Research Bulletin: 31 MAY 2017

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Request for Proposals: Role of Neuroinflammation in Mental Disorders: Application of Multimodal Neuroimaging in the Assessment of Military PTSD

eCampus Ontario: Digital Inclusion Research

Ministry of Community and Social Services: Developmental Services Research Grant Fund

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD): Seed Grant

BrightFocus Foundation: Macular Degeneration Research Grants

GlycoNet: Catalyst Grant

GlycoNet: Collaborative Team Grant

CIHR Impact Grant: Canadian Epigenetics, Environment, and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) Phase II

Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): Seed Grant

Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): Strategic Research Grant

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Population Health Intervention Research on Legalization of Cannabis

Healthy Minds Canada/Pfizer Canada Workplace Depression Awards

Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): Ignite Grant

 

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Request for Proposals: Role of Neuroinflammation in Mental Disorders: Application of Multimodal Neuroimaging in the Assessment of Military PTSD

Defence Research and Development Canada is looking for a researcher to conduct a prospective, observational cohort study of Canadian Armed Forces personnel and veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); using a multimodal neuroimaging (i.e., PET, MRS, MRI) and multivariate biomolecular analysis approach, to assess brain and blood correlates of PTSD, which could yield both clinical utility and novel mechanistic insights into this condition.

AMOUNT: TBD
NOI DEADLINE:  June 19, 2017
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eCampus Ontario: Digital Inclusion Research

The objective of this funding opportunity is to provide support for researchers who wish to explore digital inclusion and related areas of focus, such as inequities in access to the Internet and digital skills, practices of design which exclude groups or individuals, and explorations of the concrete ways in which people can benefit from the application of digital skills and access across sectors as well as ways in which people may be put at risk as a result of lack of knowledge, or skills in digital technologies.

AMOUNT: Up to $20,000 for small-scale projects and up to $125,000 for large-scale projects
DEADLINE: June 19, 2017
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Ministry of Community and Social Services: Developmental Services Research Grant Fund

The objective of the Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant Fund is to support research capacity and innovative initiatives specifically for the Development Services sector.

MCSS is interested in obtaining research proposals that address the following research themes:

1. Criminal justice system and forensic services:

  • Identifying the effectiveness of various court diversion programs and preventative supports.
  • The identification of individuals with DD in the justice system

2. Support models/living arrangements/residential models for people with exceptional (i.e., medical and/or behavioural) needs:

  • Identifying physical space/design arrangements that best meet the needs of individuals with exceptional needs, along with the outcomes and costs associated with different models.

3. Direct funding:

  • Identifying accountability mechanisms to ensure the quality of services purchased.
  • Conducting a jurisdictional comparison of funding rates and maximum funding.
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of direct vs indirect funding, such as by addressing barriers and enablers; levels of satisfaction; social inclusion; development of support networks; creation of innovative services.
  • Identifying mechanisms to support healthy markets for direct funded services.

AMOUNT: The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects.
DEADLINE: July 5, 2017 by 12:00 PM
FULL DETAILS: Please contact your Research Officer.


Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD): Seed Grant

Proposals that address an MSD prevention related topic within the Centre’s priorities and that involve field research or use a laboratory based approach will be considered for funding. Priority will be given to proposals submitted that have a workplace partnership, include a component of the research being done in the partner facility, would be expected to have an impact relevant to prevention of MSD, and show plans to communicate results back to the workplace partner. Preference will be given to projects that will develop into or contribute to a future workplace intervention. Applications from new researchers, established researchers moving to focus on MSD prevention research or senior PhD students focusing on MSD prevention research will also be given priority. For this seed grant cycle, identified priority areas of interest include projects related to the healthcare sector, small to medium sized business partners, or aging.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for seed grant funding, applications must have at least one Centre researcher as a co-author. All listed applicants must be active collaborators and be actively engaged in the research project. The Principal Investigator may be a senior PhD student, a research associate at a participating institution or a new or established researcher from outside the Centre. If the Principal Investigator is not a Centre researcher, a biography of the principal investigator must be included with the application.
AMOUNT: $10,000
DEADLINE: July 10, 2017
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BrightFocus Foundation: Macular Degeneration Research Grants

The standard award provides significant funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.

AMOUNT: $160,000 over two years.
LOI DEADLINE: July 11, 2017
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
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GlycoNet: Catalyst Grant

GlycoNet is currently seeking to fund exploratory projects the successful completion of which would provide peliminary data to support other funding applications either to GlycoNet, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research or a private disease-specific foundation.

AMOUNT: Up to $75,000
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 14, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 14, 2017
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GlycoNet: Collaborative Team Grant

GlycoNet is currently seeking research projects that are multi-disciplinary, as defined by the NCE program. Accordingly, this Request for Proposals seeks to fund projects that are broad in scope and that involve at least two, and ideally more, research groups in different disciplines.

AMOUNT: $200,000/year for two years.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 14, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 14, 2017
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CIHR Impact Grant: Canadian Epigenetics, Environment, and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) Phase II

This funding opportunity is intended to support significant progression in epigenetic research where there is the potential to overcome significant challenges or hurdles to translation. These may span the spectrum of basic discovery through to translational research of relevance to the clinic. This program is not intended to support incremental research advances, but ones where the opportunity for high impact breakthroughs is expected. The goals are to promote major advancement in epigenetic research at whatever stage of translation, from the fundamental discovery stage (including studies in model organisms and on basic epigenetic mechanisms), through to applied research (including clinical proof of concept or population-based proposals).

Research Areas:

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant, but not limited to, the following research areas:

  • complex diseases and chronic conditions, including but not limited to cancer, mental health and  how diet and nutrition can influence chronic disease,
  • inflammation and host-microbiome interactions,
  • health and wellness considerations for Indigenous Peoples
  • implications for populations with vulnerabilities

Alternatively, applications may focus on underlying mechanisms/approaches in epigenetics research that could have broad implications for health and disease. These could include, for example:

  • new isolation techniques for characterization of distinct cells within tissues (including single cell assays)
  • new methods to reduce the number of cells required for epigenomic assays
  • new biomarkers and epigenetic signatures that have the potential to stratify patient populations or disease phenotypes, or predict treatment response
  • Translation of validated biomarkers into drug-able targets or other therapeutics interventions

AMOUNT: Up to $200,000 per year for up to 3 years.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 18, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2017
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Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): Seed Grant

The purpose of the SEED grant is to provide funding for pilot studies in arrhythmia research to gain preliminary results which can strengthen applications for CANet's larger grants such as the Strategic Research Grant (SRG).

AMOUNT:  Up to $25,000.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2017
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Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): Strategic Research Grant

The Strategic Research Grant (SRG) program is intended to support small and large scale multidisciplinary mutli-sectoral research projects that are presented in the context of a program of research that is aligned with the strategic priorities of the network.

AMOUNT: Not specified
LOI DEADLINE: July 31, 2017 by 4:00 PM EST
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CIHR Catalyst Grant: Population Health Intervention Research on Legalization of Cannabis

This funding opportunity is expected to:

  • Support the prompt initiation of intervention research that will assess how the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis in Canada could directly or indirectly impact population health and health equity;
  • Generate data and evidence to monitor and evaluate the potential benefits, harms, and unintended consequences of legalizing and regulating non-medical cannabis to population health and health equity; and
  • Facilitate consideration and application of new evidence from population health intervention research to inform ongoing and future development of policies, practices, and programs involving cannabis.

AMOUNT: Up to $100,000 for one year.
DEADLINE: August 22, 2017
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Healthy Minds Canada/Pfizer Canada Workplace Depression Awards

The Healthy Minds Canada/Pfizer Canada Workplace Depression Awards are designed to help advance clinical research and patient care in psychiatry by supporting Canadian investigators. All submitted proposal will be evaluated by an external independent review committee comprised of Canadian medical research experts

There are two awards valued at $25,000 each in the following areas of interest:

1. Research assessing the impact of rapid and early optimization of treatment in depression:

  • On depression and level of functional improvement in workplace productivity, presenteeism and absenteesim
  • To minimize depression relapse in the workplace
  • To minimize the incidence of/mitigate the risks for depression in the workplace (e.g. quality improvement research).

2. Research assessing the impact of psychiatric drug substitution on medication effectiveness and functional recovery in depression with respect to:

  • Efficacy, tolerability and adherence to medication following brand-to-generic switches
  • Understand patient, pharmacist and physician awareness of the potential impact of switches (brand-to-generic or generic-to-generic medications).

DEADLINE: September 1, 2017
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Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): Ignite Grant

The Ignite Grant aims to foster collaborative relationships between Canadian-based companies and network investigators. An Ignite project must focus on creating an innovative solution for a company-specific problem through the generation of new knowledge or the application of existing knowledge.

AMOUNT: Up to $25,000 is available for projects that involve network investigators working with Canadian-based companies in areas aligned with CANet's strategic priorities. A minimum 1:1 in-kind matching funds contribution is required.
DEADLINE: Continuous
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