Funding

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CCI Research Foundation: Perioperative Nursing Research Grant

The CCI Research Foundation (CCIRF) is focused on funding research that contributes to the overall advancement of perioperative nursing science and enhancement of patient care. Numerous factors have traditionally limited the advancement of perioperative nursing research—lack of a core group of researchers, a sustained funding source, and the necessary support system in place to develop perioperative researchers. CCIRF has established five funding priorities to address these key limitations, while cultivating and nurturing perioperative researchers. These key funding priorities are organizational climate, leadership and management, nurse practice, nurse performance, and nursing education and certification.

Application deadline: by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2020

Department of Defense: FY20 Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CDMRP)

Vision - Improving the medical readiness of Service members, as well as quality of life and level of function of all Americans, with or at risk for developing chronic pain.The Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) is being launched to support research on opioid-alternative or non-addictive methods to treat and manage chronic pain.

Investigator-Initiated Research Award:

Supports innovative research that will make an original and important contribution to the field of research, patient care, and/or quality of life in one of the FY20 CPMRP IIRA Focus Areas of Chronification of pain and Development of non-µ-opioid receptor- targeted therapies and approaches.

Maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $900,000 for direct costs.

Translational Research Award:

Supports translational research that will accelerate the movement of efficacious, evidence-based ideas into clinical applications.

The maximum allowable funding for the entire period of performance is $1,400,000 for direct costs.

Pre-application deadline (Preproposal): August 7, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Application deadline: November 6, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

Ontario SPOR Support Unit: AMS Small Grants

AMS Healthcare strives to improve the healthcare of all Canadians by innovating education and practice, championing the history of medicine and healthcare, supporting leadership development, and advancing research in the health humanities. In recent years, AMS Healthcare has provided funding for activities that address two key factors of the health care system: Compassionate care; and, artificial intelligence and digital health solutions. AMS Healthcare’s Compassionate Care in a Technological World strategic priority focusses on promoting the integration of digital technology/artificial intelligence (DT/AI) and compassionate care in the delivery of health care services, education of health professionals as well as facilitating the leadership needed to realize the promise of technology.

AMS Healthcare is offering grants of up to $20,000 to early and mid-career academic researchers and regulated health care professionals to support research, knowledge translation and spread and scale activities related to the impact of DT/AI on compassionate care. Those interested can click on the links below to access more information about the program and application details.

Application deadline: September 16, 2020 by 5 p.m. (Eastern time)

NSERC: Idea to Innovation Grants

The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company.

The I2I grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential.

This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Application deadline :September 28, 2020

National Organization for Rare Disorders: NORD Research Grants with funding from NEHI Research Foundation

NORD, with funding from the NEHI Research Foundation, is accepting applications for a total of $50,000 US for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI). NEHI, initially described in 2005, is a subtype of children’s interstitial lung disease (chILD) with an undefined etiology. NEHI symptoms typically present by age 2 and include hypoxemia, tachypnea, retractions, failure to thrive, and crackles on chest auscultation. Classically, high resolution CT imaging shows ground-glass opacification and air trapping with a mosaic pattern. Infant pulmonary function testing also can be used to assist diagnosis. If noninvasive diagnostic techniques are not sufficient, confirmatory lung biopsy can be performed – increased neuroendocrine cells in the peripheral airways with bombesin staining and normal histology on standard staining is indicative of NEHI. Supportive treatment to address NEHI symptoms may include supplemental oxygen, nutritional management, and immunizations to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.

Application deadline: August 25, 2020

National Organization for Rare Disorders: Research Grants with funding from Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation

The NORD Jayne Holtzer Rare Disease Research Grants Program provides seed-money grants to qualified investigators for scientific and/or clinical research. The hope is that these studies ultimately will lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and/or cures for rare diseases. NORD’s program provides grants for the study of diseases for which there are few other sources of funding. Grants are made possible through the generosity of allies in the rare disease community and supporters who have donated into NORD’s research fund.

NORD, with funding from the patient member organization Appendix Cancer / Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation (“ACPMP”), is accepting applications for two, 2-year grants, $50,000 US per grant, for scientific and/or clinical research studies related to pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).

Application deadline: August 25, 2020

New Frontiers in Research Fund: Exploration 2020 – Launch and upcoming webinars

The 2020 Exploration stream competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) was launched June 24. All competition documents are available on our website, and the Convergence Portal is open.

New this year, the competition has only 2 stages:

  1. Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI) stage with a deadline of August 18, 2020 (at 8 p.m. Eastern Time)
  2. Full Application stage with a deadline of October 20, 2020 (at 8 p.m. Eastern Time)

Applications at each stage must be submitted by the RGOs. RGOs are free toset their own internal deadlines.

We will be hosting two webinars for each stage. In order to reach the largest possible audience, we are strongly encouraging research administrators to arrange group webinar sessions for their researchers.

In preparation for the NOI deadline, you will find below the dates, times and links to the webinars. The webinars are intended for both applicants and research administrators.

2020 Exploration NOI – French

Meeting recording link

2020 Exploration NOI – English

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Meeting recording link

Webinars will be recorded. Recordings and the presentation slides will be sent to research administrators after the session.

For more information, please contact: NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

CCI Research Foundation: Perioperative Nursing Research Grant

The CCI Research Foundation (CCIRF) is focused on funding research that contributes to the overall advancement of perioperative nursing science and enhancement of patient care. Numerous factors have traditionally limited the advancement of perioperative nursing research—lack of a core group of researchers, a sustained funding source, and the necessary support system in place to develop perioperative researchers. CCIRF has established five funding priorities to address these key limitations, while cultivating and nurturing perioperative researchers. These key funding priorities are organizational climate, leadership and management, nurse practice, nurse performance, and nursing education and certification.

Application deadline: by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2020

International Institute of Forecasters and SAS: Grant to Promote Research on Forcasting

Forecasting research has seen major changes in the theoretical ideas underpinning forecasting effectiveness over the last 30 years. However, there has been less impact on forecasting practice.

For the seventeenth year, the IIF, in collaboration with SAS, is proud to announce financial support for research on how to improve forecasting methods, and business forecasting practice, including organizational aspects of management of the forecasting process.

This year’s support will consist of a total of two $10,000 grants in methodology and practice/management categories.

Application deadline: September 30, 2020

Heart and Stroke: Grant-in-aid

The Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program provides operating funds to support important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke. GIA funding promotes research discovery, exploration and innovation across all health research themes. Knowledge gained from scientific findings contributes to the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health of Canadians through prevention, treatment and recovery.

In response to this uncertainty, the GIA application in CIRCUlink will include the standard mandatory questions required for completion, as well as two OPTIONAL questions for those who wish to be considered for 1-year (only) funding at $60,000. This 1 year only option is offered in the event funds raised are only sufficient for 1 year awards at $60,000.

In summary, Heart & Stroke is offering this competition for those who choose to apply understanding that no awards (one year or multi-year) may be offered.

Application deadline: August 27, 2020 by 4 p.m.

ALSF and RRP: 2021 RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grants

These grants promote the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders that focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder.

ALSF and RRP believe that providing capital to early career investigators not only injects funding to where it is needed most, but also cultivates a new cohort of investigators who will be invested in an area of research that historically has received limited attention.

The New RUNX1 Early Career Investigator grant provides $180,000 over three years. It’s designed to fund research leading to the development of therapies to prevent the transition from pre-leukemia to leukemia for patients with RUNX1-FPD.

Collaboration and data sharing are a priority for this research program and an expected outcome of a completed project. The full application will require a resource sharing form.

Application deadline: December 16, 2020

SSHRC: Partnership Engage Grants

Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. Please note that Partnership Engage Grants cannot respond exclusively to the objectives of the Connection program.

These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

The value can range from $ 7,000 to $ 25,000.

Application deadline: 09-15-2020, by 8 p.m.

Lung Cancer Canada: Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Grant

The Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Grant (GOMRG) supports advancement in lung cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. The goal of the GOMRF program is to provide a mechanism for scientists to study innovations and accelerate the application of new knowledge relating to the early detection of lung cancer and the etiology of lung cancer in different demographics and populations. Applications are encouraged from, but not limited to, the areas of biomedical, clinical, health services, social, and population health research.

FUNDS AVAILABLE:

One competition per year - one $25,000 (CDN) grant will be awarded.

Deadline Date: August 17, 2020 23:59 EST

Anticipated Notice of Decision: September 21, 2020

NSERC: Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program (Individual and Project)

The SAP Discovery Grants program supports ongoing programs of research (with long-term goals) rather than a single short-term project or a collection of unrelated projects that do not contribute to a cohesive program of research. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances, whether made individually or in teams. Researchers are free to work in the mode most appropriate for the research area.

NSERC recognizes that while being of a grant-in-aid nature, SAP Discovery Grants must be sufficient to support a program of quality research that can have a meaningful impact on the field of study.

Application deadline:

  • August 1, 2020 (Notification of Intent to Apply)
  • October 1, 2020 (Subatomic Physics Project Applications requesting $500,000 or more per year)
  • November 1, 2020 (Application)

The DFM Academic Leadership and Support Fund

The fund is intended to recognize and support physicians who are involved in the training of our Family Medicine residents and medical students by providing them with an opportunity to further their continued education and/or enhance their leadership skills in as much as it relates to their academic role within the Department.

More information about the Academic and Leadership Support Fund

Canadian Cancer Society – Impact Grants

The Impact Grant program supports significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery, to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic, to applied research. Impact Grants aim to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short- to medium-term, into outcomes that will:

  • significantly improve scientific knowledge relevant to cancer;
  • result in improved cancer treatment; 
  • result in optimized care of people living with and beyond cancer; and/or
  • result in reduced cancer burden. 

Budgets awarded may be up to $300,000 per year and a maximum of $1,500,000 per grant. The grant term is up to 5 years. Grants are renewable. It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Letter of Intent (LOI) due date: April 29, 2020 

LOI Results: late June 2019

Full application deadline: September 15, 2020

Anticipated start date: February 1, 2021

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation : Award Programs

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would like to announce their Clinical Pilot & Feasibility and Clinical Research Award programs.

The deadline to submit a letter of intent (LOI) is Friday, March 27, 2020 with full applications due on Friday, July 17, 2020

Clinical Pilot & Feasibility Award with LOI
Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards are offered to support projects involving human subjects that will develop and test new hypotheses and/or new methods (or those being applied to the problems of cystic fibrosis for the first time), and to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. The intent of these awards is to enable investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger-scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative trial.
Funding of up to $80,000 per year, plus an additional twelve (12) percent of indirect costs may be requested for up to two (2) years.

Clinical Research Award with LOI
Clinical Research Awards are offered to provide support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the CF Foundation’s mission. Research projects may address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptom, or the pathophysiology of CF using clinical (observational/interventional), translational or epidemiologic study approaches.Applicants must demonstrate access to sufficient numbers of CF patients and appropriate controls.
Applicants may request funding of up to $150,000 per year, plus an additional twelve (12) percent indirect costs for single-center clinical studies; and up to $350,000 per year, plus twelve (12) percent indirect costs for multi-center clinical studies.

CRSH: Initiative spéciale pour l’attribution de subventions d’engagement partenarial – COVID-19

Through Partnership Engage Grants (PEG), the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative provides short-term and timely support for small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships. It will allow researchers and their partners to address urgent and specific needs, challenges or opportunities through collaborations. It will also provide a unique opportunity to foster a knowledge exchange on COVID-19 crisis related issues, challenges and impacts between postsecondary researchers and different sectors of society, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other highly qualified personnel.

SSHRC is committed to investing up to $1.5 million over the next two PEG competitions to support COVID-19 related projects, at a maximum amount of $25,000 per project for one year.

SSHRC will accept applications for the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative for the following deadlines:

June 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Prizes and Awards

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office staff provides assistance to investigators, research teams and educators in identifying relevant awards and prizes and preparing applications, as well as coordinating nominations with key stakeholders within and external to the University.

Funding Opportunities with the Faculty of Medicine Research Office

The Faculty of Medicine offers its researchers several sources of internal funding. The Faculty continues to increase the capacity of the Research Office to support and interact efficiently with all stakeholders including basic and clinical scientists and trainees within the Faculty of Medicine, University and broader scientific community.

View Faculty of Medicine Research and Innovation Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities with the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa offers its researchers several sources of internal funding. These funds enable researchers to build stronger proposals, become well known, and more competitive in external competitions. The University awards these funds through a competitive process.

View internal uOttawa Funding Opportunities

Other Funding Opportunities

Research Management Services provides a database of funding opportunities.

View the Funding Opportunities Database

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