December 8, 2017

Winter Closure Notice

Friday, December 22 is the last day before the University closes for the winter break. University offices will be closed from Saturday, December 23 to Monday, January 1 inclusive.

For grant or scholarship applications due the first week of January 2018 requiring institutional sign off please be sure to submit a complete application package (including signatures pages, CVs, attachments, budget, budget justification etc) including all required signatures (agency signature page and UofA signature page) to the Research Services Office no later than Tuesday, December 19.

For RSO questions, please contact Pat Jones (780.492.1576) or Dawne Pewar (780.492.2464).

Funding Opportunities


The CIHR Project grant Spring 2018 Registration deadline is February 6, 2018.

The internal (Faculty of Nursing) deadline for submission of full applications is February 20, 2018.

The UofA deadline for submission of full applications to RSO will be February 22, 2018.

The CIHR deadline for submission of applications to CIHR by RSO is March 6, 2018.

This allows RSO 7 working days to review and either return the applications to the applicant for corrections or submit the applications to CIHR.

For more information about the Project Grant, click HERE.

2018 CFN Catalyst Grant Competition

CFN welcomes proposals for research, knowledge translation or quality improvement studies directly addressing the “top ten” Canadian frailty priorities generated by the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership.

Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition will use the results from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the voices of older Canadians living with frailty into the agenda.

About the Competition:

This Catalyst Grant Program supports scalable implementation studies, feasibility studies, translational studies or quality improvement studies that investigate novel and innovative approaches, methodologies and/or technologies, including social innovations and novel approaches to policy change.

Studies must focus on older Canadians living with frailty and/or their families and caregivers and protocols must include frailty assessment of all study participants using a published and validated frailty assessment instrument appropriate for the care setting.

Total budget for this competition is $650,000. This is in addition to the funds allocated for work conducted in the province of New Brunswick (see Program Guidelines for details). Projects with multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams will be funded for up to 16 months and to a maximum of $100,000. Proposals must include partners who have committed cash or eligible in-kind contributions on a 1:1 basis to CFN funding.


Only those projects that submit an Intent to Apply by the due date will be eligible to later submit for consideration a full application package. The Intent to Apply is due by Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5 pm ET to

Full Application packages must be submitted by Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5 pm ET, using Forum, CFN’s online application and reporting system.

For more information, click HERE.

CIHR: Health System Impact Fellowships for Doctoral Trainees and Post-Doctoral Fellows

A funding opportunity offered by CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in partnership with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH), the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), the Institute of Infection and Immunity (III), the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), and Mitacs.


The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields (e.g., public health, informatics, economics, nursing), a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations), and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

This is the second launch of the HSI Fellowship program and it now contains a stream for doctoral trainees and a stream for post-doctoral fellows.

Who should apply?

Stream A: a trainee who is enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree and studying HSPR or related fields for their doctoral training at Canadian CIHR eligible institution by the application deadline (please read the Funding Opportunity details)

Stream B: a trainee who has obtained their doctoral degree in HSPR or related fields no more than five years prior to the application deadline or who has completed their PhD requirements by the start date of the award (please read the Funding Opportunity details).

Duration, amount, and partnership requirements:

  • The maximum amount per doctoral award is $ 50,000 per year for a maximum of 1 year. Of this:
    • Stipend: $45,000
    • Professional development training and research allowance: $5,000
  • The maximum amount per post-doctoral award is $155,000 total for 2 years. Of this:
    • Stipend: $70,000 per year
    • Professional development training and research allowance: $7,500 per year
  • CIHR, MSFHR and Mitacs will contribute up to a maximum of 70% of the total award value and applicants must secure the remaining 30% of the award value in cash from the host partner organization
    • The NBHRF will commit the full 30% partner contribution for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows working with public and not-for-profit organizations and half of the 30% partner contribution for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows working with private sector organizations in New Brunswick

How to find a host partner organization:

Please refer to the Host Partner Organization page for a list of organizations that have expressed interest in hosting doctoral trainees and/or post-doctoral fellows. The list is not exhaustive; applicants may also approach organizations that are not on the list.

Where can I learn more?

For more information, click HERE.

NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to “de-implement” or reduce the use of strategies and interventions that are not evidence-based, have been prematurely widely adopted, yield sub-optimal benefits for patients, or are harmful or wasteful.

RSO Deadline: January 29, 2018
NIH Deadline: February 5, 2018

For more information, click HERE.

2018 Joint E/SH SCN Undergraduate Summer Studentship Awards, co-sponsored by the Emergency SCN and the Seniors Health SCN

This competition will support undergraduate student participation in research projects related to older person’s emergency medicine care or experiences during the summer months of 2018. Please see the attached call for full details and eligibility.

Deadline: February 5, 2018

Click HERE to download the application guidelines.
Click HERE to download the application form.

Please note that this second competition will run in addition to the general Seniors Health SCN Summer Studentship Competition, announced on November 30.

Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network
2017-2018 Research and Innovation Seed Grants

The Scientific Office of the Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (RHSCN) will provide up to three Research and Innovation Seed (RIS) Grants to support short-
term, pilot research projects, student-initiated research, or research and innovation activities in the area of respiratory health. For this competition, the overarching goal of
the RIS Grant is to support research that aligns with the RHSCN long-term Research and Innovation strategic goal of accelerating respiratory knowledge that has provincial impact on improving patient care.

Deadline to Register: December 21, 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

To download the call for applications, click HERE.

2018 Emergency SCN Summer Studentship

2018 Emergency SCN Systematic Review Grant Competition

For more information, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Health Professions Strategy and Practice (HPSP) and Research Innovation & Analytics (RIA) are collaborating to launch the second Research Challenge – an opportunity for teams of front-line nurses, allied health and other care providers to work together over 20-24 months (January 2018-Fall 2019) to learn about clinical research and conduct a small scale research study designed to answer their clinical practice question.

Successful applicants will receive education and mentorship from an experienced
researcher to design and conduct a small scale research project.

We are looking for experienced researchers to volunteer to mentor novice researchers.

For more information, click HERE.