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Allied Health Research Grant

Grants to Canada Researchers for Research Projects
in the Areas of Organ Donation and Kidney Disease

GrantWatch ID#: 175520
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC)

10/15/16 11:59 PM EST

Grants up to $50,000 to Canada researchers and scholars to help support research projects that will focus on the areas of organ donation and nephrology. Eligible projects should take place within Canada. The Foundation is seeking to fund projects that will enhance the lives of all those who are afflicted by kidney disease and to improve kidney health.

Preference will be given to applications submitted by allied health professionals, including but not limited to, nurses, psychologists, social workers, technicians, biomedical engineers, dietitians, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists.

The Foundation will fund projects that are relevant to its mission of being committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through:

- Funding and stimulating innovative research;
- Providing education and support;
- Promoting access to high-quality healthcare; and
- Increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.

Up to $50,000 per year.

The award is for up to two years. The funding year of all grants is July 1 to June 30 for each year of the funding period.

A Nominated Principal Applicant, Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant may not apply for or hold more than one (1) Allied Health Research Grant per year from The Kidney Foundation as an award.

The KFOC defines a Nominated Principal Applicant as an individual who:

- Will be responsible for the direction of the proposed activities; and
- Will assume the administrative and financial responsibility for the grant or award; and
- Will receive all related correspondence from The KFOC.
- Is an independent researcher.

The KFOC defines a Principal Applicant as an individual who shares responsibility for the direction of the proposed activities.

A (Nominated) Principal Applicant is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (e.g. a person who has been granted admission to Canada as an immigrant) who is an independent researcher.

Exception: Applicants with the necessary educational qualifications who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents may be (Nominated) Principal Applicants if they are employed or can provide evidence that they will be employed (at the time the grant begins,) by a Canadian Institution in a position that permits them to engage in independent research activities for the duration of the grant.

Note that an independent researcher is someone who is autonomous regarding their research activities (e.g. not a trainee, not a post-doctoral fellow, not a research assistant, and not under the supervision of another person, who is directing the research).

Both the Nominated Principal Applicant and Principal Applicant holds an appointment, usually an employment relationship, with an eligible institution. This appointment:

- Is the major research appointment of the (Nominated) Principal Applicant;
- Allows the (Nominated) Principal Applicant to pursue the proposed research project, to supervise trainees, and to publish the results of the research; and
- Obliges the (Nominated) Principal Applicant to conform to institutional policies concerning the conduct of research, the supervision of research trainees and the employment of staff paid from the KFOC grant.

(Nominated) Principal Applicants may not receive a salary, a stipend or an honorarium from a KFOC research grant.

A Co-Applicant may be an independent researcher, a research associate, a trainee or a foreign researcher.

The KFOC defines a trainee as an individual in the process of learning how to conduct research or enhancing their research skills. Training must include actual involvement in research, rather than being limited to courses in research methods. A trainee being paid from a grant would normally fall into one of the following categories:

- Undergraduate student enrolled in a course of study at an academic institution;
- Graduate student enrolled in a postgraduate course of study at an academic institution. In the case of research (e.g. to complete their thesis);
- Postdoctoral fellows (post-PhD) with some form of relationship with a research institution;
- Post-health professional degree fellow (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry) with some form of relationship with a research institution. These fellows need not be pursuing a graduate degree.

Trainees work under the supervision of a Principal Applicant or another Co-Applicant and are not themselves independent researchers.

Research associates and trainees may receive a salary, stipend or honorarium from KFOC research grants on which they are Co-applicant. In cases where it is proposed to pay Co-applicants who are research associates or trainees from the KFOC grant, the Budget of the application must provide full details of the other proposed salary sources (if applicable) for the named Co-applicant and the time commitment to the project.

Co-applicants who are not research associates or trainees may not receive a salary, stipend or honorarium from KFOC grants on which they are Co-applicant.

Applications can only be submitted by email.

Successful applicants will be notified by an official letter before June 15, setting forth the amount and duration. A copy of this letter will be forwarded to the Dean or the institutional administrative officer on the application.

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

The applicant must submit a PDF copy of the full application (including all addenda and signatures) by email to:

Christine Marquis, Coordinator, Research Grants and Awards
Phone: (514) 369–4806, ext. 232
Fax: (514) 369–2472

Elisabeth Fowler, MBA,National Director of Research
Telephone: 1-888-210-9894, ext. 104
Fax: (514) 369–2472

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