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									CIHR Funding Opportunities for Trainees
                     University of Western Ontario




                                           Annik Pilon
                             Program Delivery Officer
                Research Capacity Development Branch
                                 apilon@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

                        September 11, 2007
            Today I will talk about…

Who I am and my role at CIHR
CIHR Training Award Programs
  Highlighting any changes to the programs
Additional Funding Opportunities for Trainees
Application Process
  Including Tips for Award Applicants
Peer Review Process for Awards
Program Statistics
What’s New at CIHR?
CIHR Training Award Programs
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research


CIHR’s funds a broad spectrum of health research,
  categorized into four themes:
• Biomedical Research
• Clinical Research
• Health Systems and Services
• Population and Public Health (including the social,
  cultural, environmental and ethical dimensions of
  health)
                   Core Programs

Career Stage                  Program(s)
                              (current open competitions
                              only)
Undergraduate Student         Health Professional Student
                              Research Awards

Graduate Student              Master’s Awards
                              Doctoral Research Awards

Postdoctoral or Post Health   Fellowships
Professional Degree Fellows   Clinician Scientist Phase I
               Health Professional Student Research Awards
                                 (HPSRA)

Eligibility:
• Students are usually enrolled at a Canadian institution in an undergraduate
   health professional program leading to Canadian licensure.
• Students enrolled in a program requiring a graduate degree for Canadian
   licensure are also eligible.
• Candidates must be nominated by the Dean or Program Director.

Stipend: $4,251 - $5,961* for 13 weeks

Term: up to 13 weeks

Application Deadline: nominations must be received by February 15
No. available for 2007-2008: 235

Voucher allocation letters were sent to Canadian universities in April.

* stipend for students in combined MD/MSc or MD/PhD programs
                Summer Program in Japan
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides
graduate students in health research with an eight-week research
experience in Japan, an introduction to the science and science
policy infrastructure in Japan, and an orientation to the culture and
language. CIHR is one of the nominating Canadian authorities for this
program.

The first week of the program will be dedicated to an orientation
session, including an introduction to the language, culture and
research systems of the host country, as well as activities. The
following seven weeks (approximately) will be spent working on
research activities at the host institution.

Stipend: $3,000
Term: 8 weeks
CIHR Application Deadline: November 1
               Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)
                        Master’s Awards

Eligibility:

• Candidates must:
   • be in or have completed the last year of a bachelor
     degree, or
   • have been enrolled for no more than 10 months as a full-
     time graduate student (Master’s or direct-entry PhD) at a
     Canadian institution.

• Awards must be held at a Canadian institution.
            Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)
                 Master’s Awards (continued)


Stipend: $17,500

Term: 1 Year

University Preselection: Varies, may be as early as
October. Check with your University.

CIHR Application Deadline: February 1

Number of awards offered from the February ‘07
competition: 218
                   MD/PhD Program Grants

This program was formally called MD/PhD Studentships.
Candidates must:
 • be enrolled at a Canadian university in a combined MD/PhD
   program;
 • be nominated to CIHR by the Program Director at their institution;
   and
 • receive an annual stipend of $21,000 and a $1,000 annual
   research allowance.

Funds are sent to the institution in the name of the MD/PhD Program
Director.

Budget for the program for 2007-2008: $161,000

Changes to this funding program should allow for increased flexibility
in allocating the funds to a greater number of students.
                      Doctoral Awards
          (CIHR and Canada Graduate Scholarships)


Candidates apply to the CIHR Doctoral Research Award
program, those proposing to conduct research at a
Canadian institution are automatically considered for a
Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award.

Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Term: up to 3 years

Application Deadline: October 15

No University Preselection
                           Doctoral Awards
             (CIHR and Canada Graduate Scholarships)

Common eligibility criteria between the two programs:
At the time of application, candidates must:
    • have completed at least 12 months of graduate study at the
      Master’s or PhD level, and
    • have been registered as a full-time student in a PhD program
      for no more than
         • 22 months for those who hold a Master’s degree (or who
           have completed more than 12 months in a Master’s
           program before transferring to a PhD program); or
       • 30 months for those who have completed less than 12
         months in a Master’s program before transferring to a PhD
         program; or
       • 34 months for those who transferred directly from a
         bachelor’s degree to a PhD program.
                               Doctoral Awards
                (CIHR and Canada Graduate Scholarships)

Differences between the two programs:

  CIHR Doctoral Research Awards            Canada Graduate Scholarships
             (DRA)                           Doctoral Awards (CGSDA)

Awards may be held in Canada or          Awards MUST be held in Canada.
abroad.

Stipend per annum: $21,000               Stipend per annum: $30,000
(+ $5,000 if held abroad)

Research Allowance: $1,000/year          Research Allowance: $5,000/year

No. offered from Fall ‘06 competition:   No. offered from Fall ‘06 competition:
59                                       198
                         Fellowship Awards

 Awards may be held inside or outside of Canada (Canadian citizens
 and permanent residents may apply for awards to be held outside
 Canada).

 Foreign citizens may apply for awards to be held in Canada
  Eligibility for candidates who hold, or are completing, a PhD degree:
• At the time of application, must have less than three years of post-
  PhD research training experience.
• Only eligible for funding until the end of their fifth year of post-PhD
  research training.
• Must undertake post-PhD research training in a different research
  environment from which they received their PhD.

  Eligibility for candidates who hold, or are completing, a Health
  Professional degree:
• may propose a program leading to a Master's or PhD, but is not
  required.
                      Fellowship Awards            (continued)


Stipend per annum:        $40,000 (PhD)
                          $40,000 - $50,000 (HP)*

Research Allowance per annum: $5,000

Term: up to 3 years (PhD)
      up to 5 years (HP)**

Application Deadlines: February 1 or October 1

Training outside of Canada: $5,000 stipend supplement

Number offered from the October 2006 competition: 62
Number offered from the February 2007 competition: 68

*dependant upon degrees held and years of post degree training
**dependant upon intended use of award
                  Clinician Scientist Awards
This is a two-phase program: Phase 1 is considered a training
 award and Phase 2 is considered salary support.

All candidates must be licensed to practice in Canada.

Program is funded through the CIHR Clinical Research Initiative.

Eligibility:

• At the time of application, a candidate must hold a health
  professional degree in medicine or dentistry;
• Awards may be held inside or outside of Canada (Canadian
  citizens and permanent residents may apply for awards to be held
  outside Canada);
• Must have completed at least two years of post-graduate clinical
  training.
   Clinician Scientist Awards – Phase One (continued)

Stipend per annum: $52,500
Research Allowance: $5,000 per annum
Term: up to 6 years (one 3-year term, renewable once)
Deadline: September 15
Training outside of Canada: $5,000 stipend supplement
Number of new awards offered from the Fall 2006
competition: 6
Number of renewal awards offered from the Fall 2006
competition: 4
       Clinician Scientists Awards – Phase Two


Eligibility:
• Candidates must have held Phase One for a minimum of:
   • 2 years for PhD holders, or
   • 3 years for those without a PhD

• Awards must be held at a Canadian Institution

• Candidates must have obtained a full-time academic
  appointment
   Clinician Scientists Awards – Phase Two (continued)


Salary Contribution per annum: $60,000 including fringe benefits

Research Allowance per annum: $40,000 (first 3 years only)

Term: up to 6 years (two 3-year terms, renewable once)

Deadline: September 15

Number of new awards offered from the Fall 2006 competition: 9

Number of renewal awards offered from the Fall 2006 competition: 5
     Other CIHR
Funding Opportunities
    for Trainees
        Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR)


A CIHR Training Program Grant is awarded to a group of excellent
mentors/educators, accomplished in health research, who work
collaboratively to offer a research training program of defined
format and content to a group of trainees.

Potential trainees apply directly to successful Training Programs
for program admission and for stipend support. These competitive
training opportunities are advertised nationally and internationally.

To date, 87 Training Program Grants have been funded by CIHR
and partners at up to $310,500 per year for six years, for a total of
$160 million.

www.stihr.ca
                  STIHR Objectives


•   Increase capacity
•   Recruitment/retention from Canada and abroad
•   Innovative, transdisciplinary programs
•   Engage new mentors and educators
•   Encourage programs that:
         Embrace diverse research disciplines and methodologies
         Integrate ethical issues
         Develop professional skills, e.g., communication,
          teamwork, leadership
         Translate knowledge into practice
               Examples of Training Program Grants
                            in Ontario
Nominated Principal     Institution of NPI(s)   Training Program Title
Investigator(s) (NPI)
WILSON, Hugh            York University         CIHR strategic training program in
                                                vision health research
HEATHCOTE,              University Health       National Hepatitis C Research Training
Elizabeth               Network                 Program
HOLDEN, Jeanette        Queen’s University      Transdisciplinary inter-institute training
                                                program in autism spectrum disorders

ARTHUR, Heather         McMaster University     Training program for the development
                                                of cardiovascular nursing research
                                                capacity in Canada
STEWART, Moira          University of Western   TUTOR-PHC: Transdisciplinary
                        Ontario                 understanding and training on
                                                research primary health care
ELLEN, Richard          University of Toronto   Cell signaling in mucosal inflammation
                                                & pain
            STIHR – What’s Next?

Next RFA Launch           December 2007*
Letter of Intent Deadline April 1, 2008
Grant Start Date          April 1, 2009 (no change)

*Postponed so as to benefit from evaluation results
  before finalizing objectives and review criteria in
  RFA
Funding available for at least 14 grants through the
  open competition and more through priority
  announcements funded by Institutes and
  Partners.
                 Other Funding Opportunities


Additional funding opportunities for both trainees and
independent investigators are available through priority
announcements and other funding opportunities (e.g.
Industry Partnered Programs).

These are launched twice per year, in June and
December…

Consult the CIHR website, under the Funding
opportunities section, for a complete list of current
opportunities.
                      Priority Announcements


Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for
highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR
research priority areas or mandates.

Candidates may request that their application to a core program
be considered for up to three priority announcement research
areas per application, in each competition.

For the 2007-08 competition cycle, there will be funding
opportunities through the Priority Announcements competitions
for candidates applying to the regular Master’s Award, Doctoral
Research Award and Fellowship programs.
    How does CIHR determine its
            priorities?

13 Virtual Institutes – each one has a Scientific
  Director and Institute Advisory Board
- Determine priorities for a certain area of
  research, e.g., Genetics, Cancer, Infection and
  Immunity, Population and Public Health
- Invest funds into additional research grants and
  personnel awards according to priorities
- Priority Announcements – use regular open
  competitions to provide review process
The Application Process
               CIHR Application Modules



  CIHR is in the process of transitioning its funding
  opportunities to an automated application process
  through the use of ResearchNet. Until this transition is
  complete, some funding opportunities will require the use
  of ResearchNet to apply for funding, while others will
  continue to require the use of CIHR WebForms.

  The most common application modules used for
  applying to Award Programs are:

• Training Module
• CV Module (Common CV)
• Sponsor’s Assessment Forms
              CIHR CV Module (Common CV)


The CV Module is used for all CIHR award programs, except the
Health Professional Student Research Awards and the MD/PhD
Program Grants.

Access via the CIHR Web forms log-in or via the Common CV
Website www.ccv-cvc.ca

For Doctoral Research Awards, Common CV can be accessed via
the ResearchNet website: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca

When printed, the data entered into the Common CV Website will
be automatically formatted to fit into the CIHR version of the CV
Module when you choose CIHR as the agency to which you are
applying.
                  CIHR Sponsor’s Assessments

CIHR Sponsor’s Assessment forms vary depending on the program to
which the applicant is applying:
 • Sponsor’s Report on a Candidate for a CGS Master’s Award
 • Sponsor’s Assessment of a Candidate for a DRA
 • Sponsor’s Assessment of a Candidate for a Fellowship or Clinician
    Scientist Phase 1 Award

These forms are accessible via the List of Forms and Guidelines for
Completion section of the CIHR Website or directly on ResearchNet for the
programs that have electronic submission.

Candidates should send the link for the applicable Sponsor’s Assessment
form to the potential sponsor as they are PDF fillable forms.

If you are applying to a program using electronic submission via
ResearchNet, you will be required to identify sponsors and an e-mail will be
sent to them through ResearchNet with forms attached.
         Tips for CIHR Award Applicants


 follow instructions exactly

 adhere to format guidelines (e.g., font, page limits)

 applications must be completed using the CIHR Web
  forms or through ResearchNet, handwritten
  applications will not be accepted

 use the full page allowances

 start at least two months before the deadline
        Tips for CIHR Award Applicants (continued)

Applicants are encouraged to…

 work on the research proposal in collaboration with their
  supervisor/mentor

 proofread their application

 show the complete application to their supervisor/mentor, peers
  and other researchers for feedback

 make sure their application is complete…incomplete or late
  applications will not be accepted
 If you are submitting through ResearchNet, all tasks must be
  listed as complete in order to have the application submitted
  successfully.
      Tips for CIHR Award Applicants (continued)

Common issues with Award Applications:
• Missing CV modules: remember that most training
  award applications require the CIHR CV Module for
  the candidate and the proposed supervisor(s)
• Official transcripts are required…certified copies will
  not be accepted
• Completed Sponsor’s Assessments should be
  enclosed with the application
• Ensure text to be attached is included with the
  application, e.g. pages 5 and 7 of the Training
  Module
Peer Review for Award Programs
            Peer Review for Award Programs


Each CIHR award program has a set of peer review committees that are
created specifically to review applications for that program:
    • 2 Master’s Awards committees
    • 2 Doctoral Research Award (DRA) committees
    • 4 Fellowships committees
    • 1 Clinician Scientist committee
Each set of peer review committees is grouped into committees that
review specific themes; generally themes 1 and 2 or 3 and 4, however,
there are a few committees that review applications from all themes, i.e.,
1 through 4.
Committees for the Master’s Awards, Doctoral Research Awards and
Fellowships do not meet face-to-face, instead, individual reviews are
done off-site and submitted to CIHR.
                                   Research Capacity Development
                                      Peer Review Committees
                                 Research                                                                 Type of Peer
       Name of Committee                                        Type of Application Reviewed
                                 Themes                                                                     Review


Master’s Awards (CGA)             1&2       Master’s Students                                              At Home

Master’s Awards (CGB)             3&4       Master’s Students                                              At Home

Doctoral Research Awards
                                  1&2       PhD Students                                                   At Home
(DRA)
Doctoral Research Awards
                                  3&4       PhD Students                                                   At Home
(DRB)

Fellowships (FPP)                 1&2       PhD graduates proposing post-PhD research training             At Home

Fellowships - Health                        MD, DDS or DVM graduates proposing post-health professional
                                  1&2                                                                      At Home
Professionals (FHP)                         degree or post-PhD research training

                                            MD, DDS, DVM or PhD graduates proposing post-health
Fellowships (HTA)                 3&4                                                                      At Home
                                            professional degree or post-PhD research training

Fellowships - Allied Health                 Allied Health Professional graduates proposing post-health
                                  1 to 4                                                                   At Home
Professionals (FAH)                         professional degree or post-PhD research training

                                            Phase 1: MD or DDS graduates proposing post-health
Clinician Scientists - Phase 1
                                  1 to 4    professional degree or post-PhD research training              Meeting
and 2 (CL)
                                            Phase 2: first independent research appointment.
           Review Criteria for Award Programs

The following criteria are used for evaluating applications for
Master’s Awards, Doctoral Research Awards, Fellowships and
Clinician Scientist-Phase One Awards:
    • Achievements and Activities of the Candidate
    • Characteristics and Abilities of the Candidate
    • Research Training Environment

The following criteria are used for evaluating applications for
Clinician Scientist-Phase Two Awards:
    • Candidate’s Track Record
    • Research Proposal
    • Research Environment and Support
Program Statistics
                                                                        Master’s Awards
                                                                 Open and Strategic Competitions
                                            High success rates due to pre-selection at universities
                          400                                                                                                           62.2%                65%
                                                                                                           55.5%                                             60%
                          350                                                                                                           61.1%
                                                                                                   346                          357                          55%
                          300                                       327                                    55.5%
                                     312                                                                                                                     50%
                                                                            40.4%                                                                            45%
Number of Applications




                          250
                                                                                                                                                             40%




                                                                                                                                                                      Success Rate
                          200                                                                                                            218        222
                                                                            38.5%                                                                            35%
                                            27.6%                                                           192       192
                          150                                                                                                                                30%
                          100                                                126       132                                                                   25%
                                            27.6%
                                             86         86                                                                                                   20%
                            50
                                                                                                                                                             15%
                             0                                                                                                                               10%
                                             2003                           2004                            2005                        2006
                                                                                   Competition Year
                                           Applications Reviewed in Open Comp.                                Applications Approved in Open Comp.
                                           Open and Strategic Applications Approved                           Success Rate of Open Comp.
                                                                                                                                                          Estimated
                                           Sucess Rate of Open and Strategic Comp.




                         Note: Number of awards offered and success rate for 2006 competition includes the budget increase
                         for the CGS program announced by the federal government in March 2007.
                                                          Doctoral Research Awards
                                                         With Additional CGS Funding
                                                   STIHR began

                         1000      47.0%                                                                                                                            50%
                                                      45.0%


                         800                                          CGS began
                                                                                                              804                799                814 38.8%
                                                                                                                                                                    40%
Number of Applications




                                   36.6%




                                                                                                                                                                          Success Rates
                         600                                                               652                                         30.4%           31.6%
                                                                            29.1%                29.6%              29.7%
                                                      28.5%           561
                                                                                                                                                                    30%
                                500
                                                   478                                                                                 22.9%
                         400                                                                     22.9%
                                                                            21.6%                                   21.0%
                                                                                                                                                             316
                                                                                                                                                                    20%
                         200                                                                                               239                243      257
                                             235                215
                                      183                                                               193                            183
                                                                                   163           149                169
                                                         136                121
                           0                                                                                                                                        10%
                                      2000               2001               2002                 2003               2004               2005            2006
                                                                                                                                                        Estimated
                                                                                         Competition Year

                         Applications Reviewed in Open Comp.                  Applications Approved in Open Comp.                       Open and Strategic
                                                                                                                                        Applications Approved
                         Success Rate of Open Comp.                           Sucess Rate of Open and Strategic Comp.


                  Note: Number of awards offered and success rate for 2006 competition includes the budget
                  increase for the CGS program announced by the federal government in April 2007.
                                                             Fellowships
                                                    Open and Strategic Competitions
                   1200                                                                                                                                                  40%

                                     35.1%        STIHR began
                   1000                                                                                      10 2 3                                                      35%
                                                                                                                                   972                988
Number of Applications




                                                                      9 14
                                                        28.6%




                                                                                                                                                                               Success Rates
                         800                                                                                                                                             30%
                                     27.2%
                                                  763                                     774
                               723                                                              24.8%
                                                                                                                      24.2%              24.1%
                         600                                                                                                                                             25%
                                                         21.2%                                                                                              21.5%
                                                                             20.5%
                                                                                                 20.0%
                         400                                                                                                                                             20%
                                                                             17.4%                                      17.7%            15.7%
                                                                                                                                                            13.4%
                         200                254                                                                              248                                         15%
                                                                218                                                                             234                212
                                      197                                           187                192            181
                                                         162                 159                155                                      153
                                                                                                                                                            132

                          0                                                                                                                                              10%
                                     2000               2001                 2002               2003                  2004               2005               2006
                                                                                                                                                              Estimated
                                                                                    Competition Year
                                     Applications Reviewed in Open Comp.                                               Applications Approved in Open Comp.
                                     Open and Strategic Applications Approved                                          Success Rate of Open Comp.
                                     Sucess Rate of Open and Strategic Comp.
                          Total Number of Fellowship Awards
                                   by Fiscal Year

                         STIHR began
1000

900                                           846
                             830                                                                       803
800
                                                                786
            722                                                                          743
                                                                           711
700                           279              301
                                                                276                                    332
600         202                                                            239            269

500

400

300
            520               551              545              510        472            474          471
200

100

   0
         2000-2001        2001-2002         2002-2003        2003-2004   2004-2005     2005-2006     2006-2007


                      Open Competitions                                     Strategic Competitions

•Does not include trainees funded from STIHR and research grants.
                      CIHR Investment in Training Awards Programs
                          by Fiscal Year (in millions of dollars)




•The total grants and awards investment for this figure includes CRC’s and NCE’s.
•The total CIHR grant and award investment for 2006-2007 is $799.6 million.
                              CIHR – Building Research Capacity
                           Number of Individuals Supported in 2006-2007
              37 Senior Investigators
                                                                     276                   Canada Research Chairs Tier 1
                     112 Investigators
                                                                       332                 Canada Research Chairs Tier 2
                  495 New Investigators


                               835 Postdoctoral Fellows


                                           896 Doctoral


             294 Master's


                      568 Undergraduates


            1157 STIHR: 193 Undergrads, 227 Master's, 410 Doctoral, 257 Postdoctoral, 70 Others

       0       100       200      300       400      500       600         700    800      900      1000     1100   1200

        Plus at least 800 Fellows, 800 Doctoral Students, 1600 Masters’, and 1900
        Undergraduates supported by research grants

•Includes awards that received a CIHR payment or external partner contribution.
•The Numbers of trainees from research grants are estimates.
•STIHR: The trainees on Training Grants are estimated as “Full Time Equivalents” being paid from these grants.
What’s New at CIHR?
  Budget 2007 & Canada Graduate
           Scholarships

• 40% of new funding went to CIHR compared
  to 10% in 2003
• $6 M more than 06-07 in 07-08
• $8 M more than 06-07 in 08-09
• $10.8 M more than 06-07 in 09-10 and
  ongoing
• Doubles current funding from $10.5 M to
  $21.3 M
• Doubles the number of scholarships being
  supported from roughly 200 PhD and 200
  Master’s per year to 400 each
                      Evaluation

Program                            Results Ready




Strategic Training Initiative in   September 2007 – Results
Health Research (STIHR)            March 2008 – Final report



Canada Graduate                    Summer 2008 – Final report
Scholarships
                       ResearchNet…Current Status

    ResearchNet Offers a one stop shop for the research community and
    consolidates processes for submission of applications and peer review.

Where are we now?

•   From the Awards perspective, the Master’s, Doctoral Awards and Fellowships
    programs use ResearchNet for the review process and to post decisions

•   Response to an Offer of Award captured on-line for the Master’s, Doctoral
    Awards and Fellowships programs

•   On-line Confirmation of Commencement response for Master’s Awards, Doctoral
    Awards and Fellowships

•   eSubmission for Doctoral Award applications for the October 2007 competition
                 ResearchNet…Upcoming

What’s Upcoming?

• eSubmission for Fellowship applications for the October
  2008 competition
• For Master’s Awards, CIHR will be working with
  Institutions to define requirements for data exchange
  and develop a process for University approval and
  access to applications
If you have questions or comments, please contact…


     ResearchNet Support
     support@researchnet-recherchenet.ca
     (613) 941-9080
             Contact the
Research Capacity Development Branch
        with your questions…
              Research Capacity Development Contacts

Program                         Telephone        E-mail

Health Professional Student     (613) 957-0296   HPSRA@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
Research Awards &
MD/PhD Program Grants
Master’s Awards                 (613) 946-0093   CGSMA@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

STIHR                           (613) 948-8200   STIHR@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Doctoral Research Awards        (613) 954-1963   DRA@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
and CGS Doctoral Awards


Fellowships            February (613) 948-8199   Fellowships@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

                       October (613) 954-1964

Clinician Scientists            (613) 954-1960   ClinicianScientists@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

New Investigators               (613) 948-8200   NewInvestigators@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

								
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