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. URS has updated its help files for the 2017 Foundation Scheme. The help files are based on CIHR's instruction documents and the competition's peer review manual. A Net ID and password are required to view each help file: 

  • Application Checklist - a help file that provides a section-by-section summary of the application requirements based on both the application instructions & peer review manual
  • CCV Checklist - a short checklist to help applicants complete the Foundation Scheme CCV
  • Sample indicators - a list of example activities that an applicant could include in each section of the Stage 1 Foundation Scheme application

2. URS has set its internal review deadlines for the Foundation Grant competition. Please see 'Stage 1 Review Process' below for full details about the types of reviews offered. The deadlines are: 

  • Full Application Review deadline: August 22, 2017
  • 'Mini' Review deadline: September 1, 2017

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

Anticipated Notice of Decision - Final Assessment
(2016-2017 Competition)

August 3, 2017

Funding Start Date
(2016-2017 Competition)

July 1, 2017

Registration Deadline
(2017-2018 Competition)
August 8, 2017
URS Full Application Review Deadline
(Queen's Internal Process)
August 22, 2017
URS 'Mini' Review Deadline
(Queen's Internal Process)
September 1, 2017
Stage 1 Application Deadline September 12, 2017
(at NOON - Queen's internal deadline)
Stage 1 Notice of Decision December 7, 2017
Stage 2 Application Deadline February 6, 2018
Anticipated Notice of Decision - Final Assessment Stage July 17, 2018
Funding Start Date July 1, 2018

Stage 1 Review Process - University Research Services

The deadline to receive a FULL APPLICATION REVIEW from University Research Services is August 22, 2017. 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 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 August 22, 2017. 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 September 1, 2017. 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 September 1, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Stage 1 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.
  • A TRAQ DSS is NOT required at Stage 1 of the competition. A TRAQ is only required at Stage 2 of the competition. 

Information & Resources

About the Program 

 

Registration

 

Stage 1 Application

  • Sample indicators - a list of example activities that an applicant could include in each section of the Stage 1 Foundation Scheme application (Net ID & password required).

 

Stage 2 Application

 

Additional Resources

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

 


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

Last Updated: August 29, 2017