RESEARCH BULLETIN: 23 April 2018

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty of Health: Conference Travel Funds

Faculty of Health: Minor Research Grants

SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: 2018/19 Targeted Call Program for Patient-Oriented Research on Health System Integration and Performance

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada: 2018 Brain Tumour Research Grant

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pilot Research Grants

CIMVHR TPL Request for Proposals - "Mental Health Support for Military Families and Veterans in Quebec: A Feasibility Study"

Collaborative Health Research Projects Initiative

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Gait and Balance Disturbances

ALS Canada: Project Grant Program

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Research Grants

National Center for Responsible Gaming: Seed Grants & Large Grants

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Sloan Research Fellowships

 

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: 2018/19 Targeted Call Program for Patient-Oriented Research on Health System Integration and Performance

This competition will fund research that examines how Ontario's health system has evolved through LHIN Renewal Transformation to improve health system integration and performance. Specifically, this call aims to address the following Patients First/Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Renewal sub-priorities:

  • Effective Integration of Services at a Regional and Sub-Regional Level
  • Timely Access to, and Better Integration of Primary Care and Other Services
  • More Consistent and Accessible Home and Community Care
  • Stronger Links Between Population and Public Health and Other Services
  • Greater Health Equity
  • Increased Patient and Community Engagement
  • LHIN Governance, Accountability and Transparency

A project can only respond to one sub-priority.

AMOUNT: Up to $1,000,000. The annual budget must not exceed $50,000 - $100,000 in half years and $100,000 - $200,000 in full years (November 1, 2018 to October 30, 2023).
NOI DEADLINE: April 26, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 4, 2018
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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada: 2018 Brain Tumour Research Grant

This funding opportunity will support outstanding researchers conducting quality brain tumour research.

Types of Research Funded:

  1. Basic Research: In this context, ‘Basic’ research involves the development of new concepts (i.e.) signaling pathways using an in vitro model.
  2. Clinical Research: In this context, ‘Clinical’ is defined as research that involves a particular person or group of people. This includes treatment trials, epidemiological studies, quality of life studies, outcomes, health services research or other patient-oriented research.
  3. Translational: In this context, ‘Translational’ is defined as pre-clinical research evaluating the therapeutic potential of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of either brain tumour pathogenesis or experimental therapeutics.

AMOUNT: $25,000
DEADLINE: April 27, 2018
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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: May 1, 2018
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Faculty of Health: Minor Research Grants

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

AMOUNT: Up to $3,000
DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
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SSHRC Conference Opportunity Grants Program

The objective of this funding opportunity is to provide 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: May 1, 2018
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pilot Research Grants

The Society will provide funding for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Applications are welcomed for studies related to stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.

AMOUNT: Up to $50,000
PRE-APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 9, 2018
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CIMVHR TPL Request for Proposals - "Mental Health Support for Military Families and Veterans in Quebec: A Feasibility Study"

CIMVHR, on behalf of the True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL), is seeking a researcher to perform a needs assessment with a specific focus on mental health requirements for military families and Veterans who reside in Québec as well as an environmental scan of the current state of programs and services. Ultimately, outputs of the proposed research project will be used to identify priorities and opportunities to providing services and programs for these unique populations to inform an expansion strategy for TPL in Québec.

AMOUNT: Not specified.
DEADLINE: May 11, 2018
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Collaborative Health Research Projects Initiative

Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) is a joint initiative between NSERC and CIHR. CHRP grants support focused, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects involving any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences. Proposed research projects should be innovative, with a strong focus on knowledge translation, and lead to health benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and/or economic development in health-related areas. All applicant teams are required to engage and collaborate with a knowledge/technology user organization that could benefit from the research results.

A special call: Artifical Intelligence (AI): Health and Society is being supported by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC within this funding opportunity. A portion of the total available funds for this year's funding opportunity will be devoted to supporting projects relevant to this special call.

Part of this special call may support applications that are, in addition to the above, relevant to the following CIHR institutes:

  • CIHR-Institute of Aging
  • CIHR-Institute of Cancer Research
  • CIHR-Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
  • CIHR-Instiute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
  • CIHR-Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • CIHR-Institute of Population & Public Health

AMOUNT: Please see website for complete details.
LOI DEADLINE: May 29, 2018
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 30, 2018
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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Gait and Balance Disturbances

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research seeks to support one-to-two year grants to test non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of gait and balance disturbances in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). The Foundation is particularly interested in proof-of-concept, validation and data-analysis projects that investigate the therapeutic benefit of assistive devices (e.g., back or leg braces), novel technologies (e.g., laser or wearable devices) or rehabilitative therapy programs (e.g., physical or occupational therapy).

AMOUNT: Up to $500,000 over a one-to-two year period.
PRE-PROPOSAL DEADLINE: May 31, 2018 by 5:00 PM ET
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 20, 2018 by 5:00 PM ET
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ALS Canada: Project Grant Program

The purpose of the program is to invest in the best possible projects that are i) novel research approaches, supported by sound rationale and a feasible experimental plan, but not necessarily preliminary data, ii) part of an ongoing ALS research program, and aimed toward the vision of ALS Canada, which is "A future without ALS" or iii) research focused on avenues to maximize function, minimize disability and optimize quality of life through symptom management, and support to families and persons or families living with ALS. Examples include, but are not limited to, management of secretions and cramps, psychological interventions to address mental health issues, nutritional interventions, respiratory care, engineering applications to reduce physical limitations, and programs to address the needs of caregivers.

AMOUNT: Up to $125,000 over a 12-24 month period.
DEADLINE: June 8, 2018 by 1:00 PM EST
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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Research Grants

The Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

AMOUNT: $15,000 - $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
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National Center for Responsible Gaming: Seed Grants & Large Grants

Seed Grants

The NCRG offers Seed Grants in support of a variety of research activities, exploring the etiology, prevention and treatment of gambling disorder:

  • Pilot and feasibility studies
  • Secondary analysis of existing data
  • Small, self-contained research projects
  • Development of research methodology
  • Development of new research technology

AMOUNT: Up to $30,000
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
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Large Grants

Large grants support two-year projects. Applications are welcome from investigators in psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, public health, sociology, economics, neuroeconomics, neuroscience and other relevant disciplines.

AMOUNT: Up to $75,000 for Large Grants.
LOI DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 4, 2018
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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Sloan Research Fellowships

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field.
  • Candidates' most recent PhD must have been awarded on or after September 1, 2012.

AMOUNT: $70,000
DEADLINE: September 17, 2018
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