RESEARCH BULLETIN: 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty of Health: Conference Travel Funds

SSHRC Research Opportunity Grants Program

SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

Faculty of Health: Junior Faculty Funds

Faculty of Health: Minor Research Grant

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: Operating Grants

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) Catalyst Grant: Medication Optimization

CIMVHR Request for Proposals - Validation of a novel method to predict aircrew cockpit accommodation in RCAF aircraft

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario: Seed Funding Grant

Alzheimer's Association: International Research Grant

Stem Cell Network: Disease Team Research Agreement Program

Stem Cell Network: Public Policy Impact Research Agreements

CIMVHR Advanced Analytics Initiative

SSHRC: Connection Grants

Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANET): Research Opportunities

Alzheimer Society of Canada: New Investigator Grant

Alzheimer Society of Canada: Research Grant

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Sex as a Variable in Biomedical Research

CIHR Operating Grant: Economic Forecasting

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response Canada 2018 - Parkinson's & Related Diseases

CIHR Operating Grant: Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

 

Faculty of Health: Conference Travel Funds

Conference travel funds are awarded to full time faculty members to offset the cost of travel to conferences.

AMOUNT: Up to $1,000 per fiscal year
DEADLINE: October 2, 2017
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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: Operating Grants

The Operating Grant Program is intended to support various research operations in all aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Society welcomes applications that are fundamental as well as applied studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

Based on the nature of the research, candidates can apply for one of the following awards:

  • Operating grant: Biomedical research
  • Operating grant: Clinical and Population Health research

AMOUNT: Up to $100,000 per year for up to three years
DEADLINE: October 2, 2017
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Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) Catalyst Grant: Medication Optimization

The CFN Catalyst Grant program aims to support research investigating appropriate medication prescribing/deprescribing and optimizing medication management for older Canadians living with frailty.

AMOUNT: Up to $100,000. Proposals must include partners who have committed cash or eligible in-kind contributions on a 1:1 basis to that of CFN funding.
NOI DEADLINE: October 6, 2017 by 5:00pm
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm
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CIMVHR Request for Proposals - Validation of a novel method to predict aircrew cockpit accommodation in RCAF aircraft

CIMVHR is seeking a researcher to perform a validation and comparative analysis of a methodology used by the Canadian Forces Aircrew Selection Centre (CFASC) to screen potential pilots, and determine its relative effectiveness to alternate assessment methods. The objective of this work isto serve the CFASC’s needs for instruments to better inform personnel discussions regarding pilot selection.

AMOUNT: $27,200
NOTICE OF INTEREST DEADLINE: October 6, 2017
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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario: Seed Funding Grant

POGO offers annual Seeding Funding Grants to facilitate/support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.

AMOUNT: $15,000
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 6, 2017 by 5:00 pm
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Alzheimer's Association: International Research Grant

The International Research Grant Program aims to support research projects focused on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

2018 Areas of Focus

  • Research in Diverse Populations: Closing the Gap
  • Social/Behavoural and Cognitive/Functional Focus: Evaluating Interventions and Translating Knowledge into Practice
  • Biological Focus: Causes, Early Detection, Treatment, Models, Prevention and Risk Factors

AMOUNT: Up to $150,000 over 2 to 3 years. Please see website for complete details.
LOI DEADLINE: October 9, 2017, 5:00 pm EST
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 28, 2017, 5:00pm EST
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Stem Cell Network: Disease Team Research Agreement Program

Disease Team Research Agreements will support projects that are developing novel cellular or stem cell-related therapeutic approaches to tissue repair and regeneration for specific diseases. This includes, cell-based, protein-based, small molecule based or other approaches. Proposals must clearly describe the translational bench to bedside path of the research and identify where the proposed research stands along the path.

AMOUNT: Up to $200,000 for eleven months
DEADLINE: October 16, 2017
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Stem Cell Network: Public Policy Impact Research Agreements

Public Policy Impact Research Agreements support projects that address public policy issues relevant to stem cell research. Projects may also consist of a workshop or series on critical stem cell related issues, with the goal to bring together different stakeholder groups to stimulate discussion and generate briefing documents, white papers and/or policy recommendations. Examples of issues that may be addressed through the Public Policy stream include research ethics, derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells, animal models, patient rights, and use of new technologies. Applications in new or emerging areas are also welcome, for example: access and allocation issues; issues in the use of unproven cell therapies, and reimbursement issues.

AMOUNT: $40,000 for eleven months
DEADLINE: October 16, 2017
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CIMVHR Advanced Analytics Initiative

The CIMVHR Advanced Analytics Initiative is a program that encourages applications from multi-disciplines to submit project proposals to compete for access to funding, computer resources and expertise available through CIMVHR and IBM Canada¾ researchers interested in applying will include medical resources to accelerate research and improve health of Military, Veterans and/or their families supported by data scientist/computer science experts and architects with skills to combine the medical research with the data analytics and computer science aspects of the proposed project. CIMVHR and IBM are available to discuss the viability of your proposed project prior to completing and submitting the application.

The Initiative funds support priority areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Precision medicine: medication/treatment selection, order of care, response based treatment
  • Personalized care: treatment tailored to the individual
  • Military family challenges: impact of military families’ lifestyle on health and well-being
  • CIMVHR target population research data challenges: addressing privacy, consolidation, access, and mining for academic led research projects

AMOUNT: Up to $200,000 over two years, which should primarily be used to fund HQP staff resources.
DEADLINE: Monday, October 23, 2017
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SSHRC Research Opportunity Grants Program

This funding opportunity provides support to full time faculty, professional librarians and current Postdoctoral Fellows for stand alone small scale projects and for projects that will lead to the development of larger SSHRC applications or other external funding.

AMOUNT: Up to $7,000
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017
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SSHRC: Connection Grants

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives.

Connection Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors; and/or
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

AMOUNT: $7000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for outreach activities.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
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SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

This funding opportunity provides assistance for attendance at national and international scholarly conferences for which the applicant is giving a paper, making a poster presentation, or featured at a solo or 2 person opening of an exhibition, a principal screening, premier performance of dance, theatre or musical production.

AMOUNT: Up to a minimum APEX or Charter Class airfare
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
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Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANET): Research Opportunities

Social Sciences Grant

The purpose of the Social Sciences grant is to provide funding to support the examination of new approaches to research critical to the transformation of arrhythmia care practices in Canada.

AMOUNT: Up to $150,000 over two years.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2017 by 4:00pm

The Commercialization Grant

The Commercialization Grant provides funds to accelerate the development of promising technology and promoting its transfer into the Canadian healthcare environment.

AMOUNT: Up to $150,000/year for a duration of 2 years
DEADLINE: November 3, 2017 by 4:00pm

Seed Grant

The Seed Grant provides 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: December 18, 2017 by 4:00pm

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Faculty of Health: Junior Faculty Funds

Junior Faculty Funds are available to provide junior faculty with grants to support research project.

AMOUNT: Up to $2,000
DEADLINE: November 5, 2017
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Faculty of Health: Minor Research Grant

Minor research grants are available to assist faculty in conducting research projects that do not require or are not eligible for major resources combined.

AMOUNT: Applicants may request a maximum of up to $3,000 for a Minor Research Grant or $5,000 for a combined Minor Research Grant and Junior Faculty Funds application, typically for a one year period.
DEADLINE: November 5, 2017
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Alzheimer Society of Canada: New Investigator Grant

The Alzheimer Society Research Program provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The New Investigator Grant is a prestigious funding opportunity designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are entering their first phase of an academic appointment. The intent is to help the grantee establish his/her laboratory and generate enough preliminary data to support fully competitive research grant proposals in national and international funding competitions. Applicants must be within two years of their first academic appointment and in a recognized Canadian institution at the application deadline date.

AMOUNT: $60,000/year for 3 years (Quality of Life); $75,000 per year for 3 years (Biomedical)
DEADLINE: November 6, 2017
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Alzheimer Society of Canada: Research Grant

The Alzheimer Society Research Program provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Principal investigators must hold a position at least equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor.

AMOUNT: $60,000/year for 2 years (Quality of Life); $75,000 per year for 2 years (Biomedical)
DEADLINE: November 6, 2017
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CIHR Catalyst Grant: Sex as a Variable in Biomedical Research

The Institutes of Gender and Health, Aging, Cancer Research, Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Infection and Immunity, and Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis will provide funding for applications that are determined to be relevant to the following research area:Applications must propose to introduce a new research question that incorporates sex as a biological variable into a new or established research project.Depending on the nature of the research question, the applicant may choose to address one or more of the below relevant research areas:

  • Identify sex differences in the mechanism/disease/treatment under study (reporting null findings is also encouraged)
  • Explain sex differences (i.e. what is the mechanism underlying observed differences?)
  • Explain underlying pathways leading to a common phenotype
  • Consider experimental conditions related to sex that need to be taken into account that might affect the study results (confounders or interactions)
  • Promote the development and validation of new experimental methods to study sex differences in biomedical research

AMOUNT: Up to $75,000/year for two years.
DEADLINE: November 7, 2017
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CIHR Operating Grant: Economic Forecasting

This funding opportunity aims to provide relevant audiences with the frameworks and tools that can support the economic analysis of  investments in primary and secondary health prevention, identify the scientific and policy challenges that must be addressed if the costs of such investments are to be amortized over time, and outline the changes required to accounting regulations that would allow the costs of primary and secondary prevention and early intervention services and programs to be amortized.

AMOUNT: The total amount for this funding opportunity is $265,000, enough to fund approximately one grant for up to one year.
DEADLINE: November 28, 2017
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SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Partnership Development Grants provide support over one to three years to teams/partnerships, led by a project director, to:

  • develop research and related activities in the social sciences and humanities, including knowledge mobilization and the meaningful involvement of students and new scholars, by fostering new partnerships for research and related activities involving existing and/or potential partners; or
  • design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities that may result in best practices or models that either can be adapted by others or have the potential to be scaled up to a regional, national or international level.

Partnership funding is intended for teams working in formal collaboration between postsecondary institutions and/or organizations of various types.

AMOUNT: $75,000 to $200,000
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017
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Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response Canada 2018 - Parkinson's & Related Diseases

The Rapid Response program provides seed funding for high-risk, high-reward, translational research projects on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

AMOUNT: Up to $200,000 over up to 18 months per project.
LOI DEADLINE: December 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2018 at 2:00pm
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CIHR Operating Grant: Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis

This funding opportunity will support expedited knowledge synthesis grants to rapidly inform policies on opioids related to one or more pillars of Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (i.e. prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement).

AMOUNT: $110,000 for a knowledge synthesis; $60,000 for a scoping review
DEADLINE: December 5, 2017
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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

AMOUNT: Between $7,000 - $25,000
DEADLINE: December 15, 2017
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