New Investigator Grant
New Investigator Grant
NEW! Deadline extension to May 15, 2012.
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms are available at www.iphrc.ca and are to be emailed to the Research Coordinator. Original signatures are to be mailed to the IPHRC office below. The closing date for receipt of application and signature pages is May 15.
Incomplete or late applications will not be processed.
The New Investigator Grant is intended to assist university faculty in establishing independent health research programs within the province and achieving the research productivity necessary for obtaining major funding from national and other external agencies.
- To sustain and evolve infrastructure, human capacity, research excellence, knowledge translation, and community focus to meet the health needs of our people.
- To recruit new investigators to Aboriginal health research.
- A maximum award for a single grant is $5,000. However, University of Regina faculty will be topped up by the Office of the Vice President - Research.
To be eligible, the principal applicant must:
- hold a faculty appointment at a Saskatchewan university, with the expectation and opportunity to undertake research, the right to hold research grants at the university, and the responsibility to supervise graduate students;
- have held the above faculty appointment for no more than three years as of July 1 in the application year;
- may not simultaneously be a graduate student, research fellowship holder or holder of any other training award, or an employee of a for-profit business;
- may not have previously held a New Investigator Grant from any granting agency, including IPHRC.
Note: If funds are available, investigators who have held a faculty appointment for more than three years as of July 1 in the application year but who are new to the Aboriginal health research field will be considered.
REVIEW PROCESS AND EVALUATION
Applications will be evaluated by the IPHRC peer review committee and based on the following criteria:
- How the research project fulfills the goals and objectives laid out above;
- The importance and originality of the proposed research;
- Quality and feasibility of the research design;
- Suitability of the research environment;
- Potential of the applicant to carry out the work;
- General soundness of the overall research plan;
- Appropriateness of the budget;
- Adherence to the principles of ethical research;
- Fit with the general purpose and requirements of IPHRC, including the importance of the study to the applicant's research career establishment in Saskatchewan.
Upon completion of peer review, IPHRC will receive the ranking list, ratings and recommendations. The list will be used for funding decision-making purposes and will remain anonymous. Applications will be rated on a scale between 0 – 4.9. Applications rated below 3.5 will not be funded.
A general overview of the peer review committee’s comments will be provided to every applicant.
The earliest commencement date for the award is September 1. Awards must be taken up within 2 months of the date of offer. Funds must be expended within 12 months. Any funds not expended within the 12 months must be returned to IPHRC.
EXPECTATIONS OF GRANTEE
- Funds may be used for a wide variety of services and projects, but should conform to CIHR/Tri-Council guidelines (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide-GuideAdminFinancier/FundsUse-UtilisationSubventions_eng.asp).
- A lay abstract of the research project must be included in the application for the use of IPHRC in promoting the activities of IPHRC.
- Applicants must indicate how the results of the project will be communicated and promoted within the Indigenous community.
- Ethics approvals must be obtained where necessary before funds are released. Applicants must adhere to CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/29134.html).
- The award recipients are required to acknowledge the support of IPHRC in all written, oral and electronic presentations of their research. The IPHRC logo is available on our website.
- A full report is due within 3 months of project completion. Reporting documentation is available at www.iphrc.ca.
The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is a collaboration between the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Saskatchewan with broad support from a variety of Aboriginal organizations and health agencies. IPHRC is funded by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH), one of the institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Funding provided to IPHRC aims to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples through the assertion of Indigenous understandings of health and by fostering innovative community-based scientifically excellent research. IPHRC’s purpose is to sustain, strengthen and evolve a collaborative Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research comprised of researchers and Aboriginal communities in Saskatchewan. IPHRC’s primary goals are:
1. To participate in the development and sustainability of a network of researchers and Aboriginal partners who grow Aboriginal health research locally, nationally and internationally through our four research themes:
- Indigenous identity, place and connectivity, and cultural/linguistic continuity, as they relate to health.
- Mental health and addictions
- Complex interactions of factors
- Chronic disease
2. To sustain and evolve the infrastructure, human capacity, research excellence, knowledge translation, and community focus of our Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) to meet the health needs of our people through:
- Community involvement and support
- Training and recruitment
3. To facilitate, in partnership with Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis communities, the translation of research knowledge generated by our centre at national and international Aboriginal and other research forums.
4. To partner with Aboriginal organizations and communities to secure further health research funds.
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Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337-2461