Child Health and Wellness Funding Opportunities

Pediatric Health Outcomes Research Program

The Pediatric Health Outcomes Research Program has been established in order to improve our understanding of the impact of changes in care delivery on children’s health outcomes. Resources are being made available by WCHRI and ACHRI to support the development of provincial partnerships that will answer questions with regard to the impact of system changes on child health. Ideally, these partnerships will position teams to apply for further funding focused on health care outcomes.

Proposal deadline: June 15, 2021


Program Features

This program will provide teams with the following:

  • A single point of entry to receive feedback and guidance on pediatric-focused health outcomes projects
  • Access to project mentorship to support the development of high-quality and feasible project proposals
  • Facilitated access to health system data and analytics resources
  • In-kind support for data access and analytics (valued up to ~$5000–$25,000 per project)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Project teams must be co-led by investigators from ACHRI and WCHRI (i.e. provincial!)
  • Nominated Principal investigator (NPI) must have experience working with administrative data OR have an experienced mentor OR a willingness to be mentored 
  • Proposal must directly relate to assessing child health outcomes resulting from a shift to virtual care (or other system changes) using provincial health system data

For more details regarding eligibility, please refer to the Pediatric Health Outcomes Research Program Intake Form.

Proposal

Proposals will be accepted in cycles throughout the year and will be reviewed by a team from WCHRI, ACHRI, MNCY, AbSPORU and hospital partners. For the first cycle of the program, we will be accepting project proposals up until June 15, 2021. Proposals may be submitted to WCHRI's program director, Tanya Voth along with the Program Intake Form.

Pediatric Health Outcomes Research Program Intake Form

Granting agencies and organizations frequently run research funding competitions requiring matching funds. These are generally highly competitive awards, which help enhance our research capacity and academic reputation. To support and encourage members to compete for these awards, ACHRI is committed to providing matching funds wherever possible.

  1. Eligibility

    • All ACHRI members applying for external grant funding require a matching commitment.
    • Proposed grant supports research relevant to child and maternal health.
    • Members with uncommitted startup funds available must use those funds for matching.
    • Matching will be used for investments to benefit our research community. In the case of multi-centre proposals, ACHRI will consider proportionate matching shared with other participating centres.
  2. Application Process:

    • Matching fund applications must be submitted to achri.awards@ucalgary.ca
    • Following review, evaluation and prioritization by ACHRI leadership, the Director will issue a letter of commitment to successful applicants.
  3. Application package must include:

    • Completed Application Form
    • One-page summary of planned research project - this can be the “Objectives” or “Specific Aims” page from the grant application
    • CV of applicant(s)

Following the announcement of results of major Tri-Council grant competitions, ACHRI offers bridge funding to its members whose applications are highly ranked, but unfunded.  The intent of bridge funding is to sustain the research programs of members until the next external grant competition. Priority will be given to first applications of bridge funding.

Deadline for CIHR Project Grant Bridge Funding Closed

  1. Eligibility:

    • All ACHRI members
    • Will only be considered if the application reached the final stage of the competition, if applicable
    • Individuals who hold endowed chairs or professorships valued at more than $100,000/year in operating funds are not eligible to apply
    • Individuals with unencumbered startup funds are not eligible to apply
    • Generally, an application would only receive ACHRI bridge funding once, however, in extenuating circumstances additional bridge funding may be considered for a given applicaiton
  2. Application Process:

    • The Notice of Decision
    • Reviewer and Scientific Officer notes (these will be kept confidential)
    • Completed ACHRI Bridge Funding Application Form 

The award will recognize, promote and support Allied Health Practitioners to participate in clinical and/or translational research initiatives related to child health. The award will support research activities that are of clinical significance, have scientific merit, the potential for meaningful impact and are of relevance to advancing shared priorities of ACHRI and AHS/Alberta Children’s Hospital.The award is up to a maximum of $73,000 over three years.

CLOSED

  1. Eligibility:

    The Award is open to members of the ACHRI collaborating with staff/practitioners of Alberta Health Services providing service to Alberta Children’s Hospital.

  2. Application Process:

    Application to be submitted on The Allied Health Research Grant Application Form with the following attachments:

    • Research Proposal – maximum five pages including figures and tables. Provide a clear, concise description of your research proposal including: 
      • Background – Significance and Impact
      • Aims
      • Methods
      • Knowledge Translation
      • Expertise, Experience and Resources
    • Principal Investigator – CCV
    • Co-Investigators – Biosketch CV
    • Quotations for equipment if necessary

The award will recognize, promote and support Allied Health Practitioners to participate in clinical and/or translational research initiatives related to child health. The award will support research activities that are of clinical significance, have scientific merit, the potential for meaningful impact and are of relevance to advancing shared priorities of ACHRI and AHS/Alberta Children’s Hospital. The award is $207,000 expendable over three years.

CLOSED

  1. Eligibility:

    The Award is open to members of the ACHRI collaborating with staff/practitioners of Alberta Health Services providing service to Alberta Children’s Hospital.

  2. Application Process:

    Application to be submitted on The Shaikh Family Research Award Application Form with the following attachments:

    • Research Proposal – maximum five pages including figures and tables. Provide a clear, concise description of your research proposal including: 
      • Background – Significance and Impact
      • Aims
      • Methods
      • Knowledge Translation
      • Expertise, Experience and Resources
    • Principal Investigator – CCV
    • Co-Investigators – Biosketch CV
    • Quotations for equipment if necessary

UCalgary Funding

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Research Enhancement Program

The OADR provides up to $5000/yr for principal investigators or lab members to obtain training in new techniques/methodologies that will enhance their research endeavors. Proposals will be considered to support acquisition of advances to improve an identified future grant application or to rapidly respond to requests by reviews of manuscripts currently close to publication, in a high impact journal (IF >8).

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