University of Lethbridge – Faculty of Health Sciences
Emmy Droog Research Awards in Health Sciences
SECOND Call for Applications
Funding for this award has been made available through the Emmy Droog Professorship in Complementary and Alternative Health Care at the University of Lethbridge. The intent of this award is to promote evidence-based research on issues and care practices across the broadest spectrum of clinical intervention, including concepts and outcomes associated with complementary and alternative medicine and the alignment of these practices with traditional medicine.
- To develop research connections and partnerships between members of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the rest of the University of Lethbridge community;
- To build partnerships with the external practice community; and
- To translate evidence-based research outcomes to the clinical community.
University of Lethbridge faculty in tenured, tenure-track or term appointments are eligible to apply. Academic Assistants may be named as a co-investigator.
Use of funds
The Emmy Droog Research Awards are drawn from a non-renewable research fund valued at $40,000. Applicants can request funding up to $10,000 for a two-year term. Project funding requests may include:
- Research assistantships for graduate or undergraduate students.
- Research equipment (not to exceed 50 percent of the proposed budget).
- Research tools such as databases and other resource collections as appropriate to the research area.
- Technical support.
- Networking and workshops.
Proposals will be adjudicated by the GFC Research Committee and will be evaluated on feasibility, intrinsic intellectual merit, scope and potential impact of the project on the research field. Proposals must comply with the following requirements:
- Partnership with at least one member of the Faculty of Health Sciences, named as either a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.
- Confirmed partnership with a local clinical practitioner (letter of confirmation).
- Proposed plan for translation of the research outcome(s) to the clinical community.
- Proposed plan for opportunities for student involvement.
Conditions of the Award
- Grant funds may be used only for the project and purposes described in the application.
- Awardees will be expected to present project results, including evidence of translation, in an open forum to the University and surrounding community.
- Grants will run for twenty-four months from the opening of the research fund. No extensions will be granted.
All applications must include:
- Emmy Droog Research Competition coversheet (see bottom of page).
- Abstract (1 page) succinctly describing the proposed research written for an intelligent reader who is relatively uninformed in the field of study.
- Research Proposal (5 page maximum, excluding references) describing the proposed research in a narrative style with headings for clarity. The following points must be addressed:
- Statement of justification indicating the need for the work proposed;
- Significance and impact of the project relevant to clinical practice;
- Project goals and objectives, along with an indication of how the goals/objectives will be achieved;
- Plan for student involvement, highlighting the specific training opportunities that will be made available to the student;
- For team applications (2+ applicants, excluding the clinical partner), an outline of the critical and unique role that each team member will bring to the proposed project;
- Proposed timeline; and
- Plan for translation of research outcomes to clinical practice.
- Budget and itemized budget justification (2 pages) explaining why the Emmy Droog Research Competition funds are critical to the success of the project.
- Other funding for this project (1 page, if applicable). Proposed projects must not overlap with current project funding. As applicable, provide information regarding other granting agencies or sources of funding that you have received, requested or plan to request for this research. Include the name of the granting agency, the status of the request, and the amount requested or awarded.
- Single-spaced, body text in Times New Roman font (minimum 12 point font);
- All margins set to a minimum of 3/4 inch; and
- Name of PI provided at the top right corner of every page.
- Please submit your application online through the Bridge using the Research Proposal Form and attach all required proposal components.
- DO NOT select the Internal Grant Application Form.
- Applications are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted and incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible. Competition results will be announced in April 2013.
Please note the following responses to frequently asked questions related to the Research Proposal Form:
- Co-investigators: The form allows you to indicate the names of three co-investigators. If you have more than 3 co-investigators, just list 3 names and ensure your full team details are included in your proposal.
- Funding source: Select 'Other' from the drop down list and enter the following information in the fields that appear:
- Funding program: Emmy Droog Research Competition;
- Agency name: U of L;
- Address: Enter U of L.
- Research requires approval by: there is a glitch in the form and you may be unable to uncheck the 'Hazard Assessment Committee' check box. If your project does not require hazard assessment please disregard.
- The Research Proposal Form will be forwarded to the co-applicants listed on the form for their approval. They are not approving the proposal per se, but rather confirming that they are aware of the project and have agreed to be part of the team.
Adjudication and Administration
- Proposals will be reviewed by the GFC Research Committee, Chaired by the Associate VPR. The Research Committee will review the assessments and make recommendations on funding. Final approval of the funding level will be vested in the VPR.
- Where the research will involve work with animal or human subjects and/or involves biological, chemical or radiological safety, the successful applicants must apply for certificates of approval by the appropriate review committee prior to the commencement of the project.
For further information on this funding opportunity, contact Lesley Brown, Associate Vice-President Research at email@example.com or 403-329-2249.