Alberta Health Services - Seed Grant

Call for Applications - Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network 2018 Seed Grant Competition

The mission of the Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network™ (MNCY SCN™) is "to bring together people, evidence and data to achieve the best possible health outcomes for mothers, newborns, children and families within a sustainable, publicly funded health care system." To facilitate this mission, the MNCY SCN™ is pleased to announce its 2018 Seed Grant funding opportunity. Funding is being made available for up to TWO Seed Grants of up to $15,000 each to support research focused on innovative approaches to improve health outcomes in Alberta’s maternal, newborn, child and/or youth populations.

Projects must focus on one or more of the priority populations of the MNCY SCN:

  • Maternal
  • Fetal
  • Neonatal
  • Newborn
  • Infant
  • Child
  • Youth



Research funded by this seed grant competition must fall into one of the following three CIHR research themes:

I. Clinical Research:

"Clinical research is research with the goal of improving the diagnosis, and treatment (including rehabilitation and palliation), of disease and injury; improving the health and quality of life of Albertans as they pass through normal life stages. Clinical research usually encompasses research on, or for the treatment of, patients."

II. Health Services Research:

"Health services research includes research with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health professionals and the health care system, through innovative 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 behaviours affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and, ultimately, Albertans’ health and well-being."

III. Social, Cultural, Environmental, and Population Health Research:

"Population and public health research comprises research with the goal of improving the health of Alberta’s population, or of defined sub-populations [in Alberta], through a better understanding of the ways in which social, cultural, environmental, occupational and economic factors determine health status."

Full details can be found in the Application Form and Policies & Guide on the MNCY SCN™ website:

Maternal Newborn Child & Youth SCN™ 2018 Seed Grant Competition: CALL 2

Full details can be found in the Application Form and Policies & Guide on the MNCY SCN™ website:

Important Dates November 8, 2017

Call for MNCY SCN™ Seed Grant applications

November 30, 2017

Register Intention to Submit

January 8, 2018

Applications Due

February 28, 2018

Notice of Decision

Agency Name: 
Alberta Health Services
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Up to $15,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: