Research – Upcoming Opportunities

Select funding opportunities and training opportunities that are of particular relevance to Department members and their research trainees and staff will be posted here, including certain opportunities not listed in larger databases. For a more comprehensive and searchable database of funding opportunities, we highly encourage members to use the University’s Funding Deadline Calendar or the Fellows and Postdocs Funding Calendar and to sign up for a COS Pivot account.

Funding Opportunities

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada: Grant in Aid
    The Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research program supports research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This research program helps advance prevention, treatments, health policy and, ultimately find cures. Grants support research projects with a defined objective, conducted by an investigator working alone or in collaboration with others. A registration form must be completed by 20 November 2017. The full application is due to RSO at noon on 17 January 2018.
    Contact: Katie Ryan (
    More Information:
  • MSI Foundation: Research Grant
    MSI Foundation’s resources will be supporting novice and emerging investigators in the field of health services and population health research according to the following procedures. The Foundation fosters and supports research into any aspect of the provision of health and allied services to the people of Alberta, and the promotion of matters of health in the interest of the people of Alberta. At the present time, the Foundations resources are focused on building capacity in community-based research through program funding, and supporting novice and emerging investigators in the field of health services and population health research. Research Services deadline for receipt of the LOI is Noon on 29 November, 2017. The full application is due to RSO at Noon on 6 March, 2018.
    Contact: Katie Ryan (
    More Information:
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada: Innovations in IBD
    Crohn’s and Colitis Canada invites applications for an Innovations Grant, to fund novel or innovative approaches to IBD research. This grant is intended to stimulate and support research which may not be encompassed within the boundaries of traditional medical research. Research proposals must conform to sound principles of research and may aim to collect pilot data for follow-on application(s). Our organization seeks mission relevance and excellence as well as innovation. The full application is due to Research Services Office at Noon on 17 January 2018.
    Contact: Katie Ryan (
    More Information:
  • Take Advantage of UCMG Travel Grants to Present Your Research!
    Attention Department of Medicine UCMG members: consider applying for a $2,500 UCMG Travel Grant to present your research at a national or international meeting.
    Twenty such awards are given out every six months, and all UCMG members are eligible to apply for this funding (preference will be given to Major Clinical faculty). The next application deadline is November 15, 2017; click on the links for the program description and application form.
    Please remember to obtain the signature of your department or section head prior to submitting the application in addition to including all required documents (proof of research presented showing you as the first or senior author and proof of meeting attendance in the form of registration receipt or attendance certificate).
    Contact Andrea Ancelin (; 403.220.4245) or Dan Zuege (; 403.943.4309) for more information.

Learning Opportunities

  • CIHR Project Scheme Information Sessions
    Jenna Slobozian will be holding information sessions early in the new year focused on preparing for the March 2018 CIHR Project competition. There are some changes anticipated for the next round that will be covered. Both sessions will cover the same material so please only RSVP for one.
    Session 1
    January 31st, 2018 | 2pm-3:30pm
    G500, Health Sciences Centre
    Session 2
    February 9th, 2018 | 10am-11:30am
    G500, Health Sciences Centre

  • Need to learn a new technique or method to strengthen a future grant application or get your paper published?
    Apply for the CSM’s Research Enhancement Program, aimed at increasing the competitive edge of faculty to improve publication quality and enhance grant proposals. Use of the funds (up to $5,000/year/faculty member) is quite flexible and easy to obtain. This program is open to primary members of the CSM at all career stages to support training for the faculty member directly or for suitable senior trainees according to the justification provided.
    Submit applications directly to Jenna Slobozian (, Research Facilitator in the Office of the Associate Dean Research, to take advantage of this opportunity at any time during the year.