External Child Health Research Funding Opportunities

The intent of this Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage use for research of previously funded cohorts, administrative and survey data to inform improved patient, population and system outcomes.
Registration: September 5, 2019.
RSO Internal Deadline Full Application: October 8, 2019 at noon
Contact: Anna LeMarquand 

  • CIHR - Operating Grant : Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease
  • This funding opportunity lies within the scope of the efforts deployed over the past few years by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics to support rare/inherited diseases researchers, patients and patients' organizations. These efforts, initiated as an exemplar under CIHR's Personalized Medicine Signature Initiative, now continues under the Personalized Health Initiative, with an enhanced focus on implementation. In that spirit, the current funding opportunity addresses challenges linked to health services and policy and population health research.
  • RSO Internal Deadline: September 13, 2019 at noon. 
  • Contact: Anna LeMarquand

One of the mechanisms for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to achieve their mandates is by offering Planning and/or Dissemination grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives. Each of the participating Institutes/Initiatives has tailored this funding opportunity to meet the needs of their respective communities.
RSO Internal Deadline: September 23, 2019 at noon
Contact: Anna LeMarquand 

Painful musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions (defined broadly to include all forms of arthritis, tendinopathy and ligamentous conditions for the purposes of this funding opportunity) affect about 11 million Canadians annually over the age of 12 and the conditions are projected to affect 15 million Canadians by 2031. These conditions are the single biggest cause of physical disability in developed countries. Globally, about one-third of people live with a chronically painful MSK condition. These painful chronic conditions impair quality of life and reduce physical function. This often compromises mental health and increases risk of developing other chronic health conditions.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 18, 2019
RSO Internal Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at noon
Ryan Gabel

  • Newborn-Maternal Health Research Initiative
  • Call for proposals for a Team Grant
  • The Calgary Health Trust (CHT) is seeking to support a single Team Grant led by full-time faculty members based at the University of Calgary, ultimately aimed at reducing the rate of preterm births in the Calgary Zone. This research funding opportunity addresses the critical need to develop innovative solutions to reduce the health care and societal burden of preterm births.
  • Deadline Summary document: September 1, 2019 4:00 p.m.
  • Deadline Full Proposal: December 12, 2019 4:00 p.m.
  • The Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and post secondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest. There are 4 deadlines each year; researchers may only apply once per calendar year. Please choose a submission date at least 2 months prior to when you would need the research to begin.
  • RSO Internal Deadlines 2019: September 12, December 12
  • Contact: Katie Ryan

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of two to five years. Insight Grants proposals are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program.
The application must be submitted through the SSHRC web portal, and the RFAA received by Research Services, October 10, 2019 at noon.
Contact: Jonathan Jucker

This Systematic Review Grant competition will encourage the development of implementable and scalable ideas that will improve the quality of critical care medicine care delivery within the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s six domains of quality: appropriateness, accessibility, effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and acceptability.
RSO Internal Deadline: October 16, 2019 at noon
Contact: Anna LeMarquand

  • As part of the current Connection Grants competition, SSHRC is offering special Connection Grants to help the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community strengthen its capacity for data management. This Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative offers the research community (e.g., disciplinary and professional associations; institutions; and individual researchers) Connection Grants to support the development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills appropriate to their field.
  • RSO Internal Deadline: October 30
  • Conferences, workshops and competitions help advance research and development goals and are an important part of building upon ideas. Alberta Innovates values and supports such events as a means of building awareness of our programs and for attracting and recruiting graduate students and researchers. The Strategic Networking and Development Award makes funding available to Alberta-based universities and research institutions for these purposes. Proposals are accepted at any time and are reviewed regularly. Please note that this competition will be part of the new Research Management System (RMS) Release #1, and approvals will be obtained electronically. Please see funding calendar entry for details.The application and approvals must be routed through RMS and reach Research Services.
  • Contact: Lisa Singh
  • 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)