University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

2017-2018 Foundation Grant Competition

This website is meant to serve as a repository of websites and resources related to the 2017-2018 Foundation Grant Competition.

UPDATES 

1. The URS full application review deadline for Stage 2 is January 18, 2018. Please see the updated important dates section below for all upcoming deadlines.

2. URS has updated its help files for this competition. The URS Help Files Bundle - Net ID required (PDF, 1243 KB) includes a set of 3 help files focused on: i) the stage 2 application; ii) developing a strong training plan; and iii) the Foundation Scheme CCV. The help files synthesize key information from CIHR instructions, the peer review manual, and best practices for this competition.

3. CIHR has organized a series of Q&A webinars about Stage 2 of the Foundation Scheme. Registration is mandatory for all interested participants. A series of online learning modules is also available (registration not required).


Webpage Overview


Important Dates 

The following table is a summary of key CIHR / Queen's deadlines. Please see the note on University Research Services' internal processes below.

Event 

Date

Stage 1 Notice of Decision December 7, 2017
TRAQ DSS Deadline - Research that is Hospital-Based
(Queen's internal process)
January 16, 2018
URS Full Application Review Deadline
(Queen's internal process)
January 18, 2018
URS 'Mini' Review Deadline
(Queen's internal process)
January 25, 2018
TRAQ DSS Deadline - Research that is Not Hospital-Based
(Queen's internal process)
January 25, 2018
Stage 2 Application Deadline February 6, 2018
(at NOON - Queen's internal deadline)
Anticipated Notice of Decision - Final Assessment Stage July 17, 2018
Funding Start Date July 1, 2018

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Stage 2 Review Process - University Research Services

The deadline to receive a FULL APPLICATION REVIEW from University Research Services is January 18, 2018. Note that the full application review is not a scientific review (i.e. a review undertaken by health sciences researchers). The review is performed by a Research Projects Advisor at University Research Services. The advisor will:

  • Perform a detailed reading and content review of your application (includes editing suggestions)
  • Perform a budget / CV review
  • Send you detailed comments / feedback

If you would like to have your application reviewed by University Research Services, please send a penultimate draft to Kristina Arseneau (k.arseneau@queensu.ca) no later than January 18, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please remember that the closer your application is to complete, the more helpful the review process will be. 

The deadline to receive a 'MINI REVIEW' from University Research Services is January 25, 2018. In the mini review, a projects advisor will ensure that you application is complete and matches CIHR guidelines, as well as perform a budget / CV review.

If you would like to have a mini review by University Research Services, please: 1) enter all of your application information in ResearchNet, 2) generate a PDF of the full application and, 3) send the PDF document to Kristina Arseneau (k.arseneau@queensu.ca) no later than January 25, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Stage 2 Submission Process - University Research Services / CIHR

  • This Funding Opportunity participates in the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits their application using ResearchNet, it will be electronically directed to the University Research Services for review and approval.  Once the applications are reviewed and approved, the administrators at University Research Services will submit the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant.
  • PIs must submit a TRAQ DSS for this funding opportunity before applications are forwarded to CIHR by URS. Hospital-based researchers must submit their TRAQ DSS by January 16, 2018. Researchers who are not conducting Hospital-based research must submit their TRAQ DSS by January 15, 2018. All TRAQ DSS files must include a DRAFT copy of the proposal and budget/budget justification. TRAQ DSS files for Hospital-based research must also include the Hospital Departmental Information & Impact Form. For more information, please see the TRAQ resources section below.

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Information & Resources

About the Program 

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Stage 2 Application

  • URS Help Files Bundle - A set of 3 help files focused on: i) the stage 2 application; ii) developing a strong training plan; and iii) the Foundation Scheme CCV. The help files synthesize key information from CIHR instructions, the peer review manual, and best practices for this competition.

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Additional Resources

  • For general grant writing resources and resources on knowledge translation, please see University Research Services' resources page.

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TRAQ Resources

Completing the TRAQ DSS Form for Hospital-Based Research

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Additional Information & Resources for Hospital-Based Research

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Completing the TRAQ DSS Form for Research that is not Hospital-Based

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Contact Person

Kristina Arseneau, Ph.D.
Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
University Research Services
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79707
Email: k.arseneau@queensu.ca

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Last Updated: January 3, 2018