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  • Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Funding Opportunities and Updates

    Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Funding Opportunities and Updates

    Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is pleased to offer three funding opportunities.

    1. Innovation GrantsFull application deadline: January 15, 2019
    Innovation Grants support the highest quality creative problem solving in cancer research. The goal of the Innovation program is to support the development and testing of unconventional concepts and approaches to address problems in cancer research, enhance our understanding of cancer, and generate new approaches to confront the challenges we face in defeating cancer.

    • approximately 22 grants will be awarded this competition
    • up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant

    Please note the following

    1. There must be no overlap (100% unique aims) with any held or pending application including those at the registration, abstract or Letter of Intent submission stage to any agency as of January 15, 2019. Duplicate application will not be accepted.
    2. Note that the Abstract registration phase has been removed. Only Full applications are required for this competition.
    3. A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition. For applicants wishing to be considered under the breast cancer research initiative, a relevance statement is required that explicitly demonstrates how the project is relevant to breast cancer.
    4. Innovative applications with a focus on cancer prevention and survivorship are encouraged.
    5. Additional funds may be available from the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, to support innovative projects focused on the application of complementary and alternative approaches in cancer treatment and control.

    2. Innovation to Impact GrantsFull application deadline: January 15, 2019
    These grants are intended to support the further development of significant findings based on the goals originally explored through a funded CCS Innovation Grant. All Application must include details of the significant achievements from the previous grant, specifics on how the proposed work is a logical progression that builds on the grant, and the potential of the work to impact cancer.

    • approximately 12 grants will be awarded this competition
    • up to $150,000 per year for 3 years, to a maximum of $450,000 per grant

    Please note the following

    1. Only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant with a project end date between January 1, 2016 and July 31, 2019 are eligible for this program.
    2. Note that the Abstract registration phase has been removed. Only Full applications are required for this competition.
    3. A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition. For applicants wishing to be considered under the breast cancer research initiative, a relevance statement is required that explicitly demonstrates how the project is relevant to breast cancer.

    3. Travel AwardsFull application deadline: January 15, 2019
    Coming soon, these awards are intended to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. PhD or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are eligible to apply.

    • up to 10 Travel Awards will be awarded in each competition (30 awards per year).

    Please not the following:

    1. Starting with the January 2019 competition, applications will only be accepted for conference dates within 6 months following the funded start date.
    2. Eligible expenses include: 1) Conference registration fees; 2) Accommodations; 3) Transportation, and will not exceed $2,000.
    3. Individuals may receive this award only once per stage of training (PhD, MD, Post-doctoral fellow). Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in subsequent competitions.

    Please visit the Canadian Cancer Society research website for program and application information www.cancer.ca/research.


    2018 Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research
    On September 20th, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced the winners of its most prestigious awards: the Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research. The Awards for Excellence promote and recognize outstanding achievements and progress in Canadian cancer research.

    Read more about this year’s awardees here and here.

  • PHYSICIANS’ SERVICES INC (PSI) FOUNDATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 2019

    PHYSICIANS’ SERVICES INC (PSI) FOUNDATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 2019

    Physicians’ Services Inc (PSI) Foundation is pleased to offer two funding opportunities.

    Physicians’ Services Inc (PSI) Foundation Fellowship Funding Opportunities 2019
    To view tips from McMaster’s Health Services Research (HRS) Office Internal Grant Review Committee for all PSI applications, click here. Applicants are encourage to contact Serena Jennings for specific information and requirements for either of the PSI Fellowship funding opportunities.

    1. Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship
        Internal Notice of Intent: Oct 19th
        Internal McMaster Deadline: Oct 29th, 12noon
        Application Deadline: Nov 5th 12noon
    PSI provides the opportunity for salary support to New Investigators with demonstrated success high impact knowledge translation research, for a minimum of 50% protected research time. The award may be for:
        • Maximum of $150,000 per year for two years, or
        • Maximum of $100,000 per year for three years

    Reference the PSI website for full eligibility, application guidelines and forms to complete. Note: there is a McMaster internal process requiring applicants to notify Serena Jennings, Senior Grants Advisory within the Faculty of Health Sciences Health Research Services (HRS) Office of intentions to apply by October 19, 2018. Each Ontario academic health sciences centre is limited to submitting a maximum of TWO applications. If more than two are identified, McMaster HRS will hold an internal competition with only approved applications being submitted to PSI on behalf of the applicants.

    McMaster HRS Internal Competition Requirements:
        • Completed PSI Farquharson KT application form, including original hardcopy of signature page
        • Research Plan
        • Mentor’s Letter of Support
        • Draft Institutional Letter of Support

    PSI Ineligibility:
        • Residents and researchers without an MD
        • PSI will not consider projects in the following fields:
          o Cancer
          o Heart and Stroke
          o Mental Health
          o Drug and Alcohol Abuse
          o Pharmaceutical Drug Studies


    2. Research Trainee Fellowship
        Internal Notice of Intent: October 19th
        Internal McMaster Deadline: October 29th, 12noon
        Application Deadline: November 5th 12noon

    PSI’s Research Trainee Fellowship aims to provide highly qualified medical doctors (MDs) with clinically applicable research training opportunities and support. PSI will consider two candidates from each Ontario six medical universities. The award may be for:
        • Maximum of $25,000 per year for two years

    Reference the PSI website for Guidelines and Application Form. Note: there is a McMaster internal process requiring applicants to notify Serena Jennings, Senior Grants Advisory within the Faculty of Health Sciences Health Research Services (HRS) Office of intentions to apply by October 19, 2018. Each Ontario academic health sciences centre is limited to submitting a maximum of TWO applications. If more than two are identified, McMaster HRS will hold an internal competition with only approved applications being submitted to PSI on behalf of the applicants.

    McMaster HRS Internal Competition Requirements:
       • Completed Application form, including original hardcopy of signature page
       • Proposed Training Plan
       • Proposed Research Plan
       • Timelines & Milestones
       • Budget and Justification for non-stipend amounts
       • Mentor Letter of Commitment
       • Mentor Letter of Support
       • Draft Letter of Support from Sponsoring Institution (co-signed by Department Chair and Associate Dean of Research)
       • Mentor CV
       • Applicant CV
       • Proof of Medical Licence
       • Proof of enrollment in an MSc or PhD Program

    Eligibility

    Candidates must be:
       • an M.D. in a PhD or MSc. program at an Ontario university
       • enrolled in a combined MD/PhD or MSc. program at an Ontario university
     
    Candidates must have a Mentor who:
       • has an academic appointment at McMaster
       • holds a medical license in Ontario
       • has a proven track record of clinically relevant research and mentorship experience

    PSI Ineligibility
       • Individuals who do not hold an MD
       • Individuals based outside of Ontario
       • PSI will not support research in the following areas:
         o Cancer
         o Heart & Stroke
         o Mental Health
         o Drug and Alcohol Abuse
         o Pharmaceutical Drug Studies
         o Training at institutions outside of Ontario

    Award funds may be divided into 3 categories
    1.   a stipend for the fellow
    2.   allowance for fringe benefits, which may include tuition reimbursement, professional travel, research expenses
    3.   mentor directed funds – this budget item allows the mentor a maximum of $5,000 per year to direct funds to  support the fellow

  • CIHR Funding Opportunities

    CIHR Funding Opportunities

    CIHR announced the following funding opportunities through the Institute of Health Service and Policy Research and Institute of Population and Public Heath.

    Transitions in Care

    Understanding the health impact of inactivity

    The Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity funding opportunity is the first component under the CIHR Transitions in Care Initiative aimed at improving the health and wellness of Canadians by supporting research that informs the health system to optimize the outcomes of patients experiencing transitions in care. Read more…

    Application Deadline: August 21, 2018
    Anticipated Notice of Decision: December 11, 2018
    Anticipated funding start date: December 1, 2018

    Best and Wise Practices

    The focus of the Best and Wise Practices Grants is to support groups of researchers and knowledge users to identify best and wise practices in two (2) or more of the identified TiC focus areas. The grants will also provide support to groups that require additional evidence gathering and/or the building of relevant relationships and partnerships to address challenges, gaps and/or barriers related to improving care transitions and mitigating negative patient outcomes resulting from poor transitions. Read more…

    Anticipated timelines:
    Application Deadline: October 10, 2018
    Anticipated Notice of Decision: February 28, 2019
    Funding Start Date: March 1, 2019


    PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT (REMINDER): Team Grants

    Under the Transitions in Care (TiC) multi-Institute strategic initiative, CIHR has designed a new funding opportunity to address improved health and wellness by transforming health systems for optimized outcomes for individuals experiencing transitions in care. The Team Grants are component 4 under the CIHR TiC multi-Institute initiative.

    The TiC Team Grants will offer pragmatic solutions to problems associated with transitions in care from a clinical, health care or health system perspective. The funding opportunity will use a partnerships approach where multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research teams will identify ways to develop, implement, evaluate and/or scale and spread evidence into practice to optimize transitions in care outcomes within two or more of the TiC primary focus areas.

    The Team Grants will require partnership with the health system. In addition, projects integrating eHealth innovation will also require a health technology partner.

    The total CIHR amount that will be available for this funding opportunity is $9.6M, enough to fund approximately ten (10) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. Applicants will be required to secure, by the application deadline, partnership contributions equivalent to a minimum of 30% of the total grant amount requested. Of that partnered amount, a minimum of half (i.e., 15%) of the amount must be a cash contribution.

    Anticipated timelines:
    Program Launch: Summer 2018
    Application Deadline: Fall 2018
    Notice of Decision: Winter 2019
    Funding Start Date: Winter 2019

    Applicant webinar: September 4, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT, to register click here


    ICS Travel Awards

    IHSPR will provide funding for Trainees (master’s and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows) and New Investigators for applications requesting support to travel to national and international meetings, conferences or symposia to present research that is determined to be relevant to the following strategic research area

    •  Healthy aging in the community
    • Innovations in healthcare financing and funding (including international comparisons)
    • eHealth Innovations
    • Learning health systems

    Read more…

    Application deadline: August 23, 2018
    Anticipated notice of decision: November 6, 2018
    Anticipated funding per award: $1,500
    Anticipated funding start date: October 1, 2018


    ICS Planning & Dissemination Grants

    CIHR-IHSPR will provide funding for applications for dissemination activities that are determined to be relevant to the following strategic research areas:

    • Healthy aging in the community
    • Innovations in healthcare financing and funding (including international comparisons)
    • eHealth Innovations
    • Learning health systems

    Read more…

    Anticipated launch date: July 31, 2018
    Application deadline: September 11, 2018
    Anticipated notice of decision: November 29, 2018
    Anticipated funding per award: $10,000
    Anticipated funding start date: December 1, 2018


    Operating Grant: Evaluation of Interventions to Address the Opioid Crisis

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently launched a funding opportunity for new opioid-related intervention evaluations.

    The Operating Grant: Evaluation of Interventions to Address the Opioid Crisis will provide rapid information on the effectiveness of interventions and practices put in place to address the most urgent elements of the opioid crisis. The interventions and practices must be relevant to one or more pillars of the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS) (i.e. prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement).

    More details

    To facilitate the linkage between knowledge users and researchers, CIHR has established a tool whereby knowledge users and researchers may signal their interest in this opportunity. Note that the use of the tool is not required for participation in this funding opportunity. If you would like to use this tool, please complete the following short survey.

    CIHR will also be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will focus on a review of the funding opportunity and questions from participants. Register for the webinar.