October 12, 2017


Endowment Fund for the Future: Support for the Advancement of Scholarship
(EFF-SAS) Research Fund

The Endowment Fund for the Future (EFF) for the Advancement of Scholarship is intended to enhance student experiences through engagement in research, facilitate the integration of teaching and research, and promote research and scholarly activity.

The amount for the award is a maximum total of $5000, tenable for one year (Dec 1, 2017 – Nov 30, 2018).

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Click HERE to view the guidelines and application instructions.
Click HERE to download the application form.

Funding Opportunities

Johnson and Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Program

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.  The six inaugural awards will be available in 2018 and aim to fund one woman per area of STEM2D concentration in the early career stage where they have concluded their advanced degree training but are not at the level of tenure in their accredited university or design school institution.  Institutions are only allowed to support one application per discipline, which appear to be somewhat defined by the applicants degrees

For the internal adjudication all interested applicants are asked to submit the following, in accordance with the sponsors requirements for a phase 1 application, to Katherine Moore (katharine.moore@ualberta.ca) by noon on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  

  • 1,000 words (plus one page of images) detailing your proposed area of research.
  • A resume (three pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references.
  • Confirmation of the discipline(s) they want to be considered in (applicants are encouraged to look at the attached sub categories document before making a final decision on this; applicants will be asked to confirm which sub category they belong to as part of the actual submission process).
  • Note: Applicants are encouraged to check with their Departments prior to submitting their internal adjudication documents to ensure their application will be supported if they are chosen to go forward.

The VPR’s Office is in the process of finalizing details for the internal adjudication process where the applications will be reviewed and ranked and selected individuals will be notified.  The hope is to have the internal adjudication process completed by the end of the day on October 20th, 2017.  Selected individuals will be responsible for completing and submitting their applications, including gathering the required U of A signatures by October 31, 2017.

For more information, click HERE.

MSI Foundation
Call for Letters of Intent

The MSI Foundation is a research granting charitable organization which has supported more than 300 investigators over the past 40 years, many of whom have made significant contributions to health research in the province of Alberta. For the 2018 year, the Board of Trustees will continue to support novice or emerging investigators in the field of health services and population health research (similar to CIHR pillar 3 or 4). Projects also require a co-applicant who is a user of research. The Foundation is committing $300,000 to $350,000 per year to this initiative. The value of an award is up to $50,000.00 per year for a maximum of two years.

Since 2010 the MSI Foundation has awarded grants to 40 new investigators, often as their first substantial peer- reviewed grant. On average we receive 40 Letters of Intent per year, select 15 for full applications and fund 5-7 projects. A range of health disciplines and wide variety of projects have been supported as indicated on our website.

In keeping with theirmandate, projects must be conducted in Alberta and directed toward “promoting matters of health in the best interests of the people of Alberta”. MSI is inviting Letters of Intent, describing the research project. From these letters, a number of investigators will be invited to develop full applications. These applications will undergo peer review for selection and funding.

For further information and to view the guidelines and call for letters of intent, please visit the Foundation’s web site or contact the MSI office at (780) 421-7532.

LOI Deadline: December 1, 2017

Accelerating Innovations into Care (AICE)

The AICE program provides funding support to generate real-world evidence in a clinical setting for new technologies developed by SME innovators that have the potential to address priority needs of Alberta’s health system. The funding enables the health system to test and validate the impacts of new technologies, particularly on disease pathways or workflow, with the intent of informing adoption and improving the health system and overall health of Albertans.

50% total project costs up to $150,000 per project; maximum of 18 months.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year; acceptance is contingent on availability of Alberta Innovates funding for this program.

Next expected deadline: Open Call

For more information, click HERE.

Programs & Events

Cannabis Research Day: Non-Medical Cannabis Legalization
“Real Options for Legalizing Cannabis”

A forum for discussion of the impact of non-medical cannabis legalization will have on our health care system and how we, Alberta’s research community, can work together to prepare.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jonathan Caulkins , H. Guyford Stever University Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy.

Date: October 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta, Maple Leaf Room

To register, click HERE.

Important Announcements

In this issue:

  • GAP(HS) News
    • Thank You!
    • Support for Non-Project/Foundation CIHR Competitions
    • Concept Discussions
  • Project & Foundation Competition Updates
    • Preparing for the March 2018 Project Competition – We want to hear from you!
    • National Number of Grants Submitted/Registered & Awarded for Project & Foundation Competitions
  • News
    • New Research Services Office (RSO) Funding Opportunities Database & Training Materials
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Annual Report 2016-17
    • CIHR Policy Updates
  • Workshops & Webinars
    • Clinical Research Seminar Series – Administrative Health Data: An Application to Research in Alberta (Oct 10)
    • Practical Tips and Tools for Conducting Clinical Trials in Alberta (Oct 20)
    • Patient Oriented Research Training Program Session: Human Centered Design – Knowledge Translation (Nov 9)
    • Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform Workshops (Nov 8 – 23)
  • Funding & Award Opportunities
    • Pre-Announcements
    • Recent Funding Opportunities
  • Resources
    • Academic Recognition of Team Science: How to Optimize the Canadian Academic System
    • Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants
    • Clinical Research Seminar Series Presentation Slides Archive
  • Standing Items

Click HERE for more information.

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