June 1, 2017

Funding Opportunities

Professors have two weeks left to submit their Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) projects for Summer 2018. GRI pairs faculty in Canada with international undergrads for 12-week research projects from May to September.

Deadline: June 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

  • All disciplines are eligible
  • Top-ranked senior undergrads from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia
  • For additional application information, consult the 2018 Globalink Faculty Application Guide

Click HERE or contact helpdesk@mitacs.ca for more information.

Important Announcements

Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN)

The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) is a group of health care professionals, researchers and patients working together across the province to improve emergency services in Alberta.

The Research Community of the ESCN supports Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the promotion, adoption and diffusion of innovation as well as the creation and use of evidence to drive decision-making in emergency medicine (including, but not limited to: emergency nursing, emergency medicine, emergency medical services, as well as care delivered by allied health professionals in the ED).

From time to time the ESCN has been able to offer its research community members funding to support summer studentships and systematic review projects.

Please contact Dr. Patrick McLane at patrick.mclane@ahs.ca for more information.

Programs & Events

Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research

Are you a Nursing undergraduate student interested in research?

The UAlberta Faculty of Nursing seeks to create and sustain a culture of undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Student Summer Series: Launchpad to Research, a weekly two-hour seminar series held over eight weeks. The event raises students’ awareness of and interest in research through a rich breadth of speakers engaged in a broad range of research and methods. Students are supported in developing the tools for research by ensuring ongoing opportunities for open discussion and increased awareness of essential research components and opportunities. Student engagement in research is fostered through networking, learning necessary research skills, and participation in the annual poster presentation.

Registration is open to all undergraduate students engaged in research across all health-related disciplines. Note that registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 7 – July 26
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: ECHA
Fee: $50

Registration extended to June 5! Click HERE to register today.

In this issue:

  • Project & Foundation Competition Updates
    • Project 2017 e-bulletin
    • Foundation 2017 Update
  • Workshops & Webinars
    • Meet the CIHR President (June 6)
    • Research Grant Support Cafes (June 12, 13, & 20)
    • Grant Assist Program Workshops
      • Preparing your Project Application (June 22)
      • Project Grant Writing Workshop (TBD: July 10-14)
      • NSERC Discovery Grant Roundtable (June 7)
    • External Workshops
      • Opportunities to Partner in Alberta’s Health System (June 13)
      • Tools for Data-Intensive Health Research (June 13)
      • Information Session: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Certificate in Patient-Oriented Research (June 14)
      • Engaging People in Health Research Speaker Series (June 16)
      • Early Career Researcher Program for New PI’s in Cancer Research (Nov 3-4)
  • News
    • New Measures to Recruit More Women, Underrepresented Groups to CRCs
  • Funding & Award Opportunities
    • Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences
    • Pre-Announcement: New Investigator Awards in Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health
    • Recent Funding Opportunities

GAP(HS) Workshops for Project Applications

Insights from CIHR Project Awardees
Join us to hear Drs. Padma Kaul and Zam Kassiri, two September 2016 Project awardees, share their insights into preparing a fundable Project application.

Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1-040 Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall (Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation).

Click HERE to register.

Project Grant Writing Workshop
Is there a magic formula for writing a CIHR Project grant proposal? How do you “tell a good story” as everyone advises? We can’t offer a magic formula, but we can help you apply strategies that have worked for successful applicants: how to organize your proposal to cover each evaluation criterion, key features of a good scientific story, strategies in writing for reviewers who may not be experts in your area, how to use figures effectively and efficiently, etc. In this workshop, led by Dr. Cathy McPhalen, we’ll get hands-on with your application to apply strategies and tips. Bring your complete Summary and an outline or draft version of your 10-page proposal.

Please email Joanne Simala-Grant at jls24@ualberta.ca, by June 7, to declare your intent to participate and indicate your availability for the 2 hour session. We will do our best to schedule for a date and time that accommodates the majority of those interested. This session has a maximum of 10 attendees, however, we will potentially offer multiple sessions based on interest.

Date: July 10 – 14, 2017

GAP(HS) Feedback Processes for Project Applications

Internal Review
For new applications or resubmissions: Applicants receive feedback on their CIHR applications through both a written review and a meeting between the applicant and 2 reviewers.

Deadline for Intent to Participate: June 9, 2017
Grant due to reviewers: 10 days prior to the meeting
Internal Review: July 2017

Feedback Debrief
Applicants who will be resubmitting can meet with reviewers to discuss their feedback received from a previous Project competition.

Deadline for Intent to Participate: June 9
Feedback Debrief meeting: June 2017

Email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca with the title and summary of proposal, list of any co-applicants and names of 6 University of Alberta faculty who may be contacted to participate as your reviewers.

Project Resources

Strategic Checklist for Unstructured Grant Proposals
Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
CIHR Project Grant University of Alberta Peer Review Committee Member List (Spring 2016)
CIHR Project Grant University of Alberta Funded Applicants (Spring & Fall 2016)

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