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Funder Opportunity Amount Internal Deadline Funder Deadline
CIHR Master’s Award : Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Awards Program. The purpose of this practicum award program is to strengthen public health capacity in Canada by supporting the current and next generation of public health policy makers and practitioners. The program will thus build capacity for effective knowledge translation and use of research evidence by the public health system. $5,600 for up to one year + travel funds Dec 20, 2017 Jan 3, 2018
CIFAR CIFAR invites the global research community to submit proposals for new programs that address complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Ideas must be novel, bold, and potentially transformative to warrant the creation of a sustained, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research program. TBD LOI Jan 21, 2018 Full application: Fall 2018
CIHR SGBA Health Policy-Research Partnerships (2018). This funding opportunity will support two grants related to the integration of sex and gender considerations throughout the health policy process (i.e. planning, implementation, knowledge transfer, impact assessment and re-design). This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: 1) Involving First Nations fathers/men in healthy child development Government of Canada initiatives; 2) Applying SGBA+ to investigate consumer perceptions of health product labelling. $75,000/year up to 2 years Jan 16, 2018 Full application: Jan 23, 2018
NSERC Engage NSERC Engage University or college researchers can apply to launch a new research collaboration with an industrial partner through a short-term research and development (R&D) project that applies their expertise to address a company challenge. No min or max budget – 5 years Contact IPO Office for internal deadline and requirements Full Application: Feb 1st, 2018
MITACS Accelerate Fellowships The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides a long-term funding and internship option for master’s and PhD students. Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills. Masters – 18 months ($40K), PhD 36 months ($80K) Any time Applications accepted at any time
NIH Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R21 – Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders.
$275K USD, up to 2 years 1 week prior Feb 16, 2018
NIH Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
this FOA is intended to stimulate research efforts aimed at the development of smoking cessation interventions that: 1) are targeted to socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and 2) could be made scalable for broad population impact. Applicants may propose projects that develop and test novel cessation interventions with the potential to be scaled up, as well as projects that focus on enhancing the effectiveness, quality, accessibility, utilization, and cost-effectiveness of currently scaled smoking cessation interventions.
No max budget – funding up to 5 years 1 week prior June 13, 2018
SSHRC Partnership Grants
Partnership Grants provide support for new and existing formal partnerships that advance research and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities through mutual cooperation and sharing of intellectual leadership, as well as through resources as evidenced by cash and/or in-kind contributions.
$20K at LOI stage, $2.5 million over 4-7 years 1 week prior LOI: Feb 15, 2018
NIH Strengthening the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Care Continuum through Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Science (R21 Clinical Trial Optional).
his Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages behavioral, social, and implementation science research designed to (a) identify gaps in the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care continuum and associated determinants; (b) develop and test interventions to strengthen PrEP delivery, use, and outcomes; and (c) reduce racial/ethnic and age-related disparities in PrEP uptake and use.
$275K USD total over 2 years 1 week prior Jan 7, 2018 or May 7, 2018
Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Competition
Supports fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer. See here for the targeted funding opportunities.
$60K/year for 2 years 1 week prior Dec 5, 2017 (LOI)
Feb 16, 2018 – Application
Connaught Global Challenge Award 2018-19 The Global Challenge Award program will support new collaborations with UofT researchers and students from multiple disciplines, along with innovators and thought leaders from other sectors, with the goal of heightening the University of Toronto’s contribution to important issues facing society through the advancement of knowledge, and the transfer and application of solutions. Awards will support symposia, workshops, visiting scholars, and other mechanisms for bringing diverse sets of expertise to bear on important global challenges. The program is not intended to support research operating expenses such as consumables, conference travel, equipment, etc. Anticipated outcomes of funded proposals include major new external funding to further develop solutions to the global challenge, important new partnerships, and/or new research oriented academic programs. Find out morehere. $250,000 1 week prior Feb 1, 2018
NSERC CREATE NSERC CREATE Designed to improve the mentoring and training environment for the researchers of tomorrow within the natural sciences and engineering disciplines, or at the interdisciplinary frontier between NSE and the areas covered under the umbrella of CIHR and SSHRC. Funding max $1.65M over 6 years LOI: May 1, 2018 Full Application: Sept 22, 2018

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Name Description Date(s)
MRHP (Online Research Ethics) Training DLSPH’s Office of Research and the RAISE team, will be offering a 1 hour training session on how to use the new online research ethics tool. In person at DLSPH – 155 College St, Room 574.

Registration is not required.
Wednesday Dec 6, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Findings from a Scoping Review of Barriers and Facilitators for HIV Screening and Testing Public Health Agency of Canada Webinar – These findings will be useful for current and future HIV prevention programs with the aims to reduce the stigma around HIV testing and to encourage HIV testing as a part of routine care.

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Thursday Dec 7, 2017, 1pm
SSHRC webinars on Insight Development Grant 2018 competition.

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Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Epidemiology of HIV and other STBBI in Canada Public Health Agency of Canada Webinar – This webinar will present the major epidemiological findings from the forthcoming publication HIV in Canada: Surveillance Report, 2016.

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Thursday Dec 14, 2017, 1pm
PHO Seminar Is diesel equipment in the workplace safe or not? A quantitative risk assessment for diesel engine exhaust. Presenters: Dr. Roel Vermeulen. In person at DLSPH – 155 College St, Room 208.

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Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, 11:30 – 12:30pm
PHO Seminar PHO’s Urinary Tract Infection Program for Long-Term Care Homes: An innovative approach to program development and evaluation. Presenters: Andrea Chaplin, Bradley Langford, Sam MacFarlane, Jacquelyn Quirk. Webinar Only.

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Tuesday Dec 12, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Project Management for Research Course Project management is essential to the success of research projects. We are delighted to announce a new University of Toronto Project Management for Research course that has been developed and offered by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) in partnership with the School of Continuing Studies.

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Jan 18, 2018 – Apr 5, 2018
Pillars of Health: Breaking down silos in Health, A networking event for health innovators If you are a student, clinician, researcher, entrepreneur, healthcare professional, government official or industry SME/executive with an interest and passion for advancing Canadian innovation in health and life sciences, please join us for an opportunity to share a discussion table with key opinion leaders from multiple healthcare-related sectors in the Toronto community and exchange innovative ideas on a range of entrepreneurship topics.

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Feb 26, 2018, 4-7pm

2017-18 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The School of Graduate Studies is requesting that Faculty Research Offices nominate the top Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship candidates to receive the University’s endorsement.

Applications may be sent to the Associate Dean of Research’s office by August 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM for internal DLSPH review by a selection committee of three DLSPH faculty researchers.

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Read the DLSPH Banting Award Announcement

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