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University Internal Medicine Research Foundation

The University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) was established to encourage and promote research throughout the Department of Medicine. The Department of Medicine Research Committee chaired by Dr. John Hanly is responsible for reviewing and approving the grants and research awards.

External fellowship funding

The Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) has established a Research Fellowship program for clinicians to obtain research training external to Dalhousie University following the completion of their residency training programs in the Department of Medicine. The main purpose of this award is to attract and foster the development of promising individuals as researchers. Priority will be given to those who have a pre-established faculty position within the Department to which to return upon the completion of their external fellowship training. The Research Committee reserves the right not to award a grant in a given year.

The Research Fellowship will commence the first of July and can continue for a two- or three-year period depending on the external research program and/or the Division’s request. During tenure, the Fellow shall devote not less than 75% of his/her time to the purposes of the award in the chosen field of endeavour.

Eligibility criteria

The candidate must have an M.D. and must be eligible for Royal College certification in Internal Medicine or one of its disciplines. This fellowship will normally be the first fellowship held by the candidate. Ideally, the successful applicant will be within five years of obtaining professional qualifications, (MD, PhD, FRCPC). These fellowships are open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

Further information, deadlines, and the DoM UIMRF External Fellowship application form are available from:
kathryn.nelson@nshealth.ca,
Research Office, Department of Medicine,
Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority

Internal fellowship funding

The Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) has established a Research Fellowship for postgraduate clinicians and basic scientists in the Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University. The main purpose of this award is to foster the development of promising individuals as researchers. The Research Committee reserves the right not to award a grant in a given year.

The Research Fellowship will commence the first of July and continue for 12 months. The award is renewable once, based on significant progress made by the applicant. During tenure, the Fellow shall devote not less than 75% of his/her time to the purposes of the award in the chosen field of endeavour. The Research Committee reserves the right not to award a renewal in a given year.

Eligibility criteria

The candidate must have an M.D. or a Ph.D. degree. This fellowship will normally be the first fellowship held by the candidate. Ideally, the successful applicant will be within five years of obtaining professional qualifications (MD, PhD, FRCPC). These fellowships are open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Candidates with an M.D. degree may apply for the award to undertake graduate studies leading to a Masters degree. All supervisors must be members of the Dalhousie University Department of Medicine, and the proposed work must take place within the research units of the Department of Medicine.

Dalhousie Department of Medicine residents seeking DoM financial sponsorship for the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) at Dalhousie University would do so via this competition.

Further information, deadlines, and the DoM UIMRF Internal Fellowship application form are available from:
kathryn.nelson@nshealth.ca,
Research Office, Department of Medicine,
Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority

Matching, bridge and pilot funding

A grant competition sponsored by the Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) will be held on an annual basis for bridge and pilot funding to support research activities amongst members of the Dalhousie Department of Medicine. For matching funds, please contact the Research Office. The Research Committee reserves the right not to award a grant in a given year.

Principles

Highest priority will be given to members seeking matching funding from national peer review granting agencies.

Subject to availability of funds, application will be accepted for bridge funding for department members who have held external funding which has been terminated and/or for individuals who require funding for pilot projects prior to submission of a grant to an external peer review granting agency.

Please note: applicants must submit a grant for external funding to an external peer review granting agency within the calendar year following receipt of this award.

Eligibility criteria

This competition is open to individuals whose primary academic appointment at Dalhousie University is within the Department of Medicine who have been either:

  1. Department members for at least a three-year period or
  2. New department members working for three or more years since the completion of their highest level of post-graduate education.

Please note: department members who are principal investigators of active external grant support are not eligible for the Bridge/Pilot competition.

Barring exceptional circumstances, department members will not be eligible to receive this award more frequently than once in every five years.

For further information, deadlines and the application form, contact:
kathryn.nelson@nshealth.ca,
Research Office, Department of Medicine,
Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority

Junior department member

A grant competition sponsored by the DoM University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) will be held on an annual basis to support research activities of junior members of the Department of Medicine. Eligible members are encouraged to apply as soon as is feasible after their appointment to maximize research opportunities. The Research Committee reserves the right not to award a grant in a given year.

Principles

  • Grants are to be used for start-up funds for new investigators beginning their research careers.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who apply for matching funds through the Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Fund.
  • Applicants are expected to submit a national external peer reviewed grant within one year of receiving this award.
  • Grants are meant to foster the research environment within the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University.
  • Funds may be used for operating support or equipment.
  • The duration of funding is usually for a one-year period.
  • Department members are only eligible to receive this award once.

Eligibility criteria

This competition is open to individuals with a primary and major academic appointment (ordinarily at least 0.5 FTE) within the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie and who have been faculty members at Dalhousie (or previously at any other university) for less than a three-year period.

For further information, deadlines, and the application form, contact:
kathryn.nelson@nshealth.ca,
Research Office, Department of Medicine,
Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority

Research in Medicine (RIM)

'The first program of its kind in Canada, Research in Medicine is a mandatory program that introduces Dalhousie medical students to research from the start of their medical training. From first year on, it fosters their research and critical thinking abilities as they complete independent research projects.'

For more information on this program managed by the Faculty of Medicine, please contact the RIM program.

 

Contact


Kathryn Nelson
Research Office, Department of Medicine,
Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority

Tel: 902-473-6696
Email: kathryn.nelson@nshealth.ca