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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.


Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network™ (MNCY SCN™) 2018 Seed Grant Competition

Funding is being made available for up to TWO Seed Grants of up to $15,000 each to support research focused on innovative approaches to improve health outcomes in Alberta’s population. Projects must focus on one or more of the priority populations of the MNCY SCN:

  • Maternal
  • Infant
  • Fetal
  • Child
  • Neonatal
  • Youth
  • Newborn

Register Intention to Submit: November 30, 2017
Applications Due: January 8, 2018
Notice of Decision: February 28, 2018

For more information, click HERE.


Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce that the online application forms are now available for the upcoming Innovation Grants and Innovation to Impact Grants competitions. Please visit the Canadian Cancer Society research website for program and application information www.cancer.ca/researchNote: We anticipate a large volume of applications for these competitions. Please review program information carefully to ensure the work proposed fits the mandate of the program(s).

Innovation Grants:
These grants have been created to support unconventional (“high risk/high reward”) concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research. Budgets awarded may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant.

Please note the following:

  • The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute for Cancer Research to jointly fund Innovation Grants.
  • A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition as a result of the merger of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with CCS.
  • There is funding available for a meritorious application focused on uterine cancer as a result of a generous donation.

It is anticipated that up to 30 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Abstract registration deadline: December 15, 2017
Full application deadline: March 29, 2018
(Note that an abstract registration must be submitted in order to submit a full application)

Innovation to Impact Grants:

These grants are intended to support the further development of significant findings based on the goals originally explored through a funded CCS Innovation Grant or eligible CBCF Grant. Note: Only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant OR CBCF grant with a project end date between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2018 are eligible for this program.  All applications must include details of the significant achievements from the previous grant, specifics on how the proposed work is a logical progression that builds on the previous grant and the potential of the work to impact cancer.

Budgets awarded may be up to $150,000 per year for up to 3 years, to a maximum of $450,000 per grant.

As a result of the merger of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with CCS, a special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition.

Note: an eligibility review will be conducted and only successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

It is anticipated that up to 11 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Abstract registration deadline: December 15, 2017
Full application deadline: March 29, 2018
(Note that an abstract registration must be submitted and deemed relevant to this funding opportunity in order to submit a full application)

Travel Awards:

These awards are intended to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium r other appropriate professional meeting. PhD or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are eligible to apply.

It is anticipated that up to 10 Travel Awards will be awarded in each competition (30 awards per year).

Full application deadline: January 15, 2018

Grant submissions
All applications must be submitted through the online application system (EGrAMS) by 5p.m. EST on the deadline date. Submissions will not be accepted beyond these times.


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 (EST).

For more information, click HERE.


Prairieaction Foundation (PAF)

PAF is committed to funding research that leads to community awareness related to issues of violence and abuse and is specifically interested in research that engages in solution focused outcomes, leading to better programs to keep our communities safer. Through our CARE Grants we have provided funds that have supported a variety of research projects that have led to solid outcomes in addressing violence and abuse. Please see our website address below for further information on CARE Grants or to apply.

Our newest initiative is the Tri-Provincial Research Grants which aims to fund research across all three prairie provinces. At this time, PAF is requesting one Tri-Provincial research project to be conducted in the specific area outlined below:

The Intersection between Criminal and Family Court and Children’s Involvement in the Process as it Relates to Intimate Partner Violence.

There has been considerable concern regarding children falling through the cracks when families are navigating both the family and criminal courts in matters of intimate or family violence. Navigating two courts is challenging for the families and children are almost always the ones to suffer when there is a delay in proceedings or a lack of information sharing. Children also have little involvement in the process. Prairieaction is calling for research to explore this issue using the below criteria:

  • Research must have a qualitative focus with emphasis on understanding the current literature in this area.
  • PAF is concerned with the impact of the criminal and family courts on children’s safety, protection, and well-being. Research must include:
    • An environmental scan of stakeholders connected to topic area.
    • How are children who have been exposed to IPV placed at the centre of planning and involved in the process?
    • The processes for including children in decision making and having their voices heard?
    • What recommendations, if any, that may emerge from the findings of the research.
  • Must ensure there is a partnership between an academic and/or university and community organizations that have experience/background on this issue.
  • Identify in-kind contributions and/or donations.
  • Increased reporting required to the Research Coordinator, CARE Grant Committee as the research progresses.
  • Funding up to $50,000.

Deadline: February 28, 2018

For more information, click HERE.

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