Faculty of Dentistry
June 3, 2011
NSERC has posted new videos that expand the range of on-line information available to applicants for NSERC’s Discovery Grants, scholarships and fellowships. Two of the videos feature interviews with members of the Discovery Grants Evaluation Groups and the scholarships and fellowships selection committees, who offer tips on writing a better application. The other two videos provide details about the evaluation process for applications, which culminates in February when NSERC’s peer review committees meet. Find them here.
The NSERC Form 101 instructions for the Budget Justification and Proposal sections will be modified. The Budget Justification section will be limited to two pages (except for grant applications in Subatomic Physics) and the Proposal section will include an additional page for the purpose of describing the highly qualified personnel (HQP) plan. The 2011 version of the literature and application forms (Forms 100 and 101) will be available on NSERC’s Web site as of August 5, 2011.
Research Methods Unit Open House – June 15
The Research Methods Unit is pleased to invite all members of the clinical and health research community to our Open House on June 15, starting at 2:30pm on the 1st floor of the Centre for Clinical Research (5790 University Avenue). Tour the space. Meet the team. Discover how the RMU can enhance your research. Enjoy celebratory treats!
Please RSVP by June 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to make your research proposal stand out from the crowd during the third annual workshop series presented by Dr. Martha Crago, Vice President Research.
Sessions Include: The Dalhousie Research Environment, How to Get Funded, Developing Mentoring & Peer Review, Research Administration, Building & Managing Your Research Enterprise, NSERC Discovery Grants, SSHRC News, and CIHR Mock Peer Committee.
Register and find a full schedule at http://researchservices.dal.ca.
June 7: Securing Research Ethics Review with Ken Jenkins (Research Ethics Manager, CDHA) All research conducted at Capital Health, the IWK Health Centre, and certain research projects at Dalhousie University must receive ethical approval adhering to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. This module is important for anyone who is new to the process of securing ethics approval at one or more of these institutions. The unique processes of these three institutions will not be part of the presentation, but will be available in hardcopy form.
4:00-5:30 Theatre A Tupper Bldg. Please RSVP, if you plan to attend - email@example.com
June 23: Responsible Conduct of Research – registration is mandatory for this workshop
This workshop fulfils the requirements mandated by CIHR and the Dalhousie University Senate for new research trainees and faculty. This session was originally listed on the IHRTP curriculum as April 12th, 2011, but will instead be held on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 from 9:30-12:30. We will start in Theatre A and then break into groups at approximately 10:00am. These workshops are an opportunity to explore solutions to complex issues facing researchers today (authorship, multi-investigator and multi-institutional programs, conflict of interest, confidentiality etc.). Being aware of these issues, as soon as possible in your program, could prevent delays.
Five knowledge translation learning modules are freely available on the CIHR website. The most recent module, Deliberative Priority Setting, focuses on deliberative priority setting as a knowledge translation tool to identify policy needs and research options, and examines how to
determine the “right people” to brainstorm and the “right issues” that should be thought about.
The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) will be hosting an Open Operating Grant (OOG) Webinar on Wednesday, June 29 from 12:30-2:00pm EDT. The OOG provides funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research.
The following topics related to the OOG program will be covered, but are not limited to: available funding, the application procedure, the peer review process and the characteristics of successful applications.
Guest speakers: Dr. Gregory Huyer, Deputy Director of Program Delivery at CIHR and Dr. Patricia O’Campo, Director of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St Michael’s Hospital and Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. The Webinar will end with a Q&A session facilitated by Erica Di Ruggiero, Associate Director, CIHR-IPPH.
Questions are welcome, and should be sent in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar registration is now open on the CHNET-Works! website: http://www.chnet-works.ca/index.php?option=com_rsevents&view=events&Itemid=6〈=en.
The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education (CFDHRE) invites dental hygiene related research proposals for peer reviewed grants. The grant is for $8,000, and applications are due at midnight PDT, October 11, 2011. For more information, please visit the CFDHRE website.
NSHRF is now accepting applications for the Research Enterprise Development Awards (REDI). These awards support research related activities. Activities that require review by an institutional research ethics board may not be conducted as part of a REDI Award. Funds are awarded based on the strength of the individual application, fit with the Award objective and the purpose of the REDI program. These awards are non-competitive and will remain open until the funds have been expended. For more information visit www.nshrf.ca/programs-services/programs/redi-programs/redi-awards.
Research Skills Award - The Research Skills Award encourages and supports innovative approaches to the development of health research skills in the research community. This award is intended to foster research skill development through the provision of workshops, seminars, and sponsoring individuals in the attainment of specific skills related to their program of health research. Other activities that would develop research skills will be considered. Maximum $2000 per award.
Team Development Award - The Team Development Award encourages and supports the development of new research teams or the strengthening of existing research teams lead by Nova Scotian investigators. This award is intended to support research team development within the province, which can include national and international collaboration. Maximum $10,000 per award.
Catalyst Award - The Catalyst Award provides support for initiatives that will significantly contribute to the development of the health research enterprise in Nova Scotia. This award supports the catalytic aims of REDI. Initiatives funded under this category will coordinate, stimulate or initiate projects or activities that contribute to the development of the health research enterprise in Nova Scotia. This award is intended to be responsive to the needs of the health research community and to support the types of initiatives that will build and sustain health research capacity in Nova Scotia. Applicants must demonstrate how the proposed initiative contributes to the health research enterprise and provide indicators of success. These awards are intended to be one year in duration. Exceptions will be made if there is evidence of need for a longer funding period. The funding level is at the discretion of the NSHRF and will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the merit of the application. As a general guideline:
Š an application that will benefit an individual may be funded up to a maximum of $10,000 per award;
Š an application that will benefit a research group or team may be funded up to a maximum of $20,000 per award; and
Š an application that will benefit a faculty, university or research institution, or the provincial health research enterprise, may be funded for more than $20,000 per award.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the REDI Manager (Leslie Power, 424-4193, email@example.com ) to discuss their initiative prior to submitting an application.
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Martha Smith Brillant
Research Development Officer
Faculty of Dentistry Rm 5154
5981 University Ave