Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Mar 26, 2013
Sponsor's: Apr 02, 2013

Subject Areas: Environments, Genes, Chronic Disease

The CIHR Catalyst Grant program provides seed money, on a short-term basis, to support health research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities.

The aim of this funding opportunity is to support new research relating to environment, genes and chronic disease, including novel research approaches and methodologies to address this research area. To encourage inter-disciplinary approaches to this research, applicants must collaborate with a colleague with expertise in a different discipline or field of research from their own. For example, applicants funded through this initiative might include a geneticist working with a researcher in environmental health or population health and another researcher with expertise related to a specific non-communicable chronic disease. The proposed research should demonstrate the potential for catalyzing high impact research to improve the quality of research and advance knowledge related to this research area. This could include projects related to defining signature molecular pathways of environment-genome interactions, identifying biomarkers, and developing improved methodologies studying the roles of environments and genes in chronic disease, as described in the Relevant Research Areas section.

Application Details: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) will not be considered through this program. For projects of a high risk nature, the potential for great scientific gain should offset the risk of failure. There should be minimal or no overlap with other funded work.The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of one step: Application. To complete your Application, follow the instructions in the Grants - ResearchNet "Application" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found below under "Specific Instructions". Reminder to applicants: Please ensure that your application is complete (includes all required signatures) and is submitted on time to CIHR. Your Application must be submitted using ResearchNet. Scan and upload the signed signature pages including the routing slip in the Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting your application.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M
Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 941-2672