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Non-Resident Researchers for Patient-Oriented Research

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Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

Deadline Date:

01/31/16

Description:

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Grants of up to $75,000 to Newfoundland and Labrador researchers across the jurisdiction and nonresident researchers (focusing on Newfoundland and Labrador) to conduct patient-oriented research with a focus on applied health research and patient data. Applicants wishing to address research priorities should call their respective regional health authorities.

NL SUPPORT has a mandate to support applied health research and training in the province, both directly through the allocation of grants and funding for trainees, and indirectly by attracting funding from external granting agencies.

This program is aimed primarily at research activity initiated by investigators resident in Newfoundland and Labrador, though non-resident researchers may apply if their proposed projects include patient-oriented research with a focus on Newfoundland and Labrador.

Partnership with co-investigators based elsewhere is also encouraged and supported, particularly partnerships among SPOR disease-focused Networks and other jurisdictional SUPPORT Units.

The provincial Regional Health Authorities have identified the following research priorities for the healthcare system:

- Early recovery after surgery – Eastern Health
- Test ordering patterns for Diagnostic Imaging – Eastern Health
- Appropriateness of choice of surgical procedure, was the least invasive method employed?- Eastern Health
- Bonavista Peninsula primary health care redesign evaluation – Eastern Health
- Information management system for diabetes for Labrador-Grenfell Health
- Information management system to enhance response in cases of suicidal risk in Labrador- Grenfell Health
- Tracking system for management of TB in Labrador–Grenfell Health

However, this Grants Competition is open to any and all patient-oriented research projects, no matter the field or focus. Applicants are not required to address one or more of the above in their proposals, though such projects may be given priority.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167024

Number of Grants:

Up to four.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This program is aimed primarily at research activity initiated by investigators resident in Newfoundland and Labrador, though non-resident researchers may apply if their proposed projects include patient-oriented research with a focus on Newfoundland and Labrador. Partnership with co-investigators based elsewhere is also encouraged and supported, particularly partnerships among SPOR disease-focused Networks and other jurisdictional SUPPORT Units.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants who do wish to address the research priorities are strongly encouraged to communicate with individuals in the respective Regional Health Authorities.

Contact Information:

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

Newfoundland and Labrador Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit
Craig L. Dobbin
Genetics Research Centre, Suite 3M114
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
St. John’s, NL | A1B 3V6
Website: www.nlsupport.ca

For NL SUPPORT Policy, Additional Information:
Dr. Brendan Barrett, Scientific Lead
Phone: (709) 864-6660
Email: bbarrett@mun.ca

OR

Catherine Street, NL SUPPORT Director
Phone: (709) 864-6432
Email: catherine.street@med.mun.ca

For Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines, Application Forms, General Inquiries, and Technical Assistance:
Dale Humphries, Research Officer
Phone: (709) 864-6277
Email: dale.humphries@med.mun.ca

Regional Health Authorities:

- Early recovery after surgery:
Joan Bursey
joan.bursey@easternhealth.ca

- Test ordering patterns for Diagnostic Imaging:
Katherine Chubbs
katherine.chubbs@easternhealth.ca

- Appropriateness of choice of surgical procedure:
Debbie Walsh
debbie.walsh@easternhealth.ca

- Bonavista Peninsula primary health care redesign evaluation:
Reece Bearnes
reece.bearnes@easternhealth.ca

- Labrador- Grenfell Health projects:
Donnie Sampson
donnie.sampson@lghealth.ca
(709) 897-2273

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