March 30, 2017

This weeks’ bulletin lists the external funding opportunities: AGE-WELL NCE: Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator program; NSERC- E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships; CIHR: Team Grant- Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) – Canada. Please see below for the detailed information on any of these and also for the important announcements and program and events !

Funding Opportunities- External

AGE-WELL NCE: Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator program New!

Information: This program supports innovative post-discovery projects focused on the commercialization and/or knowledge mobilization of solutions (e.g., technologies, services or policies) aligned with AGE-WELL’s mission and vision. This program provides financial support, training opportunities, and strategic mentorship. For more information, click here

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

NSERC- E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships New!

Information: Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and be senior members of the Canadian science and engineering community. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominations must be endorsed by the executive head of the candidate’s university. For more information, click here

Nomination Deadline: June 07, 2017

Internal U of A Deadlines
Monday, April 10—Nominating departments to notify the Vice-President (Research) Office ( about candidate(s). An internal adjudication will be necessary if more than 6 candidate names are forwarded.
Tuesday, April 11—VPR Office will let nominators know whether or not an internal adjudication is required. (If it is required, the internal adjudication will be based on Form 100 only.)
Friday, May 5—Nomination drafts (specifically the nomination letter, president’s letter, Form 100, and 2-page summary of the research that would be pursued during the tenure of the Fellowship) are due in the VPR Office for review.
Monday, May 29—Reviewer feedback will be provided by VPR Office to nominators.
Monday, June 5, 12 noon—Complete, final nomination packages due in VPR Office.

CIHR: Team Grant- Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) – Canada New!

Information: The goal of HeLTI is to generate evidence that will inform national policy and decision-making in Canada and the participating countries for the improvement of health and the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with an emphasis on obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes throughout the lifespan. For more information, click here

Application Deadline: June 13, 2017

Important Announcements

Become a 2017 WISEST Summer Research Program Supervisor!

WISEST invites you to spark the interest and enjoyment of research and discovery with youth; we ask you to share your passion for research and your scientific know-how with Grade 11 high-school students.

In the WISEST Summer Research Program, the students work for six continuous weeks as research assistants, supervised by a principal investigator or a research team member, on a research project in the lab or in the field. Young women participate in research within the science, engineering, or technology fields and the young men experience less-traditional research fields such as nursing, human ecology or nutrition.

WISEST conducts extensive fundraising efforts to pay the students and we ask you to provide the students with a positive and supportive learning environment in which they can gain a practical insight into scientific research and build their enthusiasm for diverse fields of study. Meaningful exposure at this particular stage of high-school students’ education can have a critical, positive impact for upcoming academic choices and their long-term career goals.

For more information about being a supervisor, please see the Supervisor FAQs and the links on the Supervisor page of the WISEST website. We have already received applications for this summer’s program from eager young men wanting to pursue nursing and we need researchers’ willing to take the next step and submit a project proposal.

The Summer Research Program takes place from July 5 to August 16, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Fervone Goings, WISEST Coordinator ( and consider completing the online Project Proposal Form by April 7, 2017.

Plant a seed of inspiration in a bright young mind this summer!

Program & Events

Research Data Management Landscape: An overview of UAL’s RDM Services

Date & Time: April 03, 2017; 2:00-3:30PM
Location: ECHA 5-001

REDCap training sessions (Drop-in session)

Date& Time: April 5; 10 – 11 a.m.

Location: ECHA 4-099

REDCap training session: Introduction to REDCap

Date & Time: April 5; noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: ED N1 128 (Education Building)

WCHRI Lunch and Learn: “Reaching out to the community: Advice for an effective community-based presentation”

Information: Please register for the Lunch and Learn by April 7
Date & Time: April 11; 11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Location: ECHA L1-220

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