Other Opportunities

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Other opportunities are listed below:

Abstract opportunities

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Employment opportunities

Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa 

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre seeks a highly qualified Research Chair to develop and establish a dynamic and sustainable research program focused on frailty management in long-term care. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and be actively conducting research in an area related to aging and care of the elderly. Alternatively, the candidate may be a physician with a strong commitment and track record in research. He/She will ideally commit a minimum of 2 days per week (0.4 FTE) to the position. It is expected that the Research Chair will remain in the position for a minimum of 3 years. The position is subject to review/renewal at the end of this period. Click here to see full details.

CIHR — Institute of Learning

CIHR is looking to hire a renowned and visionary Scientific Director for the Institute of Aging (IA). Reporting directly to the CIHR President, the Scientific Director will provide overall executive direction and scientific leadership for IA, and will champion and support health research and knowledge translation at the highest level of scientific excellence. Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the IA mandate, with high relevance and perceived recognition to the areas in which the Institute of Aging is acting as the major co-lead of large multi-institute initiatives. The successful candidate will hold a position at, or be affiliated with a recognized institution or organization within Canada. The Scientific Director will remain an employee of their host institution and will be required to devote no less than 50% of their time to the provision of services to CIHR. He/she will have a solid health research and publication track record, and will be known as a leader in IA mandate areas, both nationally and internationally within the scientific community.This is a 4-year mandate, with the possibility of an additional 4-year extension. The target start date for this role is August 1, 2019. Click here to see full details. Apply by December 3.


Citizen participation

CIHR — Ethics Guidance on Developing Research Partnerships with Patients

Have your say on our draft Ethics Guidance on Developing Research Partnerships with Patients: A Working Group of patients, researchers and ethicists invites your feedback. The consultation closes on January 28, 2019. Submit your comments online. Please note that there is a 4,000 character limit (approximately 590 words) for your response.  

Funding Opportunities

Public Health Agency of Canada — Dementia Community Investment

The Federal Budget 2018 announced $20 million over five years, starting in 2018/19, and $4 million per year ongoing, to support community-based projects that address the challenges of dementia. Through the Dementia Community Investment, this new funding will seek to optimize the wellbeing of people living with dementia and/or family/friend caregivers. The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to invite organizations to submit applications for programs and initiatives that address the objectives and priorities of the Dementia Community Investment. Click here to see the call for proposals. Letter of Intent Deadline: December 10, 2018

CIHR Team Grants — Transitions of Care

CIHR — Transitions in Care

CIHR, in partnership with the Rossy Family Foundation, is pleased to announce an upcoming Evaluation Grant funding opportunity under the Transitions in Care (TiC) Initiative. This competition will support the rigorous evaluation of implemented activities such as interventions, tools, practices, policies, technologies, programs and/or other solutions that address transitions in care challenges. The focus of the Evaluation Grants is to support researchers and knowledge users to formally evaluate, validate and/or demonstrate the effectiveness, appropriateness and/or impact of implemented transitions in care activities to create high-quality, real-world evidence, relevant to transitions in care, overall health and/or health system improvement. Click here for details.

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) — Current funding opportunities

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