June 15, 2017

Funding Opportunities

CIHR Foundation Grant

Note: Registration to the 2017 Foundation Grant funding opportunity will be accepted between May 8, 2017 and August 08, 2017. Once the registration has been submitted, applicants will have the ability to complete the full application.

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

The Foundation Grant program is expected to:

  • Support a broad base of health research leaders across all career stages, areas, and health-related disciplines including basic, biomedical research with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study;
  • Develop and maintain Canadian capacity in health research and other related fields;
  • Provide research leaders with the flexibility to pursue novel and innovative lines of inquiry;
  • Contribute to the creation and application of health-related knowledge through a wide range of research and/or knowledge translation activities, including relevant collaborations.

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2017
Application Deadline:
 September 12, 2017

For more information, click HERE.

ESCN/SHSCN Masters Studentship

This competition is jointly funded by the Seniors Health SCN and the Emergency SCN and will support a highly qualified Master’s level student in any discipline conducting research related to older persons’ emergency medicine care or experiences.

Funding is available to support one student in the second year of their graduate program, from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Deadline: July 30, 2017

Click HERE to download the call for applications for full details and eligibility.
Click HERE to download the application form.

Stars in Global Health: Round 9
Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, has launched a new funding opportunity open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada: Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH).

Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health are addressed in low- and middle-income countries. Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $100,000 CAD over a maximum of 12 to 18 months.

Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in humanitarian contexts, notably among internally displaced and refugee populations, as well as innovations that improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, so that they are empowered and have greater influence over their lives and futures.

Deadline: August 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET

For more information, click HERE.

Additional Health System Impact Fellowship opportunities available through the Training Modernization Start-Up Grants

The Training Modernization Start-Up Grants are the first component of the three-pronged Training Modernization funding initiative designed to modernize university-based health services and policy research (HSPR) doctoral and post-doctoral training programs for optimized career readiness and impact, including novel fellowships and awards to support experiential learning and foster employer engagement in training. Ten Start-Up Grants were awarded funding in March 2017 (1 in eastern Canada, 6 in central Canada, 3 in western Canada) to pave the way for the modernization of Canada’s HSPR training enterprise.

The Start-Up Grants are co-led by the heads of university-based HSPR doctoral training programs and senior leaders in health and health-related employer organizations to:

  • Create novel experiential learning opportunities for post-doctoral fellows (the initial cohort of “Health System Impact Fellows”);
  • Contribute to creating an enriched pan-Canadian curriculum for HSPR that includes professional competencies; and
  • Participate in national cohort activities.
  • Start-Up Grant co-leads are now recruiting for their respective Health System Impact Fellows. Post-doctoral fellows are invited to apply for Health System Impact Fellowship opportunities, including:
    • CADTH-McMaster Health System Impact Fellowship: Public and patient engagement in health technology management (June 30 application deadline – extended from June 15!)
    • North York General Hospital-Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto Health System Impact Fellowship: Multimorbidity/fragmentation of care (June 15 application deadline)
    • North York General Hospital-Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto Health System Impact Fellowship: Patient Safety (June 15 application deadline)
    • Dalhousie University-Nova Scotia Health Authority Health System Impact Fellowship: Health System Planning (application deadline June 30; for more information please contact Dr. Sara Kirk at Sara.Kirk@Dal.Ca)
    • CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale/Laval University HSIF on Hospital at Home (June 26 application deadline)
    • University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine and Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL): Housing with Health Services Policy Reform (July 15 application deadline)
    • University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems & Public Health Ontario Health System Impact Fellowship in Public Health Systems (scroll to bottom of page)(June 30 application deadline)
    • McGill-INSPQ Health System Impact Fellowship (application deadline June 15; for more information please contact Dr. Anne-Marie Hamelin at 4P-amh.eboh@mcgill.ca)
    • University of Alberta School of Public Health – Alberta Health: Health System Impact Fellowship (for more information click here and contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson jeff.johnson@ualberta.ca)

Please note: the competitions for these opportunities are managed directly by the respective Start-Up Grant co-leads. Interested applicants should contact the individuals identified in each opportunity to discuss questions, eligibility and other details.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
2017 Fall Competition Deadlines

Funding Program NSERC NOI* RSO** NSERC Full
Subatomic Physics RTI Category 1 N/A October 16th October 25th
Subatomic Physics RTI Category 2 and 3 August 1st September 25th October 2nd
Subatomic Physics MRS August 1st September 25th October 2nd
RTI Category 1 N/A October 16th October 25th
Discovery Grants August 1st October 20th November 1st
Subatomic Physics Discovery Projects >$500/yr August 1st September 25th October 2nd

* No UofA signatures are required at the NOI stage.
**Your faculty may have additional internal submission deadline requirements. Please contact your Research Facilitator for more info.

Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects

As a result of extensive consultations with the community on NSERC 2020, NSERC has added a Letter of Intent (LOI) stage to the application process for the Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects, starting with the 2017 competition cycle. The LOI stage will be mandatory for all applications to Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects (SPG-P). Following an evaluation by the Strategic Projects Selection Panels, a select number of LOIs will be invited to submit full applications. This process will reduce the effort of the research community in preparing applications and result in a higher success rate overall.

For more information, click HERE.

Important Announcements

A Farewell Interview with Dean of Nursing Anita Molzahn

They say that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their desk. With nary a paper or book out of place in Anita Molzahn’s office, you get the sense that she’s incredibly organized and meticulous—a necessary skillset when you lead one of the largest nursing faculties in Canada.

On this chilly Thursday morning the sun is reflecting off one of the few personal effects in her office, a family photo from her daughter’s wedding two years ago. On a nearby bookshelf rests a first edition of Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is Not.

The steam rising from the cup of tea warms the room—as does Molzahn’s genuine smile.

With her last day as dean of the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing fast approaching, Molzahn opens up about her experiences and reflects on the last nine years.

Click HERE to read more from Yolanda Poffenroth’s interview with Dr. Molzahn.


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