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CIHR Foundation Grant

Note: Registration to the 2017 Foundation Grant funding opportunity will be accepted between May 8, 2017 and August 08, 2017. Once the registration has been submitted, applicants will have the ability to complete the full application.

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

The Foundation Grant program is expected to:

  • Support a broad base of health research leaders across all career stages, areas, and health-related disciplines including basic, biomedical research with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study;
  • Develop and maintain Canadian capacity in health research and other related fields;
  • Provide research leaders with the flexibility to pursue novel and innovative lines of inquiry;
  • Contribute to the creation and application of health-related knowledge through a wide range of research and/or knowledge translation activities, including relevant collaborations.

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2017
Application Deadline:
 September 12, 2017

For more information, click HERE.

 Health System Impact Fellowships – Continuing Care Branch in Alberta Health

Information: Priority Areas (excerpted):
1. Changes to home/community care – in light of proposed expansion and enhancements (including targeted funding from the federal government), there is the need to establish a formalized system for managing, monitoring, and assessing the impact of these changes to home and community care in Alberta. This would include improved public reporting on what results are expected to be achieved and whether we are achieving the planned objectives.

a. Standardized information on the home care population – There will an emphasis on expanding and improving upon information provided to the public and for internal monitoring and planning purposes with respect to the province’s home care client population.
2. Alberta’s Dementia Strategy and Action Plan – Pending its public release, there is the need to develop an overarching implementation framework to monitor the progress made and impacts associated with this provincial strategy and plan.

For further details, please see – scroll down to the partner organization to “C” for Continuing Care Branch

CIHR’s SPOR Innovative Clinical Trials – Multi-Year Operating Grant

Six multi-year operating grants of up to $1.5 million each over four years are available from CHIR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) to build capacity in innovative clinical trials.

Alberta Innovates will consider contributing towards matching funds for applications either led by an Alberta-based nominated principal applicant (NPA) or applications involving Alberta principal applicants (co-applicants) where the funds will be used in Alberta. We encourage all interested Alberta applicants intending to apply to please contact us by September 1, 2017 to be considered for Alberta Innovates funding.

CIHR LOI deadline: Sept 12, 2017

For more information, click HERE.

IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

The Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is launching its fourth round of the IHDCYH Talks video competition. This is a unique opportunity to submit short videos (recommended maximum length of five minutes) that share evidence-based messages in the areas of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health. This competition encourages the production of videos that present a clear evidence-based message to a lay audience that is designed to have a positive impact on the health of children, youth and families.

This competition is soliciting videos not just from members of the research community, but also more widely from non-governmental or not-for-profit organizations (including community or charitable organizations), as well as members of the general public who are able to demonstrate a clear, evidence-based message related to IHDCYH’s mandate.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,500; enough to fund a first place prize of $3,000, one runner-up prize of $1,000 and two specially commended prizes of $750.

Deadline: October 17, 2017

For more information, click HERE.

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