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Internal Funding Opportunities

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CSM/AHS Clinical Research Fund Seed Grants - April 15, 2017 Deadline

Seed Grants (up to $50,000 per team)

These are designed to seed new ideas for investigation, with the expectation that such data and collaborations will result in the submission of one or more peer-reviewed clinical research applications or the securing industry support for clinical research. This would need to include one or more of proof of concept studies, pilot studies, feasibility studies, patient engagement, strategies, data analysis and/or project implementation strategies. Accepting a Seed Grant from the UCalgary Clinical Research Fund constitutes a commitment that results will be used as the basis for an application to a Tri-Council agency within two years. Applications for seed grants will be accepted quarterly (deadlines January 15, April 15, July 15, September 15).

Deadlines: April 15, July 15 and October 15, 2017

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CSM/AHS Clinical Research Fund Major Grant - October 15, 2017 Deadline

Major Grants (up to $300,000 per team)

These are primarily intended to support projects that inform clinical practice and clinical trials research projects judged by the review committee as having a high likelihood of yielding successful funding from peer-review grant agencies or industry, or which are anticipated to lead to high impact publications or changes to clinical practice (e.g. via SCNs), practice guidelines and/or policy .

Other clinical research studies that are judged to meet the above criteria will also be considered, but purely epidemiological studies are not eligible for funding.

These funds must be matched and proof of matching funds (i.e., a clear letter of support on the letterhead of the partner, indicating that these funds have been provided or will be provided from the partner, if the application is successful) must accompany the application. The level of required matching will be based on the source of the support. For peer-reviewed awards or recognized philanthropic sources the amount must be minimally 1:1. For funds from for-profit sources (i.e., Industry) the amount must be minimally 2:1. Industry support must be unencumbered cash leverage (not in-kind services or materials).

Funds can also be used to match Tri-Council funding for competitions where matching funds are required (e.g. SPOR applications, certain CIHR team grants). However, funds from the UCalgary Clinical Research Fund will not be awarded or released until proof of success at the Tri-Council competition is available by submission of the Tri-Council NOA.

Deadline: October 15, 2017

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Faculty Seed Grant (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

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 relevent federal granting councils (CIHR, NSERC) or other, equivalent, external funding agencies as appropriate to the researcher's academic discipline.

The primary purpose of Seed Grants is to advance a project to the point where it receives funding as a major research project that provides graduate student support and includes involvement of students as junior colleagues.

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External Funding Opportunities

Submitted by nworks on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 2:36pm

OREF Resident Research Project Grant - May 31, 2017 Deadline

Objective: The objective of the OREF Resident Research Project Grant is to provide funding to residents who are interested in research.  Grants of $5,000 for one year will be considered for orthopaedic surgery residents in approved orthopaedic programs to cover research expenses, but not salary or travel.  The work should clearly be achievable by the resident as a free-standing project even when it is a part of a larger work. Both laboratory and clinical projects (e.g., outcome studies) are suitable, but in either case clinical relevance must be explicitly and clearly described. 
The resident will learn to write a competitive research proposal, and will develop a relationship with a mentor who has research experience and has mentored others. One or more grants may be reserved for members of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).
Amount: Up to $5,000 for a one-year period
Applicant Requirements:
- Applicant must submit application electronically through Proposal Central. 
- Original application Face Pages (with signatures) are required and must arrive in the OREF office by the September 1st deadline.  Note: complete paper applications are no longer required.
- Minimum of two letters of reference/support from the following: 
                        - Resident Program Director
                        - Mentor
Please apply here
Application Deadline: May 31th, 2017
Residents will be allowed to submit one application per grant cycle (year)
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