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The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Deadline: LOI Deadline: January 21, 2018
Application Deadline: Fall 2018
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has launched a global call for ideas inviting the research community to submit proposals for new programs that address complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Ideas must be novel, bold and potentially transformative to warrant the creation of long-term, multi-disciplinary and collaborative research programs. Proposals will be accepted from all areas of research. Visit CIFAR Global Call for Ideas website for full details pertaining to this competition about process, support, timelines, eligibility and selection criteria and submission.
CIFAR will host two webinar sessions that will provide an excellent opportunity to have your questions about the proposal process answered. Registration is required:
Thursday, November 9, 2017 8-9am (EDT), register here.
Monday, November 13, 2017 4-5pm (EDT), register here.
A two-staged process will be used to identify the most promising proposals:
- Stage 1 – Letter of Intent (LOI), the deadline for LOI submissions is January 21, 2018. This submission should include researchers who would be key members of the program and identify the core elements of the research idea and range of possible research questions for consideration.
- Stage 2 – support the development of full proposals. The deadline for submission of final proposals is Fall 2018 with announcement of competition results in Spring 2019.
1. Align with CIFAR’s overall mission
2. Highlight an exceptional core research team and leadership
• Research Significance
• Potential Impact
• Excellence of Research Team
• Potential Leadership
• Alignment with CIFAR’s mission and vision
McMaster Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Awards
Deadline: April 2, 2018
The Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Awards are an opportunity for excellent postdoctoral candidates to pursue top-level research training. First awarded in 2008, the awards provide funding to research-intensive individuals looking to further their academic career in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. For more information on the awards, please visit the awards website or send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each award provides non-renewable funding of $50,000 for one year for successful applicants. The funding is comprised of $40,000 from the Michael G. DeGroote Health Sciences Development Fund and $10,000 contributed by the applicant’s supervisor.
Awards are available in two categories: the Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Award in Basic Biomedical Science and the Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Award in Clinical Research. Candidates conducting basic science research are eligible for the Basic Biomedical Science Fellowship Award and those pursuing clinical research are eligible for the Clinical Research Fellowship Award. Applicants must identify in their application which award they are applying for. Separate selection committees will review the respective applicants for each award.
Applications are now being accepted and we are seeking qualified candidates to apply. If you know of any first-rate candidates who you feel would be a good fit for these awards under your supervision, please:
- Email email@example.com clearly detailing your ability and willingness to provide the matching $10,000 in funding to support the candidate.
- Have the candidate apply online. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2018 with an estimated start date of July 1, 2018.
- Only candidates who are (a) external to McMaster, or (b) internal students who have yet to begin postdoctoral or health professional degree studies at McMaster, or (c) internal students who began their postdoctoral or health professional degree studies at McMaster no earlier than July 1, 2017, will be eligible for the awards.
- For candidates who hold (or are completing) a PhD, the proposed supervisor(s) listed in their application must be different than their PhD supervisor.
- Priority will be given to those applicants whose graduate training has not been exclusively at McMaster.