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Opportunities

Throughout the year different research-focused events and activities designed to increase knowledge and awareness of addiction or mental health research are offered in Alberta and around the world. Visit this area often to keep informed of these endeavors.

 

Training Opportunities
  • Alberta Gambling Research Institute: Various funding and training opportunities for gambling related research.
  • Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions: It supports top quality, internationally competitive health research. Their research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal well being of Albertans and people around the world.
  • Alberta Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research: The Network supports community-based research on Indigenous peoples. Since 2002, the Network has provided one million dollars in training and grant opportunities to communities, students, and investigators conducting research in priority areas of Indigenous health.
  • British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the University of British Columbia, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre - The Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training (IMPART) - The Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training (IMPART) is an innovative, multidisciplinary research training program designed to equip health researchers from across disciplines, sectors and settings to conduct gender- and sex-based analyses in addictions research with a focus on the intersections of violence, trauma and mental health with addictions.
  • The Canadian Institute for Health Information: Offers various training opportunities throughout the year. Training sessions are offered in various formats including webconference, independent learning, and e-learning.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research: CIHR provides funding and training opportunities for four themes of health research: biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health.
  • EXTRA: The Executive Training for Research Application program develops capacity and leadership to optimize the use of research evidence in managing Canadian healthcare organizations.
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research: Applications for post-doctoral fellowship awards are now open. Letter of intent due February 28. Full application due March 28.
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: It is a federal funding agency that provides support for researchers in natural sciences, engineering and related fields. NSERC does not support clinically-oriented research. In cases where the proposed research is deemed to fall within the mandate of either CIHR or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), NSERC will not accept the proposal (only one application per academic year to CIHR, SSHRC or NSERC).
  • Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research: NAMHR is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The priority of NAMHR is to develop capacity for mental health and addiction research and knowledge translation in remote, rural, and urban settings, partnering with Indigenous organizations and communities. The emphasis in NAMHR is on networking and training for existing researchers, and conducting a series of pilot projects that form the basis to seek funding for larger scale projects.
  • New Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation (PVR) Initiative in Canada: In May 2011, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University launched an offering of its award-winning Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Designed to meet the needs of Canadian vocational providers, the training offers skills, tools, and information in the following topics: engaging people with psychiatric disabilities in vocational services, identifying vocational needs, facilitating vocational rehabilitation readiness, choosing meaningful vocational goals, personalizing vocational assessment, achieving vocational placements, developing essential skills, supports, and accommodations, and meeting the needs of culturally diverse service participants.
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care): The Centre offers a wide range of funding opportunities related to gambling, problem gambling, and promoting effective interventions and strategies.
  • PolicyWise for Children & Families: They fund policy-relevant applied research that has the potential to improve the well-being of Alberta's children, their families and communities; they are specifically interested in research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth. They offer a variety of funding opportunities to help start and sustain research for both trainees and independent investigators.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities, and sectors of society.
Funding Opportunities
  • Alberta Gambling Research Institute: Various funding opportunities for gambling related research.
  • Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network: The Addiction and Mental Health SCN was created to enhance the prevention and treatment of addiction and mental health issues in order to provide the best possible outcomes for patients. It occasionally funds clinical multidisciplinary research projects.
  • Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions: It supports top quality, internationally competitive health research. Their research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy, and societal well being of Albertans and people around the world.
  • Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation: Grants for academic and research institute.
  • Applied Public Health Chairs: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health are re-launching the Applied Public Health Chairs Program with partners. The Program will target specific population and public health research priorities to maximize synergies and impact.
  • The Canada Research Chairs: These are allocated in accordance with the amount of funding provided by the three federal granting agencies (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) to University based researchers.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research: CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health.
  • Grand Challenges Canada: Funding opportunities that improve treatments and expand access to care.
  • Foundation of the Canadian Psychiatric Association: The FCPA promotes and funds innovations in psychiatry.
  • Manitoba Gambling Research Program: This program supports the development of high quality gambling research. Funding opportunities are available to researchers across Canada.
  • NARSAD: The Young Investigator Grant supports young scientists carrying out neurobiological research.
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: It is a federal funding agency that provides support for researchers in natural sciences, engineering and related fields. NSERC does not support clinically-oriented research. In cases where the proposed research is deemed to fall within the mandate of either CIHR or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), NSERC will not accept the proposal (only one application per academic year to CIHR, SSHRC or NSERC).
  • The Networks of Centres of Excellence: (NCE) fosters multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral partnerships between academia, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. It supports academic research, the commercialization of products and ideas, and the development of significant Canadian business advantages. The partnerships that this initiative cultivates result in ideas that are transformed into economic and social benefits for all Canadians.
  • PolicyWise for Children & Families: They fund policy-relevant applied research that has the potential to improve the well-being of Alberta's children, their families, and communities; they are specifically interested in research that looks at outcomes for children and/or youth. They offer a variety of funding opportunities to help start and sustain research for both trainees and independent investigators.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council: SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and sectors of society.