WSIB Grants Program - Systematic Review Funding Opportunity

How to Apply: 

The WSIB is now accepting proposals for a systematic review: Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and lung cancer. The WSIB is seeking to fund one new award for a systematic review that specifically aims to: a) evaluate the evidence for a causal association between occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and the development of primary site lung cancer (ICD-9 162.9, ICD-10 C33-34); b) explore dose-response relationship by detailed exposure characteristics; and c) identify industries and occupations with high risk of lung cancer.

Please carefully review the specific requirements in the proposal instructions and other relevant information.

To obtain a funding overview and/or application form for this competition, email grants@wsib.on.ca

All proposals are to be in English only. Application deadline is February 17, 2023 at 5:00 P.M. E.S.T. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

External Deadline: 
Friday, February 17, 2023
Agency: 
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Post-Doctoral Fellowships and New Investigator Award Competitions

How to Apply: 

NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The KRESCENT program New Investigator Award is awarded to researchers (within three years of their first faculty appointment) who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in kidney disease and provides salary support for up to three years of the faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent at a Canadian University. The purpose of this award is to support the recipient in becoming established as a fully independent investigator in the field of kidney disease.

Applications for this award must be initiated by the university or institution where the candidate will conduct the proposed research. The university or institution is expected to guarantee the applicant appropriate academic rank and to provide adequate space and facilities for the investigator’s research, commensurate with the status of the awardee in terms of experience and level of support by the program. The annual stipend is $ 70,000 (MD) or $65,000 (Ph.D.) for three years. The program also offers to match up to $25,000 of infrastructure support (lab start-up costs and staff).
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
A KRESCENT program post-doctoral fellowship is an “in-training” award intended for applicants with a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree. The objective is to attract and foster young investigators to initiate and/or continue their training in kidney research. The annual stipend is $65,000 (MD) or $55,000 (Ph.D.) for two to three years.

Candidates with more than four years of post-Ph.D. training by the competition deadline are not eligible. Applicants with a MD degree must hold license in Canada and be enrolled in a program leading to certification in Canada at the time of applying for this award.
External Deadline: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program

Canada-Japan 3+2 collaborative call for proposals on AI-based solutions for well-being, better living environments, and social connection for aging populations

How to Apply: 
Working together, the governments of Canada and Japan aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and Japan who wish to form project consortia for collaborative projects focused on developing AI-based solutions for well-being, better living environments and social connection for aging populations.
 
For more information, please contact Jill Sherman at intl.research@lakeheadu.ca .
External Deadline: 
Friday, January 13, 2023
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Special Purpose Grant: Brain Changes Initiative Award for Traumatic Brain Injury

How to Apply: 

This funding opportunity encourages innovative, unorthodox, and exploratory research with potential for significant impact on our understanding of brain recovery after traumatic brain injury.

With an overall envelope of $50,000 CAD to support one grant over one year, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to improve our understanding of the potential for nonpharmacological interventions to improve brain recovery after injury.

Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation, and creativity. Brain Canada is committed to excellence through equity, and we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply to our funding opportunities, which will promote the expression of diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences, including people of racialized ethnicities and underrepresented groups.

Applicants must submit a Registration Form to be eligible to submit a Full Application.

Click here to view the Request for Applications.

Deadline for receipt of Registration Forms: January 20, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET

Deadline for receipt of Full Applications: April 21, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET

For more information, or if you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Branch Out Neurological Foundation at research@branchoutfoundation.com.

External Deadline: 
Friday, January 20, 2023
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Brain Changes Initiative/Branch Out Neurological Foundation/Brain Canada

Other: CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award

Eligibility: 

For an application to be eligible all the requirements stated below must be met:

  1. The NPA must self identify with at least one of the following groups:
    • Racialized* women
    • Black people
      Note: In relation to these criteria, eligibility will be determined using the response(s) provided in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Self-identification QuestionnaireGiven that this Funding Opportunity is only open to specific populations, selecting "I prefer not to answer" to one or more of the questions relating to these criteria will prevent your candidacy from being considered. For additional information, please see the FAQ.
    Note: *In this funding opportunity, the term "racialized" is used as an alternative to "visible minorities," as used in the Employment Equity Act and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Self-identification Questionnaire.
  2. The NPA must be a trainee by the Funding Start Date and, specifically, one of the following:Note: For the purposes of this funding opportunity, the NPA cannot hold, or be on leave from, an independent researcher position. NPAs who are uncertain of their eligibility as it relates to their employment or appointment (e.g., those with a PhD or equivalent research doctoral degree who are not in a post-doctoral training position at the time of application) are strongly encouraged to email CIHR Contact Centre at support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca to confirm their eligibility as a trainee prior to preparing their application.
  3. The NPA can be a Canadian citizen*, permanent resident*, or a citizen of another country**.
    Notes:
    *NPAs with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency are eligible to hold their Phase 1 awards outside or inside Canada. For Phase 2, refer to the Supplementary Information for Phase 2 of the CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award.
    **NPAs who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents are only eligible to hold their Phase 1 award in Canada.
  4. The Primary Mentor must be an independent researcher with an academic appointment and be either the NPA's current supervisor or a principal investigator who will function as the NPA's Primary Mentor for their Phase 1 REDI project. Additional mentors do not need to hold an academic appointment.
  5. The NPA must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis online training modules through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health. A Certificate of Completion must be included in the application (see How to Apply). Select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project.
  6. For applications focusing on Indigenous Health and/or involving Indigenous Peoples:
    • the NPA must provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples (see How to Apply).
    • the Primary Mentor must self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) and/or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples (see How to Apply).
How to Apply: 

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  1. Promote research independence and academic research career readiness of highly qualified post-doctoral researchers, clinicians and PhD-holding research associates belonging to specific underrepresented groups;
  2. Increase the number of funded researchers from specific underrepresented groups conducting excellent research who secure their first independent research faculty position in a Canadian academic, health system or research institution; and
  3. Provide funded researchers from specific underrepresented groups with early career support to enhance their probability of future success in obtaining independent research funding and launching successful research faculty careers in Canada that will contribute to the creation and/or use of health-related knowledge to improve the health of Canadians.
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Catalyst Grant: Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Report

How to Apply: 

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • To support research aligned with the research opportunities identified in the companion document of the 2022 CPHO Annual Report, Generating Knowledge to Inform Public Health Action on Climate Change in Canada;
  • To strengthen links between researchers and knowledge users, including communities, and facilitate responsive and evidence-informed decision-making on key public health and climate change issues; and
  • To strengthen capacity to generate and apply context-specific knowledge on the public health impacts of climate change and opportunities for collective action.
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Homegrown Innovation Challenge: Shepherd Phase

How to Apply: 

The $33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge, delivered over six years, will identify teams and support the development of tools and technologies that enable Canadian farmers and producers to sustainably and competitively grow berries out of season.

At the Weston Family Foundation, we want to see innovators solve the problem of out-of-season production of berries – not only in the laboratory, but also at-scale in the greenhouse or on the farm.  That’s why we are offering up to $33 million in grant funding available to the innovation teams that successfully navigate through the Spark, Shepherd and Scaling phases of the Challenge.  For clarity, a single innovation team that participates in every phase of the Challenge and goes on to win the final prizes would receive nearly $8 million!

 

By solving the interconnected challenges that come with growing berries out of season, the Homegrown Innovation Challenge process will catalyze a range of solutions relevant to a broad array of other fruits and vegetables in Canada and around the world. Ultimately, extending the country’s growing season for fresh produce will reduce the country’s dependence on imported fruits and vegetables, enabling a more resilient food system in Canada.

The top 10 innovation teams selected by an independent judging panel will be awarded up to $1 million each across an 18 month period to develop and demonstrate a small-scale proof of concept of their system, generating evidence and learning to be assessed for progression to the Scaling Phase. Solutions should be reaching Technology Readiness Level 5 or higher by the end of the Shepherd Phase (when being submitted to the Scaling Phase).

Please note that you do NOT need to be a Spark Awardee to apply for the Shepherd Phase.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Brain Star Awards

Eligibility: 

Eligibility requirements specific to this opportunity include the following:

  • Relevance to the vision, mission and research areas covered by CIHR’s INMHA. Applications not related to the INMHA mandate will not be reviewed.
  • Must have a recently published research article as a first author between January 1 and December 31. Manuscripts in press or submitted for consideration are not acceptable. Articles must be published in final publication format between January 1 and December 31 of the Brain Star Award competition year.
  • Publication must report original research results (not a review article).
  • Must have been a student or trainee at any Canadian university, teaching hospital, research centre or other health organization (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, post-doctoral fellow, resident) at the time that the work for the research article was completed. If the applicant is no longer a trainee at the time that the article is published, but work was completed as a trainee, the applicant is eligible to apply.
  • Canadians or foreigners doing research in Canada are eligible.
  • Canadians doing research abroad are not eligible. Applicants currently living abroad that completed the work for the research article in Canada are eligible, provided all other eligibility criteria are met.
  • There is no need to be a CIHR grantee.
  • Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
  • In the case of a journal with online and print publication with different publication dates, note that a specific publication can only be submitted once to the Brain Star Award competition. (A paper published online in December and in print in January of the next year cannot be submitted to two consecutive Brain Star Award competitions)
How to Apply: 

Objectives

Existing since March of 2001, Brain Star is a program of CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA). Brain Star is administered under the Institute Community Support Grants and Awards program and is designed to recognize the excellence of research done in Canada by students and trainees in all fields and disciplines covered by CIHR-INMHA.

The specific objectives of the Brain Star program are to:

  • Promote research careers in neuroscience, mental health and addiction in Canada.
  • Stimulate the involvement of students and trainees in the Institute and increase awareness of INMHA activities among students and trainees.

Award

  • A maximum of fifteen awards of $1,500 each are available each calendar year.
  • Top-ranked winner of the Brain Star award will be named the Marlene Reimer Brain Star of the Year.
  • A profile of award recipient’s research on INMHA’s and CAN’s websites.
  • In the case of equal first co-authors, the prize will be divided equally.
  • Top three ranked award recipients may be invited to present a summary of their research paper at the Canadian neuroscience meeting. In the case of co-authors, the primary principal applicant will be invited to present.

 

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. The business office of the institution of an eligible Nominated Principal Applicant generally administers CIHR funds. Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements for CIHR Grants and Awards regarding the eligibility requirements for individuals and institutions.

External Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral
Masters
Research

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