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Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN)

Transforming the future of health care for frail elderly Canadians

Call for large-scale, transformative research projects

Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) invites researchers and their teams to submit proposals for large-scale, patient-centred, multi-year transformative research projects that have the potential to radically improve systems of care for frail elderly Canadians.

Unique opportunity.  This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to help shape the course of care for millions of frail elderly Canadians.  TVN will fund a select, limited number of innovative research projects that demonstrate superior potential for generating significant and measurable economic, social and health benefits for the Canadian health care system.

Shaping future direction.  Winning, accepted proposals will shape the longer-term strategic focus of the TVN Network for the 2017-2022 funding cycle that will be defined in 2016.  Preference will be given to proposals that build on previously funded TVN research and that improve the uptake or application of existing evidence to improve models of care.

Target population.  More than 1.1 million older Canadians are in frail health: experiencing multiple health challenges, social isolation and struggling to manage their care needs.  Their numbers more than doubling in the next 20 years, frail elderly Canadians occupy most hospital intensive care and acute care beds, rely on multiple prescription medicines and require long-term, home-based and residential facility care.

This is TVN.  TVN is Canada’s network for frail elderly care solutions. Funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence, we partner with health care providers, universities, the private sector and community agencies to support research, study medical technologies, share knowledge and train care professionals to improve frail elderly care practices and outcomes across all settings of care.  Recognizing that frail elderly Canadians may be nearing the end of life, TVN is dedicated to their advance care planning and end-of-life care.

Next steps for proponents.  Researchers should visit  to review eligibility requirements and application guidelines.  Also, address your questions and comments to Dr. Perry Kim, TVN Research Manager, at and 613-549-6666, x 6208.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

We are pleased to let you know that the Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) National Contaminants Advisory Group (NCAG) 2015-2016 Call for Proposals is now open. 

DFO’s NCAG administers funds to facilitate scientific research on the biological effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems, and uses the research findings to provide science advice to DFO on key contaminants issues. 

Through this Call for Proposals, NCAG is seeking research proposals that will ultimately enhance DFO’s scientific knowledge on the biological effects of contaminants in four theme areas: oil and gas; pesticides; aquaculture-related substances; and contaminants of emerging concern. 

Researchers from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions or private institutions conducting not-for-profit research are eligible and encouraged to apply. The application deadline is July 8, 2015, 11:59 pm (Pacific Daylight Time). 

Further information, including guidelines on research priorities, eligibility and the application process, is available on the NCAG website 

Please direct all inquiries to

Bronwyn Keatley, PhD

Acting Senior Science Advisor, National Contaminants Advisory Group

Environment and Biodiversity Science Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Government of Canada / Tel: 613-990-5159

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

 “Operational requirements for stereopsis and binocular visual processing in military aviation” - July 24, 2015 SOW Task

Canada Research Chair Nominations -  Call for Proposals 

Trinity Western University invites internal applications for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair appointment.   The successful internal candidate will be nominated by the university for a CRC and upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will take up the Chair the summer of 2016. The applicant’s program of proposed research must fall within one of the five research strands identified in Trinity Western University’s Strategic Research Plan: Our vision for 2020 

  1.       Religion, culture and ethics
  2.       Health and human flourishing
  3.       The environment
  4.       Aesthetic expression and interpretation
  5.       Organizations, industry and global enterprise

Nominees for Tier 1 positions must be full professors or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination.  Nominees for Tier 2 positions must be emerging scholars. They should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels.  As nominees for Tier 2 positions must be emerging scholars, universities must justify nominating to a Tier 2 Chair a professor or a researcher who is more than ten years from their highest degree at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process, please contact the Research Office for more information.

CRC NEW Instructions

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies by August 1, 2015, and should include:

  •          CRC formatted CV (see Research Office for details) CV instructions
  •          Completed nomination (see Research Office for details)
  •          Required free form attachments
  •          CFI application form (if applicable, see Research Office for details)
  •          Contact information for 3 individuals who will provide letters of support for the nomination 

Refer to the Research Office and the Canada Research Chairs website for details and forms. 

For those applying to the internal CRC competition, please note that for the internal competition you will only need to submit the free form attachments sections of the Research proposal and CV.  The online forms will be completed for only the successful internal nominee(s) prior to submission to the CRC secretariat. 

Format for the Internal competition:  Please follow the instructions in the attached documents to complete your application and CV.  In addition, please include the following in your package: 

1. Title Page. (This is for the internal competition only and will be replaced by the online forms later).  

The Title page should include:

Name of the applicant

Rank, Department

Proposed Title for the Chair 

Type of Chair (Tier 1 or Tier 2) 


Tier 2 justification required (YES/NO)

CFI application included (YES/NO) 

2. Contact information of three referees who will provide letters of support for the application.  Consult the online CRC guide for Conflict of Interest guidelines.  The VPRGS will contact the referees and make the formal request for a support letter at the beginning of August (or sooner if an application is submitted before then). However, applicants are encouraged to contact referees now to see that they are both willing and able to complete the support letter by  August 21st at the latest. 

3. Contact information of three suggested reviewers.  Reviewers may be from Canada or abroad. They must not be in a conflict of interest with the applicant.  Applicants should not contact the reviewers. 

4.  Add two additional sections to the CV (these sections will be replaced by an online form for the submission to the Chairs secretariat)

Section 8: Academic Background

List your academic and professional experience beginning with the most recent.  (e.g. Degrees, industrial positions)

Section 9: Research Support

In this section, please list all sources of funding you have received in the last five years. List grants and contracts from all sources, including industry and academic research institutions. Indicate as held ("W") or currently applied for ("R"), either as an applicant or co-applicant. 

5. CFI module (if applicable). See the John Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) CFI guidelines (link is below) for completing only the following parts of the CFI for the internal competition.

Infrastructure Project Summary (Maximum 2 pages, see page 6 of the JELF CFI guidelines)

Budget & Justification (Maximum 6 pages, see pages 14-15 in the guidelines) 

Finally, applicants should identify their intention (by email to Eve Stringham) to submit an application by July 15th at the latest so that the RO can begin to make preparations and stay in contact with applicants during the competition.  Applicants intending to apply also to CFI should make an appointment as soon as possible with Eve to discuss the proposed infrastructure and application process in more detail.

Trinity Western University encourages a broad range of applications from a variety of disciplines.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians, and permanent residents will be given priority.  We do not discriminate, contrary to law, on the basis of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital or family status, pardoned conviction, nor physical or mental disabilities. We particularly invite applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal peoples. 


Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, focusing on one of the six future challenge areas. 

In this competition, proposals are sought that address the challenge area of: What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our society and our position on the world stage? 

The funding opportunity description is currently posted on SSHRC’s website with an application deadline on September 10, 2015.  Please note that Genome Canada has partnered with SSHRC to co-fund relevant knowledge synthesis grants proposals, subject to the SSHRC merit review process. Results will be announced in November 2015. 

We anticipate offering 15 awards valued at up to $25,000 each.  The synthesis reports will be due no later than May 13, 2016.  Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops, in Ottawa (December 2015) and Calgary (June 2016), to discuss the knowledge syntheses. Travel costs for these meetings must be included in the budget submitted as part of the application. Details on the meetings will be provided to successful applicants. 

These grants are not intended to support original research; rather they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge on the topic and the identification of knowledge gaps. 

For further information, contact Jacques Critchley, Senior Program Officer, Future Challenges, at 613 992 5145 or  JACQUES.CRITCHLEY@SSHRC-CRSH.GC.CA


October 30, 2015 Deadline to apply for the second This link will take you to another Web site Canada First Research Excellence Fund inaugural competition

 SSHRC Insight Grant 

Important changes will be made to the Insight Grants (IG) funding opportunity for the October 2015 competition:

The application and submission will use the existing online system at the SSHRC website.  

However, the following changes will be implemented this year.

Elimination of the Notice of Intent (NOI)
Reduction of the maximum grant to $400K
Reduction of the annual maximum to $100K
Clearer directives to adjudication committee members regarding their role in scrutinizing grant budget.
Implementation of a committee budget envelope to encourage greater scrutiny


Fulbright Canada Programs

You will find below a list of all our programs for Canadian Scholars and Students. November 15, 2015

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

We are seeking a researcher from one of our 37 partner Universities to lead six specific analysis projects using its 2013 Mental Health Survey data and to serve as a co-author on six additional analysis projects using the same survey data .  The work will be performed for the Canadian Armed Forces Mental Health Directorate Please note that this competition has a security requirement as described in the Statement of Work. March 2016

Research Office's Internal Deadline

The RO deadline is 2 weeks before the sponsor deadline for most applications and proposals. Two weeks provides RO with time to review the application package and return it to the researcher in the event that any changes are required before the submission. 

Exceptions to the two week deadline are Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and RO-Administered Internal Grants. Applicants are encourages to work with RO at the earliest stage of application.

Other programs may have exceptions as well. These exceptions are communicated to researchers via group email list.

Other Internal Deadlines

Some units may have their own internal review deadlines. Applicants should check with their department, faculty to see if there are internal deadlines for review and signing of applications/proposals.

Agency Deadlines

Selected agency deadlines are listed in the Important Deadline Section. These deadlines are obtained from agency websites but are subject to change. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review agency websites and correspondence for current deadline dates.

Important Deadlines



Other Funding Agencies (Canadian)

USA Granting Agencies

Christian Funding Agencies

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