• Health Research Funding

    These funding opportunities and programs support health research and innovation activities focused on enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the health system, improving health outcomes and ensuring advances from research translate into technologies, tools and policies for better health. Choose a program or search by keyword below...

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    These opportunities support the training of future leaders in the health research and innovation environment, so that they gain broad experience that will help them succeed in launching careers in academia, industry, government or elsewhere. Choose a program or search by keyword below....

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CLPNA – Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant

Currently Accepting Applications (closes Oct. 14, 2016)

Value & Term: $5,000 (minimum) to $25,000 (maximum) for 1 year

Supports impact on the LPN practice to affect the sustainability of the profession

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AIHS Health Research New Investigator Award

Next expected deadline: Fall 2017 deadline anticipated.

Value & Term: Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 over 5 years with the possibility of a 2 year maximum extension.

Supports recruitment of outstanding individual junior researchers in key priority areas of health research.

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2015 SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease Funding Opportunity

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: AIHS has allocated an envelope towards the support of the 2015 SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease Funding Opportunity

To foster and support successful networks with Alberta-based activities funded through CIHR’s SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease 2015 Funding Opportunity.

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Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE)

Next expected deadline: Open Call

Value & Term: Up to $150,000 per project; maximum of 18 months.

The AICE program provides the health system with a lever to generate evidence required to support adoption of new technologies developed by small-medium sized enterprise (SME) innovators.

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Community Engagement and Conference Grant

Currently Accepting Applications (closes Jul. 29, 2016)

Value & Term: Up to $10,000

Supports collaboration and networking in the area of health research and innovation.

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PRIHS: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System – 2015/2016

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: No maximum amount set. Proposed budgets are to be customized to project need.

Funds strategic clinical networks to develop and implement evidence-informed solutions to improve patient care and value for money in Alberta's health system.

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AIHS Cy Frank Fellowship: Impact Assessment

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: $70,000 per year for up to 3 years

Provides funding for individuals with a PhD to pursue training in impact assessment in the field of health research and innovation at AIHS

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CRIO – Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Next expected deadline: TBA

Value & Term: Maximum of 5 years. Funding level will vary depending upon research scope and amount applied for (Level 1, 2 or 3):

Supports a collaborative group to focus on research in cancer prevention and screening.

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Alberta/Novartis Translational Research Fund

Next expected deadline: TBA

Value & Term: Up to a maximum of $100,000 per year, for up to 3 years.

A multi-sector partnership that supports researchers to catalyze the development of innovations in health that support the interests and priorities of Alberta, Novartis and their partners.

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Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) – Population Resiliency

Next expected deadline: Please see program guide for more information.

Value & Term: Will vary depending upon the level of research being applied for (Project, Program or Team).

Supports a collaborative group to focus on either (or both) of two areas of population resiliency: aboriginal populations and child and youth.

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Postgraduate Fellowships

Next expected deadline: October 3, 2016

Value & Term: $50,000 per year, and a research and career development allowance of $5,000 per year for up to 3 years

Funds individuals with a with a current post-doctoral appointment, not requiring clinical accreditation, to pursue health-related research.

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Graduate Studentships

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: $30,000 stipend and a research and career development allowance of $2,000 per year for up to 4 years (maximum of 2 years support towards a Master's degree)

Funds individuals in thesis-based graduate programs in health research areas at Alberta universities.

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Media Fellowships – CBC Radio

Next expected deadline: January 2017

Value & Term: Contracted with CBC Radio for 12 weeks

Funds a summer work experience opportunity at CBC Radio for undergraduate and graduate students from Alberta universities with biomedical backgrounds and excellent writing skills.

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Visiting Scientist

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Funding amount determined at time of request. Term from one month to 12 months

Brings visiting scientists to Alberta or sends Alberta scientists to other research centres to share new knowledge and expertise to enhance our research and innovation community.

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Clinician Fellowship

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: $70,000 per year, and a research and career development allowance of $5,000 per year for up to 3 years

Funds individuals with clinical credentials who are pursuing graduate or postgraduate health-related training.

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MD-PhD Studentship

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: $30,000 per year, and a research and career development allowance of $2,000 per year for up to 6 years

Funds individuals currently enrolled in Alberta in a combined MD-PhD program.

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Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) – Team

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Up to $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years

Funds a large, interdisciplinary team working on complex health issues of interest involving many stakeholders.

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Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) – Program

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Up to $500,000 per year for 5 years.

Supports a collaborative group to work on a complex program of interdisciplinary research.

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Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) – Project

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Up to $250,000 per year for up to 3 years

Enables small number of collaborators to complete a defined health research project.

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Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities (CRIO) – Project – Cancer

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Up to $250,000 per year for up to 3 years

Allows a small group of collaborators (minimum three) to submit applications for funding in areas of cancer research across the cancer continuum, from causes and prevention to treatment and care.

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Alberta/Pfizer Translational Research Fund

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Up to $200,000 for up to a maximum of 18 months

A multi-sector partnership that supports researchers who focus on the development of innovations into health products.

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Knowledge-to-Action Grant

Next expected deadline: TBD

Value & Term: Up to a $25,000 for up to 1 year

Supports uptake, adoption and use of evidence to improve health and the health system.

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Independent Investigator Awards

Next expected deadline: This program is now closed to entry.

Value & Term: Set amounts according to award categories; up to 7 years.

Now closed. Funding committed to individuals who were awarded funding before program was closed to new entry in 2010.

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Recent Decisions

April 2016 Clinician Fellowship
We are pleased to announce the results of the April 2016 Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions ...

April 2016 Graduate Studentship
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April 2016 MD-PhD Studentship
We are pleased to announce the results of the April 2016 Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions ...

March 2016 Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) – Full Application
We are pleased to announce the results of the March 2016 Partnership for Research and ...

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