February 13, 2019

New day, same content!  The Research Portfolio Bulletin will now be updated on Wednesdays.  Keep an eye on your inbox for updates on all things nursing research.


Funding Opportunities


CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grants

CIHR’s mandate is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of virtual Institutes and Initiatives. The Institutes and Initiatives are networks of researchers and stakeholders brought together to focus on important health problems, with each Institute/Initiative dedicated to a specific area of focus, linking and supporting researchers pursuing common goals.

One of the mechanisms for the Institutes/Initiatives to achieve their mandates is by offering planning and/or dissemination grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives.

Deadline: March 5, 2019

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LeadAction | Breast Cancer Du Sein Competition

The Breast Cancer Foundation and IRICoR are pleased to announce the launch of LeadAction|Breast Cancer du Sein research competition. The goal of this joint call for projects is to fuel innovation and accelerate the discovery of new treatments that are accessible to patients, by funding groundbreaking breast cancer research projects in Quebec and across Canada.

Deadline: March 18, 2019

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Attention Students!


URI Stipend

Applications are now open for the URI Stipend (for projects beginning in Summer or Fall 2019). The URI Stipend offers $5000 for undergraduate students to undertake a mentored, interdisciplinary research project. Students in their first undergraduate program in any discipline are eligible to apply, and targeted funding is available in several areas.

Deadline: February 27, 2019

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Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network Summer Studentship Award

The Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (RHSCN) Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) supports and provides training and mentorship opportunities to increase capacity in respiratory research across Alberta. One of the most efficient ways to increase research capacity is to engage undergraduate students from a variety of healthrelated disciplines in research projects at early stages in their academic training. The RHSCN Summer Studentship Program is designed to provide funding support to undergraduate students to participate and develop research skills applied to the area of respiratory health relevant to the RHSCN strategic goals. This capacity building initiative will also support trainees towards the generation of evidence to drive decision-making, ongoing health care system improvement and sustainability. This business case is aligned with the strategic directions of the RHSCN Scientific Office of:

  1. Advancing knowledge
  2. Research capacity building and training
  3. Engaging and build partnerships for research and innovation.

Two RHSCN Summer Studentship Awards will be offered, providing a stipend $1,500/month per applicant for a maximum of 4 months during the summer ($6,000.00 total maximum per applicant). Matching funding is encouraged; however, additional funding will not be provided in excess of $6,000/summer for a 4-month period. The total funding support for this award is $12,000.00 (up to two awards).

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Internal (FoN) Deadline: March 6, 2019

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The Lung Association of AB and NWT Graduate Studentship Award

Awards are available on an annual basis to qualified graduate students who are undertaking full-time training in research related to lung health and biology leading to an M.Sc. or Ph. D degree. The eligibility criteria, stipend amount and duration of support may change from year to year. Usually, these grants will not exceed $12,500 per year, per award.

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Internal (FoN) Deadline: March 27, 2019

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