September 14, 2018

Funding Opportunities

Grand Challenges Canada: Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to CAD$100,000 for up to 12 months. The funding opportunity is open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada.

Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights seeks bold ideas with big impact, for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed.

Areas of particular interest include innovations that focus on sexual and gender-based violence and child, early and forced marriage, and innovations with potential for scaling and strong paths to sustainability.

Deadline: September 25, 2018

For more information, click HERE.

Alzheimer Society Research Competition

New Investigator Grant
Amount: $75,000/year Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Within the first 2 years of initial faculty position

Research Grant
Amount: $75,000/year Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must hold a faculty position with a Canadian university or affiliated institution

Deadline: November 9, 2018

For more information, click HERE.

2019 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program

This Scientific Collaboration Support Program, financed by the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF), aims to support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada by promoting researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and students.

This program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. Submitted proposals must be joint projects between a French institution (all universities, Grandes Écoles, and research organizations are eligible) and one of the 20 FCRF’s Canadian member universities.

Deadline: November 16, 2018

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

MSI Foundation: Calls 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 2019 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 45 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 our mandate, projects must be conducted in Alberta and directed toward “promoting matters of health in the best interests of the people of Alberta”. We are 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.

LOI Deadline: November 30, 2018
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019

To view the call, click HERE.
For LOI guidelines, click HERE.

For more information, click HERE.

Attention (Graduate) Students!

The Faculty of Nursing Research Portfolio Presents:
Graduate Student Learning Series: Launchpad to Research 

The University Of Alberta Faculty Of Nursing seeks to create and sustain a culture of graduate research through the Graduate Student Learning Series: Launchpad to Research, a monthly seminar series held over the course of the academic year. The event is open to all Faculty of Nursing graduate students in person and online.  The program raises students’ awareness of and interest in research through a rich breadth of speakers who engage in a broad range of research and methods.  Students are supported in developing the tools for research by ensuring ongoing opportunity for open discussion and increased awareness of essential research components and opportunities.

Mark your calendars!
Dates: Last Thursday of every month (no sessions will be held in December or April)

Registration will open on September 17, 2018.  You will be notified by email when it is open.

The first session has been scheduled for September 27, 2018.  Please see below:

Please direct questions about this program to

Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship

The Alberta SPOR Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Unit is accepting applications for its Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship. This opportunity allows individuals enrolled in a thesis-based master’s or PhD program at an Alberta university to undertake health-related research with a patient-oriented approach.

Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information, click HERE.

Alzheimer Society Research Competition

Amount: $22,000/year Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Within first 18 months of PhD program

Amount: $41,500/year (PhD) | $51,500/year (MD) Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Within 18 months of obtaining PhD (extension may be given to MDs)

Deadline: November 9, 2018

For more information, click HERE.