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Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of funding opportunities offered by other organizations that support research, professional delopment or acknolwedge academic excellence. For a list of student awards offered by the Women's Health Research Cluster, click here. If you have an award that you'd like us to promote, get in touch by emailing womenshealth.res@ubc.ca
      
      

Current Competitions

Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities

Description

As the pandemic has evolved, so have the research needs of decision makers. There are important research gaps in Canada’s response that have become evident; gaps that need to be addressed rapidly and in a sustained manner to respond effectively to the pandemic. In order to achieve its goals, the Government of Canada will launch several funding opportunities under the “Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities” banner to address the identified research gaps in Canada. As priority gap areas are identified, additional funding opportunities will be launched. The purpose of this and upcoming funding opportunities is to provide rapid funding for projects which respond to identified gaps in COVID-19 research areas. The initiative will seek to support a diverse portfolio of projects to ensure that complementary subthemes (including gender discrimination) are addressed.

Funds Available

$80,000 annually for the first two years and up to $290,000 in the third year, for an overall total maximum of $450,000.

Key Dates

August 10, 2021—Registration deadline

eptember 14, 2021—Application deadline

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2021 Women's Health Resarch Institute Catalyst Grants

Description

These pilot grants are an open competition with respect to funding a project in women’s and newborn’s health. However, one of the seven grants will be dedicated to the support of a biomedical health research project involving investigations in female animals. Awards are open to BC researchers at a university or research hospital setting, but candidates must be a member of the WHRI. Eligible researchers include post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, research associates, clinician scientists and academic researchers.

Funds Available
 
A total of seven grants will be awarded at $25,000 each.

Key Dates

August 31—Submit Letter of Intent (LOI)

October 1—Full application due

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Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women's Health

Description

This award is intended to provide salary support to Women's Health Research Institute (WHRI)-affiliated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are engaged in women’s and/or newborn health research and who do not currently hold major competitive salary awards. Become a WHRI member. Only applicants who do not hold major competitive salary awards at the time of award acceptance (i.e., November 2021) will be considered for this award.

Funds Available

One graduate-level award and one postdoctoral-level award valued at $13,500 each, for a one-year period.

Key Dates

September 20, 2021 at 11 pm PDT—Full application due

October 29, 2021—Anticipated notice of decision

November 1, 2021—Funding start date

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The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S.

Description

The purpose of this National Institute of Health opportunity is to support innovative population-based research that can contribute to identifying and characterizing pathways and mechanisms through which work or occupation influences health outcomes and health status among populations with health and/or health care disparities, and how work functions as a social determinant of health.

Funds Available

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Key Dates

October 5, 2021—Full application due

February 5, 2022—Full application due

June 5, 2022—Full application due

October 5, 2022—Full application due

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Prevention of Perinatal Depression: Improving Intervention Delivery for At-Risk Individuals

Description

The research scope for this National Institute of Health opportunity includes: 1) strategies for identifying women at risk for perinatal depression; 2) developing and testing tools for selecting those most likely to benefit from preventive interventions; 3) testing service-ready efficacious preventive interventions that are of appropriate intensity/dose, and are scalable, such that they can be delivered with fidelity by setting providers; and, 4) testing strategies that can be used to train providers and to support delivery of evidence-based approaches with fidelity across diverse health care and community settings.

Funds Available

Two million will be split between 3-6 projects.

Key Dates

November 9, 2021—Full application due

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Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative

Description

This funding supports community-based and community-led research partnerships with postsecondary institutions that are grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups and that analyze the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination.

Funds Available

The maximum amount per grant that can be requested for a clinical trial or a randomized control trial is $1,000,000 over one year.

The maximum amount per grant that can be requested for all other types of research is $500,000 over one year.

Key Dates

November 15, 2021 (8pm EST)—Application deadline

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Past Competitions

Expansion Grants: Considering Sex and Gender

Description

Supported by Brain Canada and Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI), this program supports the implementation and/ or continuation of sex and/ or gender considerations in previously funded projects focusing on brain research in the fields of aging, neurodegeneration, or stroke. Six grants of $105,000 each over two years will be awarded. As an expansion grant, the proposed research project must incorporate sex and/ or gender in the aforementioned fields of research in one of two ways: (1) the addition of a sex and/ or gender component in projects that did not previously consider these factors or (2) the continuation of efforts targeting the inclusion of sex and/ or gender components in ongoing or previously completed research projects. The research topic may span the range of basic-translational-clinical approaches.

Funds Available

Six grants of $105,000 each over two years will be awarded.

Key Dates

July 5, 2021—Registration deadline

September 1, 2021—Full application due

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CIHR: Heart Failure Research Network

Description

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a single nationally coordinated, interdisciplinary research Network (including patients, people with lived/living experience, family/caregivers, Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers, government, policy makers, not-for-profit organizations, health care providers, researchers, clinicians and industry) focused on HF across the lifecycle, within various health delivery settings (including hospitals, primary care, home and community care as examples), and must consider HF in the context of multi-morbidity, Indigenous health and well-being and health disparities. Read more

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,000,000, enough to fund one (1) Network grant. The maximum amount per year is $1,000,000 for a maximum of five (5) years.

Key Dates

July 7, 2021—Registration deadline

December 7 , 2021—Full application due Read More

Catalyst Program

Description

Canada's federally funded Digital Health and Discovery Platform (DHDP) has launched their Catalyst Program. Catalyst will follow Mitac's Accelerate format and provide $15,000 in funding to support industry partnered projects and internships. Projects will focus on the advancement of next generation health data technologies including: data access; data ingestion; data federation and AI/Machine learning with applications in cancer and Neurology. Read more.

Funds Available

50-100K/year

Key Dates

Jun 18, 2021—Full application due

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Discovery Horizons

Description

The objective of this NSERC pilot funding opportunity is to support investigator-initiated individual and team Discovery research projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines to advance knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) and would significantly benefit from being assessed by an interdisciplinary peer review committee. Full applications submitted to this NSERC program will thus be reviewed by a tri-agency interdisciplinary peer review committee, which NSERC is piloting in partnership with CIHR and SSHRC. The duration of projects are up to 5 years. Read more

Funds Available

50-100K/year

Key Dates

June 15, 2021—LOI due

Oct 18, 2021—Full application due

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L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards

Description

This award program identifies and supports eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Awards Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life or Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Funds Available

€100,000 is given to each of the five laureates

Deadline

May 31, 2021

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AI for Humanitarian Action

Description

Microsoft created this funding program to address global humanitarian issues by providing funding for organizations, institutions and labs that develop AI solutions in four focus areas including the needs of women and children. They are interested in supporting projects that improve operational efficiency, enable new capabilities, increase beneficiary engagement, or involve rich data analysis for classification and prediction modeling. 

Funds Available
Resources available to selected projects: Up to $300,000 fair market value in Azure and data science services consisting of a combination of:

  • $10K - $75K Azure credit grant
  • Azure enablement engineering support (if needed)
  • Up to 300 hours of engagement by Microsoft Data Science and Analytics team members

Key Dates

Application deadline: May 31, 2021

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The Heart-Brain Connection IMPACT Award

Description

Brain Canada and Heart & Stroke have come together to provide this multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, integrative research competition that will investigate the complex interactions between the heart and the brain by leveraging the power of collaboration and innovation in Canada’s research community. This new funding opportunity will bring together researchers across biomedical, clinical, health services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health fields to generate new knowledge and meaningful action that will directly benefit people in Canada. Research teams will drive discovery and exploration, and to build long-term capacity in heart and brain vascular research. Brain Canada and Heart & Stroke (funders) are committed to making equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) an integral component of the Heart-Brain Connection IMPACT Award competition. EDI principles must be integrated and applied to team assembly, research design, methods, analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of research findings. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this funding opportunity.

Funds Available
 
Two grants of up to $2.9 million each. Teams invited to application phase will be given a planning grant of up to $10,000, with approved budget justification, to develop their Full Application.

Eligibility

Canadian research teams.

Key Dates (2021)

April 8—Register team

May 13—Submit Letter of Intent (LOI). Select applicants will be invited to proceed to the Full Application phase.

August 26—Full application due.

Please refer to the Competition Guidelines for additional details or contact research@heartandstroke.ca.

L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Fellowships

Description

​This year, two fellowships valued at $20,000 each will be awarded to female postdoctoral researchers in the fields of Life Sciences and Engineering/Pure and Applied Sciences. Candidates must conduct their research at a Canadian host institution or organization. Due April 14, 5:00pm EST. 

Funds Available

$20,000 each

Eligibility

Must conduct research at a Canadian host institution or organization

Deadline

April 14th 5:00 pm EST

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