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DMNB Graduate Studentship & Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Application 2024

Application Guide 2024 [PDF 340 kB]

DMNB Graduate Studentship/Postdoctoral Fellowship Application [PDF 269 kB]

Description: The DMNB (Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick) Graduate Studentship/ Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to support trainees pursuing a master’s, PhD, or postdoctoral program at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants applying for or registered in graduate studies at Dalhousie University and who have at least one year left in their program from the funding start date are eligible to apply. Students are also eligible if they have less than one year in their MSc program but transfer immediately into a PhD program after completing their MSc studies.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants must have completed their PhD no more than four years prior to the application deadline and must be employed as postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University at the time of the fellowship start date.
  • Students may hold this award once during their MSc program and twice during their PhD program. After receiving a maximum of two DMNB studentships during their graduate program, students are no longer eligible to apply. Postdoctoral Fellows can hold this award once during their tenure at DMNB.
  • Applicants must conduct their research primarily at the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) research facility. The primary supervisor must hold a primary faculty appointment at Dalhousie University, be a member of the faculty of graduate studies (FGS) Dalhousie University and be based at DMNB. Co-supervisors must hold primary appointments either at Dalhousie University-DMNB or at another NB-based institution.
  • An effort must be made to apply for other sources of studentship/fellowship support.

Terms of Award:

  • A maximum of two studentships/postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded per year. Each award will be worth $17,500
  • The DMNB Graduate Studentship/Postdoctoral Fellowship may be used to top up studentships/ fellowships from other funding sources with a cap at $35k for total student stipends and $55k for total postdoctoral salaries. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform the DMNB Research office immediately if they receive scholarship funding from other sources to exceed the funding maximum.
  • A deferral of the full or a portion of the DMNB studentship/fellowship is possible for one year.
  • If the successful applicant is on a leave of absence (as approved by the home Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies) during the funding start period, then funding will be released upon the applicant’s return to graduate/postdoctoral studies.
  • Successful award recipients must do a short (3-minute) presentation at the annual DMNB Research Celebration on April 16, 2024.
  • Successful applicants must submit a final report form, due on August 31 of the year after the start of funding. Award recipients will receive a report template to be completed by the trainee (i.e., not their supervisor) and submitted as a pdf document to: dmnb.research@dal.ca

Application Due: March 15, 2024

Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by a committee which typically consists of the Assistant Dean Research DMNB (Chair) or designate and 2 university faculty members with a track record of graduate and postdoctoral trainee supervision and membership at Dalhousie University FGS. Priority will be given to graduate studentship applicants. Postdoctoral Fellowships may be awarded if available Studentships are not filled and if funds permit.

Application Checklist:

A completed application consists of single PDF containing the following required documents (in order):

  1. Application
  2. One page research proposal plus references (1” margins, 12pt font, Times New Roman, single spaced). Potential or direct relevance to human health must be demonstrated in the application.
  3. Applicant’s CV (maximum 5 pages, including headings for degrees, awards, research experience, work experience, publications, presentations, extracurriculars). (1” margins, 12pt font, Times New Roman, single spaced)
  4. Supervisor’s CV (maximum 5 pages, outlining relevant experience funding, trainee supervision, publications, presentations, and work interruptions over the past 7 years. (1” margins, 12pt font, Times New Roman, single spaced)
  5. Copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  6. Supervisor(s) shall send a letter of support directly to dmnb.research@dal.ca. The letter should include the following information: source and duration of operation funding, training environment including support by additional personnel that will contribute to the successful completion of the project proposed, and applicant’s role in research project. Please use the following subject line in your email:     “2024 DMNB Studentship/Fellowship Application – StudentFirstname StudentLastname”

Submission Procedure: Please submit completed applications as a single PDF document to: dmnb.research@dal.ca using following labelling instructions:

  • PDF File Name: "Lastname_Firstname_2024 Studentship/Fellowship Application"
  • Email Subject Line: "2024 DMNB Studentship/Fellowship Application - Firstname Lastname" 

Please contact dmnb.research@dal.ca if you have any questions regarding the application requirements or submission procedure. 

Your completed application package is to be emailed to dmnb.research@dal.ca by 5:00 AST on April 1, 2024. Incomplete applications or applications delivered after this date/time will not be considered.

Dalhousie Advancement Fund 2024

Application Guide [73 kB]

Description: The Dalhousie Advancement Fund is awarded annually to support the research and research teaching mandate of the Faculty of Medicine at DMNB. There is a maximum of $100k, available for open competition.

Eligibility: The Dalhousie Advancement Fund is open to individuals based in New Brunswick, who hold a current appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

Preference will be given to submissions where matching funds have already been secured and/ or to supplement established funding.

Application Due: March 15, 2024

Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by a committee, which will include the Assistant Dean, Research, DMNB and the Research Manager, DMNB.

Application Guidelines: The application should be sent to dmnb.research@dal.ca as a single pdf document.

The application should include the following:

1.Title of Project and Project Overview: (approximately 250 – 500 words)

  • Identify the Principal and Co-Investigators
  • Provide a brief description of the research activity

2. Funding Requested:

  • Total dollar value of the request
  •  Matching funds and/ or established funding
  • Brief justification for the request (Approximately 250 words)

3. Summary of how these funds will impact: (Approximately 250 – 500 words)

  • Research
  • Researchers, Students and/or patients
  • The greater community, specifically the DMNB campus and/or Dalhousie as a whole

Successful award recipients must do a short (3-minute) presentation at the annual DMNB Research Celebration on April 16, 2024. Information contained in the applications received from successful award recipients may be included in Dalhousie University reports.

The Lewis and Atkinson Award for Emergency Medicine and Point of Care Ultrasound - 2023-24

2024 Application Guide [PDF 188kB]

Introduction: The Lewis and Atkinson award for Emergency Medicine and Point of Care Ultrasound has been established by Dr. David Lewis and Dr. Paul Atkinson to encourage, recognize and inspire innovation in research, emergency medical education, and academic initiatives for all aspects related to emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with a preference to innovations that promote the use of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS). There will be a minimum of one award valued at a maximum of $1,000.

Eligible Applicants: The applicant must be a Dalhousie Medical New Brunswick medical student, a Dalhousie Medicine resident based in New Brunswick or other New Brunswick based health care professionals working with a Dalhousie faculty member (e.g., nurse researcher).

Awarding Body: The Office of the Associate Dean Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, with the Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Medicine Academic Council of Emergency Medicine.

Application Package: Applicants may submit a 750-word summary describing either a recently completed or proposed project outlining their background, rationale, methods (results and conclusion, if available) and impact.  References should also be provided.

Supplementary material describing or linking to educational modules, research abstracts or papers should be included if available.

Review Criteria: Projects will be scored independently by a review panel, according to quality of the project, as well as the potential impact on Emergency Medicine and Point of Care Ultrasound practice, research or education in New Brunswick.

Submission Procedure: Please submit applications as a single, PDF document to dmnb.research@dal.ca using the following labelling instructions:

·         PDF file name: “lastname_firstname_2024 PoCUS Application

·         Email subject line: “2024 PoCUS Award Application – firstname lastname”

Application due: March 15, 2024

Chesley Family Research Award - 2023-24

Application and Guide 2023-24 [PDF, 331 KB]

Introduction: The Chesley Family Research Award is provided to encourage and grow research activities among faculty in New Brunswick. Each year, subject to availability, there will be at least one award valued at a maximum of $50,000, available for open competition. Research NB is again partnering with the Chesley Family Research Award to provide funding.

Eligible Applicants: The Chesley Family Research Award is open to individuals based in New Brunswick, who hold a current appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

Application Package: Research that will be considered for the Chesley Family Research Award includes health research projects, which fall under any of the following six areas of research:

Eligible Research: Research that will be considered for the Chesley Family Research Award includes health research projects, which fall under any of the following six areas of research:

1. Discovery Science

2. Health Services and Systems, Society, Culture, and Health of Populations - with a focus on vulnerable populations

3. Clinical research

4. Medical Education Research

5. Digital Network Solutions

6. Quality Improvement Scholarship

The award is not intended for quality improvement initiatives, or to support new or current health policies or programs.

Deadline: January 15, 2024

The application package should be submitted as three separate Word or PDF documents (the proposal, the application, and the CVs) as an email attachment to Nikki Wellwood (dmnb.research@dal.ca).

Further information: Specific inquiries and information regarding the Chesley Family Research Award can be obtained by contacting:

Nikki Wellwood

Administrative Assistant, DMNB Research
dmnb.research@dal.ca

 

CCS/Hecht Foundation Disruptive Innovation Grants in Cancer Research

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation are launching the CCS/Hecht Foundation Disruptive Innovation Grants in Cancer Research. This funding opportunity aims to support bold, high-risk, high-reward, early-stage projects with the potential for game-changing impact in cancer prevention, detection, or treatment. Unlike traditional grants, these Disruptive Innovation Grants do not require preliminary data and are open to researchers in any field or discipline. The grants seek novel ideas that may lead to disruptions in the current approaches to preventing, diagnosing, or treating cancer.

Key Information:

  • Anticipated Timelines:

    • Program Launch: Mid-January 2024
    • Letter of Intent due date: March 21st, 2024
    • Full application due date: August 1st, 2024
    • Results announcement: Mid-December, 2024
    • Anticipated funding start date: January 15th, 2025
  • Background:

    • Disruptive Innovation Grants address an unmet need by supporting unique, imaginative, and unexplored ideas that may not access traditional funding sources.
    • Examples include adapting breakthroughs from other health conditions to cancer, harnessing technologies from various fields, or exploring serendipitous observations not supported by existing funding.
  • Program Overview:

    • A three-step expert review process involving a "blue-ribbon" panel of national and international leaders in the cancer field.
    • Step 1: Review of Letters of Intent to shortlist the most novel and promising projects.
    • Step 2: Shortlisted projects submit full applications for external expert peer review.
    • Step 3: The blue-ribbon panel ranks applications based on novelty, potential impact, scientific merit, and feasibility.
  • Funds Available:

    • Approximately $4M available to fund up to 16 projects.
    • Individual projects can receive up to $250K over two years, with the full amount awarded in the first year.
    • Funding can be used for generating pilot data, establishing collaborations, testing new technologies/interventions, or using existing ones innovatively.

These grants are intended for projects that provide truly novel insights, disrupting existing methods and potentially changing the status quo in cancer research.

More information can be found on this page.   

Previous Funding Opportunities

Chesley Family Research Award - 2023

Application and Guide 2023 [PDF, 331 KB]

Introduction: The Chesley Family Research Award is provided to encourage and grow research activities among faculty in New Brunswick. Each year subject to availability, there will be a minimum of one award valued at a maximum of $40,000, available for open competition. The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation is again partnering with the Chesley Family Research Award to match the available funding amount.

Eligible Applicants: The Chesley Family Research Award is open to individuals based in New Brunswick, who hold a current appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

Eligible Research: Research that will be considered for the Chesley Family Research Award includes health research projects, which fall under any of the following five areas of research:

  1. Discovery Science
  2. Health Services and Systems, Society, Culture, and Health of Populations - with a focus on vulnerable populations
  3. Clinical research
  4. Medical Education Research
  5. Digital Network Solutions

The award is not intended for quality improvement initiatives, or to support new or current health policies or programs.

Application Package: The application package should consist of three documents:

  1. Research Proposal
  2. Chesley Family Research Award Application
  3. Canadian Common CV or a CV (5 pages maximum) including:  training, current position(s), publications/presentations, and research funding.

Deadline: February 27, 2023

The application package should be submitted as three separate Word or PDF documents (the proposal, the application, and the CVs) as an email attachment to Nikki Wellwood (dmnb.research@dal.ca).

Further information: Specific inquiries and information regarding the Chesley Family Research Award can be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Paul Atkinson
Assistant Dean, DMNB Research
Paul.Atkinson@dal.ca
(506)636-6252

Kim Wilms
Operations Manager - Research Unit, DMNB Research
kwilms@dal.ca
(506)636-6006

 

Chesley Family Research Award - 2022

Introduction: The Chesley Family Research Award is provided to encourage and grow research activities among faculty in New Brunswick. Each year subject to availability, there will be a minimum of one award valued at a maximum of $40,000, available for open competition. This year, the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation is partnering with the Chesley Family Research Award to match the available funding amount.

Eligible Applicants: The Chesley Family Research Award is open to individuals based in New Brunswick, who hold a current appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

Eligible Research: Research that will be considered for the Chesley Family Research Award includes health research projects, which fall under any of the following four areas of research:

  1. Discovery Science
  2. Health Services and Systems, Society, Culture, and Health of Populations - with a focus on vulnerable populations*
  3. Clinical research
  4. Medical Education Research*

*The Chesley Family Research Award will support research in any of the above areas, with a focus this year on topics 2 and 4.

The award is not intended for quality improvement initiatives, or to support new or current health policies or programs.

Application Package: The application package should consist of three documents:

  1. Research Proposal
  2. Chesley Family Research Award Application
  3. Canadian Common CV or a CV (5 pages maximum) including:  training, current position(s), publications/presentations, and research funding.

Deadline: February 28, 2022

COVID-19 Emergency Funding Program - Offered by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF)

About: The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is launching a third stream of the COVID-19 emergency funding program to address the challenges faced by the research community due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, such as the forced closure of labs.

This stream will support researchers who hold an existing NBIF grant whose research professionals and/or staff were impacted by COVID-19 and who were ineligible to receive federal funding (such as the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund). Funding will be available through a competitive application process.

Applicants may apply to NBIF for up to $850 per week to a maximum of 14 weeks for research professional and/or staff salaries. This funding should be used to extend the length of employments for the identified research professional/staff. Applicants must be able to justify the number of weeks requiring salary support by clearly outlining how the extension of the research professional's length of employment will help achieve the milestones identified in the original NBIF funded project/programme. The salary of the professional must be at least partially paid by an existing NBIF grant.

Applicants will need to identify to which NBIF grant this emergency funding relates (i.e. RIF2019-001). Applications should be submitted to your Research Administration Office for official submission to NBIF using the template provided. We will accept applications continuously until the fund is exhausted, or until March 8, 2021 - whichever comes first. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as you identify a need, as thre is limited funding available.

Please note as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, this program may evolve with it and therefore is subject to change. We will reassess and adjust this program as needed, including evaluation criteria, scope, application process and closing date.

Proposals will be evaluated by NBIF based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant demonstrated a true financial need to help recover (extend) the funding for the identified research professional/staff
  • Applicant demonstrated that with this funding the goals and objectives of the original research project will be achieved with the help of this research professional/staff
  • Disruptions to the research and costs incurred that require emergency funding were/are truly unpredicted and could not have been avoided
  • Costs incurred are linked directly to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Other available funding, or attempts to find other funding were made, if applicable

Application Period: From Monday, January 25, 2021 to Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Applications will be reviewed within four (4) weeks from the date NBIF receives the application. Due to the potential of significant demand, applicants will have one (1) month to send back the signed notice of decision or the offer for funding may be rescinded.

Early Stage Commercialization Fund - Offered by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF)

About: The Early Stage Commercialization Fund (ESCF) helps move New Brunswick university, college and institutional research to market. The ESCF assists the academic & institutional research communities in pursuing commercialization opportunities by providing up to $50,000 in funding and go-to-market support.

Projects must demonstrate a readiness to advance a technology that has achieved, or is close to achieving, a prototype/proof-of-concept stage. They must also demonstrate that a technology is approaching market readiness with a possibility of attracting industry partners and/or investment.

Application Period: From Wednesday, January 6, 2021 to Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Where to Apply: Applicants should apply through the NBIF Research Portal at nbif-finb.smapply.io. NBIF encourages applicants to reach out to NBIF if they are thinking of applying, in order to discuss fit with the program in advance.  

Learn More: More information can be found in the funding guideline or on our website Early Stage Commercialization Fund | NBIF. Also linked on our site is a sample application.

An informational webinar will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10AM. Webinar Registration - Zoom