Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

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1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): IGH Launches New Opps for Trainees   2) The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Issues a Call for Proposals for Spinal Cord Injury Research   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
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IGH is pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of funding opportunities to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in gender, sex and health research. These opportunities, offered through IGH’s Institute Community Support Program (ICS), are designed to support trainee conference travel, knowledge translation, new skill acquisition, and to recognize excellence in gender, sex and health research.

 

IGH Travel Awards (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36330.html)
Travel awards provide up to $2,500 for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to present their own research at meetings, conferences (including international conferences) or symposia. Applicants must be presenting research that has a substantive focus on gender and/or sex and health. (3 deadlines per year)

 

IGH Gender, Sex and Health Knowledge Translation (KT) Supplement (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43621.html)
The aim of the Gender, Sex and Health Trainee KT Supplement is to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to engage in the KT of gender, sex and health research from their postgraduate thesis or post-doctoral project. Up to five KT supplements may be awarded per year, valued up to $5,000 each. (1 deadline per year)

 

IGH Gender, Sex and Health Research Skills Development Award Program (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43622.html)
The aim of IGH’s Gender, Sex and Health Research Skills Development Award Program is to build research capacity by providing graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with funding for gender, sex and health research skills acquisition. Up to five skill awards may be granted per year, valued up to $5,000 each. (1 deadline per year)

 

IGH Award for Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/39483.html)
The IGH Award for Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research recognizes outstanding gender, sex and health research carried out by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines, working in the field of gender, sex and health research are eligible to apply for this $1,000 award. (1 deadline per year)

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  2) The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Issues a Call for Proposals for Spinal Cord Injury Research

 

Saskatchewan is taking a leadership role in Canada in the areas of spinal cord injury research and disability funding with the commitment by the provincial government of more than $4.3 million for a comprehensive five-year Saskatchewan-based initiative, in partnership with the national Rick Hansen Institute (announced March 15, 2011).

Included in the announcement was $1 million over five years targeted to spinal cord injury research in Saskatchewan to be managed by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

SHRF has completed its work with an external advisory panel to define the research parameters and timelines for this research opportunity and is pleased to announce that the call for proposals is now available. It is designed to attract interest for two research streams related to spinal cord injury : clinical and health services research; and biomedical research.

In the clinical and health services stream, SHRF welcomes proposals that address a wide range of spinal cord injury outcomes from acute care to rehabilitation to quality of life. Priority will be given to translational (bedside to practice) and patient-oriented research. Grants up to $100,000 per year for two years will be available.

 

In the biomedical research stream, SHRF looks forward to proposals related to developing, refining and testing devices, drugs, or therapies to improve spinal cord injury outcomes. Priority will also be given to translational research and proof of principle research. Grants up to $50,000 per year for two years will be available.

 

Supported research in both streams will focus on improving health outcomes for patients with spinal cord injury and moving research findings into policy or practice. All funded research must align with at least one of the following four Rick Hansen Institute objectives:
• reduction of incidence and severity of paralysis;
• improve health care outcomes;
• reduction of long term cost; and
• improve quality of life for those living with SCI.

 

Letters of intent are due to SHRF by 4:30 p.m. CST, September 6, 2011.

 

The call for proposals and templates for responses are available to download from SHRF’s website in the Initiatives area and are attached to this email. Respondents are encouraged to read the complete package of information prior to contacting SHRF.

 

A significant amount of information about current activities related to spinal cord research across Canada is available on the Rick Hansen Institute site at rickhanseninstitute.org.

 

Karen Glazebrook, Funding Programs Manager

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

Atrium Building, Innovation Place

253-111 Research Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

Phone: 306-975-1686

Toll-free: 1-800-975-1699 (Canada & U.S.A)

Fax: 306-975-1688

Website: www.shrf.ca

Email: kglazebrook@shrf.ca

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