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National Grant Review - Provincial Grant-in-Aid Program

Grants to Canada IHE Faculty in Multiple
Provinces for Pulmonary Health Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Lung Association - Canada

Deadline Date:

12/08/17 4:30 PM PST

Description:

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Grants to Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Northwest Territories university research faculty to support pulmonary research or development activities. Applicants must register online no later than November 17. Proposals must be directly related to human respiratory health problems. Funding may be used for research operating costs, such as technicians, laboratory supplies, and some equipment.

The participating provincial Lung Associations are:
-British Columbia Lung Association
-Lung Association - Alberta & Northwest Territories (NWT)
-Lung Association - Ontario

The Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program has two review committees that provide the peer review for the submitted applications; Basic Science and Clinical Research. As an applicant, you must identify the appropriate committee to review your application.

Basic Science Review Committee (reviews biomedical research):

Research with the goal of understanding normal and abnormal human functioning, at the molecular, cellular, organ system and whole body levels, including development of tools and techniques to be applied for this purpose; developing new therapies or devices that improve health or the quality of life of individuals, up to the point where they are tested on human subjects. Studies on human subjects that do not have a diagnostic or therapeutic orientation.

Clinical Research Review Committee (reviews clinical, health services, and population health research):

Clinical Research:
Research with the goal of improving the diagnosis, and treatment (including rehabilitation and palliation), of disease and injury; and improving the health and quality of life of individuals as they pass through normal life stages. Research on, or for the treatment of, patients.

Health Services:
Research with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health professionals and the health care system, through changes to practice and policy. Health services research is a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and, ultimately, Canadians' health and well-being.

Population Health Research:
Research with the goal of improving the health of the Canadian population, or of defined sub-populations, through a better understanding of the ways in which social, cultural, environmental, occupational and economic factors determine health status.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164834

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Lung Association Alberta & NWT: Up to $30,000 over 1 year
-British Columbia Lung Association: Up to $30,000 over 1 year and up to $60,000 over 2 years
-Ontario Thoracic Society: Up to $50,000 over 1 year

Term of Contract:

Lung Association Alberta & NWT grant duration is 1 year.

British Columbia Lung Association grant duration is 1 or 2 years.

Ontario Thoracic Society grant duration is 1 year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:

A. Applications will be considered for research proposals that are directly relevant to human respiratory health problems. Please note that grant applications deemed outside the respiratory field will be eliminated from the selection process.

B. A successful application will provide evidence that appropriate facilities are available for the research. A successful application from a Post-Doctoral Fellow (only eligible to apply to the British Columbia Lung Association) will indicate the status of the applicant’s position, evidence of proper infrastructure to support the project, a statement regarding funding sources and that the applicant has salary support in place for the duration of the project. Additionally, if the if the applicant’s supervisor is not a co-applicant, a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor should be enclosed. An institution through which funds would be administered will also need to be identified (including the institution’s business registration number).

C. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment at a Canadian University and can only apply to the provincial lung association in the province they hold their faculty position. For example, an applicant from Alberta is only eligible to apply to the Lung Association - Alberta & NWT.

D. Applicants can only submit one application as principal investigator or co-principal investigator per year.

E. A principal investigator can only hold one GIA award per year.

F. Individuals who currently hold funding from tobacco industry are not eligible for GIAs.

Alberta & NWT Requirement:

1. In order to encourage young investigators, particular consideration will be given to requests from investigators who have received their first faculty appointment within the past five years. An additional score of 0.5 will be awarded to new investigators, at the Alberta & NWT review meeting, provided that their applications receive a minimum ranking of 3.5 in the national competition.

2. Alberta & NWT applicants who have received funding through this competition for the same project for the past two consecutive years will not be considered eligible for this year’s completion. This only applies to Principal Investigators.

British Columbia Requirement:

1. In order to encourage young investigators, particular consideration will be given to requests from investigators who have received their first faculty appointment within the past five years. An additional score of 0.5 will be awarded to new investigators, at the British Colombia review meeting, provided that their applications receive a minimum ranking of 3.5 in the national competition.

2. British Columbia Lung Association accepts applications from Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) as well as applicants on faculty.

Alberta & NWT Requirement:

1. In order to encourage young investigators, particular consideration will be given to requests from investigators who have received their first faculty appointment within the past five years. An additional score of 0.5 will be awarded to new investigators, at the Alberta & NWT review meeting, provided that their applications receive a minimum ranking of 3.5 in the national competition.

2. Alberta & NWT applicants who have received funding through this competition for the same project for the past two consecutive years will not be considered eligible for this year’s competition. This only applies to Principal Investigators.

British Columbia Requirement:

1. In order to encourage young investigators, particular consideration will be given to requests from investigators who have received their first faculty appointment within the past five years. An additional score of 0.5 will be awarded to new investigators, at the British Colombia review meeting, provided that their applications receive a minimum ranking of 3.5 in the national competition.

2. British Columbia Lung Association accepts applications from Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) as well as applicants on faculty.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants should refer to their respective provincial regulations governing Grants-in-Aid for additional information as guidelines vary from province to province. More information may be found in the program Guidelines (attached below).

Applicants must register online by November 17, 2017.

The electronic application is due no later than 4:30 PM (PST) on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Competition results will be communicated to applicants in July 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please register at:
https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/grant-registration-2017

Upload application materials at:
https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/grant-application-2017

ots@on.lung.ca

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Northwest Territories;   Ontario;

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