External Child Health Research Funding Opportunities

  • 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

2020 Spring Accelerator Grant Competition

  • Accelerator award for early-stage, potentially transformative research that has the promise for future funding. Can-GARD aims to fund proposals that would eliminate barriers in the diagnostic or treatment journey for rare disease patients. Topics include basic research, clinical application, population studies, and machine learning approaches.
  • LOI Agency: November 30, 2019
  • RSO Internal Deadline: March 30, 2019 at noon
  • Full Proposal Agency: April 1, 2020

CIHR-JDRF: Team Grant- Accelerating Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes

  • This Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) initiative is intended to bring together research teams with extensive diversity of expertise, and a joint structure that goes beyond conventional research collaborations to accelerate stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of T1D. Applicant team members must be from a minimum of 3 Canadian institutions located in at least 2 different Canadian provinces.
  • Registration CIHR: January 29, 2020
  • RSO Internal Deadline Full Application: March 2, 2020 at noon
  • Contact: Anna LeMarquand

 

CIHR - Team Grant : Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Research Consortium

  • The Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Research Consortium will support the formation of one international Consortium between Dutch researchers funded through the Diabetes II Breakthrough Projects, for-profit private parties and other private parties, and Canadian researchers funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and will leverage the expertise of type 2 diabetes researchers in both countries. Canadian members applying for CIHR funding must complete a Preliminary Proposal to CIHR.
  • RSO Internal Deadline Preliminary Proposal: February 21, 2020 at noon
  • RSO Application Internal Deadline: March 20, 2020 at noon
  • Contact: Anna LeMarquand

Banting Research Foundation: Discovery Award

  • The Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment. The intent is to provide seed funding so that applicants are able to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding. We fund at least 6 awards per year. In addition, we partner with other organizations to grant co-funded Discovery Awards. 
  • RSO Internal Deadline: February 12, 2020 at noon
  • Contact: Jonathan Jucker

Pre-announcement: CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health (2020)

  • CIHR is pleased to pre-announce the 2020 funding opportunity of the CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health program. The program funds research across the four CIHR pillars that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes according to the relevant research areas identified by the participating CIHR institutes. Ultimately, the program aims to strengthen Canada’s capacity and knowledge to respond to challenges and needs by providing important early career development support to researchers in these fields. The funding opportunity will be launched in January, 2020.

Pre-announcement: CIHR Team Grants: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions

  • The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Institute of Genetics, Institute of Infection and Immunity and Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, along with the Institute of Aging, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Institute of Gender and Health and Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, in partnership with Diabetes Canada, Fonds de recherche du Québec–Santé (FRQS), JDRF Canada, Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) and MITACS are pleased to announce the upcoming funding opportunity for Team Grants: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions.

    The Team Grants in Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions will support multi-disciplinary research to better understand the underlying causes and pathophysiology of diabetes, and develop improved prevention and treatment approaches for diabetes.

    The objectives of the Team Grants in Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions are:

  • To elucidate previously undefined mechanisms that control the onset and progression of all types of diabetes mellitus and related complications and co-morbidities, with appropriate consideration of sex as a biological variable and gender as a social determinant of health.
  • To develop new translational solutions aimed at prevention, treatment, and delivery of care for people living with diabetes.

URGC Faculty Seed Grants (Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)This competition is open to applicants whose research falls within the domains of CIHR and NSERC.  Seed Grants are designed to aid individual researchers and leaders of research teams in the development of applications for external funding. The assumed target is an application for funding to one of the two relevant federal granting councils (CIHR, NSERC) or other, equivalent, external funding agencies as appropriate to the researcher's academic discipline. Applicants may request a maximum of $15,000 for 18 months.
Deadline: February 3, 2020
Contact: Denise Ward rsogrants@ucalgary.ca

URGC SSHRC Explore Faculty Seed GrantsThis competition is open to applicants whose research falls within the domains of SSHRC.  Seed Grants are designed to aid individual researchers and leaders of research teams in the development of applications for external funding.  The assumed target is an application for funding to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) or other, equivalent, external funding agencies as appropriate to the researcher’s academic discipline. Applicants may request a maximum of $15,000 for 18 months.
Deadline: February 3, 2020

Contact: Denise Ward rsogrants@ucalgary.ca

URGC SSHRC Exchange Partnership Seed Grants (Development Stream):  This program provides support for the development of partnership arrangements and research activities that will be suitable for future SSHRC Partnership Grant or SSHRC Partnership Development Grant funding opportunities. Applicants may request a maximum of $10,000 for 12 months.
Deadline: February 3, 2020

Contact: Denise Ward rsogrants@ucalgary.ca

URGC SSHRC Exchange Partnership Seed Grants (Engage Stream):  This program provides support for the development of partnership arrangements and research activities that will be suitable for future SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant funding opportunity. Applicants may request a maximum of $2,500 for 6 months.
Deadline: February 3, 2020

Contact: Denise Ward rsogrants@ucalgary.ca

The PRIHS competition, a partnership between Alberta Innovates and Alberta Health Services, provides a streamlined process for connecting Alberta’s academic institutions with Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs), patients, providers and leaders in AHS to translate research evidence into testable solutions that address priority health system challenges in Alberta and generate the evidence needed to identify and accelerate the spread and/or scale of solutions that foster more efficient and/or effective use of health care resources.
Competition Process: In order for a proposal to be considered for funding, it must be developed in partnership with one or more SCNs. Proposals need to address a priority health system challenge in Alberta that will demonstrate significant impact/cost savings. All PRIHS 6 applications must include SCN leadership as a lead or co-lead. Applicants should contact the Scientific Director (SD) or Assistant Scientific Director (ASD) of the appropriate SCN to discuss potential ideas.
Key Deadlines:
Contact Your SCN: January – February 2020
Expression of Intent to SCNs: February 21, 2020 at 4:00PM
Stage 1 Internal Deadline: May 20, 2020 at 4:00PM
Stage 2 Internal Deadline: October 14, 2020 at 4:00PM
The CSM Grant Development Office is developing resources and supports for the competition. To ensure you receive them, as well as any updates on the competition, please contact Clint Westgard (chwestga@ucalgary.ca)

Neurosciences Rehabilitation and Vision Strategic Clinical Network - Seed Grant Program 2020-21

A maximum of three (3) awards of up to $8,000 will be offered with a total funding support of $24,000. Projects should address elements of the NRV SCN transformational roadmap, which includes improvements to clinical practice through innovation, implementation and evaluation of integrated and transitional care pathways, evaluation of novel treatment quality and efficacy, improvements to health service delivery, primary prevention strategies and advancing patient engagement and informed decision-making across the clinical landscape.
Applications Due: February 16, 2020

The Kidney Foundation of Canada: Allied Health Kidney Research Grants
The purpose of the Allied Health Kidney Research Grant is to encourage allied health professionals to pursue research relevant to the areas of nephrology and organ donation, including clinical, health services, social, cultural, environmental and population health research. The Kidney Foundation of Canada has established a national goal of encouraging and supporting research that may further the current knowledge pertaining to the kidney or improve health in areas relevant to the Vision and Mission of The Kidney Foundation.
RSO Internal Deadline: February 27, 2020 at noon
Contact
Jonathan Jucker

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)