who would be willing to go forward and participate vigorously in preparing a nomination (including a detailed promotion strategy), please send his/her CV to me (kate.ballash@ualberta.ca) by February 1, 2017.

SSHRC Nomination Deadline: April 5, 2017

Program & Events



Information: This speaker series is profiling successful examples of patient engagement in health research. A researcher and a patient will be co-presenting on the challenges and rewards of having patient engagement early in the research process. For registration, please click here

Date and Time: February 16, 2017; 2:00-4:00pm

Location: Bernard Snell Hall
8440 112 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

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