HFSP postdoctoral fellowships

How to Apply: 

HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.

The registration site for the 2019 fellowship applications is now open

Fellowship initiation deadline: 9 August 2018
Fellowship submission deadline: 23 August 2018

HFSP fellowships are for three years. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country.

Long-Term Fellowships (LTF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. in a biological discipline, who will broaden their expertise by proposing a project in the life sciences which is significantly different from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDF) are for applicants with a Ph.D. from outside the life sciences (e.g. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences), who have had limited exposure to biology during their previous training.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research
Direction: 
Outbound

Team Grant : Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North

How to Apply: 

The Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Initiative funding opportunity is expected to:

  • Create new knowledge about the magnitude and health effects of climate change on food security in the Canadian North and Northern Indigenous populations by incorporating Indigenous knowledge and land-based experience regarding traditional/ country food sources.
  • Identify effective approaches, programs and policy to address food insecurity in the North through implementation science.
  • Build capacity for multidisciplinary research in the area of food security and climate change in the Canadian North that has strong and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations.
External Deadline: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Other : Network for Global Governance Research on Infectious Diseases

How to Apply: 

The Network for Global Governance Research on Infectious Diseases is expected to:

  • Facilitate the establishment of a Canadian research network focused on a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral approach to global governance of infectious diseases by:
    • Strengthening research capacity and catalyzing social science researchers across Canada to generate and apply new knowledge about effective global governance arrangements for preventing and managing infectious diseases and public health threats; and
    • Fostering national and international research collaborations on global governance of infectious diseases to better connect researchers currently working in isolation and actively contribute to the emerging European Commission–funded International Network of Social Sciences Research Centres Hub focused on infectious diseases.
  • Enable better preparedness for infectious diseases through the application of knowledge, sharing of lessons learned, and the creation of improved governance arrangements by:
    • Facilitating interactions and ongoing communication and coordination among researchers, stakeholders, and global policymakers to institutionalize the use of research evidence in global and national decision making on governance arrangements for disease preparedness; and
    • Promoting the use of research results, by ensuring that research evidence is communicated in appropriate forms and used by relevant stakeholders.
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Other: Indigenous Gender and Wellness: Idea Fair and Learning Circle

Eligibility: 

Idea Presenters:

For your application to be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (young adults aged 18-30 are especially encouraged to apply)
  • Self identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally-safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples

Idea Supporters:

For your application to be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (young adults aged 18-30 are especially encouraged to apply)
  • Self identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally-safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples

More than one person from an organization may apply, but applications must be submitted separately.

How to Apply: 

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity and the Idea Fair and Learning Circle are to:

  • Foster a safe space for Indigenous Peoples to share ideas on Indigenous gender and wellness with supporters who will help them to grow their ideas into fundable projects. 
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning to develop and strengthen Indigenous-focused projects.
External Deadline: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral
Masters
Research
Undergraduate

Other : Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North

How to Apply: 

The Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Initiative funding opportunity is expected to:

  • Create new knowledge about the magnitude and health effects of climate change on food security in the Canadian North and Northern Indigenous populations by incorporating Indigenous knowledge and land-based experience regarding traditional/country food sources.
  • Identify effective approaches, programs and policy to address food insecurity in the North through implementation science.
  • Build capacity for multidisciplinary research in the area of food security and climate change in the Canadian North that has strong and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations.
External Deadline: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Other : Early Career Investigator Awards (Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health )

How to Apply: 

The 2018 Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health are expected to support the early research career of promising scientists and increase research capacity in the areas of cardiovascular, respiratory, stroke, critical care, blood and blood vessels and/or sleep and circadian rhythm. This Funding Opportunity also aims to increase research capacity in the areas of cystic fibrosis research, kidney research as it relates to circulatory health, lipoprotein metabolism, and Indigenous circulatory and respiratory health research.

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Other : Cannabis & PTSD Treatment in Military Personnel & Veterans

Eligibility: 

Eligibility to Apply

This is a directed grant with the Nominated Principal Applicant based at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC).

  • The team must include an external applicant (Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant) who is an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution outside of the ROMHC.
  • In addition, the team must also include a Principal Knowledge User who is a recognized expert in PTSD who will ensure the results are translated into practice and policy.
  • The team must also include at least one expert in each of the following areas:
    • military mental health
    • stress disorders
    • neuroimaging
    • cannabis formulation and administration
    • clinical trials

For general eligibility requirements for individuals, refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements.

How to Apply: 

The overarching goal of the Safety and Efficacy of Cannabis Use in Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans funding opportunity is to advance the evidence base of potential health benefits and harms of cannabis use for medical purposes in treating PTSD and PTSD-related co-morbidities in Canadian military personnel and veteran populations.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to support:

  • A clinical trial for CAF personnel and veterans using cannabis to elucidate the potential medical benefits of cannabis use for treating PTSD, as well as adverse health effects of cannabis use (i.e. effects on cognition or abuse liability). The clinical trial will generate data that hold significant value given the high rates of cannabis use among PTSD patients. The clinical trial will also explore the effects of cannabis on PTSD-related comorbid pain and sleep disturbances, including sleep quality, and daytime and nighttime activity patterns, and risks associated with suicidality.
  • A study to assess the efficacy of two major cannabis-derived cannabinoids, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Given that different strains of cannabis plants containing varying amounts of THC and CBD are used in the treatment of PTSD, this study will focus on these cannabinoids and their pharmacological properties to ensure optimal efficacy and minimal unwanted effects (e.g. cannabis-associated ‘high’) are achieved in PTSD treatment. The proposed study will address this important gap in the literature with data that is of significant value to clinicians in making informed treatment decisions.

Applicants must integrate sex and gender perspectives into their research to promote rigorous science that has the potential to expand our understanding of health determinants for military personnel and veteran populations. As such, applicants are required to indicate how they will account for sex (biological factor) and gender (socio-cultural factor) in the research design, methods, analysis and interpretation, and/or dissemination of findings.

For more information and resources, please see the Sex, Gender and Health Research page on the CIHR website.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Operating Grant : Human Frontier Science Program

How to Apply: 

Fellowships:

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for scientists who wish to work in foreign laboratories, with emphasis on individuals early in their careers who wish to obtain training in a different field of research. High risk research is supported. Fellows who return to their home countries or move to an HFSP member country that is different from the Fellowship host country are eligible to apply for a Career Development Award (see below).

Two international programs for basic research training are available:

  • Long-Term Fellowships are for applicants with a Ph.D. degree in a biological discipline to embark on a new project in a different field of the life sciences. Preference is given to applicants who propose an original study in biology that marks a departure from their previous Ph.D. or postdoctoral work so as to learn new methods or change study system.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (CDFs) are intended for postdoctoral fellows with a Ph.D. degree outside the life sciences and in the physical sciences, chemistry, mathematics, engineering and computer sciences who wish to receive training in biology. Applicants for the CDF should propose a significant departure from their past research by changing e.g. from material science or physics to cell biology, from chemistry to molecular biology, or from computer science to neuroscience

Career Development Awards (CDA):

The goal of the CDA program is to encourage former HFSP fellows, who return to their home country or move to an HFSP member country that is different from the host country of their HFSP Fellowship, to initiate an original research program in their own laboratories as independent researchers. The award provides support for initiating the fellows’ first independent laboratory. Eligible HFSP fellows will receive information in good time to apply for the Award.

Research Grants:

Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life science. Note: HFSP funds only basic research. Applied applications, including medical research typically funded by national medical research bodies, such as CIHR, will be deemed ineligible.

  • HFSP Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within five years of starting their first independent position (and within 10 years of receiving a Ph.D.). It is to be expected that outstanding young scientists, in the initial period of their independent careers, are in a particularly good position to formulate innovative and fertile research projects. Typically, Young Investigators will have completed one or two periods of postdoctoral training and be appointed to staff positions that allow them to initiate and direct their own independent lines of research (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent).
  • HFSP Program Grants are awarded for novel, ground-breaking collaborations involving extensive collaboration among teams of scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines. Priority will be given to new, innovative research projects for which preliminary results might not necessarily be available. Applications including independent investigators early in their careers are encouraged.

For more information on all of these opportunities, please consult the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) website.

External Deadline: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Operating Grant : Transitions in Care - Best and Wise Practices Grants

How to Apply: 

The Best and Wise Practices Grants are expected to:

  • Develop relevant research capacity leading up to future TiC funding opportunities;
  • Inform actionable health system changes within the TiC Focus Areas by supporting systematic identification and collating of transitions in care knowledge gaps and/or identification of effective evidence-based interventions and/or policies;
  • Facilitate the identification of relevant transitions in care stakeholders and partnerships, with a particular focus on partnerships that can support community-based research and approaches that have potential for equitable spread and scale between communities, at a regional and/or national level.
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Operating Grant : HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research

How to Apply: 

This funding opportunity (FO) is expected to:

  • Promote the creation of new knowledge that is relevant to communities affected by HIV in Canada and aligns with the goals of the Federal Initiative;
  • Promote the dissemination of new knowledge and uptake of evidence into action to enhance the community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic;
  • Develop partnerships between researchers and affected communities;
  • Build capacity in the knowledge user community to engage in research and use evidence in their everyday business;
  • Build the next generation of HIV/AIDS CBR researchers through meaningful engagement of trainees in high quality CBR projects; and
  • Reduce the incidence of new infections in high-risk groups by focusing research on prevention efforts.
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

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