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March 16, 2018

Research Grant Opportunities

Grand Round: Why Every Health Researcher Should Try Twitter

This talk will provide details of how twitter can be used as a valuable outreach and knowledge translation tool. It will quickly go over the basics of using twitter as a health researcher, give some real life examples of twitters power, and then cover do’s and don’t and tips.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the strengths and weakness of twitter use for health researchers
  • Learn how to set up your account and build a good tweet
  • Learn how to use data from twitter to get better at twitter

Presenter: Dr. Dylan MacKay - PhD, MSc, CBDT, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and a clinical trialist, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba

April 11, 2018 • 12-1pm • Theatre B • Basic Medical Science Building • 745 McDermot Avenue

Click here for the event poster

In This Issue...

ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS EARLY CAREER LECTURER AWARD

ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 CIHR-ICHR/CCCS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD IN CRITICAL CARE SCIENCES

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PCORI)

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM (HFSP)

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS EARLY CAREER LECTURER AWARD

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (CSATVB) have partnered on the 2018 International Symposium of Atherosclerosis Early Career Lecturer Award (ISA ECLA) to recognize the research excellence and innovation of an atherosclerosis, thrombosis and/or vascular biology Early Career Investigator (ECI) in Canada. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2018 International Symposium of Atherosclerosis (ISA), where the recipient will give a keynote lecture as part of the scientific program. The 2018 ISA is being held in Toronto, ON. from June 9–12, 2018. The 2018 ISA is the international gathering hosted by the CSATVB and the International Atherosclerosis Society that coordinates the exchange of scientific information and fosters research development to improve the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis.

A nominated candidate should be an outstanding ECI who is within the first 60 months of an independent research appointment at a recognized Canadian academic institution and has demonstrated research excellence and innovation relative to their career stage.

Nominees may have conducted work in any one of a number of atherosclerosis, thrombosis and/or vascular biology disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas:

  • Biomedical;
  • Clinical;
  • Health Systems and Services; and,
  • Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health.

The nominated candidate’s research should also be in a field of interest to the CSATVB and attendees of the 2018 ISA.

The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium in addition to coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the 2018 ISA and to deliver a lecture.

Please complete the attached nomination form and submit it to Laura McQuillan by e- mail (Lgreenbe@ualberta.ca) no later than Friday March 30, 2018.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

ORS Deadline: N/A

ORS Contact: Bryn Jones Square, Research Grants Office (CIHR), bryn.jonessquare@umanitoba.ca

ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 CIHR-ICHR/CCCS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD IN CRITICAL CARE SCIENCES

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) have established an annual Distinguished Lecturer in Critical Care Sciences Award in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of critical care sciences in Canada. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2018 Canadian Critical Care Forum (CCCF), to be held in Toronto, where the recipient will give a keynote lecture as part of the scientific program. The CCCF is Canada’s premier national meeting dedicated to the critical care profession and supports a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to promote research, education and patient care in Critical Care Medicine.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding scientist who has conducted the majority of his/her research in Canada and who has contributed to the advancement of critical care sciences. The individual may have conducted work in any one of a number of critical care disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems and Services; and, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. The nominated candidate’s research should also be in a field of interest to the CCCS and attendees of the CCCF.

The award includes a $5,000 honorarium and coverage of all expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend the CCCF and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to a largely clinical audience.

Please complete the attached nomination form and submit it to Laura McQuillan by e- mail at Lgreenbe@ualberta.ca no later than April 6, 2018.

Please note that you are entitled to submit only one nomination form per Distinguished Lecturer Award competition. Scientists who have received an ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award previously are not eligible for nomination.

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

ORS Deadline: N/A

ORS Contact: Bryn Jones Square, Research Grants Office (CIHR), bryn.jonessquare@umanitoba.ca

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PCORI)

Title: Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative

Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline: 01-Jun-2018 LOI

Funding Amount: 300,000.00 USD

Contact Telephone: 202-370-9312

Contact Email: ea@pcori.org

Link: http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/engagement-award-knowledge-training-and-development-and

Sponsor Website: http://www.pcori.org/funding/opportunities

The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiatives program, a research support (not research) funding opportunity, is now accepting letters of inquiry for projects up to two years in duration, and up to $300,000 in total costs. This Engagement Award will give organizations and communities the opportunity to propose meaningful dissemination projects aimed at spreading awareness and increasing knowledge of new evidence from PCORI-funded research, targeted directly to patients, clinicians, and others who can use this information to inform healthcare decisions.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM (HFSP)

Title: Basic Science - Grants and Funding

Sponsor: Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

Funding: up to $450,000 per grant/year

Letter Of Intent Deadline: 28th March 2018

Link:https://trialect.com/9799/display?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=HFSP_Basic_Life_Science_Research_Grants_on_Trialect_19218&utm_medium=email

HFSP Invites applications from eligible countries for grants to support innovative approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms. Preliminary results are not required- posted on Trialect . Guidelines for 2019 Program and Young Investigator applications are now available.

Applications will be made via the HFSP extranet website which is now operational. You must initiate an application (with a 2019 reference number) via the website by March 19th, 2018.

There are two types of grants:

•             Young Investigators' Grants to those within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory.

•             Program Grants are awarded to researchers at any stage of their careers (up to $450,000 per grant/year).

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title: Proposals for Innovations in Immunization Data Management, Use, and Improved Process Efficiency

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding: Successful projects are eligible to receive follow-up funding of up to $1 million USD

Application Deadline: May 2, 2018

ORS Deadline: April 18, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca

Link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/innovations-immunization-data-management-use-and-improved-process-efficiency-round-21

Funding $100,000 USD to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, they are looking for innovative ideas in the following specific areas:

  • Innovative ideas for improving the measurement approaches for immunization data (e.g., process, equity, coverage indicators) with a focus on data use by program managers, triangulation across data sources, and methods to measure and quantify data use.
  • Novel approaches for improving process efficiency that will lead to improved quality of service delivery.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title:  Proposals for Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next General of Nutrition

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding Amount: Successful projects are eligible to receive follow-up funding of up to $1 million USD.

Deadline: May 2, 2018

ORS Deadline: April 18, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca)

Link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/affordable-accessible-and-appealing-next-generation-nutrition-round-21

Funding $100,000 USD to advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and middle-income countries. Overall, the target population is young women, mothers, and children from 6-23 months of age. Accordingly, the proposed technologies funded must not undermine exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title: Proposals for Tools and Technologies for Broad Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding: Successful projects are eligible to receive follow-up funding of up to $1 million USD.

Application Deadline: May 2, 2018

ORS Deadline: April 18, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca)

Link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/tools-and-technologies-broad-scale-disease-surveillance-crop-plants-low-income-countries

Funding $100,000 USD to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. Ideas that result in increased coverage of geographic area and that are applicable or adaptable to multiple crops ands diseases/pests will be prioritized.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title:  Proposals for Campylobacter spp. Transmission Dynamics in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding: $100,000

Application Deadline: May 2, 2018

ORS Deadline: April 18, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca)

Link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/campylobacter-spp-transmission-dynamics-low-and-middle-income-countries

Funding $100,000 to generate data to understand the sources of Campylobacter infection in children in LMICs, and the dynamics of transmission in LMIC communities of interest. Analyses of these data are expected to address the question of whether a human vaccine for Campylobacter is a necessary and appropriate strategy in spite of the complexities associated with auto-immune responses to Campylobacter antigens. Research studies that propose appropriate costs for the study length, outcomes, and methods, and that propose strong value for money will be considered.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title:  Proposals for Activating Global Citizenship: Building the Next Generation of Global Citizens for the Global Goals

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding: $100,000

Application Deadline: May 2, 2018

ORS Deadline: April 18, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca)

Link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/activating-global-citizenship-building-next-generation-global-citizens-global-goals

Funding $100,000 to devise and demonstrate ways to positively engage young people (under the age of 30) in Global Citizenship at scale and in depth.

This challenge is about testing and implementing concepts and strategies to engage young people in efforts that will reduce inequality related to the first six Global Goals:

  • Goal 1: No poverty;
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger;
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being;
  • Goal 4: Quality education;
  • Goal 5: Gender equality; and
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title:  Proposals for Reinventing Teaching and School Leadership: Preparing the Youth with the 21st Century Skills Needed for a Knowledge Economy

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding: $100,000

Application Deadline: May 2, 2018

ORS Deadline: April 18, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca)

Link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/reinventing-teaching-and-school-leadership-preparing-youth-21st-century-skills-needed

Funding $100,000 to transform teaching or school leadership to better prepare children with the 21st century skills they need to succeed in the future. Modern 21st century skills, such as problem solving, leadership, creativity, and adaptability, require a new active, student-centered system for learning. Seeking ideas that better prepare teachers and school leaders to drive this new active 21st century system for learning.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS - BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Title: Proposals for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funding: see below

Application Deadline: April 12, 2018

ORS Deadline: March 29, 2018

ORS Contact: Michelle Olivson, Contracts Coordinator (michelle.olivson@umanitoba.ca)

Link: http://humanitariangrandchallenge.org/

This funding is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, and Grand Challenges Canada.  Seeking life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict.

These innovations will engage the private sector and involve input from affected communities in order to provide, supply, or locally generate clean water and sanitation, energy, life-saving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

Seed Funding: The expectation is to fund approximately 10-15 seed projects. Successful proposals for seed funding will each be awarded grants of up to $250,000 CAD over a maximum of twenty-four (24) months to support the validation and testing of new approaches.

Transition to Scale Funding: The expectation is to fund between 2 and 4 Transition-to- Scale projects for up to $1,000,000 CAD with technical support over a maximum of twenty-four (24) months to support the refinement, testing, and implementation of innovative solutions that have already achieved proof of concept.

 

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