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IWK Research Funding Opportunities

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IWK Research Fund Competitions

Research Services is pleased to offer a variety Operating and Personnel funding opportunities. Please see below.

NOTE: All applications must be submitted through the ROEMO Research Portal

ROMEO Researcher Portal

Please view the following document for instructions: ROMEO Registration and Application Instructions

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Operating Grants

Project Grants

Aim: This grant is intended to support projects that will position IWK researchers to be more competitive for external funding or to complete high-quality projects of more limited scope that will have significant scientific or clinical impact.

Deadline Dates: April 1 and October 15

Funds Available: $25,000 for 1 year (with 1 year no-cost extension)

The following types of applications are accepted:

- Seed/Preliminary Data. The study will provide preliminary data that will support an upcoming application for an external grant.

- New Area. This study is in an area that is distinct from the applicant’s current area of research, and is not an incremental progression in his/her current research program. This study will provide the applicant an opportunity to explore a new area of research.

- Stand-alone Project. This study can be completed within the allocated budget, and yield findings of sufficient originality and import to make an independent impactful contribution to the literature or practice.

Click here for Project Grant Guidelines

 

Mentored Grants

Aim: This operating grant is intended to i) support projects that will build capacity in research at the IWK, and ii) facilitate the development of the applicant’s research skills. Trainees, early career faculty, or clinical and administrative staff who are building research expertise are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will be based on the quality of the proposed project and the likelihood that the mentorship relationship will lead to further skill and professional development for the mentee.

Deadline Dates: January 10 and October 15

Funds Available: $5,000 for 1 year

Click here for Mentored Grant Guidelines

 

Matching Funds

Aim: Numerous funding programs now require institutional matching funds (in-kind or cash). Matching funds will be available for grant proposals to government and non-for-profit organizations when require by the sponsor or as part of the grant application.

Deadline Dates: Applications may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st) but no later than one month prior to the funding agency’s application deadline.

Funds Available: Maximum of up to 10% of a $100,000 funding program.

Click here for Matching Funds Guidelines

 

Equipment Refresh/Replace

Aim: As demands for equipment related funding continue to increase, researchers are encouraged to budget for service contracts and maintenance costs of major pieces of multi-user equipment in all external funding opportunities. Fees from users should also be considered to provide a fund for emergency repairs, maintenance and replacement costs. Applications to the Equipment Refresh/Replace Program may require documentation that funding from external sources has been inadequate or unsuccessful and that realistic fees have been collected from users.

Deadline Dates: March 31 and September 30

Funds Available: Depending on funds available, the cost of repairs, maintenance, or purchase of equipment may be reimbursed./span>

Click here for Equipment Refresh/Replace Guidelines

 

Translating Research into Care (TRIC)

Aim: The purpose of this award is to aid in the recruitment/establishment of new research investigators in the field of women’s and children’s health care in the Maritime Provinces. In this context, health care includes all aspects of research related to the health of women and children, including laboratory and clinical research, and research in the education and rehabilitation.

Deadline dates: May 1 and November 1

Funds available: Level 1 up to $3,000 / Level 2 up to $30,000 / Level 3 up to $60,000.

Click here for TRIC Guidelines

 

Establishment Recruitment

Aim: The purpose of this award is to aid in the recruitment/establishment of new research investigators in the field of women’s and children’s health care in the Maritime Provinces. In this context, health care includes all aspects of research related to the health of women and children, including laboratory and clinical research, and research in the education and rehabilitation.

Deadline Dates: Funding requests are accepted from six months prior to the investigator’s start date through the first 12 months of appointment.

Funds Available: Pending available funds

Click here for Establishment Recruitment Guidelines

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Personnel Support

Aim: These grants are intended to support promising summer students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in research aimed at improving child, youth, maternal or women’s health at the IWK.

 

Summer Studentship

Eligibility: Any trainee supervised by an IWK researcher and not funded through the Research In Medicine (RIM) Program.

Deadline Dates: January 10

Funds Available (no match required): $5,000

Click here for Summer Studentship Guidelines

 

Graduate Studentship

Eligibility: A Masters or PhD candidate whose primary supervisor is an IWK researcher. The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program. Applicants are eligible for a second year of funding, provided they demonstrate proof of application to an external funding source during their first year.

Deadline Dates: April 11

Funds Available (no match required): $25,000/year for up to 2 years

Click here for Graduate Studentship Guidelines

 

Post Doc Fellowship

Eligibility: A PhD or resident physician/clinical fellow whose primary supervisor is an IWK researcher. Seventy-five per centre (75%) or more of the applicant’s time must be spent engaged in research at the IWK. Applicants are eligible for a second year of funding, provided they demonstrate proof of application to an external funding source during their first year.

Deadline Dates: January 10

Funds Available (no match required): $50,000/year for up to 2 years

Click here for Post Doctoral Guidelines

 

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IWK Research Funding Contacts

Pre Awards

Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research
and Clinical Care Pavilion, 
IWK Health Centre,
5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 6R8

Yasmin AliManager, Research Administration

(902) 470-6548 (Phone)

yasmin.ali@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

Sandy BerryCoordinator, Grants & Support Services

(902) 470-7548 (Phone)

sandy.berry@iwk.nshealth.ca 

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IWK Research Funding Opportunities – FAQs

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The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.