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    • HSD Graduate Student Conference Writing Grant Proposals Marcia Hills, RN, PhD Professor, School of Nursing Director, Centre for Community Health Promotion Research
    • Overview
      • Major funding organizations
        • CIHR
        • SSHRC
        • MSFHR
        • CHSRF
      • Top 10 reasons why proposals aren’t funded
      • Students’ Experiences…Gord Carol & Mel
    • Award Recipients…
      • Gord Miller - PhD student (SSHRC)
      • Carol Sparks - Masters (MSFHR)
      • Mel Ross - Masters (CIHR)
    • Canadian Institutes for Health Research
      • Has existed for only 5 years
      • CIHR “Central”
      • 13 Virtual Research Centres
        • Scientific Director
        • Associate Director
        • Housed at a university
    • 13 Virtual Institutes
      • Institute of Population and Public Health
      • Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health
      • Institute of Gender and Health
      • Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
      • Institute of Aging
      • Institute of Cancer Research
      • Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
      • Institute of Genetics
    • Institutes …continued
      • Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
      • Institute of Infection and Immunity
      • Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
      • Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addictions
      • Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
    • Graduate Student Opportunities
      • Canada Graduate Scholarships
        • Masters ($17,5000 - 1 yr.) and PhD ($30,000/yr)
      • Doctoral Research Awards ($21,000/yr)
      • www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
    • Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
      • Aims to better understand the social, economic and cultural issues facing Canadians, including education, globalization, immigration, work, language, ethics, art and culture.
      • Recently, SSHRC has unveiled a new strategic plan emphasizing knowledge translation and the practical use of knowledge for improving the lives of Canadians
    • Graduate Student Opportunities…
      • Canadian Graduate scholarship program
        • Masters ($17,500 - one year)
        • Doctoral Scholarships ($35,000/3 yr)
        • Doctor Fellowships ($20,000/yr for up to 4yr)
        • www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
    • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
      • Created in 1998
      • Build BC capacity for excellence in clinical, bio-medical health services and population health research
    • Graduate Student Opportunities…
      • Research trainee program
        • Masters and PhD
          • Junior Graduate Student Award
          • Senior Graduate Student Award
          • Annual stipend $20,000
          • www.msfhr.org
    • Top 10 reasons why applications don’t get funded…
      • 1. Funding Application guidelines are not followed
      • 2. Insufficient, unclear or vague methods or activities
      • 3. Discrepancies between objectives and methods
      • 4. Unclear problem statement
      • 5. Limited significance of the problem
      • 6. Lack of experience or suitable personnel to complete project
      • 7. Insufficient monitoring/supervison to ensure accountability
      • 8. Action plan inadequate
      • 9. Evaluation of the project not included; not detailed.
      • 10. Budget too high (inappropriate)
    • Student Awards…
      • Gord
      • Carol
      • Mel