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

Grant Amount: UP TO $70K PA FOR 3 YRS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jan 08, 2011
Sponsor's: Jan 15, 2011

Subject Areas: Biomedical Research (multidisciplinary), Clinical Research or Studies, Environmental Effects, H1N1, Kidney Development, Quality Of Life, Health Systems, Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis, Genetics, Cancer, Kidney, Transplantation of Organs, Population Health, Urology

The KRESCENT program New Investigator Award is awarded to individuals who have clearly demonstrated excellence during their pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in kidney disease. The Award provides salary support for up to three years of the faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or its equivalent at a Canadian University. Application for this award must be initiated by the university or the institution at which the candidate will conduct the proposed research. The university or institution is expected to guarantee the applicant appropriate academic rank and to provide adequate space and facilities for the investigator's research, commensurate with the status of the individual in terms of experience and level of support by the Program.

To assist an individual who has a MD, PhD or equivalent, to become established as a fully independent investigator in the field of kidney disease. The awardee must show proof of application for a grant-in-aid (or research grant) in support of the proposed research plan at the time of this award. Such grants must be administered by peer review granting agencies, approved by the KRESCENT program, for example The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Application Details:

Due to the nature of this program, please contact RD&S (x83136) when you are ready to submit your ROLA form for approval. At the time of commencement of the New Investigator Award no more than three years may have passed since the date of the first faculty appointment.

The KRESCENT program also offers to match up to a maximum of $25,000 of Infrastructure Support (laboratory start-up costs and support staff) awarded during the period of the New Investigator Award from the sponsoring university or institution. The Candidate must apply for the Infrastructure Support at the same time as for this award but a separate budget should be provided. The Candidate also must submit proof of matching institutional support. It is the intention of the KRESCENT program that the Infrastructure Support be used to the direct benefit/assistance of the awardee's research plan. ** IF you apply for the infrastructure support, when completing your ROLA Proposal - please check the "partner contributions" box and enter in the relevant details of your matching funds. Applications must be submitted on the prescribed forms, which are available on the KRESCENT program Website or at the National Office of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

5165 Sherbrooke Street West
Unit 300
Montreal, Quebec, Canada