RESEARCH BULLETIN: 15 March 2018

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Retroactive Conference Travel Fund

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

AGE-WELL 2018 Catalyst Funding Program

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation:  Psychosocial Research Grants

Human Frontier Science Program: 2019 Research Grant Program

Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA): 2018 Research Grant Program

Dairy Farmers of Canada: Research Grant

Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants

CIHR: Early Career Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC): Creating Hope in Conflict - A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada (SRCFC): Research Grants 2018

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Translational Spectrum Grants

 

AGE-WELL 2018 Catalyst Funding Program

This funding opportunity supports innovative research projects aimed at generating, promoting or accelerating economic and social benefit in the field of technology and aging.

NOTE: Proposals should ideally demonstrate some level of additional cash and/or in-kind contributions from industry or community partners or describe a plan to secure such contributions. There is no minimum contribution level required for the Catalyst program.
AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 over 12 months.
DEADLINE: March 23, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST.
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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation:  Psychosocial Research Grants

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation provides funding for psychosocial research (PSR) to better understand the relationship among biological, psychological and social aspects of health and functioning in people living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Two types of research grant are available under the PSR funding stream: Pilot Grants and Studies and Demonstration Projects.

Pilot Grants:

Pilot Grants are intended to support Pilot studies that lay essential groundwork to inform future research, allow the PI to test the feasibility of novel methods and procedures and/or collect new data that can lead to or enhance larger-scale trials.

Studies and Demonstration Projects:

Studies and Demonstration Projects support substantive studies that fill important gaps in the SCI field, that open new areas of SCI psychosocial research, or that develop and evaluate interventions to address psychosocial issues after SCI. Proposed submission in this category should facilitate, expand or improve the translation of knowledge and/or the adoption of interventions and practices that will have a positive impact for those living with SCI. Based within a psychosocial framework, Studies and Demonstration Projects can range from SCI epidemiological studies to interventions that will enhance clinical treatment, rehabilitation, habilitation and/or related quality of life subsets.

AMOUNT: Funding for Pilot Grants is for up to two years; $200,000 total costs.
AMOUNT: Funding for PSR Study and Demonstration Projects is for up to three years; $400,000 total costs.
LOI DEADLINE: March 23, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
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Human Frontier Science Program: 2019 Research Grant Program

The HFSP provides research grants to teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines to focus on problems in the life sciences.

Two types of research grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants.

Program Grants:

Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers. The research team is expected to develop new lines of research through collaboration.

Young Investigators' Grants:

Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent). Applications for Young Investigators' Grants will be reviewed in competition with each other independently of applications for Program Grants.

ELIGIBILITY: Please see the program guide for complete details regarding eligibility.
AMOUNT: For both Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants teams will receive up to $450,000 per year for the whole team depending on the size of the team.
LOI DEADLINE: March 28, 2018
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Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA): 2018 Research Grant Program

The objective of this funding opportunity is to support research that will help to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure.

Two types of research grant are available through the CDA: New Investigator Awards and Diabetes Investigator Awards.

New Investigator Award:

New Investigator Awards are designed to provide operating support and salary (if required) to independent researchers at the beginning of their careers.

This award application requires submission of a program of research. The submission must describe related projects which are all aligned to achieve objectives that have impact on people living with and impacted by diabetes.

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be an independent researcher, with an academic or research appointment with an eligible Canadian research institution. At the time of application, no more than 5 years may have elapsed since the applicant's first academic appointment as an assistant professor or equivalent. Please see the Competition Guide for complete details.

Diabetes Investigator Award:

Diabetes Investigator Awards are designed to provide operating support to independent researcher through the bulk of their careers.

This award application requires submission of a program of research. The submission must describe related projects which are all aligned to achieve objectives that have impact on people living with and impacted by diabetes.

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be an independent researcher, with an academic or research appointment with an eligible Canadian research institution. At the time of application, no fewer than 5 years and no more than 15 years may have elapsed since the applicant's first academic appointment as an assistant professor or equivalent. Please see the Competition Guide for complete details.

AMOUNT: $125,000 per year for 3 years for both the New Investigator Award and the Diabetes Investigator Award.
DEADLINE: April 2, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT
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Dairy Farmers of Canada: Research Grant

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)funds research in order to respond to research gaps related to the role of dairy products in nutrition, health and sustainability. Of specific interest to DFC are research proposals which feature milk products in their entirety, demonstrate technological innovation and utilize a multidisciplinary approach, whenever possible, to address fundamental and applied research questions. Applied human randomized, controlled trials and mechanistic studies in humans are of particular interest.

Current research priorities and areas of interest are as follows:

  • Role of dairy products, especially full-fat and specific dairy food matrices (milk, yogurt and cheese), on cardiometabolic health and healthy aging.
  • Role of sugar-sweetened milk and yogurt on diet quality and cardiometabolic health.
  • Role of dairy products, particularly milk, in musculoskeletal health.
  • Role of dairy products in a healthy sustainable diet (including plant-based diets).

LOI DEADLINE: April 3, 2018
AMOUNT: The usual level of funding is on average $50K per year. For projects that require more than $70K per year from DFC, it is is strongly recommended that a co-funding source be identified.
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Faculty of Health: Retroactive Conference Travel Fund Call

The Faculty of Health will be launching a one-time-only and retroactive call for applications to the Conference Travel Fund for conferences occurring between 1 February and 30 April 2018. The Research and Awards Committee will accept applications for conferences already attended during this period, as well as conferences between 15 March and 30 April 2018.

AMOUNT: Up to $1,000 per fiscal year.
DEADLINE: April 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
FULL DETAILS: Please contact Pina at pdimaria@yorku.ca to obtain a copy of the application form.


Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants

The Impact Grant program is intended to promote major advancements in research programs, whether at the fundamental discovery stage (such as studies involving model organisms that demonstrate potential for impact) through to applied research (such as patient or population based proposals). In addition to biomedical research, applications from prevention, health services, social and population health researchers are encouraged.

AMOUNT: Up to $250,000 per year for five years
LOI DEADLINE: April 10, 2018
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CIHR: Early Career Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health

The objective of this funding opportunity is to build research capacity by supporting early career investigators in initiating and conducting independent research in the area of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health.

AMOUNT: $35,000 per year for up to 3 years.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2018
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Grand Challenges Canada (GCC): Creating Hope in Conflict - A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Grand Challenges Canada is currently seeking life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. These innovations will involve a connection to the private sector and input from affected communities in order to provide, supply, or locally generate safe drinking water and sanitation, energy, life-saving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

Two types of research grant are available: Seed Funding and Transition to Scale (TTS) Funding.

Seed Funding:

The objective of seed funding is to test new ideas and approaches to humanitarian assistance, to determine whether or not they are effective. By the end of the funding period, projects that receive seed funding are expected to demonstrate evidence (e.g., proof of concept), in a controlled or limited setting, that there is greater assistance in the location, lower reliance on importations, and/or reduction of other significant barrier(s) to obtaining assistance as a result of the project, as well as that the innovation has the potential to be implemented at scale in other contexts.

Transition to Scale (TTS) Funding:

Strategic partnerships are required for the transition to scale and sustainability of innovative solutions. Matched funding (cash) from strategic partners for activities that further the growth, development, commercialization or adoption of the innovation will be interpreted as an increased commitment by a partner. Most awardees will be required to secure a 1:1 match within the TTS funding period.

AMOUNT: Applicants can apply for up to $250,000 in seed funding.
AMOUNT: Applicants can apply for up to $1,000,000 in TTS funding per project over a maximum of 24 months.
DEADLINE: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM North America Eastern Time Zone
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Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada (SRCFC): Research Grants 2018

SRCFC Major Grants support biomedical research into intellectual impairment focused on the following:

  1. The causes and eventual cure of intellectual impairment, such as Dyslexia and Autism, especially as it affects children.
  2. The causes and eventual cure of Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Research into other forms of intellectual impairment may be considered.

The focus of the research should be on the causes and cure of the disease as opposed to the active treatment or palliative care.

AMOUNT: $40,000 per year for a period of up to 3 years.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Translational Spectrum Grants

Translational Spectrum Grants emphasize SCI (vs. spinal cord disease or related disorders) and are intended to fill gaps in the field and to further develop new strategies to restore function resulting from SCI.

Two types of research grant are available under the Translational Spectrum stream: Pilot Research Grants and Senior Research Grants.

Pilot Research Grants:

Pilot research grants support pilots studies that lay essential groundwork, allow the PI to test the feasibility of novel methods and procedures and/or collect new data that can lead to or enhance larger-scale studies.

Senior Research Grants:

Senior Research Grants focus on highly innovative projects by established PIs to explore new areas of SCI research or fill important gaps in the SCI field. The importance of the research goal should balance the risk due to the early stage of innovation.

AMOUNT: Funding for Pilot Grants is $150,000 per year, for up to two years; $300,000 total costs.
AMOUNT: Funding for Senior grants is $200,000 per year, for up to three years; $600,000 total costs.
LOI DEADLINE: May 4, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
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