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New information on ORSCE internal grants


New SSHRC awards

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently merged the Aid to Small Universities and SSHRC Institution Grants into a single program to be administered by eligible institutions. MRU will receive a $36,503 block grant in each of the next three academic years to be awarded as SSHRC Explore (for research activities) and SSHRC Exchange (for dissemination activities) grants.

The application process for the new SSHRC Grants will be fully integrated with the Internal Research Grant Fund (IRGF) for Explore Grants and Faculty Conference Travel Fund (FCTF) awards for Exchange Grants.

Applications for these new awards will be conducted through ROMEO in the IRGF and FCTF competitions respectively. Applicants with SSHRC eligible activities will automatically be considered for the SSHRC Grants by the Scholarship Review Committee. The top 3 ranked IRGF and top 2 ranked FCTF SSHRC eligible applications from each competition will be awarded SSHRC Explore and SSHRC Exchange Grants respectively. These SSHRC awards will be administered identically to existing internal awards, but they will be 'branded' as SSHRC awards and will have specific acknowledgement and reporting requirements.

To summarize, MRU has additional funds available to award as SSHRC grants through the IRGF and FCTF competitions. Applications will be seamless with the existing internal grant programs, deadlines and adjudication.

 

Changes to internal awards eligibility

Due to the increasing demand on internal grant resources, applicants will only be eligible to hold one IRGF (or SSHRC Explore) and one FCTF (or SSHRC Exchange) award every 2 years.

Applicants for an IRGF or SSHRC Explore award will be required to submit a final report on any existing grant at least 12 months before they are eligible again. This change will come into effect for the January 2019 IRGF/SSHRC Explore competition.

Applicants for an FCTF or SSHRC Exchange award are not eligible to apply for a new award until 24 months after the last successful application deadline.

 

Internal grant deadlines for ORSCE 2018/19

IRGF/SSHRC Explore

  • Fall deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018 (now open in ROMEO)
  • Winter deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019


FCTF/SSHRC Exchange

  • Fall deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Winter deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

The FCTF Fall 2018 application will be available on ROMEO November 1, 2018.

Please see the ORSCE funding opportunities webpage for details.


IES Research Grant Fund

  • Fall deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018 (notification of decision will be week of Nov. 5th)
  • Winter deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019 (notification of decision will be week of Feb. 25th)

Please see the IES funding opportunities webpage for details.

Internal funding opportunities 

The Faculty Conference Travel Fund (FCTF) program provides financial assistance to full-time tenured or tenurable faculty to attend conferences (or similar events for scholarly dissemination) that advance their research and scholarship programs.

Competition Deadlines

Fall Application Deadline:      Friday, December 7, 2018 (CLOSED)
Winter Application Deadline:  Friday, May 3, 2019 (CLOSED)

Click here to view the 2018-19 Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions.

NOTE: The Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions are subject to change with subsequent competitions. Please check the ORSCE website approximately one month prior to the next competition to see the newest guidelines. 
The Internal Research Grant Fund (IRGF) is the main source of internal funds available to eligible faculty at Mount Royal University. This program is designed to support faculty in developing their research programs through the funding of:

  • Pilot projects
  • Projects designed to lead to larger-scale external funding applications
  • Projects that are not well-suited to external funding opportunities
Competition Deadlines

Fall Application Deadline:       Friday, September 28, 2018 (OPEN)
Winter Application Deadline:  Friday, January 18, 2019 (CLOSED)

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the submission deadline. Competition results will be announced 6-8 weeks from the submission deadline.

Click here to view the 2018-19 Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions.

NOTE: The Program Guidelines and Submission Instructions are subject to change with subsequent competitions. Please check the ORSCE website approximately one month prior to the next competition to see the newest guidelines.

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) at MRU is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018/19 Environmental Sustainability Research Grants competition.

See the IES Research Grants Application Guidelines for details.

Through a generous donation from the TransCanada Corporation, the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports and facilitates collaborative research projects on program-level, discipline-level, and interdisciplinary topics.

Collaborative Inquiry Grants are designated for collaborative teaching and learning inquiry projects that go beyond an inquiry related to teaching and learning in a single class.

Some examples of collaborative inquiries include, but are not limited to, inquiries about teaching and learning that will:

  • be investigated in multiple courses and/or sections in a department or program (e.g. studying student learning over a series of courses)
  • be investigated in courses from different programs and faculties (e.g. studying undergraduate research skills development in courses from a variety of disciplines)
  • be investigated in courses from multiple contexts (e.g. studying the effect of a certain pedagogy at institutions with varying class sizes)
  • have a student as a co-investigator (a senior student collaborating to design/conduct a study in a lower-level class)
  • require the expertise of a variety of co-investigators due to the size and scope of the project (e.g. a technical writing expert collaborating to study student writing skills development in science

Collaborative SoTL projects may apply for funding of up to $10,000 over a two-year period. A limited number of grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. See the application guidelines below for details. If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets the criteria, please contact the Director of ISoTL to explore possibilities.

Click here to download the details for this opportunity.

Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund (URDF) competition. The URDF is designed to expand students’ experience in disseminating undergraduate research.

Click here to access the 2018 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund Program Guidelines.
Click here to access the 2018 Undergraduate Research Dissemination Fund Instructions. 
The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to sponsor ca call for applications for the 2018 TransCanada SoTL Student Research Assistant (USRA) Grant and the Undergraduate Student Research Partner (USRP) Grants.
 
These grants are designated to pay salary and benefits for MRU undergraduate students engaged in SoTL projects with faculty supervisors. Applications will be accepted from faculty with demonstrated SoTL experience, such as past publication(s) in SoTL or related fields.
 
Faculty will not be considered for research grants unless their reporting obligations with the Institute and the Office of Research Scholarship and Community Engagement are up to date.
 
Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.
 
Applications are only accepted through the ROMEO site:


Application deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

A final or interim report will be required of all projects by May 15, 2019.

Click here to download the Guidelines and Instructions. For more information, please contact Anne Johnston, Administrative Coordinator for ISOTL, at ajohnston@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-5503.

The Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to sponsor a call for applications for the 2018 TransCanada SoTL Mentorship Grants.
 
These grants are designated to support the sharing of good SoTL practices among MRU faculty through a research partnership that involves meaningful mentoring.

Applications will be accepted from teams of researchers involving at least one published SoTL researcher and at least one SoTL newcomer. Additionally, the application will describe the SoTL mentorship in detail, including a timeline for this skill training.
 
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is inclusive and unifired by its potential to have impact in the classroom and to deepen our understanding of student learning, but diverse in discipline, theory, methodology, and method. Successful projects are anticipated to propose systematic, evidence-based study of teaching and learning and meet principles of good practice in SoTL (Felten, 2013).
 

Faculty will not be considered for research grants unless their reporting obligations with the Institute and the Office of Research Scholarship and Community Engagement are up to date.

Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.
 
Applications are only accepted through the ROMEO site:


Application deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

A final or interim report will be required of all projects by May 15, 2019.

Click here to download the Guidelines and Instructions. For more information, please contact Anne Johnston, Administrative Coordinator for ISOTL, at ajohnston@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-5503.

The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at MRU is pleased to sponsor a call for applications for the 2018 TransCanada Undergraduate SoTL Dissemination Grant. This grant is designated to permit student researchers to join their faculty supervisor at a SoTL or disciplinary education conference to present their SoTL findings.

Budgeted items in an applicant's proposal should end June 30, 2019.

ORSCE application deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018


Click here to download the Guidelines and Instructions. For more information, please contact Anne Johnston, Administrative Coordinator for ISOTL, at ajohnston@mtroyal.ca or call (403) 440-5503.

External funding opportunities Note: All external applications for funding must be submitted through ROMEO with a Research Activity Form at least one week prior to the external submission deadline.

Faculty members who would like to investigate external funding opportunities outside of the Tri-Council agencies are asked to contact ORSCE manager Melissa Deane at 403.440.5081 to determine if contact has already been made with the potential organization in question.     

The federal research funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) have launched a special call which invites proposals from applicants affiliated with First nations, Metis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian post-secondary institutions in any discipline.

Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation - Connection Grants support interdisciplinary events and outreach activities to engage and exchange knowledge on successful ways of conducting Indigenous research that are transformative and contribute to reconciliation, including holisitc, interdisciplinary and distinctions-based approaches.

These Connection Grants are valued at up to $50,000 for six months, with the possibility of a six-month extension.

For more information, please contact Indigenousresearch@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Deadline for proposals: Thursday, September 6, 2018.
In April 2018, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, launched the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program and its first Call for Proposals for Competitive Projects.

IDEaS will revolutionize the way the Department of National Defence (DND) generates solutions to complex challenges. Through IDEaS, DND will invest $1.6 billion into the external innovation community over the next 20 years, accessing innovation from the most creative minds external to DND, whether they are individual inventors, researchers working in academic institutions or small or major companies.

The program introduces new means of engaging innovators and will stimulate their work through a range of activities including competitions, contests, networks and mechanisms to engage with DND and show and test proposed solutions.

The first Call for Proposals (CFP) announced for Competitive Projects reveals sixteen defence and security challenges for which innovators can propose solutions. Details about IDEaS, the first Call for Proposals, current and future opportunities, and tips for innovators to engage with DND can be found at the IDEaS website.
The Government of the Republic of Korea is offering scholarships at the Master's and PhD level for study or research in a variety of fields including Korean studies, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. Scholarships are tenable from September 1, 2018.

  • Program name: Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea
  • Funding organization: Government of the Republic of Korea
  • Target audiences: Canadian students and researchers
  • Number of scholarships: 3
  • Duration: 2 years at the Master's level and 3 years at the doctoral level plus up to 12 months for language training
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, language training, living allowance, and other eligible expenses
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

For program and application details, visit: Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea. Read a testimonial from a former recipient.

All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca or (613) 237-4820.

Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 Undergraduate Summer Student Stipend. This opportunity will provide funding to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students engaging in health sciences research during the summer months (May-August) in an environment that provides strong mentorship:

  • Eligibility: Self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at a post-secondary academic institution.
  • Conducting a summer research project related to health (any discipline and methodology).
  • Supervised by a qualified faculty member at a post-secondary institution in Alberta who has sufficient funding to support the proposed research and monthly contribution to the stipend.
  • Use of funds: Student salary support for a duration of two, three or four months between May and August. No supervisor project or university overhead costs can be deducted from the funds. The total will be $1,375 monthly with supervisors contributing $125 monthly to a maximum of four months.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018, 5 p.m. MST

For more information on this opportunity, please see the University of Calgary CIHR website or contact the AIM-HI office at aimhi@ucalgary.ca or (403) 210-9745.

PolicyWise for Children & Families is an organization that exists to improve child, family and community well-being by leading, creating and mobilizing research and evaluation for evidence-informed policy and practice. It has a data repository, SAGE (Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence), through which it encourages the ethical secondary use of research data, community service data and administrative data related to health and well-being. Its aim is to inform social policy and practice through new research on the data that it holds.

All proposals to access its data require ethical approval from a recognized ethics board and its staff, which ensures that the deposit of data is also ethical and legal (for example, by offering advice from the very beginning of a research proposal on the language used in participant consent forms and ethics applications). Both data depositors and accessors sign agreements to safeguard the privacy of the individuals in the data that PolicyWise holds.

PolicyWise is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018 SAGE Secondary Use Grant, which provides funding to researchers wishing to use the data sets that it manages, to undertake further research.

For information on this opportunity, please go to the PolicyWise website.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. MST
The  Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences ASPP is a competitive funding program designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.  Each year, the ASPP offers 180 Publication Grants of $8,000 and five Translation Grants of $12,000, contributing 1.5 million dollars to the dissemination of Canadian research. 

See the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences website for details.
The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement (ORSCE) is now accepting applications for the NSERC USRA Summer 2018 program (May-August). The NSERC USRA is designed to stimulate undergraduate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Application deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018 (application must be submitted, with transcripts, through the NSERC portal)

Click here to access the USRA Guidelines.

Contact ORSCE Manager Melissa Deane at (403) 440-5081 or mdeane1@mtroyal.ca for all inquiries related to this program.

Please do not apply to NSERC directly.
The Diabetes, Obesity, & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network (DON-SCN) 2018 Undergraduate Summer Studentship program is designed to provide funding support to undergraduate students to participate in research and develop research skills related to glycemic management in hospital, bariatric care in hospital, and/or to the Diabetic Foot Care Clinical Pathway, which are initiatives currently being led by the DON SCN. These initiatives can be found on their website.

The Scientific Office of the DON SCN has created one Studentship Award that will provide funding in the amount of $1,500/month for a maximum of four months ($6,000) and the award is non-renewable.

ORSCE application deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018
Application deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018, no later than 4:00 p.m. MST

Click here to access the Guidelines.
Scholarships for Canadian academics, students and professionals

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

  • Program name: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program
  • Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
  • Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals
  • Number of scholarships: Over 20
  • Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance

Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program.

All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to admin-scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca or (613) 237-4820.

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Dear Population, Public and Indigenous Health Research Community in Alberta,
 
Strategic Clinical NetworksTM were initially developed within Alberta Health Services to create improvements and innovation within specific areas of healthcare with focus on clinical issues and their proximal determinants. As they have developed, Strategic Clinical Networks have functioned to gather and foster networks of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific areas of health, challenging them to find new and innovative ways of delivering care that will provide better quality, better outcomes and better value for every Albertan.
 
The Scientific Office of the PPIH SCNTM focuses on knowledge generation, mobilization, partnerships, collaborations and capacity building in its role to support research that will advance the Population, Public and Indigenous Health SCN™ priorities. In support of this mandate, the PPIH SCN ™Scientific Office of Alberta Health Services (AHS) is excited to announce a call for applicants to its 2018 Summer Studentship Competition.
 
This competition is designed to increase capacity for population, public and Indigenous health-focused scientific work within the Alberta community, by building student capacity and contributing to the generation of new knowledge that advances key areas of importance of the PPIH SCN™. Please see the attached Studentship Guide and Studentship Application form for more information.
 
Important Deadlines:
 
  • Intent to apply email is due by December 21, 2018, by 4:00 p.m. 
  • Full Summer Studentship Applications are due on February 2, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.
Please distribute this information to your colleagues/network as appropriate.
 
If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email Melissa.Potestio@albertahealthservices.ca.
AHS is pleased to announce that it is offering two Emergency Strategic Clinical Network research funding opportunities:

Undergraduate Summer Studentship (CLOSED)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018
Click here to see the call for applications and application form.

Systematic Review Grant (CLOSED)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018
Click here to see the call for applications.

Both of these opportunities are posted to the Emergency SCN website.
MNCY SCN 2018 Seed Grant Competition

The Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network is pleased to announce its 2018 Seed Grant Competition is now open and accepting applications. Funding is being made available for up to TWO Seed Grants of up to $15,000 each to support research focused on innovative approaches to improve health outcomes in Alberta's population. Projects must focus on one or more of the priority populations of the MNCY SCN:
 
  • Maternal
  • Fetal
  • Neonatal
  • Newborn
  • Infant
  • Child
  • Youth
Important dates to keep in mind:

November 30, 2017 - Register Intention to Submit
January 8, 2018 - Applications Due
February 28, 2018 - Notice of Decision

For more information, please see the attached documents or refer to the MNCY SCN website where the AnnouncementPolicies & Guide, and Registration and Application Instructions can be found.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Seija Kromm, Assistant Scientific Director, with MNCY SCN, Alberta Health Services, at (780) 902-2940 or via email at seija.kromm@ahs.ca.

Attention Health Researchers,
 
Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP), with support from the Alberta Cancer Foundation, has just launched a new funding opportunity.
 
Two Research Kickstarter grants of $10,000 each for one year are available. This program is for researchers who want to use data alone (not biospecimens) from ATP’s research platform to investigate the prevention or early detection of cancer.
 
More information on the Research Kickstarter program criteria and timelines can be found at https://myatp.ca/for-researchers/kickstarter.

 

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Background on Alberta’s Tomorrow Project:

Launched in 2000, ATP has recruited 55,000 men and women between the ages of 35 and 69, who have consented to stay with the project for up to 50 years.
 
Compiled during years of rigorous data and biospecimen collection, ATP’s database offers a wealth of information about the health of its participants. Here’s a look at some of the variables and biospecimens held in ATP’s repositories:

  • Questionnaires (more than 215,000 completed):  Cover domains such as personal and family health history, reproductive history, smoking habits, cancer screening behaviors, physical activity, dietary intake, sun exposure, sleep behaviors, psychosocial factors, built environment, self-reported anthropometric measures, and socio-demographic characteristics.
  • Biospecimens (30,000 participants):  Include non-fasting 50mL blood sample from which serum, plasma, and lymphocytes buffy coat were isolated. Blood products were aliquoted and stored in -80°C freezers. Participants who did not provide a blood sample were invited to provide a saliva sample for DNA extraction.
  • Physical measurement data (30,000 participants): Includes resting blood pressure, resting heart rate, standing and sitting heights, body weight, percent body fat by bioelectric impedance, waist and hip circumferences, and grip strength.
  • Active and passive follow-up (55,000 participants):  In addition to completing baseline and follow-up questionnaires, participants were asked to provide consent and their Personal Health Number for data linkage with the Alberta Cancer Registry and administrative health data held by the provincial health ministry to facilitate future research on health services utilization and health outcomes.

In 2008, ATP joined a nation-wide research platform called the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project representing more than 300,000 participants.  Together, the consortium of five regional studies provides not only greater statistical power for research, but also an opportunity to examine geographical trends in health and wellbeing across Canada’s broad landscape.

For more information on ATP’s research platform, please visit www.myATP.ca.  The Research and Data Access teams can be reached directly by email at ATP.Research@ahs.ca.

The ACA Research Grants will be accepting applications from November 1 to December 1, 2017.

The ACA Research Grants Application Form and Project Submission Guidelines can be downloaded from the ACA Grants webpage:
http://www.ab-conservation.com/grants/aca-research-grant/

Please read the guidelines carefully. If you have any questions or have trouble downloading the documents, please contact Amy MacKinven, ACA Grants Administrator, at toll-free number 1-877-722-4323, or via email at amy.mackinven@ab-conservation.com.
'Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health Outcomes in Alberta School Settings' initiative, sponsored by the Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network (AMHSCN).

This initiative will catalyse a provincial collaborative approach to improve mental health outcomes for children and youth. It will assess and consolidate what is known about child and youth mental health pathways to support services and initiatives across Alberta by key partners.

Award amount: $110,000 (awarded for a two-year term)
Application deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017
Notice of decision: December 2017

The application and review process for this competition is being managed by PolicyWise for Children & Families. Please see their website for details on this opportunity.
The Diabetes, Obesity, & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network (DON SCN) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Seed Grant funding competition. This opportunity is designed to allow researchers to collect data that would strengthen the rationale for larger funding proposals as well as potentially foster new collaborations. The research should have the potential to prevent disease or improve care for patients at risk of or experiencing diabetes, obesity, or nutrition-related health problems. The maximum amount of a single award is $10,000. The grant is non-renewable. The total amount of funding available in this competition is $40,000.

ORSCE application deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
Application deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017
Notification of awards: Friday, February 23, 2018

Click here to access the Guidelines.

Global Affairs Canada and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) of Brazil are offering scholarships to support team-oriented research projects, between Canadian and Brazilian universities, in mutually beneficial research fields.

  • Program name: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects
  • Funding organizations: Governments of Canada and Brazil
  • Target audiences: Canadian and Brazilian professors and graduate students
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Inclusions: Visa, airfare, health insurance, living expenses, ground transportation expenses, books and supplies
  • Deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

For full program details, visit: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects

Information regarding the Brazilian participants can be accessed on the CAPES website (Portuguese only).

All inquiries regarding this program in Canada should be directed to admin-scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

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The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at participating Mexican post-secondary institutions.

  • Program name: Foreign Government Awards - Mexico
  • Funding organization: Government of Mexico
  • Target audiences: Canadian students and researchers at the undergraduate, Master's, doctoral or postdoctoral level
  • Number of scholarships: 27
  • Duration: Varies based on level of study
  • Inclusions: Airfare, domestic transportation, tuition fees, accommodation and tuition fees for a language course, living allowance, health insurance
  • Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Foreign Government Awards - Mexico.  Read a testimonial from a former recipient.

All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to admin-scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca or 613-237-4820.

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Guidelines and instructions.
Please do not apply to Alberta Innovates directly.
CIHR's Health System Impact Fellowship provides highly-qualified individuals with a doctorate degree in health services and policy research, or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting (e.g. public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities or research-focused institutes), and to develop professional experience, new skills and networks.

Click here for information on this opportunity.

ORSCE application deadline:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
CIHR application deadline:      Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement is now accepting applications for the NSERC USRA Summer 2017 program (May-August). This award is designed to stimulate undergraduate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. Students receive an award of $5,625 (minimum) to complete 16 weeks of full-time work on a research project.

Please contact Melissa Deane, manager of the ORSCE, at mdeane1@mtroyal.ca or call 403.440.5081, for all inquiries related to this program.

ORSCE application deadline:  Sunday, April 2, 2017 (midnight MST)
NSERC application deadline:  Sunday, April 9, 2017
(application must be submitted, with transcripts, through the NSERC portal)

Click here to access the Guidelines.

Please do not apply to NSERC directly.
Special Opportunities
The Undergraduate Awards 2018 Programme is now open and accepting submissions from 3rd and 4th year MRU students, as well as 2017 graduates.

Mount Royal University is affiliated with the 
Undergraduate Awards and is part of a network of innovative institutions, identifying and encouraging the best undergraduate research around the world. The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest academic awards program and is unique in that it is pan-discipline, with 25 different categories. Students submit their work for free online and it is judged by a panel of international judges compiled of industry leaders and academic experts. Winning students are recognized as the best in their field, published in The Undergraduate Awards academic journal and brought to Dublin for an exclusive networking event, the 4-day UA Global Summit.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Please see the UA information sheet for guidelines and to register.

The Undergraduate Awards also cordially invites MRU faculty members to be a part of The Judging Process 2018 and join its reputable academics in one of the 25 judging panels for this year's competition. As a UA judge, you will be collaborating with an international panel of volunteer high-profile academics to assess and identify excellent research from top-performing undergraduates around the world. You will be responsible for choosing the winning papers of the 2018 programme.

For more information on this opportunity, please go to the UA website or email the Judging Manager, Bella, at bella@undergraduateawards.com.

Expression of Interest: Joint Research Proposal from Peru's Economic and Social Research Consortium

The Economic and Social Research Consortium in Peru seeks to strengthen international partnerships and consolidate emerging networks among academic researchers from Canada and Peru by supporting medium term collaborative research activities which will contribute to the creation, dissemination and sustained application of knowledge in areas of mutual interest related to development issues for both countries.

As an initial proposal, they are establishing research internship exchanges between academic researchers from Canada and Peru to benefit two outstanding and experienced Peruvian academic researchers in social sciences, winners of an especial category of the CIES’s XIX Annual Research Contest. They will spend a period of 15 days in an important Canadian university or research center in order to develop and produce, along with its Canadian counterparts, knowledge in areas of mutual interest, such as natural resources, energy, sustainable development, employment, education, gender, etc., to inform public policy, either in Peru or in Canada. The same idea will 
apply for Canadian researchers that would like to spend an internship period of 15 days with any of the 48 Peruvian institutional members related to their field of study. For more information, please see the draft proposal for this opportunity.

On July 1, 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canada 150 presents a unique opportunity for Albertans to join in the national celebration as Canadians recognize this national milestone and anticipate our future together. 
 
Culture and Tourism’s Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 funding stream will provide up to $2 million to support projects that align with the four themes for the federal Canada 150 approach:

  • Diversity and inclusion, and the building of common interests and relationships;
  • Supporting efforts toward reconciliation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians;
  • Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150; and
  • Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.

The Alberta Canada 150 grant will allow non-profit organizations to apply for a maximum of $25,000 per project with a $150 cash match. The first intake to accept applications will be January 15, 2017, and the final intake will be October 15, 2017. The monthly application deadline will be the 15th of each month from January through October 2017. The Alberta Canada 150 grant is intended to support projects with a lasting impact. Although celebratory events will not be eligible for funding support through the Alberta Canada 150 stream, they may be eligible through CIP Project‑Based.
 
MRU faculty are invited to share information about this new Culture and Tourism grant program that will demonstrate Alberta’s support of the Canada 150 anniversary celebration in 2017. 
 
For further details on this exciting opportunity, visit the Community Initiative Program website.