October 26, 2017

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Everyone is welcome!  We can’t wait to see you there.

Funding Opportunities

Kaye Fund Competition Announcement
Call for Letters of Intent

The University of Alberta Hospital, Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the University Hospital Foundation, and the co-chairs of the Kaye Fund Competition Steering Committee are pleased to launch the Kaye Fund Competition.

This opportunity will fund individual or collaborative, interdisciplinary teams in the pursuit of research, innovation, and quality improvement projects that aim to establish new approaches to patient care at the University of Alberta Hospital and Kaye Edmonton Clinic. A total of $700K is available and projects from $25,000 to $250,000 will be considered.

LOI deadline: November 29, 2017
Application deadline: March 28, 2018

To download the announcement letter, click HERE.
To download the competition package, click HERE.

Are you a researcher or a clinician who has developed an innovative solution that could help to improve brain health or quality of life for older adults?

Do you want to work as part of a collaborative health team to test that innovation in a real-world setting with the aging population?

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) is reaching out to let you know that we’ve launched our Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2). This program is designed to support teams of clinicians and researchers collaborating to test, validate, refine and disseminate innovative advanced-stage products, services or health practices in aging and brain health in a real-world care setting.

Through RCP2, CABHI will provide up to $500,000 (CAD) in funding per project to support those costs directly associated with the trial testing of an innovative solution at an advanced stage of development. More than $2 million in total funding is available through this program!

We are seeking applicants with innovations that are aimed at finding solutions to specific care priorities that can help to support older adults living with dementia and their care partners, or solutions that are targeted at improving cognitive health in the aging population. Apply today!

Read the RCP2 Call for Innovations – Information Package for complete details about the application process, eligibility and selection criteria before submitting your application form.

Submit your Expression of Interest by 5 pm on November 30, 2017 (EST). CABHI will perform a preliminary review and shortlist applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online application by January 17, 2018.

Deadline: February 16, 2018

For more information, click HERE.

Join a webinar to learn more!
Register for a webinar to learn more about how to submit a successful proposal for RCP2. Topics will include: keys to a successful proposal, how to submit a proposal through our online portals, funding allocation and responsibility for reporting, and much more.

Webinar Dates & Times:
Friday, November 10, 2017: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST (Link to register)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.EST (Link to register)

Programs & Events

Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduates, Graduate, Postdocs and Professors / Scholars from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Dr. Thian Yew Gan
Professor of University of Alberta
DAAD Research Ambassador (Since 2011)
Guest University Professor (W3) of Technical University of Munich & DAAD Visiting Professor (2006-07)
Visiting Scholar, United Nation University (UNU-FLORES), Dresden, Germany (2013)
Visiting Professor, Technical University Berlin (2015)
Visiting Professor, Ludwig Maximillian University (2017)


Each year, about 120,000 foreigners (students, professionals and scholars) receive financial support from German funding organizations such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst), Alexander von
Humbolt Foundation (AvH), German Research Foundation (DFG), Max Planck Society (MPG), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG), Helmholtz Association and Leibniz Association, to study and to conduct collaborative research with German researchers / scientists / professors at universities and research institutions across Germany. This seminar will first give a general overview of higher education and research in Germany, which is Europe’s leading economy, and one of the world’s leading nations in scientific research and technology. Then, information will be provided on the opportunity for students of North America (Canada and USA) to advance their academic career via study visits or seminars, summer courses, internships, or research projects at graduate schools of Germany, and supported through scholarships, fellowships, research grants or work contracts, for durations ranging from several days to several years.

Date: (TODAY) October 26, 2017
Time: 5:00-5:50 p.m.
Location: Lecture Theatre ETLC E1-007

For more information, contact:
Dr. Thian Yew Gan, tgan@ualberta.ca, Tel:780-492-9376

The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 11.59 PM (MST)October 30. Register or submit your poster abstract HERE.

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