Awards and Opportunities

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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 15:30 - Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 15:30

Profiling Award

For Canadian students who are in the last half of their program and are planning on going to a conference between September to December 2011, applications are due June 15th

GSA Travel Award

For students who are in the last half of their program and are planning on going to a conference between September to December 2011, applications are due July 1st . 

Advantage Award

For those students who have missed submitting their application, late applications are still being accepted.  Since May 23rd is a holiday, late applications will be accepted on the Tuesday May 24th.   Late Applications are processed for June payroll but do not pay retro-actively. 

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, a member of the Health Research Internship Consortium (HRIC), is partnering with MITACS to deliver the MITACS-Accelerate Internship program in Alberta.

The MITACS-Accelerate Internship program is delivering on the Networks of Centres of Excellence Industrial Research & Development Internship program. This program provides private sector Alberta companies (limited exceptions may apply) with matching funds to engage a research graduate student or post-doctoral fellow for one or two four-month terms to help solve health-related research challenges. 

The internship program is defined as a collaboration between the intern, faculty supervisor and the partner company.  Master’s, PhD and post-doctoral interns are eligible for two four-month internships per lifetime.  Fifty percent of the intern’s time is spent on-site at the partner company, with the remaining 50 percent at the host university, further advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.The Alberta Innovates system will be responsible for the delivery of 30 paid health internships to be spread out across the various Alberta Innovates corporations (Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions and Alberta Innovates – Energy and the Environment Solutions). Internships must be taken up within the fiscal year of April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. 

OPGRC Studentship Awards now open

Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) Studentship Awards are now open. The awards deadline is June 30, 2011. Please note that the application requirements and process have been revised.  The latest guidelines for the awards can be found at purpose of the Studentship Program is to develop the capacity in Ontario to conduct problem gambling research. OPGRC provides financial support to students who undertake problem gambling research as part of their graduate studies program and show promise for a career in problem gambling research. You can view previous award recipients by year at Applicants or potential applicants may request advice or assistance at any time by contacting Erika Veri Levett at or: Toll-Free: (877) 882-2204
Telephone: (519) 763-8049

All Research Delegates and Potential Research Delegates to Care about Cancer Conference, June 16-18, 2011 The Care about Cancer Planning Committee and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are pleased to offer free registration and related travel costs to all research applicants!

If you have been waiting to register for this exciting conference please use this link and your fees will be waived. Please register by May 31, 2011.Research delegates who may have already paid the registration fees will be reimbursed. Please contact the Conference Secretariat at 780-444-3773 or . We are also pleased to support your related travel costs through the normal procedure of expense claim reimbursement. Please send all travel receipts and the expense claim form (which will be available at the conference) immediately following the event for reimbursement.As per previous correspondence these should be submitted directly to my office at:Patti Taschuk 

CIHR's Knowledge Translation Branch & Health Canada’s Strategic Policy Branch Announce the New Science Policy FellowshipsProgram 

The new and exciting Funding Opportunity launched on April 18, 2011 as a pilot project, with the objective of providing highly qualified candidates at the doctoral, post-doctoral, new investigator and mid-senior investigator stages of health research with the opportunity to learn more about current Canadian health policy activities and the science/policy interface. The CIHR KT Branch has partnered with the Health Canada Strategic Policy Branch to help foster positive exchanges between health researchers and policy makers, helping to bridge the gap between the worlds of science and policy making. The CIHR KT Branch and the Health Canada Strategic Policy Branch will provide support through short-term policy assignments at Health Canada for highly qualified individuals who are engaged in health research to participate in and contribute to the policy making processes while learning first-hand about the intersection of science and policy. The stipend levels vary according to career stage:· Doctoral: $35,000 per annum, pro-rated monthly for up to 6 months Application deadline: June 1, 2011
Funding start date: September 1, 2011

Public Health and the Agricultural Rural Ecosystem (PHARE) Graduate Training Scholarships


Description: This Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (CIHR-STIHR) funded graduate training program draw’s skills from across Canada to respond to changing demographics and technology and to address the health challenges facing persons living in rural Canada as they seek a healthy, safe and sustainable lifestyle.

As a result of intensification of agricultural production and profound changes in rural demographics and health service opportunities in Canada and globally, we are faced with health and safety issues, and community health challenges not considered a decade ago. The world will continue to shrink while interdependency among the peoples of the world will continue to grow. There are strong interdependencies between the agricultural and economic system on one hand and the environmental and ecological system on the other hand. Developing a critical mass of Canadian and international trained researchers with a strong training background in research, ethics, knowledge translation and the strengths of interdisciplinary research will assist in supporting the challenges ahead. The health of rural people and the environment encompasses a wide range of disciplines. These may include, but are not confined to epidemiology, hydrology, immunology and microbiology, molecular biology, agricultural sciences, engineering, occupational health and hygiene, toxicology, cellular biology, health policy, health law, political science, population health, and other related disciplines.

The PHARE program provides scholarship support to graduate students at the Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral level. It is a virtual program, accessible through any eligible Canadian University. 

Value: (maximum)                        

Masters                                       $18,000 for one year
PhD                                            $21,000 for two years
Post Doctoral                               $37,500 for one year

Accepted to or enrolled in a graduate program in a Canadian university. The trainee must have a research program and a supervisor with a focus related to the PHARE objectives. Research questions should pertain to one of four theme areas: (1) What we eat and drink, (2) What we breathe, (3) How we live, or (4) How we work.

Application Deadline: MAY 31st

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and affiliated research institutions and universities, or other research institutions outside of Canada.

Supplements of up to $6,000 are available to active tri-council funded students (master’s or doctoral) or eligible Vanier CGS holders to help offset the costs of undertaking research studies outside Canada for a defined period.

Internal deadline: June 1st, 2011

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