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Current Opportunities:

Internal University and Local 




  • Prostate Cancer Canada - Translation Acceleration Grant to Validate Predictive Markers for Treatment Response and Outcome
    Registration deadline: May 15, 2018
    Full application deadline: July 9, 2018

  • Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2018
    The award will honor an exceptional Canadian-based investigator working on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
    Deadline: June 12, 2018

  • CIHR Team Grant: Transnational Cardiovascular Research Projects
    Deadline: June 15, 2018

  • CIHR Fall 2018 Project Competition - Information from GAPHS
    The next Project competition has an anticipated deadline of September 2018. While it is tempting to wait until the results of the Spring 2018 Project competition are available (July 10, 2018) to take action, we would encourage faculty to consider visioning a new project for submission to the fall competition and participate in both a Concept Discussion in April 2018 and Internal Review in June 2018.
    Contact: Joanne Simala-Grant (Director, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)), 780-492-1566
    Deadline to indicate interest for concept discussion: March 31, 2018
    Deadline to indicate interest for internal review: April 30, 3018

  • Canadian Cancer Society: Impact Grants
    Letter of Intent (LOI) due date: April 10, 2018 
    LOI Results: July 2018
    Full application deadline: September 13, 2018

  • Weston Brain Institute - Early Phase Clinical Trials
    No set deadline - rolling application process

  • Canadian Cancer Society: Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award
    No deadline. 
    The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review process.

    Selected investigators from across Canada will be provided funds to reimburse travel costs to Toronto to observe a grant panel meeting. This unique opportunity will provide junior faculty members with an “inside look” at how research grants are reviewed in order to help structure their own grant proposals in future.

    Applications for these limited funds will be accepted via EGrAMS and require Department or Institution Head sign-off prior to submission.


Trainee Opportunities

Award Nominations:

  • 2019 Killam Research Fellowship
    Deadline: May15, 2018
    Application instructions
    Examples of successful applications are available for reference, please contact

    Internal timeline:

    Tuesday, March 27—let VPR Office ( know that you are preparing an application and whether or not you would like it to be reviewed internally (review is optional)

    Tuesday, April 17—for applicants who previously requested review, this is the deadline to submit draft applications (particularly the one-page project summary and the 6-page detailed project description) to

    Tuesday, May 1—internal review to be completed; VPR Office will forward feedback to applicants

Contact Mark Taylor (780-492-9720) or Kirsten Bauer (780-407-1591) if you are planning an award nomination.









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Current e-Bulletin: April 10, 2018

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