Clinical Research Seed Grants
The Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) offers a seed grant funding award. This opportunity is an extension of a previous seed funding grant, offered by the Department of Pediatrics. Through generous support from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the Department of Pediatrics, we have been able to expand the scope of this award, and broaden its application.
This grant competition is intended to foster clinical and educational research in the Stollery Children’s Hospital and Lois Hole Hospital for Women that would be immediately relevant, or rapidly translatable, towards improved health outcomes for children and women.
Grants will be up to $15,000 for a one year term, and competitions will be held twice annually (fall and spring) pending the availability of funds. This initiative is designed to encourage a research integrated hospital environment by engaging a variety of care providers in clinical research. For some applicants, this opportunity may be their first foray into research processes, and support is available through WCHRI. Applicants will have the opportunity to respond to reviewer comments and resubmit in the following round if funding is not approved following their first submission.
All principal investigator applicants must be academic members of WCHRI, and eligible to hold research funds according to the Eligibility to Apply for and Hold Research Funding UAPPOL Policy.
Those who do not meet the above criteria may apply as co-investigators or collaborators along with a principal applicant who meets the criteria. Front line care providers, from all children’s or women’s health disciplines, are especially encouraged to participate, as this grant opportunity is specifically aimed at promoting outcome-relevant research.
The application deadline is November 10, 2014 at 4 pm. Applications must be submitted to the Research Grants Administration office located at 4-081 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), 11405 – 87 Avenue.
Review the guidelines
Access the 2014 Application Form
If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact Dr. Lorin Charlton, WCHRI Academic Research Officer.