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					Faculty of Health Research Support Office - Funding Opportunities Bulletin #71

Dear Researchers,

Please take the time to review this research bulletin as it contains many new and important
funding opportunities. As always, please be in touch if you are interested in any of the
opportunities in this bulletin, so that I can plan time to support your application.

Attached in this email you will find two memos from the Associate Vice-Presidents Research,
David Dewitt and Michael Siu. The first attachment is a new memo and the second is a re-
circulation of a memo that was distributed in January 2009. Please read these memos carefully as
they will have an impact on when you must submit applications to ORS.

Also, please be reminded that the FoH‘s new website has many useful features that you may wish
to explore! The Research section http://www.yorku.ca/health/research.html contains resources to
help you find funding opportunities (http://www.yorku.ca/health/research_funding.html) , recruit
participants for your research studies (http://www.yorku.ca/health/research_participants.html) and
provides links to commonly used application forms, application tools, funding administration tools
and policies & practices (http://www.yorku.ca/health/research_resources.html).


All the best,
Melesa


ANNOUNCEMENTS

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
The 2010-2011 NSERC USRA competiton has been announced and will again be managed by
the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Please bring these awards to the attention of qualified
students as soon as possible. The application form and instructions (Form 202) are now available
on the NSERC website. Please read all instructions before completing the application form. For
more information on this program please see the attached memo and visit the NSERC website.
STUDENT DEADLINE: January 25, 2010
DEPARTMENTAL DEADLINE: February 8, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp

Aboriginal Health Research Ethics
Researchers applying for CIHR grants are reminded that there are additional research ethics
requirements for research involving Aboriginal peoples and/or Aboriginal health. Please note:
some ethics requirements must be met at the time of application. Should your research involve
Aboriginal peoples and/or is Aboriginal health-related, please contact Alison Collins-Mrakas,
Office of Research Ethics as soon as possible for advice and assistance. Ms. Collins-Mrakas
may be reached at: acollins@yorku.ca or ext 55914.

York-Massey Fellowship 2010-2011
The Office of Research Services (ORS) wishes to announce a fellowship open to full-time faculty
planning to go on sabbatical during 2010-2011. The York-Massey Fellowship will provide one
faculty member with an office for the academic year at Massey College, as well as dining and
collegial rights. Massey College is an independent college situated in the University of Toronto
campus, almost directly opposite to the Robarts Library. It consists of a junior fellowship, made up


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of graduate students, and a senior fellowship, consisting primarily of faculty, of whom an
increasing number come from York University. There are no application forms, but we would ask
interested individuals to submit a letter outlining sabbatical plans with their curriculum vitae to this
office by February 26th, 2010 to: Mala Thakoor, Office of Research Services, 5th Floor, York
Research Tower, (mthakoor@yorku.ca). Results will be announced in March 2010.


CONTENTS

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
   CIHR: Catalyst Grant – Pilot Projects in Aging
   CIHR: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant – Aging
   CIHR: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant – Cancer Research
   Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: SPSSI Action Grants for Experiences
     Scholars (SAGES)
   American Psychological Association: Wayne F. Placek Grants
   Cancer Care Ontario: Research Chairs Program
   CIHR – Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research
   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: High Priority, Short-Term Bridge
     Award
   Prevent Blindness America: Investigator Award
   Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada: Clinician Scientist Program
   American Psychological Association: Visionary and Weiss Grant
   Canadian Foundation For Women‘s Health: General Research Grants
   James S. McDonnell Foundation: Investigator Initiated Research Awards
   Human Frontier Science Program - Research Grants: Young Investigator Grants &
     Program Grants
   Prostate Cancer Canada: Pilot Grant Program
   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Developmental And Exploratory (DEX)
     Grants
   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Idea Grants
   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Knowledge Translation (KT)-linkage Grants
   Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Knowledge Translation (KT)-supplement
     Grants
   The Alva Foundation: Research Grants
   Organization for Autism Research
   Pfizer Canada & Canadian Hypertension Society: The Canadian Hypertension Society -
     Pfizer Award
   Pfizer Canada: National Smoking Cessation Award
   Pfizer Canada: Pfizer CardioVascular Research Awards
   Pfizer Canada: The Jean Davignon Distinguished Cardiovascular Metabolic Research
     Award
   William T. Grant Foundation: Investigator Initiated Grants
   The Davies Charitable Foundation: Grants
   MITAC: Call for Networking Proposal
   Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
   MITACS: Accelerate Program
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PRIZES
    American Psychological Association: McGuigan Prize
    International Balzan Foundation: 2010 Balzan Prizes
    NSERC: Herzberg Medal
    NSERC: The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and
     Engineering


INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    Faculty of Health: Specific Research Grants (leave and non-leave)
    SSHRC: Grant in Aid of Travel
    Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Graduate Scholarship
    York Incentive Grant
    SSHRC Small Grants


WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/INFORMATION SESSIONS
   KM Expo 2010: Bridging Cultural Boundaries: Push, pull and co-production of knowledge
   Ontario Women‘s Health Network (OWHN): Information Session on Inclusion Research
    Handbook & Guide to Focus Groups


ARCHIVED OPPORTUNITIES


DEADLINES AT A GLANCE
Jan 31 – SickKids Foundtion Conference/Workshop/Symposia Funding
Jan 31 - SSHRC: Major Collaborative Research Initiative
Feb 1 - CIHR Emerging Team Grant: Mobility in Aging
Feb 1 – Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation Grants for Alcohol Research
Feb 1 - Faculty of Health: Specific Research Grants
Feb 1 - SSHRC: Grant in Aid of Travel
Feb 5 - NIH Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Accelerating the Pace of Drug
Abuse Research Using Existing Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment Research Data (R01)
Feb 5 - Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC)
Feb 5 – NIH Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Obesity Policy Research:
Evaluation and Measures (R01)
Feb 8 – WSIB Research Advisory Council (RAC): Development Grants
Feb 8 – WSIB Research Advisory Council (RAC): Full Grants
Feb 15 – Advanced Foods and Materials Network: Request for Proposals
Feb 15 - CIHR: Catalyst Grant – Pilot Projects in Aging
Feb 15 – Worker‘s Compensation Board of British Columbia: Innovation at Work Grants
Feb 16 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: Innovative Grants
Feb 16 – NIH Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Obesity Policy Research:
Evaluation and Measures (R03)
Feb 17 - CIHR: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant – Aging
Feb 17 - CIHR: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant – Cancer Research
Feb 19 - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: SPSSI Action Grants for
Experiences Scholars (SAGES)
Feb 26 – Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Nursing Research Fund – Nursing Career
Researcher Awards


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March 1 - American Psychological Association: McGuigan Prize
March 1 – ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau: International Research Grant
March 1 - American Psychological Association: Wayne F. Placek Grants
March 1 - Cancer Care Ontario: Research Chairs Program
March 1 - CIHR – Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research
March 1 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: High Priority, Short-Term Bridge
Award
March 1 - Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Graduate Scholarship
March 1 - Prevent Blindness America: Investigator Award
March 1 - Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada: Clinician Scientist Program
March 1 - York Incentive Grant
March 2 - KM Expo 2010: Bridging Cultural Boundaries: Push, pull and co-production of
knowledge
March 5 – National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD):
Independent Investigator Award
March 8 - Ontario Women‘s Health Network (OWHN): Information Session on Inclusion Research
Handbook & Guide to Focus Groups
March 15 – York Ad Hoc Conference Travel Grants
March 15 - American Psychological Association: Visionary and Weiss Grant
March 15 - Canadian Foundation For Women‘s Health: General Research Grants
March 15 - International Balzan Foundation: 2010 Balzan Prizes
March 17 - James S. McDonnell Foundation: Investigator Initiated Research Awards
March 22 - Human Frontier Science Program - Research Grants: Young Investigator Grants &
Program Grants
March 31 - Prostate Cancer Canada: Pilot Grant Program
March 31 - SSHRC Small Grants
April 1 - Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Developmental And Exploratory (DEX)
Grants
April 1 - Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Idea Grants
April 1 - Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Knowledge Translation (KT)-linkage Grants
April 1 - Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Knowledge Translation (KT)-supplement
Grants
April 1 - NSERC: Herzberg Medal
April 1 - NSERC: The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and
Engineering
April 1 - The Alva Foundation: Research Grants
April 2 - Organization for Autism Research
April 2 - Pfizer Canada & Canadian Hypertension Society: The Canadian Hypertension Society -
Pfizer Award
April 2 - Pfizer Canada: National Smoking Cessation Award
April 2 - Pfizer Canada: Pfizer CardioVascular Research Awards
April 2 - Pfizer Canada: The Jean Davignon Distinguished Cardiovascular Metabolic Research
Award
April 6 - William T. Grant Foundation: Investigator Initiated Grants
April 15 - The Davies Charitable Foundation: Grants
April 16 - MITAC: Call for Networking Proposal
April 30 - Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada


Continuous Deadline
 Weeden Foundation Population Program


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   Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Decision Support Synthesis Program
   Spencer Foundation Research Programs
   Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme (ASPP)
   Relation between Education and Social Opportunity
   Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Commissioned Activities: Policy Synthesis
    Program
   OHTN Community-Based Research Capacity-Building Funds
   CPS Small Grants for Local and Regional Initiatives in Pain Education and Organizational
    Development
   CIHR & Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Institute- Community Support
    Program
   NSERC Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF)
   United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation
   Wellcome Trust Programme Grants: Biomedical Science; Health Consequences of Population
    Change
   Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowships
   Fulbright Senior Specialists Program Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
   Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (CTCRI) Researcher Travel Grants
   NSERC Special Research Opportunity (SRO) Program
   CHEO Individual Professional Development Awards
   CHEO Group Professional Development Awards
   Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Research on Diagnostic Errors in Ambulatory Care
    Settings
   Human Frontier Science Program Short-term Fellowships
   Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (CTCRI) – Workshop and Learning
    Opportunities Grants
   Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
   NSERC- Strategic Workshops Program
   Hunter‘s Hope Foundation Major and Pilot Research Grants
   Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada- Pilot Grants
   Canada/China Scholars Exchange Program
   International Strategic Opportunities Program
   DFAIT Going Global Science and Technology Fund
   DFAIT Global Commerce Support Program - Going Global Innovation
   CIHR President‘s Fund
   Scottish Office Department of Health Visiting Fellowships
   ACCELERATE Ontario – Ontario‘s Graduate Research Internship Program
   Max Bell Foundation Project Grants
   Alberta Gaming and Research Institute (AGRI) Institute Small Research Grants
   Canadian Heritage Multiculturalism Program Community Action Projects
   Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) Visiting Clinician Awards
   CCFF Visiting Scientist Awards
   CCFF Visiting Allied Health Professional Awards
   Max Bell Foundation's internship grants
   Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Conference Grant
   Mayday Fund of New York Grant for Pain Research
   Ontario Mental Health Foundation Grants for Publications, Conferences and Public Events
   American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Research Program
   Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

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   Humboldt foundation Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award


NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
CIHR: Catalyst Grant – Pilot Projects in Aging
This Catalyst Grant: Pilot Projects in Aging is being offered to encourage and stimulate new and
established investigators to undertake new, high priority research challenges in the field of aging.
It is expected that this targeted investment will enable researchers to generate preliminary data,
validate methodology or tools, and/or explore novel (high risk) research ideas towards enhancing
the success of subsequent applications to the CIHR open and strategic competitions focused on
priority areas in aging. The Institute of Aging has identified five priority topics for research on
aging and health. These priorities include (in no particular order):
      healthy and successful aging;
      biological mechanisms of aging;
      cognitive impairment in aging;
      aging and maintenance of functional autonomy;
      health services and policy relating to older people.
AMOUNT: $50,000 per annum for up to 1 year.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=924&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND
&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

CIHR: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant – Aging
This Meetings, Planning and Dissemination (MPD)-Aging funding opportunity is intended to
provide support for meetings, planning and/or dissemination activities that are consistent with the
mandate of the CIHR Institute of Aging and stimulate research and knowledge translation and
exchange beyond traditional recurring meetings or conferences. It is expected that such
investments will support activities that build and sustain the Canadian research on aging
community and lead to excellence in research and knowledge translation within the Institute's five
priority topics:
     Healthy and successful aging
     Biological mechanisms of aging
     Cognitive impairment in aging
     Aging and maintenance of functional autonomy
     Health services and policy relating to older people
Relevant activities may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:
     Gatherings of researchers, non-researchers, and/or users of health research where the
         main objective is to facilitate research and/or knowledge exchange collaborations among
         individuals or groups (e.g., consensus meetings, planning and/or development meetings,
         networking and partnership development workshops);
     Opportunities for knowledge exchange involving stakeholder linkages (to inform practice,
         care, products and/or policy); and/or
     Other knowledge translation activities when it is appropriate to disseminate the results of
         the research beyond the traditional scientific community.
AMOUNT: The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is: $5,000 for up to one year for
eligible recurring meetings, congresses, symposia, workshops, or conferences; $10,000 for up to
one year for non-recurring events that are beyond traditional meetings congresses or symposia;
$25,000 for up to one year for eligible international research partnership development activities.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 17, 2010

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WEBSITE: http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=929&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND
&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

CIHR: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant – Cancer Research
Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for meetings,
planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to the
CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). The meeting may focus on, for example:
     Exchange of scientific knowledge among researchers
     Education of groups such as health professionals, community organizations, policy-
       makers
     Fostering of collaborations involving researchers, non-researchers and/or user of health
       research
     Knowledge dissemination that will inform practice, clinical care, policy
     Release of knowledge to relevant stakeholders prior to publication
Relevant Research Areas:
Research topics eligible for ICR workshop/symposium support include, but are not limited to:
     biology of cancer
     etiology
     cancer genomics
     proteomics
     cancer related databanks, databases, and data sets
     cancer research infrastructure
     oncogenesis
     clinical science
     cancer treatments
     cancer screening
     early detection
     diagnosis
     imaging
     cancer prevention
     carcinogens
     palliative care & end of life
     support systems for cancer patients and their families
     health system and services for Canadians at risk of cancer
     service delivery for cancer patients
     cancer registries and surveillance
     social, cultural and other factors which affect the health of Canadians at risk of cancer
     site-specific cancers
     general topics in cancer research (non-site-specific)
AMOUNT: The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $15,000 for workshops, $20,000
for symposia, and $5,000 for congresses.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 17, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=930&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND
&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: SPSSI Action Grants for Experiences
Scholars (SAGES)
The SAGES Program was set up to encourage our age 60 and over and retired members to apply

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their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social
problems. Proposals are invited that use social science research findings to address social
problems through direct action projects, consulting with not-for-profit groups, or through preparing
reviews of existing social science literature that could be used by policy makers.
ELIGIBILITY: SPSSI members over the age of 60 and/or retired.
AMOUNT: Between $1,000-$10,000
DEADLINE: February 19, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=732

American Psychological Association: Wayne F. Placek Grants
The grants support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any
topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues. Proposals are especially encouraged for
empirical studies that address the following topics:
     Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbians and gay men, including prejudice,
        discrimination, and violence
     Family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men
     Subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented
        in scientific research
ELIGIBILITY: Must be either doctoral‐ level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an
educational institution. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.
AMOUNT: $15,000
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/placek.aspx?tab=1

Cancer Care Ontario: Research Chairs Program
CCO supports research focusing on translation in four theme areas each led by a CCO Research
Network Leader:
a) Cancer Imaging (Lead, Dr. Jerry Battista, London Health Sciences Centre)
b) Health Services (Lead, Dr. Craig Earle, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
c) Population Studies (Lead, Dr. John McLaughlin, Cancer Care Ontario)
d) Experimental Therapeutics (Lead, Dr. Janet Dancey, Ontario Institute for Cancer
Research)
The CCO Research Chairs Program is aimed at helping to establish a critical mass of excellent
investigators at institutions in Ontario, aligned with these four theme areas. CCO will offer two
levels of research chair awards, each for a term of five years. The Chairs will be allocated through
two streams: an Open Provincial Program with an open call for eligible applicants, and a
Recruitment License Program. The provincial program is aimed at applicants already identified by
institutions and where there is an existing institutional commitment to the candidate. The aim of
the Recruitment License Program is to support development of critical mass at institutions where
cancer research capacity already exists but where a commitment to funding a position will help in
attracting scientists and securing institutional commitment.
AMOUNT:CCO Level 2 (Junior) Chair - $100,000 per year; CCO Level 1 (Senior) Chair -
$200,000 per year.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.cancercare.on.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1377&pageId=10109#

CIHR – Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the prompt initiation of intervention research
on rapidly unfolding programs, policies and resource distribution approaches that have the
potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. This funding opportunity


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strongly encourages close collaboration between program implementers (e.g. decision-makers
and researchers). Only research projects that are out of the control of the researcher will be
considered, meaning that the researcher is not responsible for designing or implementing the
intervention. Examples of research that might be conducted are provided below. These examples
are not intended to be exhaustive and there is no intent to imply that applications in these
research areas would be more successful than those in other research areas.
     New/changes to health-related tax incentives and their differential impacts on vulnerable
        groups (e.g. lone mothers, immigrants and refugees, working poor)
     New/changes to employment opportunities in resource poor settings and their potential
        effects on workers' mental health or on the employability of those returning to work after
        illness or injury
     New programs aimed at improving health that are led by non-health sectors (e.g., housing
        initiatives, income assistance programs, literacy programs, changes to public transit
        options/costs/availability)
     The impact of intersectoral policy changes on health and health equity (e.g., rural or urban
        planning guidelines, workplace management policies, policies related to the environment)
AMOUNT: The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $100,000 per year for up to 2
years.
LOI DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=923&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND
&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: High Priority, Short-Term Bridge
Award
This award will provide one year of funding for research grant applications that address a high
priority research area for JDRF, failed to receive funding but scored within 10% of the funding
payline for a review cycle of a research funding agency up to a year prior to the request to JDRF.
The goal of this ―bridge‖ funding is to help investigators generate additional supporting data for an
amended, competitive application.
AMOUNT: $55,000 USD
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207

Prevent Blindness America: Investigator Award
Funding priority is given to projects for research relating to clinically important eye diseases.
Prevent Blindness America will give preference to clinical and disease-oriented grants or grants
which investigate public health issues related to the burden of illness of eye-related health and
safety topics. All research grants need to promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness America
- preserving sight and preventing blindness. Basic laboratory science research will not be
supported under this program. However, topical areas of interest for this program could include,
but are not limited to:
     evaluation of new approaches to screening and diagnosis including new technologies,
        testing strategies, outreach to high-risk populations, follow-up protocols, and issues of
        patient compliance with screening recommendations,
     health services research designed to evaluate new strategies for delivery of eye care
        services, especially to underserved populations,
     development and evaluation of interventions to improve compliance with chronic medical
        therapy for glaucoma and other disorders requiring long-term treatment,
     studies to document the burden of ocular disease and vision loss, and their consequences
        to the population,


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    evaluation of interventions designed to prevent or delay the onset of ocular diseases
    studies to evaluate quality of life issues for individuals suffering from vision loss,
    evaluation of eye safety interventions for occupational, environmental, and recreational
     issues,
   research into the causes and potential prevention of ocular disease and vision loss on a
     population basis.
AMOUNT: Grants are awarded for a one-year period, range from $10,000.00 to $50,000.00
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.preventblindness.org/research/investigator_award.htm

Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada: Clinician Scientist Program
The objective of this program is to provide salary and research support for outstanding Clinician-
Scientists initiating a career as independent investigators/junior faculty in prostate cancer
research. These awards provide the opportunity for new faculty with 4 or fewer years of service to
develop and demonstrate independence in initiating and conducting prostate cancer research.
AMOUNT: Up to a maximum of $150,000 per year for up to 2 years.
ORS DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
AGENCY DEADLINE: March 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.prostatecancer.ca/Research/Clinician-Scientist-Award/Clinician-Scientist-
Award-Application.aspx

American Psychological Association: Visionary and Weiss Grant
APF Visionary and Weiss grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education,
and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the
following priority areas:
      Understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure
        well-being;
      Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony;
      Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and
      Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and
        communities in the aftermath of disaster.
AMOUNT: One-year grants are available in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.
Additionally, a $10,000 Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Innovative Research and Programs
Grant is also available for any program that falls within APF‘s priority areas.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/vision-weiss.aspx?tab=1

Canadian Foundation For Women’s Health: General Research Grants
The CFWH General Research Grants are awarded to those committed to finding solutions to the
reproductive health issues that face women both in Canada and around the world. Open to any
area within the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, these grants aim to help make further
advancements in women‘s health treatment, research, and education.
AMOUNT: Not specified.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://cfwh.org/index.php?page=grant-guidelines&hl=en_CA

James S. McDonnell Foundation: Investigator Initiated Research Awards
Research Awards are designed to support research projects with a high probability of generating
new knowledge and insights. Projects submitted for funding consideration should be at an early,
even preliminary stage of development, and should be intended to break new ground or to revisit
commonly-held assumptions. Projects submitted should be sufficiently cross-disciplinary or


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heterodox to have a strong likelihood of influencing the development of new ways of thinking
about important problems. All projects must be in one of the two program areas:
     Studying Complex Systems: The Complex Systems program supports research directed
        toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the
        study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this
        program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography,
        epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation.
     Brain Cancer Research: The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting novel
        research that will generate new knowledge leading to increased rates of survival and
        improve functional recovery for individuals with brain cancer.
AMOUNT: A maximum of $450,000 total costs can be requested and the funds can be expended
over a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 6 years. Please Note: Smaller amounts of money
expended over shorter amounts of time may be requested to help investigators pursue pilot
projects or test the feasibility of an experimental approach.
DEADLINE: March 17, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.jsmf.org/apply/apply.php

Human Frontier Science Program - Research Grants: Young Investigator Grants &
Program Grants
Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine
their expertise in innovative approaches to questions that could not be answered by individual
laboratories. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably
from different disciplines to focus on problems in the life sciences. The research teams must be
international.
Young Investigator Grants
Young Investigator Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first
five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or
equivalent). Applications for Young Investigators' Grants will be reviewed in competition with each
other independently of applications for Program Grants.
AMOUNT: up to $450,000 per year for the whole team depending on the size of the team
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_RG.php
Program Grants
Program Grants are awarded to teams of independent researchers at any stage of their careers.
The research team is expected to develop new lines of research through the collaboration.
Applications including independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged.
AMOUNT: up to $450,000 per year for the whole team depending on
the size of the team
REGSITRATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_RG.php

Prostate Cancer Canada: Pilot Grant Program
This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to support biological and clinical research
projects that are prostate cancer-specific/exclusive in nature.
ELIGIBILITY: Be affiliated with a Canadian university, teaching hospital or cancer care institution.
New investigators (individuals with 3 or fewer years of service as an independent scientist) are
encouraged to apply
AMOUNT: The Pilot Grant has a duration of 2 years and a value of $60,000/year
DEADLINE: March 31, 2010


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WEBSITE: http://www.prostatecancer.ca/Research/Pilot-Grant-Program.aspx

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Developmental And Exploratory (DEX) Grants
DEX research grants support innovative exploratory projects or pilot studies in the areas of
behavioural, health services, legal/ethical/social/policy and psychosocial research that has the
potential to improve breast cancer control or quality of life. Applications are invited from all sectors
of the breast cancer care or research continuum, from community-based groups to established
researchers. DEX research grants support small-scale short-term pilot studies or investigation of
concepts to permit the investigator to explore or test out new ideas or research methods. The
expectation is that these ideas or methods, once explored, will lead to the development of
proposals for full operating grants. It is not the intent of the program to provide supplemental, add-
on funding in support of existing, ongoing investigations or quality assurance projects.
AMOUNT: up to $65,000 over one year.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.breast.cancer.ca/WebNET.aspx?u=WebNETGuest&p=user&v1=guest&a=2#0,3,13,28
,39

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Idea Grants
CBCRA's IDEA grants support innovative, new research ideas that are speculative, but have the
potential for advancing scientific knowledge. They support small-scale pilot studies or
investigations of concepts to permit the investigator to test out new ideas, which, although based
on good science, are outside of existing conventional research paradigms and could be deemed
speculative. The expectation is that these ideas, once explored, will lead to the development of
proposals for more extensive research grants. It is not the intent of the program to provide
supplemental, add-on funding in support of existing, ongoing investigations.
AMOUNT: Up to $100,000 over one year.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.breast.cancer.ca/WebNET.aspx?u=WebNETGuest&p=user&v1=guest&a=2#0,3,13,28
,39

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Knowledge Translation (KT)-linkage Grants
The KT-linkage Grants focus on the developmental phase of a research project. They are
intended to facilitate linkage with relevant stakeholders(s) in order to define the research
questions and methodology in such a way that is most relevant to the potential users of the
research results. Some examples of linkage activities are meetings, workshops, electronic
communications, focus groups, or participatory research projects. It is intended that KT-linkage
grants will precede, not replace, operating grants.
AMOUNT: up to $50,000
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.breast.cancer.ca/WebNET.aspx?u=WebNETGuest&p=user&v1=guest&a=2#0,3,13,28
,39

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance: Knowledge Translation (KT)-supplement
Grants
KT-supplement grants focus on the end of the research project when it is appropriate to
disseminate the results of the research to the potential users beyond the traditional scientific
community and using methods supplementary and in addition to publication in standard scientific
journals. They are intended to facilitate the rapid uptake of research results through appropriate


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strategies for communication, dissemination and transfer of knowledge. Some examples of
knowledge users are policy makers, practitioners, patients or the public. Proposed activities must
be based on best evidence of effective knowledge transfer strategies for the specific target
audience(s) (i.e., these grants are not intended to develop new knowledge about effective
knowledge transfer strategies). Some examples of KT-supplement activities are development of
plain language descriptions of research results, development of effective formats for
dissemination of research results, mechanisms to transfer knowledge to decision makers,
engagement of opinion leaders (e.g., through focus groups or participatory research methods) to
facilitate knowledge transfer to potential users of the research results. Proposed KT activities
must be appropriate to the stage of maturity of the research. It is intended that KT-supplement
grants will follow on the successful completion of a research operating grant.
AMOUNT: Up to $50,000
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.breast.cancer.ca/WebNET.aspx?u=WebNETGuest&p=user&v1=guest&a=2#0,3,13,28
,39

The Alva Foundation: Research Grants
The Alva Foundation funds organizations conducting research and/or developing services that
address significant risk factors in early childhood development, prenatal through four years of
age. It is our philosophy that healthy childhood development sets in place many mental, physical,
and social attributes that determine the ability to develop into a healthy adult. We are interested in
helping organizations that work in the areas of prevention.
Preferred Funding: Research, pilot, or demonstration projects:
     Research into risk factors that limit healthy early childhood development, prenatal to four
         years old; including but not limited to risk factors of a genetic, medical, societal and
         neurological nature. Increasingly, new research is proving that healthy early childhood
         development sets in place, often for life, many neurological, social, and learning factors
         and abilities. Applications will be considered from across Canada.
     Funding of demonstration or pilot projects testing the delivery and introduction of new
         services to this constituency that aim to ensure healthy early childhood development or to
         remedy an identified disease or disorder. Applications will be considered for service
         delivery in the greater Toronto and Montreal areas, and the Eastern Townships of
         Quebec.
AMOUNT: $30,000 to $50,000/annum
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.alva.ca/

Organization for Autism Research
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) seeks applied research proposals for its 2010
Autism Applied Research Competition. Through this competition, OAR intends to promote
evidence based practices delivered from research in the following areas:
     The analysis, evaluation, or comparison of current models of assessment, intervention, or
       systems of service delivery including policy analysis,
     Applied aspects of educational, behavioral, or social/communicative intervention across
       the lifespan,
     Adult issues such as continuing education, employment, residential supports, sexuality
       instruction, quality-of-life determinants, and ―later intervention,‖ and
     Issues related to family support, social and community integration, assessment and
       intervention with challenging behavior, and the use of technology in support of learners
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OAR seeks to fund studies of one to two years in length that will likely produce practical and
clearly objective results that promise some direct benefit for learners with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD), their families, and related service providers (e.g., teachers, classroom aides, job
coaches, speech pathologists, psychologists, etc.) at different times in their lives.
ELIGIBILITY: Verified that Canadian institutions are eligible to apply.
PREVIOUS FUNDING: York has never been funded by this organization.
AMOUNT: A maximum of 12, one-year studies funded at a maximum of $30,000 per year.
PREPROPOSAL DEADLINE: April 2, 2010
INVITED APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: August 6, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.researchautism.org/professionals/grants/application/index.asp

Pfizer Canada & Canadian Hypertension Society: The Canadian Hypertension Society -
Pfizer Award
Proposals submitted to the CardioVascular Research Awards Program in the research area of
hypertension will be reviewed as part of the main program by the review committee of the general
program and will automatically be considered for the Canadian Hypertension Society – Pfizer
Award. Award funds are intended to be operating grants and must contribute towards the direct
costs of the research program or project for which the funds are awarded. Please note that the
budget must be inclusive of institutional overhead where applicable; this amount shall not exceed
10% of the grant application budget. Applicants may not receive a salary, a stipend or an
honorarium from a Pfizer CardioVascular Research Award
AMOUNT: The award is of up to $100,000.00
DEADLINE: April 2, 2010
WEBSITE: http://pfizercv.ca/english/research_areas/hypertension_society/

Pfizer Canada: National Smoking Cessation Award
Acceptable research projects will focus on smoking cessation. Award funds are intended to be
operating grants and must contribute towards the direct costs of the research program or project
for which the funds are awarded. Please note that the budget must be inclusive of institutional
overhead where applicable; this amount shall not exceed 10% of the grant application budget.
Please note that applicants may not receive a salary, a stipend or an honorarium from a Pfizer
CardioVascular Research Award
AMOUNT: The award is of a maximum of $ 100,000
DEADLINE: April 2, 2010
WEBSITE: http://pfizercv.ca/english/research_areas/smoking_cessation/

Pfizer Canada: Pfizer CardioVascular Research Awards
For Round 7 of the CardioVascular Research Awards the focus of your research proposal must
be in line with any of the following areas of research:
     Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome: prevention, management, complications
     Thrombosis and hemostasis
     Heart failure*
     Projects involving sildenafil will not be considered.
Award funds are intended to be operating grants and must contribute towards the direct costs of
the research program or project for which the funds are awarded. Please note that the budget
must be inclusive of institutional overhead where applicable; this amount shall not exceed 10% of
the grant application budget. Please note that applicants may not receive a salary, a stipend or an
honorarium from a Pfizer CardioVascular Research Award.
AMOUNT: This award is of up to $100,000.00. At least one award will be granted to a young
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DEADLINE: April 2, 2010
WEBSITE: http://pfizercv.ca/english/research_areas/pfizer_cv/

Pfizer Canada: The Jean Davignon Distinguished Cardiovascular Metabolic Research
Award
This award was created in recognition of the outstanding contribution of Dr Davignon to research
in the fields of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis throughout his long and productive career. All
research projects focusing on dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and stroke
(prevention and management), including etiology, genetics, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment
and prevention of these disorders wiil be evaluated under this award. Award funds are intended to
be operating grants and must contribute towards the direct costs of the research program or
project for which the funds are awarded. Please note that the budget must be inclusive of
institutional overhead where applicable; this amount shall not exceed 10% of the grant application
budget. Applicants may not receive a salary, a stipend or an honorarium from a Jean Davignon
Distinguished Cardiovascular Metabolic Research Award
AMOUNT: The award is of up to $100,000.00
DEADLINE: April 2, 2010
WEBSITE: http://pfizercv.ca/english/research_areas/jean_davignon/

William T. Grant Foundation: Investigator Initiated Grants
The Foundation supports high-quality research that seeks to addresses our understanding of how
youth settings work in the USA, how they affect youth development, and how they can be
improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and
practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants both in the United States and abroad are eligible.
AMOUNT: Between $100,000 and $600,000. Covers two to three years of support.
DEADLINE: April 6, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/investigator_initiated_gr
ants/investigator_initiated_grants

The Davies Charitable Foundation: Grants
The purpose of the Foundation is to support individuals and registered charitable organizations
within the local district in the areas of the arts, education, health and sports.
AMOUNT: Grants range in size from $500.00 to $10,000.00
DEADLINE: April 15th
WEBSITE: http://www.daviesfoundation.ca/df_main.html

MITAC: Call for Networking Proposal
MITACS has funding available for the following scientific events:
Hot Topic Events: networking or training events in any academic discipline that:
•Target a provincial priority area; and/or
• Provide opportunities for academics to interact with the non-academic sector or with other
disciplines with whom they do not normally interact. Since they are subject to the availability of
provincial funding, Hot Topic Events must take place in BC, Saskatchewan, Ontario,
Newfoundland, or PEI.
Mathematical Sciences Networking Events: workshops, conferences, roundtables or other similar
events that have a significant connection with MITACS-NCE theme areas or projects and
• Involve applications of mathematical sciences to problems with major economic or societal
impact;
• Leverage significant participation from non-academic organizations.


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Mathematical Sciences Student Training Events: summer schools, tutorials, workshops, short
courses or other similar events that provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with
technical training that augment their normal program of study.
*MITACS is particularly interested in events with significant graduate student participation.
AMOUNT: Up to $5,000 per day
ORS DEADLINE: April 16, 2010
AGENCY DEADLINE: April 30, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.mitacs.ca/main.php?mid=10000321&pid=240

Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada
SRCFC Major Grants support biomedical research into intellectual impairment focused on the
following:
      The causes and eventual cure of intellectual impairment, such as Autism and Down
        Syndrome, especially as it affects children.
      The causes and eventual cure of Alzheimer's Disease.
      Research into other forms of intellectual impairment may be considered.
Note: The focus of the research should be on the causes and cure of the disease as opposed to
the active treatment or palliative care.
PREVIOUS FUNDING: Has never funded York.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are limited to researchers who have no more than five (5) years
experience as an independent investigator as of January 1, 2010.
AMOUNT: The value of the grants is a maximum of $35,000 per year for a period of up to 3 years
DEADLINE: April 30, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.srcf.ca/Research_Grants_Section.htm

MITACS: Accelerate Program
A unique multi-disciplinary internship program managed by MITACS Inc which connects
companies, governments and not-for-profit organizations with the vast research expertise within
Canada's universities.
     Organizations which are not eligible to be partners include:
     Funding agencies
     University-based research centres
     Foreign companies
An intern spends approximately half of their time over a four-month period on site with the partner,
gaining a better understanding of the research issue in question. The balance of the intern's time
is spent back at the university, further advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty
supervisor. Internships can be combined into larger, 8- or 12-month projects.
AMOUNT: Each 4-month internship project receives $15,000 in direct funding, with the partner
organization and MITACS each providing $7,500
ORS DEADLINE: Ten working days prior to submission to agency.
AGENCY DEADLINE: Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals at least 6 months before
the date of the event.
WEBSITE: http://www.mitacs.ca/main.php?mid=10000321&pid=240


PRIZES
American Psychological Association: McGuigan Prize
The McGuigan Prize is given biennially to a young psychologist engaged in research that seeks to
explicate the concept of the human mind from a primarily psychophysiological perspective,
although physiological and behavioral research may also qualify. The approach must be a
materialistic one fostering both empirical and theoretical research. Empirical research would


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primarily be psychophysiological, but physiological and behavioral research may also qualify for
support. It is essential that dualistic approaches such as espoused by many contemporary
cognitive psychologists do not qualify for support.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees must have earned a doctoral degree in psychology or in a related field
and be no more than nine (9) years post-doctoral degree at the nomination deadline.
AMOUNT: $25,000
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/mcguigan-prize.aspx?tab=1

International Balzan Foundation: 2010 Balzan Prizes
The Balzan Prize‘s aim is to foster culture, the sciences and the most meritorious initiatives in the
cause of humanity, peace and brotherhood among peoples throughout the world. The Prizes are
awarded in the subject areas:
     literature, moral sciences, and the arts;
     physical, mathematical and natural sciences and medicine;
     humanities, peace and brotherhood among peoples.
AMOUNT: One million Swiss francs
NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.balzan.org/en/BalzanPrize.aspx

NSERC: Herzberg Medal
The NSERC Herzberg Medal, the Council's highest honour, recognizes research contributions
characterized by both excellence and influence – two qualities that defined Dr. Herzberg's
illustrious career. It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained
excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted in Canada that has
substantially advanced the natural sciences or engineering fields.
AMOUNT: In addition to the medal, the winner is guaranteed $1 million to use for personal
university-based research or to direct in some related way, such as the establishment of research
scholarships, fellowships or chairs in his or her name at Canadian universities. The monetary
award is distributed over a five-year period.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Herzberg-Herzberg/About-Apropos_eng.asp

NSERC: The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and
Engineering
NSERC is seeking nominations of research teams for the Brockhouse Canada Prize for
Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. The Brockhouse Canada Prize for
Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of
researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce
achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in
the last six years.
AMOUNT: $250,000
DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Brockhouse-Brockhouse/Index-
Index_eng.asp


INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Faculty of Health: Specific Research Grants (leave and non-leave)
This program permits, under certain conditions, a researcher to receive a research grant in lieu of
salary. The expenditures proposed must be warranted in the context of the research outlined and


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may not be duplicated in any other grants received by the researcher. Please note that there are
tax and pension implications associated with this program.
DEADLINE: Feb 1, May 1, Nov 1. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or statutory
holiday, applications will be accepted on the next working day.
WEBSITE: http://www.yorku.ca/health/research_funding.html

SSHRC: Grant in Aid of Travel
The purpose of the SSHRC Grant in Aid of Travel is to provide assistance to full-time social
science and humanities faculty members and professional librarians to attend International
Learned Conferences Abroad (i.e., outside Canada, U.S. and U.S. possessions) for which the
applicant is giving a paper, or making a substantial presentation.
AMOUNT: Generally, up to a minimum APEX or Charter Class airfare.
DEADLINE: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
WEBSITE: http://www.yorku.ca/research/support/internalgrants/index.html

Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Graduate Scholarship
The Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Graduate Scholarship is awarded to graduate students in
the Faculty of Health who have a minimum A average in their graduate courses, or for new
graduate students in their first year of study and for incoming graduate students, a cumulative
grade point average of 7.5 based on undergraduate courses. Previous recipients of the
scholarship may submit an application, but will be given lower priority than new applicants
Areas of research study may include, but are not limited to:
      Maternal-child health
      Maternal-child mental well-being
      Early child development
      Mother-infant relationships
      Mothers, stress and coping
      Developmental pathways in infants and young children
      Pre-natal and post-natal interventions
      Health promotion for mothers and children
      Environmental considerations in infant/child health and development
      Patient safety issues relating to maternal-child health
      Health policy and practice in relation to mothers, infants and children
      Other topics in maternal-child health
AMOUNT: $10,000 (may vary). Please note: Being selected for this scholarship will have
implications for your graduate funding package. Please contact your Graduate Program Director if
you have questions about your funding.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
CONTACT: Banu Maheswaran at hlthrsch@yorku.ca

York Incentive Grant
The objective of this program is to defray costs that are essential to the preparation of a
successful grant application, such as those associated with assembling collaboration teams. It is
intended to assist in the quest for large-scale initiatives involving external funding of at least
$75,000. These grants are not awarded to support the preparation of applications for the usual
programs of research support (e.g., CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC).
AMOUNT: Approximately $5,000 for 18 months.
DEADLINE: March 1 and August 1
WEBSITE: http://www.yorku.ca/research/support/internalgrants/index.html

SSHRC Small Grants

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The objective of the SSHRC Small Grant Program is to provide support to full-time faculty
members and professional librarians in the humanities and social sciences for pilot studies, young
faculty, ‗opportunistic‘ small projects, to round out work on larger projects, and projects not readily
funded elsewhere.
AMOUNT: Up to $4,000 for one year.
DEADLINE: March 31 and October 31
WEBSITE: http://www.yorku.ca/research/support/internalgrants/index.html


WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/INFORMATION SESSIONS
KM Expo 2010: Bridging Cultural Boundaries: Push, pull and co-production of knowledge
You are warmly invited to participate in the 2010 Knowledge Mobilization Expo: Bridging Cultural
Boundaries. The 3rd annual KM Expo will explore the unique cultural boundaries that exist
between university researchers, graduate students and their non-academic research collaborators
from community organizations and government agencies. Featuring plenary, breakout,
unconference and networking sessions, the KM Expo will explore how the push, pull and co-
production methods of KM partnerships help universities and their partners become ‗boundary
organizations‘.
DATE: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
TIME: 8:00am to 5:30pm
LOCATION: Le Parc Conference and Banquet Centre 8432 Leslie St (Highway 7 and Leslie),
Richmond Hill
REGISTRATION: Applicants can register online at http://kmexpo2010.eventbrite.com/
CONTACT: kmunit@yorku.ca

Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN): Information Session on Inclusion Research
Handbook & Guide to Focus Groups
OWHN will be launching two new tools, one on inclusion research and one on doing focus
groups.
DATE: Monday March 8th, 2010
TIME: 2 – 4:00 pm. Light Refreshments Served.
LOCATION: Harry Crowe Room, 140 Atkinson, York University
RSVP: Please RSVP to OWHN at owhn@owhn.on.ca or 416-408-4840


ARCHIVE: Deadlines- Previous bulletins
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Jan 31 - SickKids Foundation Conference/Workshop/Symposia Funding
This is not funding for academic conferences. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for events
related to child and youth health in Canada. Events must take place in Canada. The purpose of
the conference grants program is to support events which are organized by and/or for families
with children with health challenges, including but not limited to children with acute illness, chronic
illness, and disabilities. Eligible events will have a focus on information sharing between health
professionals, community organizations, and families.
AMOUNT: up to $5,000
DEADLINE: Jan 31, 2010
WEBSITE: http://sickkidsfoundation.com/Grants/howtoapply.asp

Jan 31 - SSHRC: Major Collaborative Research Initiative
To support leading edge research with true potential for intellectual breakthrough that addresses
broad and critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance through the


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effective coordination and integration of diverse research activities and research results. The
specific objectives of the program are to:
     support leading edge, collaborative research that meets high standards of excellence,
        promises a significant contribution to the advancement and transfer of knowledge in the
        humanities and social sciences, and encourages discussion and debate from a broad
        perspective on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance for
        Canadian scholarship and society;
     promote broadly based collaborative research as the central mode of research activity—
        both within and among disciplines, departments, and faculties as well as with other
        sciences at universities across the country and abroad;
     promote the development of active partnerships with private or public sector groups to
        ensure their participation in the design and conduct of the research project and in the
        dissemination of research results;
     promote the development of links with appropriate stakeholders;
     provide unique opportunities for training students and postdoctoral fellows in a
        collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment;
     support research that achieves integrated and comprehensive syntheses of the issues
        under study;
     encourage dynamic and innovative approaches to disseminating research findings that will
        have a major impact on Canadian scholarship and society by reaching both traditional and
        new audiences, including Canadian and international scholars, policy makers,
        stakeholders and the general public; and
     involve postsecondary institutions in long-term commitments to the development of
        unique, large-scale inter-university research initiatives.
SPECIAL NOTE: Faculty members who are interested in applying for an MCRI should contact
Sarah Whitaker at sarahw@yorku.ca, (ext. 20757), by Tuesday, December 1, 2009
AMOUNT: $20,000 at the LOI Stage; Up to $2.5 million at the application stage.
ORS LOI DEADLINE: January 18, 2010
LOI DEADLINE: January 31, 2010
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.sshrc.ca/site/apply-demande/program_descriptions-
descriptions_de_programmes/mcri-gtrc-eng.aspx


Feb 1 - Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation Grants for Alcohol Research
ABMRF funds research related to alcohol consumption and its effects. Of particular interest to the
Foundation is research related to the factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns and
behaviour; effects of moderate use of alcohol on health and well-being; mechanisms underlying
the behavioural and biomedical effects of alcohol; and biobehavioural/interdisciplinary research
on the etiology of alcohol misuse. While the Foundation does not encourage applications on
treatment of the complications of advanced alcoholism it will consider research involving
treatment intended to elucidate the pathogenesis of alcohol-related problems. Award categories
include: Research Projects Grants, New Scientist Awards, Data Analysis Grants, and Pilot
Studies.
     Highest priority is given to young investigators, new to the field or trained in the field, to
       start a new line of independent research.
     The next level of priority is given to investigators outside alcohol research bringing an
       innovative idea to the field.
     Lowest priority is given to established investigators in the alcohol research field unless the
       application offers an extraordinary new idea.
AMOUNT: up to $50,000 + 15% indirect costs per year for a one or two-year period.

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DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.abmrf.org/grants.htm

Feb 1 - CIHR Emerging Team Grant: Mobility in Aging
The specific objectives of the "Emerging Teams for Alliances in Mobility in Aging" funding
opportunity defined by the CIHR Institute of Aging are:
     to foster alliances; connecting disciplines and sectors relevant to mobility in aging;
     to provide research career development opportunities and mentorship to New
         Investigators through the study of mobility in aging;
     to build research capacity in a multisectoral and multidisciplinary environment;
     to address gaps in research on mobility in aging; and
     to develop, implement and validate strategies for knowledge translation and exchange
         relevant to mobility in aging.
Proposals that represent collaborations between community organizations (e.g. long-term care
facilities, voluntary organizations, seniors' networks) and research teams based in institutions
(e.g. universities, colleges, hospitals, and affiliated research institutions) are welcome. Applicants
are encouraged to direct their proposals to address these issues:
  1. Understanding and defining mobility in aging: trajectory of mobility status in health and
disease, and from function to impairment.
  2. Maintaining and restoring mobility in aging: impact of behaviour, prevention, intervention and
health system models.
  3. Measures, tools, and technologies in research, assessment and mobility aids.
  4. Supportive designs for mobility in aging: housing, communities, and transportation.
AMOUNT: Applicants invited to submit Full Applications may be offered development grants of up
to $10,000, if requested at the Letter of Intent stage. In cases of complex and comprehensive
international teams, development grants of up to $25,000, subject to qualifying requirements (see
Letter of Intent instructions). The maximum amount awarded for a single grant is $ 1.5 M over a
period of 6 years. The equipment amount, where applicable, is awarded in year one.
LOI DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 18, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=788&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND
&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

Feb 1 - Canadian Lung Association (CLA)/Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals
(CRHP): CRHP Research Grants
The CLA offers research grants to respiratory health professionals who are members of the
Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP). The grants are given to promote research in
areas that contribute to the field of respiratory health in Canada. Studies may include basic,
applied, or clinical research using quantitative or qualitative methodologies. The CRHP is
currently partnering with the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) to increase the funding dollars
available to research grants recipients. Through the Nursing Care Partnership program (made
possible by a grant from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation), the CNF provides
operating grants for research projects on nursing care issues. Research must address at least
some of the NCP priorities:
1. Supporting research that takes place in "clinical" settings--where nurses provide care--including
non-acute settings, e.g. in the community
2. Supporting research that involves novice researchers
3. Supporting research teams that are interdisciplinary
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DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.lung.ca/crhp-pcsr/research-recherche_e.php

Feb 1 - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC): Career Scientist Awards
The Ministry is particularly interested in research activities that contribute to effective knowledge
transfer (networks, structures, tools and/or processes to facilitate dissemination and uptake of
research evidence in decision making). Programs of research that relate to current Ministry
priorities will be given particular consideration, though any research program that demonstrates
relevance and importance will be considered. Priority areas are as follows:
     Aboriginal health and well-being;
     Chronic disease management and prevention;
     Health human resources;
     Intervention research including evaluation, measurement and cost-effectiveness;
     Francophone health;
     Maternal, child and youth health;
     Mental health and addictions;
     Person-centred coordinated care;
     Public and population health;
     Social and environmental determinants of health, health disparities and health equity;
     Sustainability, productivity and innovation in health care; and,
     Workplace health.
AMOUNT: $70,000 per annum plus benefits for five years.
ORS DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
AGENCY DEADLINE: February 12, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/ministry/research/career_scientist.aspx

Feb 1 - Paralyzed Veterans of America
The PVA Education Foundation generally supports five types of projects.
1) Consumer, Caregiver, and Community Education: Demonstration projects that seek to improve
the health, independence, and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease
(SCI/D).
2) Professional Development and Education: Programs that improve the knowledge and
competencies of professionals providing health care and related services to the SCI/D
community; or fellowship/traineeship programs for professionals providing health care and
related services to the SCI/D community.
3)Research Utilization and Dissemination: Projects that translate research findings into practice.
4)Assistive Technology: Demonstration projects that improve the identification, selection, and use
of assistive devices by people with SCI/D.
5)Conferences and Symposia: Meetings that provide education and opportunities for collaboration
among members of the SCI/D community.
AMOUNT: The maximum amount for a PVA Education Foundation grant is $50,000 per year.
Proposals may be submitted for one-or two-year projects. The maximum amount for a
conference grant is $15,000 per year.
If a two-year request is made, the work plan and budget must cover the entire 24 months
of activity. Two-year awards are made as a single project.
DEADLINE: February 1st/11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
WEBSITE: http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_edfdn

Feb 1 - Parkinson Society Canada (PSC): New Investigator Award Grant
PSC invites grant applications from applicants committed to conducting research in areas relevant
to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment, or understanding of Parkinson's disease and

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its implications on society. PSC encourages applications from the fields of biomedicine, health
services and systems research, population studies, and clinical research. Awarded funds are to
be used to cover operating expenses, technical support staff salaries, and equipment costs for
research grants in Parkinson's-related areas.
AMOUNT: Up to $45,000 per year over a two year term to exceptional applicants
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be university faculty members with a position ranking of Associate
Professor or less, in the first five years of their career
LOI DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.parkinson.ca/site/c.kgLNIWODKpF/b.3536245/k.CCE1/New_Investigator_Award_Gran
t.htm

Feb 1 - Parkinson Society Canada (PSC): Pilot Project Grant
Through this initiative, PSC invites grant applications from applicants committed to conducting
novel, emerging, or innovative research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved
treatment, or understanding of Parkinson's disease and its implications on society. The program is
available to individuals who propose to conduct research on the biomedical, clinical, health
services and systems, and population areas of Parkinson's. PSC plans to adopt a flexible
framework in funding awards under the program. PSC intends to provide 75 percent of its funding
to biomedical research with the remaining 25 percent of funding to be awarded to research in the
clinical, health services and systems, and population areas of Parkinson's.
AMOUNT: The program offers awards of up to $45,000, over a one-year term. Successful
applicants may re-apply to renew funding.
LOI DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE:
http://www.parkinson.ca/site/c.kgLNIWODKpF/b.3536243/k.FA4A/Pilot_Project_Grant.htm

Feb 3 - National Multiple Multiple Sclerosis Society: Research Grants
The National MS Society welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may
serve in any way to advance our mission of preventing, treating and curing MS and improving
quality of life. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical
in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.
AMOUNT: Unspecified
DEADLINE: February 3, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/for-professionals/researchers/get-funding/research-
grants/index.aspx

Feb 5 - Canadian Nurses Foundation, Nursing Care Partnership Program: RNAO Best
Practice Guidelines
The Canadian Nurses Foundation, in collaboration with the Nursing Best Practice Research Unit,
invites proposals from Canadian health care organizations and schools of nursing to conduct
research on the uptake and impact of one or more RNAO guidelines on practice, patient/client,
community, and/or system outcomes. Applicants must select one or more of the clinical guidelines
produced by RNAO.
AMOUNT: $30,000
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
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Feb 5 - NIH Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Accelerating the Pace of
Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment Research
Data (R01)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invite
applications to support the innovative analysis of existing social science and behavioral data to
study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, and
other drug), HIV risk behaviors, related disorders, prevention and treatment of these behaviors,
and health service utilization including quality, access, and costs. NIDA and NCI encourage
coordinated analyses of substance abuse research data that are in public use or that are privately
held by a principal investigator. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
joins this FOA as part of its effort to promote research on the behavioral and social aspects of
health and illness.
AMOUNT: Budgets for direct costs of up to $150,000 direct costs per year and a project duration
of up to three years may be requested, for a maximum of $450,000 in direct costs over a three-
year project period.
DEADLINES: February 5, 2010; June 5, 2010; October 5, 2010
WEBSITE: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-018.html

Feb 5 - NIH Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Obesity Policy Research:
Evaluation and Measures (R01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01)
applications that propose to (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related "natural
experiments" (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions
that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), or (2) develop or validate relevant community-
level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity
environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy
and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health
outcomes of Americans.
AMOUNT: The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding
opportunity may not exceed 5 years. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will
vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will
also vary.
DEADLINE: February 5, 2010, June 05, 2010, October 5, 2010
WEBSITE: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-027.html

Feb 5 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Research on Clinical Decision Making in People with or at Risk for Life-Threatening Illness
(R01)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research on the decision-
making processes made by persons at risk for and those faced with life-threatening illness. These
illnesses are ones that almost always lead to death in a fairly short period of time if left untreated,
but may be chronic - or even cured - if dealt with early in the disease process. An example of a
life-threatening illness that may be chronic for some years would be HIV infection when treated.
An example of a life-threatening illness that may be cured in its early stages would be breast
cancer. Decision-making can occur from the point of adopting preventive behaviors through the
end of life. Examples of such decisions could include participating in an HIV vaccine clinical trial,
testing for genetic disorder, choosing a treatment intervention vs. watchful waiting (as in early
stage prostate cancer), choosing a treatment intervention among several options, joining a
therapeutic clinical trial, or making end-of-life care decisions.
AMOUNT: This FOA will utilize the R01 grant mechanism. An applicant may request a project


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period of up to five years. Budgets of $500,000 and over need prior approval.
DEADLINE: February 5, 2010
WEBSITE: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-122.html

Feb 5 - Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC)
Seniors‘ Health Division Research Grant in Older Adult Health
OBJECTIVE: To provide seed funding for pilot projects that address clinical research with
immediate relevance for issues pertaining to the quality of life of older adults. Applicants are
encouraged to focus on areas which will affect the immediate practice of physiotherapists working
with clients over the age of 65.
AMOUNT: $2,500

The Paediatric Division Physiotherapy Research Grant Related to Child and Adolescent Health
Issues
OBJECTIVE: To encourage research initiatives that will develop physiotherapy interventions in
the treatment of child and adolescent issues related to neonatal care, neurology, neurosurgery,
orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory, rheumatology, oncology, pain clinics and amputees.
AMOUNT: $2,000

The OrthoCanada Research Award in Neck and Back Rehabilitation and Core Stability
OBJECTIVE: To encourage development of treatments related to back and neck rehabilitation
and core stability.
AMOUNT: $5,000

Community Rehab Research Grant for Community-based Physiotherapy Projects
OBJECTIVE: To support community based projects involving children or adults. The grant
provides support for physiotherapy research projects that advance rehabilitation at the community
level, such as rehabilitation services to support the elderly remaining in their homes, facilitation of
early discharge from acute care hospitals or the prevention and management of chronic disease
in the community.
AMOUNT: $5,000

NSD-PFC Joint Award for Physiotherapy Research in the Neurosciences
OBJECTIVE: To provide seed funding for pilot or feasibility projects in the neurosciences.
AMOUNT: $2,000

Alun Morgan memorial Research Award in Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
OBJECTIVE: To provide support for physiotherapy research projects that deal with the
management of musculoskeletal problems in Canada. Successful applicants must be a member
in good standing of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
AMOUNT: $5,000

PFC Research Grants
OBJECTIVE: To provide research grants to support the health, mobility and well-being of
Canadians. Research grants are awarded to encourage the development of new technology and
treatment methods; develop methods for the prevention and early recognition of physical
disabilities; evaluate the effectiveness of new and existing treatment methods; and encourage
epidemiological studies on the incidence and prevalence of physical disabilities.
AMOUNT: $4,000

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AGENCY DEADLINE: February 19, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.physiotherapyfoundation.ca/awards_2010.html

Feb 8 - WSIB Research Advisory Council (RAC): Development Grants
The intention of a Development Grant is to allow the investigator to pursue a research idea that
may not be developed to a stage that would make it eligible for full funding. Development projects
may take the form of novel approaches to health and safety research, the development of new or
untested measurement tools (including reliability and validity), feasibility studies, or preparatory
work necessary to developing a full proposal. Development funding is provided with the
understanding that a Full Grant proposal will be submitted once the initial work has been
completed. Applicants must therefore indicate clearly how development funding will prepare them
for submitting a full proposal. The six priority categories are:
     Occupational Disease, Injury, and Health Services
     Prevention, Workplace Design, and Intervention
     Fair Compensation, Ontario Workers‘ Compensation System, and Policy
     Workplace Organization and Management and Economic Analysis
     Return-to-Work, Disability Management, and Rehabilitation
     Research on the Transfer of Scientific Knowledge to the Workplace
AMOUNT: Development Grants are up to 12 months duration and have a maximum budget
of $30,000.
DEADLINE: February 8, 2010; 4:00pm
WEBSITE: http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/ResearchRAC2010

Feb 8 - WSIB Research Advisory Council (RAC): Full Grants
Full Grants under Solutions for Workplace Change are for fully developed proposals which have
clearly specified research questions and methodology, have identified a research team and the
measurement tools the team proposes to use, have secured such access to information and
workplaces as will be required, have the express support of all relevant parties, and are highly
feasible. The six priority categories are:
     Occupational Disease, Injury, and Health Services
     Prevention, Workplace Design, and Intervention
     Fair Compensation, Ontario Workers‘ Compensation System, and Policy
     Workplace Organization and Management and Economic Analysis
     Return-to-Work, Disability Management, and Rehabilitation
     Research on the Transfer of Scientific Knowledge to the Workplace
AMOUNT: Full Grants can be up to three years in duration, with a maximum budget of $150,000
per year.
DEADLINE: February 8, 2010; 4:00pm
WEBSITE: http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/ResearchRAC2010

Feb 15 - Advanced Foods and Materials Network: Request for Proposals
AFMNet is Canada's front line of research and development in the area of advanced foods and
bio-materials - from new, lower cost antibiotics, to improved frozen food quality to faster healing
wound dressings.
The following guidelines should be followed in this letter of intent:
     Projects should address the core areas of AFMNet which have been developed and
        include: food and health; bio-materials and nanoscience; traceability and authenticity; and
        policy and regulations.
     In selecting projects for approval, AFMNet will give top priority to those projects which are
        highly translational and aligned with at least one of the core strategic areas.


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     Projects should have the potential to lead to new products and services and as well
      address legal, policy and social acceptance issues resulting from the use of new
      technologies in improving the health and well being of Canadians.
    All projects must demonstrate multidisciplinary collaborations, training of HQP
      (undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians/associates,
      visiting scientists), and place an emphasis on partnerships and the engagement of
      external stakeholders.
    Projects must be focused and goal driven which generates solutions that will be
      implemented to produce social and economic benefits for Canadians.
AMOUNT: Not specified
LOI DEADLINE: December 21, 2009
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2010
WEBSITE: https://www.afmnet.ca/research/discoveryRFP.html

Feb 15 - Heart and Stroke Foundation: Built Environment – Population Health Intervention
Research
The objective of this initiative is to support population health intervention research that examines
programs, events and/or policy changes related to the built environment (outcome of community
planning, design and implementation). Specifically, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
and its partners wish to solicit multi-sectoral and/or multidisciplinary proposals that have the
potential to address health problems, e.g., obesity, at the population level. Examples of research
questions include, but are not limited to:
     Natural experiments (e.g., examining, in real time, impacts of particular policy changes on
        the built environment, obesity and health such as the federal government‘s recent and
        ongoing investments in strengthening community infrastructure);
     Measurement development and evaluation research in population health;
     Changing/limiting/increasing access to opportunities for physical activity where people live,
        work, or play (e.g., school, workplace, public spaces, housing, or retail environments);
     Availability of healthy food choices where people work or play (e.g. recreation facilities,
        workplace cafeterias);
     Media health messaging campaigns or events (e.g., public service announcements, social
        marketing initiatives, health-related sales marketing campaigns) related to the built
        environment;
     New/changes to health-related tax incentives across population groups;
     Environmental changes brought about by programs outside the health sector (e.g., rural or
        urban planning guidelines, housing initiatives, changes to public transit
        options/costs/availability);
     Comparative inter-jurisdictional policy studies to help understand built environment effects
        on vulnerable populations;
     Natural experiments of multi-level and intersectoral interventions intended to modify the
        built environment to improve health and health equity at the population level.
Special Requirements
Research teams must be multidisciplinary and comprise the following: 1) academic researcher(s)
and 2) policy maker(s). Representation from community-based and non-governmental
organizations (e.g., urban planners) is strongly encouraged. Multidisciplinary teams may also
include multi-institutional team members and a variety of policy makers.
AMOUNT: Up to $200K per year, including equipment for three years.
LOI DEADLINE TO ORS: February 15, 2010
LOI DEADLINE TO AGENCY: March 1, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO ORS: June 9, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO AGENCY: June 23, 2010

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WEBSITE: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/general/home.html

Feb 15 - Heart and Stroke Foundation: Monitoring and Optimizing CPR
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and
Respiratory Health seek to fund research in the area of monitoring (assessing/evaluating) and
optimizing the technical aspects or technique of CPR, which will ultimately result in enhanced
quality CPR and improved outcomes in both adult and paediatric populations. Findings from this
initiative should also contribute to guidelines for resuscitation. The implementation of new
guidelines or programs will be more effective when introduced within an evidence-based
framework. A secondary objective is to build capacity in resuscitation research in Canada.
Applications that incorporate trainees and new investigators are strongly encouraged.
Examples of research areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
      How to manage compression interruption
      Human factors, e.g., education, attitudes, collaboration skills, socioeconomic indicators
      Impact of real time feedback on CPR outcomes
      Impact of technique on CPR outcomes
      Use of novel technology quantifying CPR as outcome measure in CPR intervention trials
Examples of research questions that may be supported under this Request for Applications
include, but are not limited to:
      What are the determinants of health that influence the ability and/or willingness to perform
         lay person CPR?
      What is the impact of real time, immediate, post event feedback technology on CPR
         outcomes in the paediatric population?
      How do we measure and improve the quality of by-stander CPR?
      What is the most efficient and effective CPR process for infants and children?
      Are CPR prompt devices effective in improving CPR quality? Does quality of CPR matter?
         Does using a CPR prompt device effect outcome?
      Does monitoring of physiologic variables (with feedback) during or after cardiac arrest
         affect outcome?
      What is the impact of different methods of CPR instruction on willingness to perform CPR,
         quality of CPR, retention of resuscitation skills?
      Should bystanders ever perform ventilations? Should health care providers? When and
         how often?
AMOUNT: Up to $200,000 per year, including equipment, staff and travel for three years.
LOI DEADLINE TO ORS: February 15, 2010
LOI DEADLINE TO AGENCY: March 1, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO ORS: June 9, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO AGENCY: June 23, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/general/home.html

Feb 15 - Heart and Stroke Foundation: Resuscitation and Knowledge Transfer and
Exchange 2010: Community and Health Care Providers
The goal of this initiative is to fund research that explores how present and proposed policies,
strategies, tools, training approaches, legislations or guidelines, related to Knowledge Transfer
and Exchange of resuscitation science, influence the uptake of knowledge by health care
providers such as lay rescuers and/or first responders. This evidence will contribute to the
development of new or improved knowledge transfer policies, mechanisms and/or tools that will
help improve survival outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest and ultimately, reduce disability and
death among Canadians. An assessment of resuscitation training (basic and advanced cardiac
life support), knowledge, clinical skills, and performance of health care providers can also be
undertaken to determine successes or barriers to the uptake of information. Intra-rater reliability

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and reproducibility are crucial not only to program development but for guidelines and programs
that will be implemented at a national level.
Examples of research areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
Community:
     Knowledge transfer to community partners such as politicians, industry, public health
         agencies, and families
     Dispatch-aided CPR initiatives
     Behaviors and attitudes about bystander CPR
     Identification of barriers to knowledge uptake
     Legislation and public policy development and implementation
     Linkage with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) deployment strategies
     Model community initiatives
     Optimal methods, e.g. formal training, resuscitation dispatch orders
     Guidelines: measurement of process effectiveness
     Social marketing
     Targeted training, e.g. community demonstrations
     Course design
Health care providers:
     Assessment/evaluation of outcomes of training
     Barriers and enablers to knowledge transfer and uptake
     Course design
Training venues:
     Educational need/demand, e.g. decline in skill and knowledge between re-training
         intervals
     Empowerment of local communities
     E-strategies, e.g. video-led/based instruction, computer simulation, video conferencing
     Sustainability strategies
     Tools, e.g. for performance, learning, teaching
Examples of research questions that may be supported under this Request for Applications
include, but are not limited to:
Knowledge Transfer and Exchange: Community
     What are the key barriers to bystander CPR? (e.g. awareness of training opportunities,
         access to training in communities of various sizes, attitudes or behaviors relating to CPR
         and learning CPR skills)
     How can CPR training and knowledge transfer strategies be improved? (e.g. systemic vs.
         individual changes, use of guidelines vs. standards, variety of training methods)
     How effective is dispatch-assisted CPR?
     What is the most effective deployment strategy for the use of AEDs in communities?
Knowledge Transfer and Exchange: Health Care Providers
     The implementation of new resuscitation guidelines: what works and what doesn‘t in
         informing/training professionals?
     What are the benefits of shorter courses with greater emphasis between courses on skills
         development? E.g. development of a new program combining Advanced Cardiac Life
         Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) into Human Advanced Life
         Support (HALS) to be given every six months.
     Why are some jurisdictions and organizations not using ACLS/PALS?
     What are the barriers and opportunities in the development of knowledge assessment and
         knowledge transfer tools?
AMOUNT: Up to $100,000 per year, including equipment, staff and travel for two years.
LOI DEADLINE TO ORS: February 15, 2010

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LOI DEADLINE TO AGENCY: March 1, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO ORS: June 9, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE TO AGENCY: June 23, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/general/home.html

Feb 15 - The Cancer Research Society: Operating Grants
Different basic research categories fall within the realm of the operating grants. This year, The
CRS wishes to make a specific call for proposals in the field of environment-cancer. Up to four (4)
grants will be attributed to this field and supported by The CRS‘ Environment-Cancer Fund. This
fund is dedicated to finding scientific evidence relating the risk of developing cancer to the impact
of environmental factors, such as our lifestyle (eating habits, physical activity, etc.) and our
working, leisure and living environments. Research project applications on the elements of our
diet that could protect against cancer will also be accepted under this initiative. through a
partnership with CNETS (Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society) Canada, The
CRS will be co-funding one (1) operating grant on carcinoid neuroendocrine tumours, and is thus
requesting applications on this type of tumours.
AMOUNT: Operating grants are usually awarded for a period of two years for a maximum amount
of $60,000 per year. Researchers submitting an application for less that $60,000 and who qualify
for funding will receive their grant for the amount requested. The CRS accepts renewal requests
for this program.
DEADLINE: February 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://src-crs.ca/main.php?lang=2&id=305

Feb 15 - The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN): Call for
Proposals
The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is funded by the Ontario Ministry
 of Health and Long-Term Care to support high quality health research that addresses complex
issues that affect health equity and or explores population based health interventions.
PHIRN is calling for proposals for small research and capacity building grants under its two
programmes: Patterns and Pathways of Health Inequities in Ontario and Population Health
Interventions in Ontario. You must indicate in your application which of the two programmes your
proposed research or capacity building activity is mostsuitable. The research priorities include:
     Exploring the impacts of closing the inequality gap on various outcomes, including health
        care utilisation, social services utilisation, and disease preventing behaviours. This will aid
        in an assessment of what economic and social impacts can be expected through efforts
        such as poverty reduction srategies.
     Conducting retrospective and prospective analyses of governmental and non-
        governmental policies which are likely to have an influence on equity in health and social
        determinants of health. This will aid in an assessment of the distributional impacts of
        various policies from the perspective of ‗health in all policies‘.
     Examining the nature of intersectionality, that is, how various social and cultural categories
         of discrimination interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels to influence health.
        This will aid in an assessment of where governments can concentrate efforts to have the
        greatest impacts.
     Exploring citizen engagement and priority setting around health equity policies. This will
        aid in an assessment of what the public perceives as important, and what opportunities
        are available for change.
     Engaging in effective knowledge transfer and exchange activities (both academic and pop
        ular) that will inform the public and policy dialogue on achieving greater health equity by ‗
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AMOUNT: The minimum amount one can apply for is $25,000 and the maximum amount is
$75,000.
DEADLINE: February 15, 2010. Submissions must be received by midnight, EST.
WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.RRASP-PHIRN.CA/

Feb 15 - Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia: Innovation at Work Grants
The Innovation at Work category in the Focus on Tomorrow program will support the development
of practical, shop-floor solutions that translate new knowledge into practice, or that solve specific
problems in workplaces. The program is also designed to support development and evaluation of
educational projects that will benefit workers and employers by assisting employers to ensure
safety and health protection of workers in British Columbia. The research priorities for 2008 are
as follows:
     Reducing the frequency of accident types that result in large numbers of serious injuries
     Societal Change in Occupational Health and Safety
     Emerging Occupational Diseases
     Compensation/Rehabilitation Issues
     Prevention Issues
Note: Activity location is in British Columbia. PIs based outside British Columbia are eligible for
funding; however, relevance of the research to B.C. workers and workplaces is an important
funding criterion.
AMOUNT: $50,000
NOI DEADLINE: January 11, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/research/research_program/default.asp

Feb 16 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: Innovative Grants
JDRF provides ―seed‖ funding for highly innovative research with potential significant impact on
accelerating the mission of JDRF. The innovative research should have the potential for a change
in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom or to lead to a seminal discovery or to be
groundbreaking. Preliminary data is not required in the proposal but the underlying premise, goal,
or hypothesis must be plausible and the proposal must be focused with a well defined goal.
In the application, the investigator must specifically address how the proposal is innovative and
clearly state the problem, hypothesis, methodology, and possible outcomes. The research plan
has a strict 3-page limit.
AMOUNT: These grants provide one year of support for a maximum of $100,000 USD in direct
costs and indirect costs of 10%, for a total of USD 110,000.
DEADLINE: February 16, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103207

Feb 16 - NIH Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Obesity Policy Research:
Evaluation and Measures (R03)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI),
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD),
National Institutes of Health, and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), encourages Small Research
Grant (R03) applications that propose to (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related
"natural experiments" (defined here as community and other population-level public policy
interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), or (2) develop or validate
relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and
physical activity environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to
inform public policy relevant to diet and physical activity behavior, and weight and health


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outcomes of Americans. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including
pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research
projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of
time with limited resources.
AMOUNT: Budgets for direct costs of up to $50,000 per year and a project duration of up to two
years may be requested for a maximum of $100,000 direct costs over a two-year project period
DEADLINE: February 16, 2010, June 16, 2010, October 16, 2010
WEBSITE: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-029.html

Feb 19 - American Institute for Cancer Research: Investigator Initiated Grants
The types of studies and research approaches reviewed by AICR for funding fall into three
general categories:
     The mechanisms through which food, nutrition and physical activity act to prevent cancer
        throughout the life course.
     The mechanisms through which food, nutrition and physical activity act when they are use
        d to treat or inhibit the progression of cancer.
     Food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of subsequent cancer and
        enhancement of quality of life in cancer survivors.
AMOUNT: These grants are for a maximum of $150,000 for up to two years, plus 10 percent
indirect costs, with a limit of $75,000 for any one year.
DEADLINE: February 19, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_funded_grant_application

Mar 1 - ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau: International Research Grant
The ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI) have combined resources to
offer this annual research grant. The ENA Foundation/STTI research grant provides funding for
research that will advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing. All relevant research
topics will be considered. Priority will be given to research studies relating to the ENA/ENA
Foundation research initiatives.
AMOUNT: $6000
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.ena.org/foundation/grants/Pages/Default.aspx

Mar 1 - The Banting Research Foundation: Research Grant
The Banting Research Foundation will support the work of investigators in all fields of medical
research applying within the first three years of their initial independent academic or research
appointment program.
AMOUNT: Up to $20,000, not to exceed a ceiling for total support of $60,000 per annum
comprised of The Banting Foundation award together with any other operating grants received.
ORS DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
AGENCY DEADLINE: March 15, 2010
CONTACT: For more information on this funding opportunity please contact melesa@yorku.ca

Mar 1 - The Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada: Massage Therapy Research
Fund
The HHRFC invites applications in the following areas:
    clinical research (primary focus)
    mechanisms of action and policy issues (secondary focus)
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        fund high quality research that investigates the efficacy, and clinical effectiveness of
         massage therapy and that contributes to our understanding of how massage therapy
         achieves its effects
     increase research knowledge and capacity among massage therapists through their
         engagement in research practices at all levels.
     assist the scientific and massage communities in building a foundation for the eventual
         construction of more complicated research projects.
Studies may be qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method. Initially, funding preference will be
given to smaller, pilot, or creative study designs. In this way, the MTRF aims to assist the
scientific and massage communities in building a foundation for the eventual construction of more
complicated research projects.
AMOUNT: Up to $15,000
DEADLINE: March 1, 2010 by 5:00PM
WEBSITE: http://www.holistichealthresearch.ca/

Mar 18 - Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy: Investigator's Award in Clinical Translation of
Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) funds research aimed at furthering the
development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. To this end,
ACGT offers awards in Clinical Translation of Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer, to qualified
scientists at the assistant professor level and above. A number of cell and gene therapy
approaches for cancer have been shown to be efficacious and safe in laboratory animal models in
the recent years, but their translation into clinical trials has been hindered by a lack of resources.
Recognizing this critical need, ACGT is accepting grant applications to produce and release-
testing of the clinical trial agents under cGMP, conduct the necessary pre-clinical pharmacological
and toxicological studies in appropriate animal models, and/or conducting the clinical translational
trials in patients in support of an Investigative New Drug (IND) application to the FDA. While the
unambiguous demonstration of preclinical efficacy in cancer treatment by cell and gene therapy is
a pre-requisite, entering into the clinical trial during the funding period is also a requirement.
Applications that do not include this specific aim will be deemed unresponsive to the RFA.
AMOUNT: $1,000,000.00
LOI DEADLINE: January 19, 2010
INVITED APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.acgtfoundation.org/ACGT_TRANSLATIONAL_RFA_121409.pdf

Mar 18 - The Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI): Genomics Capacity Building Workshops
Program
Through this program, OGI will support researcher-initiated workshops that aim to stimulate
collaborations leading to international funding or in-kind contributions in support of large-scale
genomics research (and/or other high-throughput, holistic, and systematic strategies and
associated technologies). Workshops must be held in Ontario and focus on a unique, well defined
research area.
AMOUNT: Up to $10,000
ORS DEADLINE: March 18, 2010
AGENCY DEADLINE: April 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.ontariogenomics.ca/research/genomics-capacity-building-gcb-workshops-
program

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
March 15 - York Ad Hoc Conference Travel Grants
Full-time faculty members may apply for travel grants to national and international conferences at


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which a substantial presentation will be made. This is a last resort fund.
AMOUNT: Awards will be made up to the cost of return minimum airfare.
DEADLINE: March 15, June 15, and September 15, December 15
WEBSITE:
http://www.research.yorku.ca/securehome/research_services/apply_for_funding/internal_funding/
Fillable_Forms/index.html


AWARDS (Archive)
Jan 29 - Henry Friesen Award Lecture (CSCI/RCPSC)
The award will be presented in recognition of biomedical or related research in Canada that is
recognizable on the international field as novel and original and of the highest calibre. The body of
work should be of significant duration to be proven longitudinally, and the nominated individual
should serve as a role model to the membership of the CSCI and the Royal College of Physicians
and Surgeons of Canada. The award is open to a Canadian scientist, M.D. or Ph.D., who is
notable for her or his contribution to biomedical or related research and who is actively involved in
research at a Canadian university.
AMOUNT: $10,000
DEADLINE: Jan 29, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.csci-scrc.org/english/awards-henryfriesen.htm#friesen

Feb 1 - Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre: Level I Research Awards
The Level I research award program has been revamped to include a two-stream application and
evaluation system. The Centre will begin accepting applications for this award on Monday
January 18th, 2010. Guidelines and evaluation criteria will be made available on the website at
that time. Level I Funding is designed to:
     Increase the capacity of researchers to compete successfully for research awards and
        other funding;
     Remove barriers that impede involvement in gambling research;
     Promote the development of quality research proposals;
     Encourage non-traditional researchers to enter the problem gambling field; and
     Assist in the development of collaborative partnerships.
Examples of tasks that may be undertaken as part of the Level I Research include: pilot projects,
annotated literature reviews, the development or testing of instruments or questionnaires, and the
administration of a survey.
AMOUNT: 10,000.00
ORS DEADLINE: February 1, 2010
AGENCY DEADLINE: February 12, 2010 by 5:00PM
WEBSITE: http://www.gamblingresearch.org/welcome.sz

Feb 1 - Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre: Level II Research Awards
The Centre will launch the Level II solicitation on Friday January 8th, 2010 along with revised
guidelines, scoring criteria and budget requirements. Please visit the website at that time to
review the new application requirements. Level II funding can be used for:
     A stand-alone research project or pilot project;
     Conducting preliminary research in preparation for a Level III research project, such as
        instrument development and testing; and
     Research tasks subsequent to a full research project, such as follow-up testing, or
        secondary data analysis.
AMOUNT: $35,000 plus up to 20% Indirect Costs
ORS DEADLINE: January 19, 2010


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AGENCY DEADLINE: February 1, 2010 by 5:00PM
WEBSITE: http://www.gamblingresearch.org/welcome.sz

Feb 26 - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Nursing Research Fund – Nursing Career
Research Awards
This call invites proposals for Early Career, Mid-Career and Senior Career Research Awards.
These awards are intended to advance nursing policy and practice by supporting nursing
researchers at various stages of their research careers. The salary funding will provide financial
support to the award recipients‘ respective institutions, to ensure that a minimum of 75% of the
researchers‘ time is released to perform nursing health services and systems research. For Mid-
Career and Senior Career Research Award recipients, the funding will also allow for time to train
graduate students or to act as a mentor for new researchers. Funding amounts specified in this
document are for salaries and benefits (rate based on institutional benefit rate of each recipient).
The objectives of the career awards are to:
    advance the implementation of the recipients‘ research plans;
    produce or coordinate findings from research studies that advance knowledge in the
       proposed area of research;
    disseminate new knowledge through appropriate knowledge dissemination practices (e.g.
       publications and presentations); and
    establish links with MOHLTC and other policy decision-makers (LHINs, etc.)
NURSING CAREER EARLY RESEARCHER AWARD AMOUNT: For those who hold a post-
graduate degree up to $55,000, plus the cost of applicable benefits per year. For those who hold
a PhD or advanced health professional degree (or equivalent) up to $70,000, plus the cost of
applicable benefits per year.
NURSING MID-CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $85,000, plus the cost of
applicable benefits per year.
NURSING SENIOR CAREER RESEARCH AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $100,000, plus the cost of
applicable benefits per year.
DEADLINE: February 26, 2010; 4:00pm
WEBSITE: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/ministry/research/nursing_research_fund.aspx

Mar 5 - National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD):
Independent Investigator Award
NARSAD's Independent Investigator Award Program provides support for investigators during the
critical period between the initiation of research and the receipt of sustained funding. A two-year
award is provided to scientists at the associate professor level or equivalent, who are clearly
independent and have won national competitive support as a principal investigator. Basic and/or
clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to schizophrenia, major
affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses. The program is intended to facilitate
innovative research opportunities.
AMOUNT: up to $50,000 per year (maximum of $100,000 for two years)
DEADLINE: March 5, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.narsad.org/research/apply/independent/

PRIZES (Archive)
NSERC: John C. Polanyi Prize
The objective of the NSERC John C. Polanyi Prize is to recognize and support a university
researcher or a team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian
advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering.
AMOUNT: The winning team will receive a medal and a research grant of $250,000.
ORS DEADLINE: February 15, 2010


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AGENCY DEADLINE: March 1, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Polanyi-Polanyi/Nomination-
Nomination_eng.asp


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (Archive)
Human Frontier Science program Short-term Fellowships
Short-term fellowships enable researchers to move into new areas by learning state-of-the-art
techniques in use abroad or by establishing new research collaborations. These fellowships can
last from two weeks to three months in a foreign country. To be eligible, a fellow must either
come from or go to a member country.
AMOUNT: Travel and living expenses according to guidelines
DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Decisions on awards will be
announced approximately 3-4 months after receipt of the complete application.
WEBSITE: http://www.hfsp.org/ and http://www.hfsp.org/how/PDFs/STF_Guidelines_2007.pdf

Canada/China Scholars Exchange Program
This program is intended to enhance Chinese and Canadian scholars' knowledge and
understanding of each other's country. The government of each country offers awards to scholars
of the other country to conduct research. The minimum term is four months, the maximum 12
months. Canadian applicants may be faculty members or students. Canada offers awards to non-
academics in China holding senior professional posts (e.g. judges, broadcasters, economists) so
that upon their return home they can make a distinctive contribution to life in their country and to
mutual understanding between Canada and China.
AMOUNT: Participants receive return airfare and a monthly stipend
DEADLINE: 6 weeks in advance of project commencement
WEBSITE: http://www.dfait.gc.ca/culture/123go_clf1/scholars_exchange-en.asp

International Strategic Opportunities Program
The International Strategic Opportunities Program (ISOP) provides funding for strategic
international collaborations between Ontario research institutions and the global research
community. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario's long-term economic potential by
attracting and retaining the best and brightest research talent.
ISOP has been developed to:
    Facilitate research of scientific importance
    Increase Ontario's long-term economic potential
    Attract and retain top international research talent
    Enhance Ontario's profile in the international research community
Priority will be given to collaborations with researchers in the United States, the United Kingdom,
Germany, France, Japan, China and India.
AMOUNT: Up to $150,000 over three years
DEADLINE: Completed applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
WEBSITE: http://www.mri.gov.on.ca/english/programs/isop/program.asp

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
Going Global Science and Technology Fund 2008-2009
The Going Global Science and Technology Fund program is specifically designed to promote and
enhance Canada‘s international science and technology efforts by supporting Canadian
researchers in accessing international R&D collaborative opportunities through the development
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Objective: To promote public understanding of international development issues, as well as the
role that Canadians play in developing countries and countries in transition.
AMOUNT: Up to $50,000
DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted 6 weeks in advance of the commencement of the
project.
WEBSITE: http://www.infoexport.gc.ca/science/gglobal-en.htm

Scottish Office Department of Health Visiting Fellowships
The Chief Scientist Office invites applications for visiting research fellowships in public health and
related areas. The purpose of the scheme is to bring experienced researchers into Scotland to
encourage an exchange of ideas and to foster collaboration with researchers, practitioners and
policy makers based here. Fellows would be expected to publish at least one significant paper
based on their work during the period of the fellowship, and to present their work to Health
Department or health service audiences on at least one occasion. Fellowships are tenable in any
of the following host institutions:
    1. Departments of Scottish universities
    2. Research units based in or linked with a Scottish university
    3. NHS Boards (including operating divisions) and other health service organisations in
        Scotland
Fellowships will be for periods of not less than 3 and no more than 12 months. AMOUNT:
Reimburse fellow's employer up to an amount equal to the fellow's salary; travel (for the fellow,
partner and dependent children); accommodation; for the period of the fellowship; some research
expenses; up to 20% of the fellow's salary towards the costs incurred by the host institution
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cso/ApplyingForFunding/Visiting/VIntro.htm

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad
who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than
four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany. Scientists and
scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply. Research projects are carried out in
cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Candidates choose their
own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their own research plan.
AMOUNT: 2,250 EUR per month plus an allowance for research costs amounting to 800 EUR per
month (for research projects in the natural sciences and engineering) and 500 EUR (for research
projects in the humanities and social sciences). Additional allowances may include intensive
language study, family and travel.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.humboldt-
foundation.de/pls/web/docs/F1277/programme_information_p.pdf and http://www.humboldt-
foundation.de/web/771.html

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) -General Research Grants
The IDRC believe that all of us, private and public sector, north and south, have a role to play in
international development. IDRC's core research funding falls under the following broad program
areas.
- Environment and natural resource management
- Information and communication technologies for development
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IDRC will consider supporting stand-alone projects from individual researchers. IDRC's principal
approach, however, is to support projects and partnerships proposed by developing-country
research institutions. However, this does not exclude South-North partnerships, and Canadian
institutions may propose an initiative in collaboration with one or more developing-country
partners.

In funding projects, the IDRC place a particular emphasis on the outcomes of research. To ensure
that results are used, the IDRC support linkages between local communities and researchers, and
among researchers in different institutions around the world. This sharing of knowledge among all
the parties involved in the research process adds to the likelihood of success.

The IDRC also fund a number of relatively small exploratory activities in research. If they show
promise, they may develop into program initiatives with a greater scope and additional funding.
AMOUNT: unspecified
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.idrc.ca/institution/ev-56760-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF)
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers several medical and scientific grants and awards
throughout the year. The calls for applications are usually announced three months prior to an
application deadline.

    VISITING ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
For allied health professionals from abroad who are invited to engage in CF clinical observation or
activity at a Canadian institution; or Canadian allied health professionals who wish to visit
another clinic in Canada or abroad. To qualify, an allied health professional must be associated
with a recognized CF clinic, and be an active member in CF clinical care. Please note:
Applications may be submitted at any time, but the Foundation should be consulted in advance
with respect to the availability of funds.
AMOUNT: unspecified
DEADLINE: Continuous

    VISITING CLINICIAN AWARDS
For clinicians from abroad who are invited to engage in CF clinical observation or activity at a
Canadian institution; or Canadian clinicians who wish to visit another clinic in Canada or
abroad. To qualify, a clinician must be associated with a recognized CF clinic, and be an active
member in CF clinical care. It is intended that this experience as a CCFF Visiting Clinician will, in
some way, benefit Canadian CF clinical care. Please note: Applications may be submitted at any
time, but the Foundation should be consulted in advance with respect to the availability of funds.
AMOUNT: unspecified
DEADLINE: Continuous

      VISITING SCIENTIST AWARDS
For senior investigators from abroad who are invited to engage in CF research at a Canadian
institution; or junior and senior Canadian investigators who wish to work in another
laboratory in Canada or abroad. A senior investigator can be considered such if he or she has
attained at least the position of an associate professor, or has six years of equivalent experience.
It is intended that this experience as a CCFF Visiting Scientist will, in some way, benefit the
Canadian CF research effort. Please note: Applications may be submitted at any time, but the
Foundation should be consulted in advance with respect to the availability of funds.
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DEADLINE: Continuous
CCF WEBSITE: http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/page.asp?id=87

Helmholtz Humboldt Research Award - Helmholtz Research Awards for Internationally
Acknowledged Scientists Resident Outside Germany (Helmholtz-Humboldt-
Forschungspreise fur Spitzenwissenschaftler aus dem Ausland)
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Helmholtz Association and the Humboldt Foundation jointly grant research awards annually
to internationally acknowledged scientists from abroad in recognition of their achievements in
research to date. Scientists and scholars who are nominated for a Helmholtz-Humboldt Research
Award must have contributed fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights that significantly
impact their own research area and also reach beyond their specialized field of research.

Award-winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in the fields of
energy, Earth and environment, health, key technologies, structure of matter, transportation and
space in cooperation with German scientists at one of the 15 member-centres of the Helmholtz
Association for six months to one year. At least one further partner from a German university is to
be integrated in the research project.
NOTE: Nominations for the granting of Helmholtz Research Awards to foreign scientists must be
made by established scientists who work at research centres of the Helmholtz Association or
cooperating universities. Direct applications are not accepted.
AMOUNT: Up to € 85,000 (up to 6 awards annually)
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/helmholtz.htm

Humboldt Research Award- Scholar Award Programs
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to scientists and
scholars who have contributed fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights that significantly
impact their own research area and also reach beyond their specialized field of research. All
disciplines and research areas are eligible.

Awardees are invited to conduct an original research project of their own design in close
collaboration with an appropriate colleague in Germany over a period of 6-12 months. The stay
may be divided up into segments.
NOTE: Nominations must come from respected academics in Germany. Direct applications are
not accepted.
AMOUNT: up to € 60,000 (up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually)
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text_id=6446

Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowships
Principal Research Fellowships are the most prestigious of the Wellcome Trust's personal awards
and provide long-term support for researchers of international standing. The fellowships are
particularly suitable for senior researchers currently based overseas who wish to work in the
United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. Candidates will have an established track record in
research at the highest level. The Wellcome Trust's funding streams are as follows:
   Immunology and infectious disease
   Populations and public health
   Neuroscience and mental health
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   Molecules, genes and cells
AMOUNT: Awards provide personal salary and research programme funding in full for 7 years
and Wellcome Trust may supplement a fellow's basic salary with a Principal Research Fellowship
'distinction' award of up to £50,000.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/Fellowships-and-
personal-awards/WTD004406.htm

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
The von Humboldt foundation grants research awards to young, top-flight scientists and scholars
from abroad who are already recognized as outstanding researchers in their fields. The research
award is given in recognition of the recipients' research achievements to date. The award winners
are also invited to work on research projects of their own choice in cooperation with colleagues in
Germany for a period of 6 to 12 months.
AMOUNT: €45,000
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/5339.html

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
IDRC' supports projects and partnerships proposed by developing-country research institutions,
including South-North partnerships. Canadian institutions may propose an initiative in
collaboration with one or more developing-country partners. IDRC's core research funding falls
under the following broad program areas:
- Environment and natural resource management
- Information and communication technologies for development
- Innovation, policy and science (IPS)
- Social and economic policy

IDRC will consider supporting stand-alone projects from individual researchers. In funding
projects, the IDRC place a particular emphasis on the outcomes of research. To ensure that
results are used, the IDRC support linkages between local communities and researchers, and
among researchers in different institutions around the world. This sharing of knowledge among all
the parties involved in the research process adds to the likelihood of success. The IDRC also
funds a number of relatively small exploratory activities in research. If they show promise, they
may develop into program initiatives with a greater scope and additional funding.
AMOUNT: no specified
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.idrc.ca/institution/ev-56760-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

Humboldt Research Awards to Outstanding Scholars Resident Outside Germany
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) grants Humboldt Research Awards to scientists
and scholars from abroad with internationally recognized academic qualifications. The research
award honours the academic achievements, in any discipline, of the award winner's lifetime.
Furthermore, award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in
Germany in cooperation with colleagues for periods of between six months and one year.
The nominating scientists and scholars must ensure that sufficient non-financial resources and
equipment as well as access to archives and libraries are available, so that it is possible for
nominees to accept the invitation to conduct research projects of their own choice in Germany.
Nominators are also expected to make all necessary preparations for the award winners' research
visit to Germany and to be responsible for their well-being (e.g., finding accommodation).



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Nominations must be made by established researchers working at universities or other research
institutions in Germany. Self-nominations are not accepted.
AMOUNT: up to €60,000 for research in Germany for 6+ months
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/6446.html

Lise Meitner Program for Scientists from Abroad
The program is aimed at highly qualified scientists of any discipline whose work could contribute
to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution.
Eligibility: completed doctoral studies, international scientific publications, invitation from an
Austrian research institution.
AMOUNT: The award level is dependent on the level of qualification: Post Doc salary (€54,180
per annum) or senior Post Doc salary (€61,240 per annum) plus €8,000 for material, travel,
assistance, etc.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/projects/meitner.html

Finland Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) Fellowship
CIMO Fellowship program supports young researchers to travel to Finnish universities. The
objective is to encourage academic mobility to Finland and to promote international cooperation in
research and teaching. The programme is open to all academic fields.
AMOUNT: Monthly allowance is €800-1,200 (in 2009) to cover living expenses in Finland for a
single person. The award period is 3-12 months.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE:
http://finland.cimo.fi/scholarships/postgraduate_studies_and_research/cimo_fellowships.html


OTHER (Archive)
Ontario/Baden-Wurttemberg Student Exchange Program
The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange Program offers Summer Research
Scholarships to Ontario graduate and undergraduate students in science, engineering, and health
science disciplines. The scholarships (up to 10 in number) provide students the opportunity to
spend between 2 and 4 months in summer 2010 at a university in Baden-Württemberg (southwest
Germany) engaged in research projects relevant to their studies in Ontario. Students must be
nominated by a professor at their home university who has academic contacts with a university
researcher in their own discipline at a university in Baden-Württemberg. Each applicant must
provide a letter from a researcher at the proposed host university stating a willingness to involve
the student in an ongoing, relevant research project in a meaningful capacity for a specified
period of time between 2 months (minimum) and 4 months (maximum). In the absence of a prior
connection between faculty members, the OBW Program will endeavour to identify a suitable host
professor at a university in Baden-Württemberg and initiate contact with him/her, but preference
will be given to applicants who have identified a host professor.

AMOUNT: Between $3,000 and $4,000 (depending on length of stay).
DEADLINE: January 29, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.yorku.ca/ontbw/SummerResearchProgram.html

FOR STUDENTS (Archive)




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FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS (Archive)
Jan 29 - Institute for Work and Health (IWH): Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health
The mission of the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is to research and promote
- new ways to prevent workplace disability,
- improved treatment, and
- optimal recovery and safe return to work.
The institute also investigates broader workforce health issues through its population health
research program. The institute supports an active research transfer program that implements
interactive strategies to disseminate research findings into practice in health care, workplace, and
policy settings.
The purpose of the Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health is to develop outstanding
researchers in areas of work and health congruent with the mission of the institute. Areas of
interest in the current competition include, but are not limited to,
- the organization of work and organizational or managerial processes in relation to physical and
mental health;
- designing and evaluating workplace health interventions; and
- measuring the economic impact of regulatory and legislative health and safety initiatives and
their consequences for labour force productivity.
The fellowship is tenable at the Institute for Work and Health, in Toronto, where the fellow will be
expected to spend most of his or her working time. Appropriate appointments can be arranged
with universities affiliated with the institute. The institute is formally affiliated with the University of
Toronto, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo, and York University.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates normally should have completed, or be close to completion of, a Ph.D.
degree in the fields of social, behavioural, organizational, or health sciences, including
epidemiology, medicine, and allied medical professions.
AMOUNT: $100,000
DEADLINE: January 29, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.iwh.on.ca/mustard-fellowship-in-work-and-health

Feb 15 - American Psychological Association (APA)/American Psychological Foundation
(APF): Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive
Behavior and Population Studies
The APF David Grants support young professionals with a demonstrated interest in behavioral
aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. Each year two
grants are given:
1. The APF David Research Grant provides support for ongoing research in behavioral aspects of
population studies or human reproductive behavior.
2. The APF David International Travel Grant provides support for travel related to research on
human reproductive behavior and population studies or attendance at a international or regional
congress.
Applicants may apply for one or both grants. The grants are open to applicants in all relevant
disciplines with preference given to those with a psychological approach or in the discipline of
psychology.
AMOUNT: Each grant provides up to $1500.00
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be carrying out dissertation research or not have more than five
years postgraduate experience. The grants are open to applicants from any country.
DEADLINE: February 15, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/david.aspx

Feb 19 - American Institute for Cancer Research: Postdoctoral Awards
The types of studies and research approaches reviewed by AICR for funding fall into three


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general categories:
     The mechanisms through which food, nutrition and physical activity act to prevent cancer
         throughout the life course.
     The mechanisms through which food, nutrition and physical activity act when they are
         used to treat or inhibit the progression of cancer.
     Food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of subsequent cancer and
         enhancement of quality of life in cancer survivors.
AMOUNT:Postdoctoral Awards are awarded for a maximum of $76,000, with no indirect costs,
with a limit of $38,000 for any one year.
DEADLINE: February 19, 2010
WEBSITE: http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_funded_grant_application

CONTINUOUS SUBMISSION PROCESS
Weeden Foundation Population Program
The Weeden Foundation supports high leverage population projects with advocacy components
to influence policy makers and opinion leaders. Additionally, foundation funds have supported the
creation of educational materials, site-specific demonstration projects (frequently near biological
reserves), and innovative media approaches to raising awareness about family planning and
reproductive health both in the U.S. and abroad. Over the past decade, the foundation has also
supported efforts in Nepal, Mexico, and across Latin America to promote reproductive rights and
create better access to reproductive health services. Only rarely has the foundation made
international population grants to locations outside its target region of Latin America. Currently the
foundation is supporting a group of grants that aim to opportunistically promote reproductive rights
across the Latin American region.
AMOUNT: average $20,000
DEADLINE: approximately six weeks prior to each meeting (March, June, and October)
WEBSITE: http://www.weedenfdn.org/wfguides.html

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Decision Support Synthesis Program
The foundation's Decision Support Synthesis program aims to contribute the best available
evidence to decision-making in a particular policy or management context. Decision support
syntheses are driven by the information needs of decision makers and produce recommendations
for policy and management through a deliberative process that involves key stakeholders. These
syntheses incorporate different types and sources of evidence, including research results and
promising practices. Decision support syntheses are distinct from knowledge support syntheses.
Knowledge support syntheses summarize the research evidence and strive for greater general
applicability and contribution to the knowledge pool. Cochrane-style systematic reviews are
examples of high quality knowledge support syntheses. Decision support syntheses, on the other
hand, include summarizing evidence as well as other tasks required to support decision-making in
a particular context, such as determining recommendations for action and considering factors
relevant to implementing change. The foundation's current priority research themes (2008-2011)
are as follows:
 Workforce and the Work Environment
 Quality and Patient Safety
 Values-based Decision-making and Public Engagement
 Change Management for Improved Practice and Improved Health
AMOUNT: up to $130,000
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.chsrf.org/dss/index_e.php

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The Spencer Foundation provides funding for investigations that promise to yield new knowledge
about education in the United States or abroad. The foundation funds research grants that range
in size from smaller grants that can be completed within a year, to larger, multi-year endeavors.

Concerned with advancing the learning and development of children and adults, Spencer is
interested in studies that lead to better understanding and improvements in the intellectual,
material, and organizational resources that contribute to successful teaching and learning. A key
aim of research in this initiative is to support investigations of questions that are grounded directly
in teaching practice as well as in research about important aspects of teaching and learning
processes that hold promise for enriching opportunities to learn and for guiding informed
policymaking. The foundation is particularly interested in studies of teaching and teacher
development.
AMOUNT: $5,000 - $400,000
DEADLINE: varies
WEBSITE: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/teaching-learning-and-instructional-resources

Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme (ASPP)
The Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme (ASPP) is designed to assist the publication of
works of advanced scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that make a significant
contribution to knowledge, but that are unlikely to be self-supporting. In general, only book-length
manuscripts (at least 100 typescript pages) about to be published in Canada by approved
Canadian presses are eligible for consideration. Collective works must constitute the result of a
collaborative effort; furthermore, there must be substantive integration of the chapters. Critical
bibliographies, critical editions, reference works, and documentary collections that fulfill a real
need in the scholarly community and that are distinguished by completeness, accuracy, full
reference material, and necessary critical comments, may be considered eligible.

The ASPP does not provide grants for the publication of textbooks, technical reports, original
works of poetry, fiction, and drama, scholarly journals and articles, or conference proceedings.
AMOUNT: $8,000
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.fedcan.ca/english/aspp/about/

Global Commerce Support Program - Going Global Innovation
The Going Global Science and Technology (S&T) Program is specifically designed to promote
and enhance Canada's international science and technology efforts by supporting Canadian
researchers in accessing international R&D collaborative opportunities through the development
of partnerships with key players in other countries/economies. The Going Global S&T Program
supports activities (''projects'') that aim to build on targeted relationships between Canadian
researchers and key players in other countries and allow them to proceed with the formal
discussions required to initiate collaboration on future international research and development
initiatives. The program funding is used for the face-to-face encounters needed to solidify the
partnership and move it forward to the point where the researchers can begin the R&D phase of
the initiative. These meetings may be used to formulate the partnership and conduct detailed
planning of their collaborative R&D initiative (i.e., to define objectives, activities, timelines,
responsibilities, etc.).
AMOUNT: $5,000 - $75,000 (matched fund program)
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/science/going_global.jsp

Relation between Education and Social Opportunity


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The Spencer Foundation provides funding for research projects that study education in the United
States and abroad. The foundation funds research grants that range in size from smaller grants
that can be completed within a year, to larger, multi-year endeavors. The foundation seeks to
shed light on the role education plays in reducing economic and social inequalities - as well as,
sometimes, reinforcing them - and to find ways to more fully realize education's potential to
promote more equal opportunity. Expanded opportunity is important not only to a society's
economic well being but to the character of its civic, cultural, and social life as well.

Education enriches and expands people's lives in many ways, including through their employment
opportunities, their civic and political involvements, and the quality of their personal lives. The
foundation's interests therefore extend to studies that examine the ways in which differences in
educational experiences (including quality and character of schooling as well as number of years
in school) translate into differences in employment, earnings, and civic and social outcomes. Such
work can help identify ways to change schooling investments and outcomes in the interests of a
more just and prosperous society.
AMOUNT: $5,000 - $400,000 (indirect costs 15% for grants great than $50,000)
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/education-and-social-opportunity

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Commissioned Activities: Policy
Synthesis Program
Working with decision-maker partners who are developing health policy options, the Canadian
Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) commissions researchers to synthesize evidence
and experience in a specified area. The foundation will disseminate these peer-reviewed policy
syntheses in English and French to both co-sponsor partners and the health services community.
Both researchers and policy makers can use the Policy Synthesis Program.

A policy synthesis draws together published literature, grey literature, decision makers'
experience, and researchers' knowledge and experience to make best practice recommendations
for a specified area of policy development under active consideration by identified and interested
decision makers.

Researchers may contact CHSRF to express interest in being available for the program. If an
interested researcher's area becomes the focus of one of CHSRF's commissioning exercises the
researcher will be invited (at CHSRF expense) to the kick-off Round Table. At this event decision
makers and researchers, all active in the area, debate the scope of the synthesis and the issues it
should address. Researchers may then submit a bid for the commission.

For policy makers charged with reforming some area of health services, the foundation might be
able to assist by acting as the broker and convenor, offering opportunities to brainstorm with
researchers and other decision makers active in the area. At the end of the process policy makers
also get a high-quality peer-reviewed synthesis of the relevant research and experience to inform
their final decisions. From beginning to end, the policy synthesis process takes a year or even
longer. But for less than policy makers are likely spend on consultants, they can get the expertise
of Canada's health services research community.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.chsrf.org/funding_opportunities/commissioned_research/index_e.php

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The OHTN aims to encourage and support HIV-related research in Ontario across the streams of
basic, clinical, epidemiological and socio-behavioural science. CBR Capacity-Building Funds are
intended to:
 develop and support scientifically rigorous and policy-relevant research proposals that
    address social justice and determinants of health priority issues using a CBR framework;
 enable community organizations to build strategic alliances and infrastructure with academic
    partners (and vice-versa) related to CBR;
 enhance research protocol development skills (e.g., methodological expertise, policy-
    relevance) and other relevant research skills for community-based researchers that may
    include internships, workshops, practicum or other mechanisms for developing CBR capacity;
 enhance the ability of people living with HIV/AIDS (and other affected communities) to
    meaningfully engage in CBR initiatives or the sector in general;
 enable community organizations, in concert with academic and other stakeholders,
    opportunities to assess relevant community research needs, questions and priorities; and
 enable CBR teams to develop and implement effective KTE activities.
AMOUNT: up to $25,000
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.ohtn.on.ca/OHTNFundCalls.htm

CPS Small Grants for Local and Regional Initiatives in Pain Education and Organizational
Development
The Canadian Pain Society (CPS) offers small grants in support of projects designed to improve
pain management or to promote education about pain. Examples of such projects include:
 One-time grant for seed money to establish an interdisciplinary pain interest group, paying for
    communication (printing, postage, fax) and other direct startup costs
 Forgivable loan in support of an educational conference or seminar, money to be repaid to the
    Society if the conference makes a profit
 Grant to support cooperative activities (e.g., printing and distribution of information) by groups
    (formal or informal) of people who have pain
AMOUNT: $1,250
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.canadianpainsociety.ca/grants.html

CIHR & Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Institute- Community Support
Program
The new ICS Program is designed to foster community development by providing grants and
awards to individuals and organizations for the purposes of aiding research and knowledge
translation activities where the circumstances fall outside CIHR's programs; and supporting
organizations and activities whose goals are consistent with the institute's and CIHR's vision,
mandate and strategic directions. Key highlights of the program include support for travel awards
for trainees and new investigators, and support for health services and policy research community
development activities. IHSPR's ICS funding will be distributed among the following opportunities:
 IHSPR travel awards for trainees (including postdoctoral fellows) and new investigators
 Health services and policy research community development activities that align with IHSPR's
   mandate and either one or more of (a) IHSPR's priority research themes or (b) the Listening for
   Direction III themes

The ICS Program is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects,
feasibility studies or operating grants), principal and co-investigator salaries or research
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AMOUNT: unspecified, except in the category of IHSPR Travel Awards for Trainees and New
Investigators: the maximum amount for a single travel award is $5,000. (The total amount
available for the program for fiscal year 2008-2009 is $50,000)
DEADLINE: Continuous. Applications are accepted on the 25th of every month with decisions
announced six weeks later
WEBSITE: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36098.html

NSERC Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF)
This program provides promising young scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with
research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions.
Fellowships are tenable in various Canadian government departments and agencies (e.g.
Pacific Region [Health Canada], Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch [Product
Safety Programme and Safe Environments Programme], Health Products and Food Branch [Food
Directorate, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate, Regional Laboratories], Public Health
Agency of Canada [Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Microbiology
Laboratory-Winnipeg, Manitoba], Industry Canada)
AMOUNT: $43,724 for one year, plus travel expenses. The fellowship may be renewed for a
second and possibly a third year.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc.gc.ca/sf_e.asp?nav=vfnav&lbi=3d

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Conference Grant
To support scientific meetings, conferences and workshops relevant to diabetes
DEADLINE: Applications are accepted for consideration throughout the year.

Canadian Heritage Multiculturalism Program Community Action Projects
Funding provided under the terms of the Multiculturalism Program focuses on initiatives to
achieve the following program objectives:
1. Ethno-cultural/racial minorities participate in public decision-making (civic participation). To
assist in the development of strategies that facilitate full and active participation of ethnic, racial,
cultural, and religious communities in Canadian society.
2. Communities and the broad public engage in informed dialogue and sustained action to combat
racism (anti-racism/anti-hate/ cross-cultural understanding). To increase public awareness,
understanding and informed public dialogue about multiculturalism, racism, and cultural diversity
in Canada. To facilitate collective community initiatives and responses to ethnic, racial, cultural,
and religious conflict and hate-motivated activities.
3. Public institutions eliminate systemic barriers (institutional change). To improve the ability of
public institutions to respond to ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious diversity by assisting in the
identification and removal of barriers to equitable access and by supporting the involvement of
these ethno-racial/cultural communities in the public decision-making process.

In 2008-09, the Multiculturalism Program will pay particular attention to the following priorities:
1. Support the economic, social, and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural
communities
2. Facilitate programs such as mentorship, volunteerism, leadership,
and civic education among at-risk cultural youth
3. Promote inter-cultural understanding and Canadian values
(democracy, freedom, human rights and rule of law) through
community initiatives, with the objective of addressing issues
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Under the Multiculturalism Program, the Government of Canada provides
funding assistance in the form of grants and contributions for eligible projects that
- address an issue related to one or more of the program objectives or
priorities as listed above;
- use social development approaches to achieve measurable results;
- involve the broad community (community-based, neighbourhood-based
and/or coalitions that are inclusive);
- focus on action and measurable results leading to sustainable and lasting changes to address
community issues;
- involve partnerships, such as other federal departments; provincial,
territorial and municipal levels of governments; public institutions;
collaboration with the private or the voluntary sector, etc.

Projects developed to support youth should be relevant to youth, resonate with young people, and
include their involvement in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the project.
AMOUNT: Unspecified. Pertinent, reasonable, and essential expenses required to carry out the
project will be considered to be eligible expenses
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/multi/program/index_e.cfm

Alberta Gaming and Research Institute (AGRI) Institute Small Research Grants
The purpose of this program is to enhance the ability of researchers to conduct gambling related
research. Research funding could, for example, be used for the development of pilot projects,
annotated literature reviews, instruments or questionnaires, or the administration of a survey.
AMOUNT: up to $10,000
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.abgaminginstitute.ualberta.ca//pdfs/small_grant_guide.pdf

CHEO Individual Professional Development Awards
Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO
Professional Development Awards in Child and Youth Mental Health aim to give successful
applicants an opportunity to actively pursue a re-training, enhanced training, and/or re-tooling
opportunity, typically in another setting, so as to increase capacity in their home-based
organization/agency. This award is not intended to fund attendance at conferences.
Examples of such training might include: spending time within a leading organization/agency to
observe and learn about their approach(es) to an intervention; coursework in research methods or
epidemiology from an academic institution; condensed learning in a therapeutic modality or
clinical program/evaluation-based framework and; working within a research laboratory to learn
about a specific approach to research in child and youth mental health.
AMOUNT: $10,000
DEADLINE: Open
WEBSITE: http://www.onthepoint.ca/funding/forms/pda/pdainstructions_indiv.pdf

CHEO Group Professional Development Awards
Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO
Professional Development Awards in Child and Youth Mental Health aim to give successful
applicants an opportunity to actively pursue a re-training, enhanced training, and/or re-tooling
opportunity, typically in another setting, so as to increase capacity in their home-based
organization/agency. This award is not intended to fund attendance at conferences.



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Examples of such training might include: spending time within a leading organization/agency to
observe and learn about their approach(es) to an intervention; coursework in research methods or
epidemiology from an academic institution; condensed learning in a therapeutic modality or
clinical program/evaluation-based framework and; working within a research laboratory to learn
about a specific approach to research in child and youth mental health.
AMOUNT: up to $35,000
DEADLINE: Open
WEBSITE: http://www.onthepoint.ca/funding/forms/pda/pdainstructions_grp.pdf

Max Bell Foundation Project Grants
The Max Bell Foundation reflects the spirit and intent of its founder to improve Canadian society.
The foundation encourages the development of innovative ideas that impact public policies and
practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, education, and the environment. The
foundation will consider supporting projects that fit their mission, strategy, and granting guidelines,
and that fall within or bridge their program areas.

In the area of health and wellness, the foundation is interested in supporting projects that promote
good health in the broadest sense. They are particularly interested in identifying practical,
alternative approaches to the creation and maintenance of the programs and policies that shape
Canada's health care practices.

Max Bell Foundation believes education is a cornerstone of a flourishing, productive society.
Canada's education institutions face many challenges as changing needs, attitudes, economies,
and technologies shift the ground in which they are rooted. The foundation seeks to support
research projects that focus on innovative ways in which our education institutions meet those
challenges. Of particular interest are those projects which address the thoughtful use of
technology and alternative institutional arrangements.

In the area of the environment, the foundation seeks to support projects that understand and take
account of the social and economic contexts in which environmental concerns emerge as public
policy and practice.
AMOUNT: unspecified (1-5 years)
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.maxbell.org/granting.htm#project

Other: CIHR President’s Fund
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CIHR uses the President's Fund to provide grants that are used to:
   support organizations and initiatives whose goal is consistent with CIHR's vision, mandate
      and strategic directions; and provide assistance for seminars, education programs and
      other research related events that are hosted by research or educational organizations
      where the objectives of the event align with the interests of CIHR overall and not individual
      Institutes;
   provide special, one-time grants or awards in aid of research where the circumstances fall
      outside CIHR's other programs
Note: the President's Fund will no longer provide financial assistance for knowledge translation
related conferences, workshops and symposia
AMOUNT: varies
DEADLINE: continuous




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WEBSITE: http://www.researchnet-
recherchenet.ca/rnr16/viewOpportunityDetails.do?prog=307&&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&typ
e=AND&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

Thrasher Research Foundation
The Thrasher Research Fund supports clinical/translational pediatric research. Emphasis is
placed on projects with potential findings that would be clinically applicable in a relatively short
period of time for the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of pediatric medical problems. The
Fund seeks to maintain a portfolio of grants with a balance of both domestic and international
research. Projects are supported for up to 3 years. Amounts awarded and time periods vary
depending on the specific needs of each proposal. Over the last several years awards from the
Fund have ranged from a few thousand dollars to approximately $400,000. The Fund‘s median
award is $230,000 (majority between $150,000- $300,000).

DEADLINE: Concept papers are accepted on a rolling basis with no specific deadline for
submission. The investigator can usually expect notification about the concept in 6-8 weeks
depending on the time of submission and the number of concepts received by the Fund.
Notification is made by return e-mail.

WEBSITE:http://www.thrasherresearch.org/Default.aspx?page=202 and
http://www.thrasherresearch.org/sites/www_thrasherresearch_org/Default.aspx?page=37

Jacobs Foundation
Jacobs Foundation mainly finances research and intervention projects with a great potential for
roll-out and dissemination. Proposals are welcomed from all disciplines and the foundation
supports research that is qualitative and quantitative. Interdisciplinary collaboration and research
that involves co-operation between researchers and practitioners, or between professionals in
different countries are an advantage. Pilot studies and pilot innovations are encouraged and the
foundation will also accept proposals for studies that capitalize and build on some larger already-
funded research program. Projects need to show a sound project design responding to the needs
of the target groups. Within this general framework the current priorities of the foundation are:

a) Capitalising on migration, including the integration of youth with a second and third
generation migrant background and managing the effects of youth migration.
b) Improving contexts of learning, including institutional dimensions of learning, all day
learning, out of school learning, integrative approaches to learning, etc.
c) Economic dimensions of Productive Youth Development: macro and micro economic
effects

Within this general framework, the following transversal topics are of particular interest:
- developmental perspectives
- transitions in the life course
- preventive inter-medial measures
- ways of learning, such as formal and non-formal learning
- cultural contexts and values
- competencies and social responsibility
- peace, inter-cultural, inter-religious dialogue

Amount: Swiss Franc (CHF) 5,000 to CHF 300,000.
WEBSITE: http://www.jacobsfoundation.org/ Procedures or http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-
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Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Research on Diagnostic Errors in Ambulatory Care
Settings (Unsolicited Proposals)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ)
In FY 2008, AHRQ intends to support research designed to gain a better understanding of the
incidence, cost, determinants, and strategies for preventing or mitigating diagnostic errors (i.e.,
misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis) in ambulatory care settings. Note that for the
purposes of this Special Emphasis Notice, ambulatory care refers to health care provided in
emergency departments; clinicians' offices and practices, both large and small; outpatient clinics;
community health centers; urgent care centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. Researchers
from non-ambulatory settings with a strong interest in fostering safe, high quality ambulatory care
and transitions are welcome to apply, but must do so in partnership with an ambulatory care
organization. In particular, a focus on transitions between ambulatory care, home care, and
nursing homes is critical to the success of ambulatory care for many elderly and chronically ill
populations
AMOUNT: R01 and R18 mechanisms to no more than $300,000 per year. R03 applications are
limited to total (direct plus indirect) costs of no more than $100,000 per year.
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-08-002.html

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada- Pilot Grants
The purpose of the Pilot Program is to provide limited short-term support of research related to
multiple sclerosis in areas where preliminary data are scant or nonexistent. Research proposals
submitted to this program should represent unique or novel ideas with the potential to open
significant new avenues of research on MS. Projects that are extensions of on-going research
programs, or that already have ample supporting data, should be submitted to the regular grant
program. Applicants must hold a full time faculty position at a Canadian university or research
institution.
AMOUNT: up to $35,000 for 1 year
DEADLINES: Applications for Pilot Project Awards may be submitted at any time but will only be
reviewed between April 1st and August 1st.
WEBSITE: http://www.mssociety.ca/en/research/pdf/MSSC_pilotapp.pdf

Hunter’s Hope Foundation Major and Pilot Research Grant Program
Projects funded by Hunter's Hope investigate new treatment approaches for Krabbe or other
leukodystrophies or study basic mechanisms related to these diseases. Areas of relevant
research include, among others: gene therapy; myelin development; neuro-degeneration and
transplantation; developmental neurobiology and molecular biology.
AMOUNT: Major Research Grants up to $100,000 per year for 1-3 years; Pilot Research Grant
up to $30,000 for 1 year (renewal possible)
DEADLINE: Grants can be submitted any time, but only exceptional research directly related to a
treatment/cure for Krabbe disease will be considered.
WEBSITE: http://www.huntershope.org/research/policies.asp

NSERC: Engage Grants
The Engage Grants (EG) Program is intended to give companies that operate from a Canadian
base access to the unique knowledge and expertise available at Canadian universities. This
program is intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between academic
researchers and companies that have never collaborated together before, by supporting short-
term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem.


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NOTE: As the purpose of the EG Program is to foster the development of a new relationship
between a company and the academic researcher, there can be no existing or past relationship
between the two parties, including a previous research collaboration, consulting contract, or
involvement on the part of the academic researcher in the company.
AMOUNT: Up to $25,000.00 for up to 6 months.
DEADLINE: Anytime
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Engage-
Engagement_eng.asp

NSERC: Interaction Grants
The Interaction Grants (IG) Program is intended to give companies that operate from a Canadian
base and researchers from Canadian universities. an opportunity to meet and identify a
company-specific problem they could solve by collaborating in a subsequent research
partnership. These interactions are expected to result in economic benefits to Canada.
NOTE: As the purpose of the Interaction Grant is to foster new relationships between companies
and academic researchers, there can be no existing or past relationship between the parties,
including previous research collaboration, consulting contract or involvement on the part of the
academic researcher in the company.
AMOUNT: Up to $5,000 for up to 3 months
DEADLINE: Anytime
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Interaction-
Interaction_eng.asp

NSERC- Strategic Workshops Program
The Strategic Workshops Program (SWP) is intended to fund workshops for building new
collaborations between Canadian academic researchers and the industry and government
receptor community. The program is primarily intended to seed new collaborations in the areas of
research targeted by the Strategic Project Grants (SPG) and the Strategic Network Grants (SNG)
programs, yet does not exclude other fields of research supported by NSERC. SWP is a three
year pilot initiative. Workshops are intended for small, highly focused groups, with attendance not
expected to exceed 20 participants. An award may support Canadian and foreign participation,
but the workshops must be held in Canada. Funds may be used to organize a single workshop or
several events of more limited participation.
AMOUNT: up to $25,000
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc.gc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=swp


ING Foundation- Support for Organizations and Projects That Inspire Inventiveness and
Independence in Canada's Youth
ING Canada has established the ING Foundation, which strives to support organizations and
projects that inspire inventiveness and independence in Canada's youth. Through investments in
high-potential community opportunities, the ING Foundation is committed to empowering
Canada's young people to achieve their full potential, and build stronger communities for the
future. At the same time, ING Canada strives to enhance local capacity in the communities where
their employees and stakeholders live, work and unite. The foundation welcomes the opportunity
to help local organizations and groups.

ING Canada has carefully chosen two core areas where they feel their expertise and support can
help to make a difference:
 Empowering Canada's next generation of aspiring leaders and citizens.


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 Enhancing communities where ING Canada employees and stakeholders live and work, and
  encouraging the involvement and citizenship of ING Canada employees and brokers.

In the ''Empowering Canada's youth'' category, the foundation will consider providing community
investment support to organizations, programs or projects that empower Canada's next
generation of leaders and citizens to achieve their full potential. The foundation emphasizes
projects that strive to:
 Mentor tomorrow's leaders. The foundation supports interactive and formalized mentoring and
    leadership development programs that encourage and empower Canada's youth to realize
    their potential.
 Reduce youth-on-youth violence. This will focus on interventions that address the causes and
    solutions of the growing problem of bullying and other forms of youth-on-youth violence at
    school and among peer groups. The foundation hopes to help provide a school and youth
    environment that is safe and free from bullying.
 Build resilience and independence among youth at risk. The foundation aids organizations and
    social programs that foster resilience, prevention and independence among youth whose lives
    are at risk due to family poverty, homelessness or conflict. The foundation believes that
    programs that enable and equip high-risk youth will help break the cruel cycle of poverty and
    inter-personal conflict.
 Improve quality of life for young people, especially those who are ill or disadvantaged. This
    includes programs that help children and teens facing serious or life-threatening illness or who
    are disabled or socio-economically vulnerable
AMOUNT: unspecified
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.ingcanada.com/en/ing_foundation.html

ACCELERATE Ontario – Ontario’s Graduate Research Internship Program
The program funds short-term, applied research projects in any department or discipline
involving a faculty member and a company in Ontario. The conduit between the faculty member
and company is a graduate student or post doc, who spends half of his/her time during a four
month internship onsite with the partner company and half of his/her time at the university under
the supervision of a faculty member. The research project which the intern undertakes should
address a key business or development challenge experienced by the partner company which is
of interest to all parties. Partners should be for-profit companies in Ontario or there are a limited
number of internships available with other organizations, including hospitals, government labs and
agencies and not-for-profit societies. Please contact Eric Bosco (ebosco@mitacs.ca) for more
information before submitting a proposal.
AMOUNT: $7,500 (partner company) is matched by ACCELERATE Ontario, resulting in a
research grant of $15,000 to the supervising professor; the intern receives approximately $10,000
as a stipend for a four-month internship
DEADLINE: Applications are accepted at any time and are currently being accepted
WEBSITE: www.mitacsinternships.ca and click on ―Ontario‖ or contact Eric Bosco at
ebosco@mitacs.ca or jwbrookes@mitacs.ca

Wellcome Trust Programme Grants
Biomedical Science; Health Consequences of Population Change (HCPC)
Programme grants provide support for up to five years for internationally competitive research
relevant to human and animal health. This longer-term funding gives researchers the opportunity
to concentrate on a programme of research without having continually to seek funds from a
variety of sources to maintain the group. The Wellcome Trust encourages holders of programme
grants to pursue new ideas and avenues as they arise. The trust would particularly like to promote


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research in the following areas:
- Adjuvant identification and development
- Stem cells
- The 3Rs (replacement, refinement, reduction)
- Influenza research

Applicants should direct any enquiries to the appropriate funding stream:
- Immunology and Infectious Disease
- Populations and Public Health
- Neuroscience and Mental Health
- Physiological Sciences
- Molecules, Genes and Cells

The trust now has a separate scheme for proposals for the development of technologies and
biomedical resources.
AMOUNT: recent awards have rarely exceeded £1,200,000
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Grants/Research-
support/WTD004407.htm

Fulbright Senior Specialists Program Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States
The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program is designed to provide U.S. and Canadian faculty and
professionals with opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional
planning and a variety of other activities.

Fulbright Senior Specialists may engage in any of the following activities at their Canadian host
institution:
1. Conduct needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research
2. Take part in specialized academic programs and conferences
3. Consult with administrators and instructors of postsecondary institutions on faculty
development
4. Present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
5. Participate in or lead seminars or workshops at overseas academic institutions
6. Develop or assess academic curricula or educational materials
7. Conduct teacher-training programs at the tertiary level

Canadian institutions may request Fulbright Senior Specialists in the following fields:
- Agriculture, American studies, Anthropology, Applied linguistics / TEFL, Archaeology, Business
administration, Communications and journalism, Economics, Education, Environmental science,
Information technology, Law, Library science, Peace and conflict resolution studies, Political
science, Public administration, Public/global health, Social work, Sociology, and Urban planning.
Activity location: US and Canada
AMOUNT: unspecified; Short-term grants of 2 to 6 weeks are available.
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.fulbright.ca/en/seniorspecialists.asp

NSERC Special Research Opportunity (SRO) Program
The SRO program supports unique, emerging research opportunities that are timely, urgent, high-
risk or have a strong potential for breakthrough that will be of substantial benefit to Canada. The
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collaborative projects necessary to respond to these national and international opportunities.

The special opportunity must be unique, unforeseen, and outside the normal evolution and
advancement of a longer term research program. It is timely and linked to a window of opportunity
that did not exist a year ago, and will not exist in the future. In addition, the research project must
be novel, high risk, or have a strong potential for breakthrough. Pre-research activities must have
the potential to lead to a significant new collaborative project of benefit to Canada.

Types of projects that may be considered by the SRO program include the following:
- A project that can be undertaken only in conjunction with a specific and unusual world event
- A workshop to define and plan Canadian participation in a major international research initiative
- An interdisciplinary effort to address an emerging problem of importance to Canada
- A project that leads to, or exploits, a breakthrough discovery which establishes or maintains
Canada';s international leadership position in a niche area
- A novel, high-risk project with the potential to change the direction of thought in a discipline or
open up new areas of discovery.
AMOUNT: varies
DEADLINE: Letter of intent may be submitted at any time
WEBSITE: http://www.nserc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=a4

United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation
The United Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation provides funding for pilot studies on research
important to the prevention and treatment of cerebral palsy, including improvement in the quality
of life of persons with disabilities due to cerebral palsy and closely related developmental brain
disorders. This broad research agenda includes basic, clinical and applied (translational)
research. Research grant applications are reviewed for scientific merit and relevancy to the
mission by the foundation's scientific advisory council and then for funding by the foundation's
board of directors. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis taking into account scientific merit,
scientific and clinical significance and relevance to areas designated by the foundation.

For 2007-2008, the following research areas have been designated for foundation targeted
attention.
     The biology of factors and mechanisms which adversely affect the developing brain
        resulting in cerebral palsy or disorders often closely associated with cerebral palsy (e.g.,
        visual system impairment)
     The development and evaluation of research methodologies for use in studies of the
        etiologies, pathobiologies, prevention, diagnosis or therapy of cerebral palsy and the
        impairments or disabilities associated with it
     The development of interventions to prevent developmental brain damage associated with
        cerebral palsy including translational research on therapeutic strategies
     The development and evaluation of interventions for improved diagnosis or clinical
        management of the biological impairments or functional disabilities associated with cerebral
        palsy
     The effects of aging on persons with disabilities due to cerebral palsy; the prevention and
        treatment of increased disability.
NOTE: The Foundation’s research grant program is aimed primarily at studies being conducted in
institutions in the United States. However, when an unusual opportunity is available for the
initiation of a significant research endeavor not being pursued in the U.S., Foundation research
grant support may be provided to institutions outside the U.S.
AMOUNT: up to $100,000 ($50,000 per year X 2 years)
DEADLINE: continuous


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WEBSITE: http://www.ucpresearch.org/grants/index.php


MENTORING (archive)
Max Bell Foundation's internship grants
Max Bell Foundation internship grants are made to Canadian registered charities (includes
universities) who in turn hire interns for short term contracts. Max Bell Foundation has initiated an
internship program with the following objectives:
    1) To provide selected organizations with the resources required to do "background" or
        "foundational" work on key public policy issues in health & wellness, education, and
        environment. Doing such work should help these organizations with their core activities,
        such as:
             understanding public policy issues in their full complexity
             developing high quality proposals for potential funders
             informing debate over key public policy issues
    2) To provide excellent educational and mentorship experiences for some of Canada's best
        and brightest young researchers, and focus their attention upon key public policy issues
        related to health & wellness, education and environment. The best young researchers in
        Canada should be exposed to some of the leading thinking on public policy issues inside
        of some of Canada's best public policy research institutes.
Note: Interns must be a Canadian citizen
AMOUNT: Stipend. The stipend for holders of bachelors degrees (or equivalent) is $2,400 per
month for four to eight months. The stipend for holders of masters degrees (or equivalent) is
$2,880 per month. The stipend for holders of doctoral degrees (or equivalent) is $3,200 per
month. These amounts are competitive on a national scale, and are intended to draw the best
possible candidates.
DEADLINE: continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.maxbell.org/granting.htm

CIHR Aboriginal Youth Outreach
As part of its Synapse youth outreach program, CIHR is proud to support Actua in delivering
health science activities to Aboriginal youth participating in weeklong summer science camps in
July and August. The camps engage youth between the ages of 7 and 12 in innovative and fun
hands-on activities that show them how science and technology are related to everyday life. CIHR
and Actua would like to invite health researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students of
Aboriginal descent, or working in the area of Aboriginal health, to visit the camp(s) as a mentor.

We are looking for mentors for camps all across Canada including northern Canada (see below
for details on locations and dates). The role of the mentor would be to give a short, informal
presentation on his/her work and career path in order to inspire and educate youth about careers
in the field of health research. Some resources are available to assist with travel costs to remote
locations.
If you are interested in participating, kindly go to http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/22973.html,
http://www.actua.ca/en/involved/mentor.html and http://www.actua.ca/en/programs/camps.html.
Complete the short form requesting information on your location, background and availability. Be
sure to check the CIHR Synapse Youth Connection program box in the affiliation section.

Mayday Fund of New York Grant for Pain Research
The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree, and consequence of human
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The Mayday Fund's current grant-making targets include
- projects that result in clinical interventions to reduce the toll of physical pain,
- pediatric pain,
- pain in non-verbal populations, and
- pain in the context of emergency medicine.

Mayday will also continue to be proactive in its commitment to promote networking between
veterinary and human medicine, especially in an effort to inform measurements of pain in
nonverbal populations. Finally, the trustees of the Mayday Fund wish to be nimble enough to
respond as special opportunities present themselves.
AMOUNT: unspecified
DEADLINE: Continuous
WEBSITE: http://www.maydayfund.org/maydayguidelines.html and
http://www.maydayfund.org/sft211/mayday2007grants.pdf (for a list of grants made in 2007)

Ontario Mental Health Foundation Grants for Publications, Conferences and Public Events
The Foundation operates a modest program to support publications, conferences, and other
public events which cannot readily be classified as publications or conferences. Applicants may
apply for partial support from the Foundation to be combined with other sources. Publications
support includes:
   The publication of monographs to include material of a greater length than would ordinarily be
     accepted by a scientific journal.
   Publications devoted to broader themes than would usually be dealt with in monograph form
     (these might be for example, multi-authored, edited volumes on wider issues of relevance to
     the objectives of the Foundation).
   The publication of material of a more general educational character in the field of mental
     health (subsidy might, for example, be given for publications that deal with the dissemination
     of new principles or research discoveries, and that help to transfer these into practice). A
     variety of forms of publication will be considered, e.g., video tapes, lecture series.
The Foundation will consider providing financial assistance for conferences or meetings when the
topics proposed are relevant to mental health and the application of research data to prevention,
treatment or rehabilitation of the mentally ill. Informal meetings of researchers to exchange data
and research methods will be eligible for support if they are advertised in such a way that
students and interested workers in Ontario will be able to attend.
AMOUNT: Up to $2,500.
DEADLINE: Foundation must receive the application no less than four months prior to the date to
allow sufficient time for review.
WEBSITE: http://www.omhf.on.ca/guidelines/prizes/#conferences


WORKSHOPS (archive)
Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada webinar for Population Health and Health Services
Grants: Tips for Successful Applications:
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=117
774&sessionid=1&key=1437421057496C2018BFB19B7F348309&sourcepage=register


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