November 9, 2018

Funding Opportunities

2019 Operating Grant

Awarding operating grants annually is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental research, early translational and environment-cancer in the broad field of cancer and contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease. The Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Competition is open to researchers across Canada.

LOI Deadline: December 4, 2018
Application Deadline: February 13, 2019

For more information, click HERE.

Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

To help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community better understand data management and incorporate data management considerations into research practices, SSHRC’s Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers Connection Grants to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.

Research data management supports the effective and responsible conduct of research, and increases the ability to store, find and reuse research data. A strong culture of data management will serve Canadian research excellence and support the development of social sciences and humanities insights. It will also benefit Canadian researchers working in international partnerships and collaborations as funders around the globe implement and strengthen data management requirements.

Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative applications are subject to the Connection Grants evaluation criteria and scoring. In addition, as part of its assessment of the proposal’s relevance to the objectives of the Connection program, under the Connection Grants Challenge criteria, the merit review committee will evaluate the degree to which applications respond to one or more of the following objectives:

  • develop and/or adopt data management standards, practices, tools and skills within and across disciplines and institutions, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities;
  • connect researchers or students with data management professionals and service providers (e.g., librarians, programmers, specialists in research ethics, etc.), and other stakeholders (e.g., research subjects and users) to increase knowledge of data management;
  • share and develop knowledge and skills relating to data collection and storage, metadata, preservation, retention, sharing, credit and citation;
  • share and develop knowledge and skills related to the responsible ownership, control, access and possession of data used or created in the context ofIndigenous research (e.g., the application of OCAP® principles); and
  • through other activities, enable the social sciences and humanities research community to strengthen its ability to fulfill the roles and responsibilities indicated in the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management, and the requirements proposed in the draft tri-agency research data management policy.

Deadlines: February 1, May 1, and August 1, 2019

Trans-Atlantic Platform Launches Social Innovation Call for Proposals

The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation Call for Proposals, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing our understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation.

The call brings together funding organizations from Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. It is open to teams with members from at least three of these countries. Teams must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic.

Research partners will receive funding from the national funding agency from their country of origin for projects that can last up to 36 months.

Collaboration through this call will enable researchers to:

  • address social challenges, such as the digital divide; urban and rural developments and cohesion; access to public services and infrastructure; ethnic conflicts; human rights and legislation; the current state of democracy; and equality and social, political and human values;
  • learn from the experiences of multisectoral collaboration for social innovation practiced on both sides of the Atlantic (e.g., innovative forms of economic organization, new digital technologies and accessibility; global and local environmental issues and sustainable development; strategies for social cohesion; integration of health and social care services; and improvement of education and overcoming of linguistic barriers);
  • apply and adapt approaches from one locale to another; and
  • generalize and/or scale up local experiences.

Deadline: February 14, 2019

SSHRC will be offering a webinar about the competition on November 22, 2018. Consult the Upcoming Webinars page for instructions on how to participate.

For more information, click HERE.

CIHR Pre-Announcement : Early Career Investigator in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health

CIHR has released a pre-announcement for the next iteration of this program for ECIs, see below for anticipated deadline dates.   This program consists of an annual funding opportunity to support research that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes.  Previous iterations of this competition do require a minimum of 1:1 matching, with a maximum of $35,000/yr for 3 years available from CIHR.

If you are considering applying but need help securing matching funding CIHR does have a Partner Linkage Tool to facilitate new collaborations between applicant funding partners and Early Career Investigators.

For more information, click HERE.

Registration Deadline: April 2019
Application Deadline: May 2019

Programs & Events

Tri-Agency Program Officers Meeting Opportunity

In conjunction with the RSO’s Research Funding Fair, Program Officers from each of the Tri-Agencies will be available for brief one-on-one meetings, during the day on November 22. The Grant Assist program is assisting RSO to coordinate the scheduling of those meetings.

This is an opportunity to clarify any questions you may have about past or future grant applications, funding opportunities, research themes, means to success, etc., directly with an officer from SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR.

If you are interested in a meeting with a SSHRC Program Officer, click HERE.

If you have research interests that (even possibly) overlap with CIHR or NSERC opportunites, you may wish to meet with one of their program officers:

Availability for all one-on-one meetings is on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the solo meetings on November 22, the SSHRC program officers will be holding Q & A sessions at these times:

  • November 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Campus St. Jean (Geneviève Truchon; en francais).
  • November 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – ECHA 5-099, (Lina Crompton, for Faculties of Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry, and School of Public Health).
  • November 21, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – EDU North 2-111 (Geneviève Truchon, for Faculties of Education, Extension, Law, Native Studies, and School of Library and Information Studies)
  • November 21, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Tory Building 1-129 (Lina Crompton, for Faculties of Arts, ALES, Engineering, Science, Libraries and School of Business).

Presentations and updates from SSHRC:

  • November 22, 11:00 a.m.- 11:50 a.m. room 2-140 ECHA (Geneviève Truchon & Lina Crompton)
  • November 22, 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. room 2-140 ECHA (Geneviève Truchon & Lina Crompton)

ARCC Program Webinar: Claire de Oliveira
Preventable Acute Care Spending Among High-Cost Patients with Cancer: A Population-Based Study

Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST) / 10:00am – 11:00pm (PST) / 2:00pm – 3:00pm (AT)

To join the Skype meeting, click HERE.

To join by phone: +1(647)260-0871 (Primary Toronto Location Profile) (United States) / +1(866)627-5201 (Primary Toronto Location Profile) (United States) / Find a local number
Conference ID: 3207838

Important Announcements

Research Ethics Requirements

All faculty, staff and students who conduct human participant research and/or who use animals in research, teaching and testing need to have ethics approval from a University of Alberta ethics committee for their work before it starts.  The REO website has comprehensive information on ethics requirements, processes and policies.

REO has developed a simple self-assessment tool (When Is Ethics Review Required) to help researchers understand when they need to get more advice from the Research Ethics Office.  Ethics requirements change over time and REO will always have current and accurate information.

REO provides advice, consultation and training by email, telephone and in person to individuals, research groups, classes and seminars, staff orientations and department meetings. Please contact Research Ethics Office.

VOTE TODAY: IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

A Team Effort by:
Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK)
Translating Evidence in Child Health to Enhance Outcomes (ECHO)
Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE)

For the third time, TREKK, ECHO and ARCHE has entered the IHDCYH Talks Video Competition, hosted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Learn more about the competition here. Our entry, a whiteboard video about acute otitis media (ear infection) in children, outlines how parents or caregivers can comfort their
child and gives information about when to go to the emergency department (ED).

Watch (and like!) the video HERE.

Our strong network of partners and collaborators help guide the work we do. We are grateful for the support from fellow healthcare staff, organizations, researchers, patients and their families.

For more information on this entry into the IHDCYH Talks Video Competition, click HERE.

Attention Students!

CFN Summer Student Awards go to eligible undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a degree program at a Canadian university. During the summer they work under supervisors on research related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty, and also complete modules of the CFN Interdisciplinary Training Program.

For more information, click HERE.

Intent to Apply Deadline: November 13, 2018
Application Deadline: December 11, 2018

Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded twice a year: December and April. The value of the scholarships are remitted through editorial assistance as follows:

Master’s candidates: $750
Doctoral candidates: $2,500
Junior academics: $500

These figures reflect the upper bracket of costs of editorial assistance for master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and academic journal articles, respectively. All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment. There are no institutional, departmental, or national restrictions.

Winter 2018 Deadline: November 25, 2018
Spring 2019 Deadline: March 25, 2019

For more information, click HERE.

Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research – Primary Health Care

This call for applications for TUTOR-PHC is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, mid-career clinicians, and decision makers in primary health care.

TUTOR-PHC or Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research – Primary Health Care, is a one-year, pan-Canadian interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

Why apply?

  • Primary health care research training
  • Earn University Credit, CME credits & Certificate of Completion
  • Valuable feedback on your own primary health care research
  • Mentorship from experienced interdisciplinary primary health care researchers and decision-makers
  • Networking experiences with 200+ pan-Canadian alumni
  • Interdisciplinary team experience & enhanced skillset to offer your employer
  • Become a Fellow in this prestigious, one of-a-kind training program
  • Each trainee will be responsible for a $3000 CND program fee – which includes travel to the Symposium

Deadline: December 3, 2018

For more information, click HERE.
To read the Call for Applications, click HERE.

Please contact Project Coordinator, Rob Van Hoorn ( if you are interested in applying.

We are excited to notify you about two additional opportunities for successful TUTOR-PHC applicants:

  1. An internship with a pan-Canadian health system innovation network office funded by CIHR which deals with facilitating information exchange across provincial units, promotes a learning health care system, and assists with the spread and scale-up of successful primary and integrated health care innovations across Canada.
  2. A placement with a CIHR-funded Community Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Team called TRANSFORMATION, which will provide an opportunity to work on their existing dataset, which consists of health care research data from across Canada. The trainee will have the opportunity to conduct quantitative analysis and further develop their skillset in utilizing measures and working with team members from various stakeholder groups and regions from across Canada.

NOTE: Reminder – these opportunities will be made available to a successful applicant of the TUTOR-PHC program. Interested applicants should therefore consider applying to the TUTOR-PHC program (above).

Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network: Indigenous Health Research Principal Investigator Recruitment

The AIM-HI Network and the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) have collaborated with the goal of supporting Indigenous Health Research Initiatives in Alberta, which includes increasing the number of Indigenous Researchers. Through this collaboration, AIM-HI and AFNIGC will be providing salary funding to First Nations, Métis and Inuit research undergraduate and graduate students, who will work to support the development of proposals to be submitted to the Federal Research Granting Agencies in Canada (Canadian Institute of Health Research, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) by Indigenous Health Research Principal Investigators located in Universities across the Province of Alberta. This recruitment call is to identify interested Indigenous Health Research Principal Investigators who are willing to supervise and mentor students throughout the duration of the project term.

A salary of up to $10,000.00 will be awarded to First Nations, Métis and Inuit research undergraduate and graduate students for the duration of the project term. The expectation is that the student will work with the Principal Investigator to develop a grant proposal for submission to one of the Federal Research Granting Agencies in Canada. The student will participate in AIM-HI activities. In addition, AFNIGC will be providing administrative support and learning opportunities for the students to further enhance understandings of First Nation worldviews. A minimum of 4 awards will be distributed, with the possibility for additional awards pending current funding applications.

Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility

  • Proposal topics must focus on Indigenous health, this includes social sciences and natural sciences;
  • Ability to mentor a First Nations, Métis and Inuit research undergraduate or graduate student for the duration of the identified term; and
  • Willingness to participate in AFNIGC & AIM HI Mentor Orientation Training Session.

Deadline: January 15, 2019

For more information and to download the application form, click HERE.