RESEARCH BULLETIN: 04 December 2015

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Research Release Program: Call for Proposals
Dean’s Health Research Catalyst Award

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Alzheimer’s Association: Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s (SAGA) Request for Applications
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR): Request for Proposals – Qualitative Study on the Health and Well-being of Families of CAF Veterans
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants
CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant
Savoy Foundation: Research Grant
Canadian Cancer Society: Prevention Research Grants
CIHR Project Scheme
CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award
Parkinson Society Canada: New Investigator Award Grants
Parkinson Society Canada: Pilot Project Grants
SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response 2016
Brain Canada-Huntington Society of Canada Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)
Canada Post Community Foundation: Research Grants
SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health: New Investigator Research Grants

 

Alzheimer’s Association: Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s (SAGA) Request for Applications

The SAGA request for applications aims to support scientific investigation into the contributions of sex-related biological, genetic and lifestyle to the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Potential themes may include but not be limited to investigations that:

  • Studies to investigate biological sex differences in aging and AD, including link of hormone, telomeres and other aging-related factors
  • Studies of genetic links with APOEe4, X chromosome and other genes, including biological mechanism(s) of action, implications for disease pathogenesis
  • Understanding sexual dimorphism in brain function, as it relates to vulnerability for AD and related dementias
  • Investigating links between hormone levels (i.e. perimenopause) and energy metabolisms (i.e. shift from glucose to ketone energy usage) for disease pathogenesis
  • Investigating the biological sex contributions to brain networks, pathology and link to clinical phenotypes of AD and related dementias
  • Understanding various lifestyle factors (i.e. stress, vascular and metabolic contributions, sleep, depression) impact neurobiological context on vulnerability for AD and related dementias
  • Investigating stress response differences between male/ female and impact on disease vulnerability as well as ways to ameliorate stress-related impact

AMOUNT: The Association anticipates funding up to six SAGA awards. Each award is limited to $250,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three (3) years.Requests in any given year may not exceed $100,000 (direct and indirect costs). Indirect costs are capped at 10 percent (rent for laboratory/office space is expected to be covered by indirect costs paid to the institution).
LOI DEADLINE: December 21, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 27, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/types_of_grants.asp


Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR): Request for Proposals – Qualitative Study on the Health and Well-being of Families of CAF Veterans

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) has entered into partnership with the Government of Canada to procure Research and Development Services related to the mental, social and physical wellbeing of active military members, Veterans and their families. CIMVHR is seeking Notices of Interest from qualified researchers or a research team to enter into a contract with CIMVHR to produce this Work. Specifically, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) requires a qualitative study to better understand the health and well-being of families of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans with mental health problems (including OSIs); whether the family is accessing support; and if so, whether the support appears to be working for them. The overall goal of this two-phased research project is to enhance the mental health and well-being of CAF Veterans and their families.

AMOUNT: Up to $144,000
NOI DEADLINE: December 21, 2015
FULL DETAILS: https://cimvhr.ca/cimvhr-opportunities


Research Release Program: Call for Proposals

This program provides 0.5 FCE course releases to tenure-stream faculty in support of research/scholarly/creative activities.

ELIGIBILITY: Only probationary and tenured professorial stream faculty members whose normal teaching load is 2.5 FCE or higher and who do not already have access to another research course release are eligible to apply.
DEADLINE: January 6, 2016 by 4:00 pm


Dean’s Health Research Catalyst Award

The Dean’s Catalyst Awards support faculty members via course release in developing and advancing their research programs. Successful applicants will receive a half-course teaching release during 2016-2017. This release will enable them to plan and conduct innovative research that extends their current program. This award is designed to encourage innovative, cross-cutting collaborative research that is likely to attract external funding. It is intended to recognize merit in research or creative work by providing an individual scholar with an enhanced opportunity to engage in projects requiring intensive effort that otherwise may not be possible.

ELIGIBILITY: Any full-time tenured or tenure-stream faculty member in the Faculty of Health is eligible to apply.
DEADLINE: Monday, January 11, 2016 by 4:00 pm


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants

SSHRC is currently seeking proposals to address the address the challenge area of: How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?

The objectives of this funding opportunity are threefold:

  • State of Knowledge and Research Gaps:
    • critically assess the state of knowledge of the Future Challenge Area theme under consideration;
      identify knowledge gaps within the theme; and
    • identify the most promising policies and practices related to the theme.
  • Research Data:
    • assess the quality, accuracy and rigour of current work in the field; and
    • identify gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available.
  • Knowledge Mobilization:
    • mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices within the academic, private and public policy sectors; and
    • facilitate dialogue between academic researchers, cross-sectoral stakeholders and policy-makers in government.

Knowledge Synthesis Grants are not intended to support original research. Rather, they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge and the identification of knowledge gaps. This call is particularly focused on the state of research knowledge emerging over the past 10 years.

AMOUNT: $25,000
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 12, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/ksg_emerging_technologies-ssc_technologies_emergentes-eng.aspx


CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice. Please note that this is the final launch for the Knowledge Synthesis Grant program. This program will then be integrated to the Project Scheme.

AMOUNT: The maximum amount for a knowledge synthesis grant is $100,000 for up to one year. The maximum amount for a scoping review is $50,000 for up to one year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 13, 2016
FULL DETAILS: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2265&view=currentOpps&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true


Savoy Foundation: Research Grant

Research grants will be available to clinicians and/or established scientists working on epilepsy or related subjects. These grants will be for the following purposes:

  • Launching of a project: operating costs in the expectation of funds already requested
    from government agencies. In this category, the description of the project should bear mainly on the initial stages (and/or reorientation) rather than the whole research program.
  • Pre-research: preliminary studies in preparation of a more substantial request to be addressed to another agency. In this category, the applicant should not only provide a description of his pre-research, but also outline the project to which it is leading. If he/she already holds other grants, it should be explained why these may not be used to finance the pre-research.
  • Pursuit or completion of a project: temporary support following the interruption or the termination of a grant.
  • Contribution to the funding of a research project of particular interest in the field of epilepsy.
  • Contribution to the funding of a scientific activity (e.g. publication, meeting) related to the field of epilepsy.

AMOUNT: Up to $25,000
DEADLINE: January 15, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.savoy-foundation.ca/en/researchgrants


Canadian Cancer Society: Prevention Research Grants

The goal of this grant program is to support and accelerate research and the application of new knowledge with imminent application potential relevant to cancer prevention in human populations. Proposed projects must demonstrate a specific and defined potential for impact on cancer incidence, for example through prevention/risk reduction research, programs, and practice, including interventions, knowledge translation, best practices and health-related decision making at the individual, organizational and health system levels. Applications are invited for social/psychosocial and behavioural science, health policy, population health, health promotion and health services research aimed at cancer prevention.

AMOUNT: Budgets awarded will not exceed $150,000 per year, for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years, to a maximum of $600,000 per grant.
LOI DEADLINE: January 20, 2016
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 25, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/prevention-research-grants/


CIHR Project Scheme

The Project Scheme is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

The Project Scheme is expected to:

  • Support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
  • Contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge;
  • Promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors.

One of the expectations of the Project Scheme is to support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization. To support this expectation CIHR will establish a minimum threshold of funded knowledge translation and commercialization projects that include a partnered/iKT approach.

AMOUNT: It is anticipated that most budget requests will fall within a range of $50K to $750K per annum and the grant durations will range between approximately 1 to 5 years.
MANDATORY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 18, 2016
MANDATORY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
FULL DETAILS: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2237&view=currentOpps&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true


CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award

The CNIB Barbara Tuck MacPhee Award supports researchers in the field of macular degeneration.

AMOUNT: Up to $25,000
DEADLINE: January 30, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cnib.ca/en/research/funding/Tuck-MacPhee/Pages/default.aspx


Parkinson Society Canada: New Investigator Award Grants

This program is a strategic initiative to provide investigators who have recently completed research training with an early opportunity to develop and demonstrate ability to initiate and conduct independent health research. PSC invites grant applications from applicants committed to conducting research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease, other related disorders including: Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson’s conditions and its implications on society. PSC encourages Applications from the fields of biomedicine, health services and systems research, population studies, and clinical research.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold an MD or PhD degree (or equivalent degree) and be graduates of a university recognized by PSC. Applicants must be university faculty members with a position ranking of Associate Professor or less, in the first five years of their career, and must be conducting research for the following institutions and organizations (an “Approved Institution”):

  • Canadian post-secondary institutions and their affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes; or
  • Other equivalent organizations, as determined by the Research Policy Committee of the National Board of PSC in consultation with the Advisory Board, provided that the applicant’s research or research-related activities fall within the mandate of PSC.

AMOUNT: $45,000 per year for 2 years
DEADLINE: February 1, 2016 (5:00pm EST)
FULL DETAILS: http://www.parkinson.ca/site/c.kgLNIWODKpF/b.9221877/k.7125/Funding_Opportunities.htm


Parkinson Society Canada: Pilot Project Grants

Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) invites grant applications from professionals committed to conducting novel, emerging, or innovative research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its implications on society. This program is, therefore, a strategic initiative to encourage established investigators to enter into the study of Parkinson’s disease and perform research in new, specifically targeted, high priority areas.

AMOUNT: Up to $45,000
DEADLINE: February 1, 2016 (5:00pm EST)
FULL DETAILS: http://www.parkinson.ca/site/c.kgLNIWODKpF/b.9221877/k.7125/Funding_Opportunities.htm


SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. These grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Proposed projects may involve, but are not limited to, the following types of research activities:

  • case studies;
  • pilot initiatives; and
  • critical analyses of existing research.

AMOUNT: Up to $75,000 for 1 or 2 years.
DEADLINE: February 3, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/insight_development_grants-subventions_de_developpement_savoir-eng.aspx


Weston Brain Institute: Rapid Response 2016

The Rapid Response program was created to catalyze and jumpstart the development of safe and effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. The program provides short-term grants as seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects that advance the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Proposed projects may relate to any disease; however, the basis for selection will be on the potential impact of the project on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Rapid Response will run with 3 application deadlines, focused on two different disease groups:

  • Round 1 & 3: AD-related diseases (AD, FTD, MCI and prodromes)
  • Round 2: PD-related diseases (PD, PSP, DLB, MSA and prodromes)

AMOUNT: Up to $150,000 over 18 months
ROUND 1 DEADLINE: February 23, 2016 (2:00 pm EST)
ROUND 2 DEADLINE: June 14, 2016 (2:00 pm EDT)
ROUND 3: DEADLINE: July 28, 2016 (2:00 pm EDT)
FULL DETAILS: http://westonbraininstitute.ca/funding-opportunities/open-and-upcoming-programs/


Brain Canada-Huntington Society of Canada Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)

Brain Canada and Huntington Society of Canada are pleased to announce launch of the “Creating HD Clinician-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Networks” multi-investigator research initiative (MIRI). This joint initiative will support three-year MIRI research projects which connect clinicians with scientists, and scientists with the HD (Huntington Disease) community, in a manner that can be demonstrated to create a collaborative HD Clinician-to-Scientist-to-Patient Virtual Network. The multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator approach emphasized in this initiative is expected to maximize the opportunity for discovery and translational research that will expedite the discovery-to-effective-treatment cycle, while expanding the overall understanding of HD therapy in humans.

AMOUNT: $300,000 per year for three years
WORKSHOP/TELECONFERENCE Q&A SESSION: December 15, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 26, 2016 (4:00PM EST)
FULL DETAILS: http://braincanada.ca/files/BC_Huntington_MIRI_RFA_FINAL.pdf


Canada Post Community Foundation: Research Grants

The Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas – community, education and health. Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

  • education programming to help children reach their full potential
  • programming supporting healthy children
  • building safe, kid-friendly communities
  • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
  • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
  • mental health programs for children and youth

Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated. Projects should involve capacity-building (i.e., the creation or expansion of services, rather than the maintenance of existing services; expansion may include augmentation of a service, addition of a service or inclusion of a new geographic territory).

AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 per application
DEADLINE: April 11, 2016
FULL DETAILS: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/pages/aboutus/communityfoundation/projects.page


SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health: New Investigator Research Grants

This program provides support to child health researchers early in their careers.

Grant recipients may obtain up to three years of support for research in the biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a new investigator as of the application deadline. For the purpose of this award, a new investigator is defined as an individual who as a principal or co-principal investigator has not received combined operating grant funding of $500,000 or more (Canadian dollars) and is within five years of their first academic appointment.
AMOUNT: Not indicated
DEADLINE: April 20, 2016
FULL DETAILS: http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/about-us/grants/new-investigator-research-grants