The Major Grants Team focuses on supporting established teams of investigators (with a solid base of operating funding and an excellent track record) who are seeking to lead larger, more complex funding proposals. These typically involve multiple universities, 4-30 partner organizations, working with national and international teams, and with values in the range of millions. Examples of major grants are the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Innovation Fund, Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR), Terry Fox New Frontiers Program, Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Projects and GE3LS Networks.
We plan for these major grant opportunities and promote them to established investigators with a strong track record for internationally recognized research. Researches should enlist our help early for concept development and aligning your idea with specific funding opportunities. For these applications we offer grant writing support including writing, editing, figure design, team-building, and strategic content review. Furthermore, we coordinate support within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta and other partners. Our objectives are to identify and plan for major grant opportunities, review successful and unsuccessful applications and develop strategy to support top-ranked application.
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