Campus News

Posted on Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

 CQDM and CIHR, with five of its institutes, partner in a new collaborative funding program in personalized medicine across Canada, to accelerate drug discovery and drug development. 

 

 

Complementary to former initiatives in personalized medicine, this new national program offers public and private partners the opportunity to work together to develop new cutting-edge technologies, computational tools and devices which will in turn accelerate R&D in the area of personalized medicine. To be eligible, research must be performed in Canada with at least one researcher based at a university or affiliated research institution or hospital and at least one researcher at a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) or not-for-profit organization with important research activities.

 

The deadline to submit a letter of intent is June 27th, 2014. For more information, please visit CQDM’s Web site (http://cqdm....

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

 Innovation PEI Call for Proposals:

Pilot and Discovery Fund

 

Innovation PEI is looking for new and existing businesses that are in the early stages of developing a new product, service or process to enhance and grow their operations. This program is designed to provide early stage capital to accelerate the research and development phases of your project. Innovation PEI is interested in easing the financial burden of developing a prototype, alpha or beta, pilot scale production or other activity. Final products or services should display a high degree of innovation and have commercial or consumer interest in the final product.

Proposed projects must fit clearly within the strategic sectors of bioscience, value-added food, information and communications technology, aerospace, professional services or manufacturing.

 

Approved projects are eligible for up to 50% to a maximum of $25,000 in funding for eligible project expenses. Eligible expenses include salaries, direct material, sub-...

Posted on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
 
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description: 
http://www.innovation.ca/en/OurFunds/CFIFunds/JohnREvansLeadersFund
and CFI’s policy and program guide:
...
Posted on Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research - Deadline to register extended until Thursday, April 17th.


Please see attached announcement for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR 2014


Undergraduate students working on a summer research project are invited to participate!
Students will hear presentations by faculty members, learn about resources and be exposed to
valuable information about careers in research.

To register or for more information, email SPUR@upei.ca 
Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Pilot and Discovery Fund applications open for 2014 CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- Innovation PEI is seeking applications from businesses who would like support for innovative projects under the Pilot and Discovery Fund, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

“This program allows Island businesses and researchers to pursue the pilot stage of their projects,” said Minister Roach. “As the province’s lead economic development agency, Innovation PEI is providing support to help innovators explore the commercial potential of their work.”

Research and development requires up-front costs that can be difficult for small businesses in the Province to cover. In response to this challenge, Innovation PEI released the Pilot and Discovery Fund. This helps bridge the gap between development costs incurred and revenue generation of a commercial-ready product.

Pilot and Discovery Fund support has been offered to 56 projects since the fund was launched in 2008.

Innovators supported under thi s fund have included...

Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014

 UPEI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend research ethics training workshops on Tuesday April 22.  The workshops are being hosted by UPEI Research Services and will be delivered by Laura-Lee Balkwill, Policy Analyst from the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Ottawa.

  The ethics workshop topics to be presented are:   9:00 am – 10:30 am:   Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Ethics 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Health Sciences and Research Ethics 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:     Research Ethics Board Review: How is it Done?  Putting the TCPS2 into Practice 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:     Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Metis People of Canada.   There is no charge to attend the workshops and you may attend as many as you like. The workshops will be held on campus, location to be announced.   Please email your name, contact information, department/faculty and the workshops you would like to attend to heartz@upei.ca by Wednesday, April 9.   Please contact Joy Knight at ...
Posted on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

 Registration to 2014 Foundation Scheme Pilot

 

Registration to the 2014 Foundation Scheme 1st Live Pilot competition will open this Monday, March 24, 2014 and will close on June 23, 2014. CIHR has incorporated an extended registration period for this competition to allow additional time for planning as we transition to the new scheme. Complete registration instructions can be found online.

 

Information on all Program Leaders involved in the application will be collected, however please note that the Program Leader who opens the Foundation registration in their ResearchNet account will be identified as the one who is administratively responsible for the grant. The Program Leader will need to confirm their eligibility to apply to this competition, eligibility that will be validated by CIHR...

Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
 
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description: 
http://www.innovation.ca/en/OurFunds/CFIFunds/JohnREvansLeadersFund
and CFI’s policy and program guide:
...

Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

 Please see attached announcement for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR 2014


Undergraduate students working on a summer research project are invited to participate!
Students will hear presentations by faculty members, learn about resources and be exposed to
valuable information about careers in research.

To register or for more information, email SPUR@upei.ca   

-- 
Leslie Cudmore
Research Grants Coordinator
Research Services
University of Prince Edward Island
lcudmore@upei.ca
phone: 902-566-0709
fax: 902-620-5092
Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

 2015 Competition deadline: 15 May 2014

Applications are made online through this website.

The Canada Council for the Arts is now accepting new applications.

In order to submit an application you must acquire a user name and password from the Killam Program staff atKillam@canadacouncil.caYou must do this even if you have applied previously as user names and passwords are not retained for more than one competition.

Please check the eligibility criteria first.

Please note:

  • These are release-time fellowships.
  • Retired professors are not eligible to apply. If you are close to retirement, sufficient time must remain to permit completion of the research project prior to...
Posted on Monday, 17 March, 2014

 Please note that the deadline for CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award applications has now been extended to March 24th, 2014.

Eligible programs at UPEI have been updated as follows:

- Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition

- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  Other program details remain the same (see call for applications below).
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Date: Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Subject: Call for applications: CIHR Health Professional Student Research Awards
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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Health Professional Student Research Awards

Two (2) awards are...
Posted on Tuesday, 11 March, 2014
   
The Canadian partners* to ERA-Can+ invite you to learn about Horizon 2020, a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in research and innovation.

Horizon 2020 is a multi-year (2014-2020) program for science and technology funded by the European Commission. With a budget of almost €80 billion (CAD $118 billion) Horizon 2020 forms a central part of the EU's economic policy agenda. The program's main goals are to encourage scientific excellence, increase the competitiveness of industries, and develop solutions to societal challenges in Europe and abroad....
Posted on Tuesday, 11 March, 2014

CREATE Program Summary:


The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs that:
·        encourage collaborative and integrative approaches, and address significant scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities; and
·        facilitate the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce.

The program also supports industrial stream applications and offers opportunity to collaborate with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and the Research Foundation for the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) in Brazil.

Funding of up to $150,000 in the first year, and up to $300,000 annually in subsequent years, will be provided by NSERC for a maximum period of six years. Collaborators may contribute additional funds.

UPEI Submission Process and Deadlines:

UPEI has received a quota of...

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

 The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held....   

Wednesday, March 12, 2014          
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
AVC - The McCain Foundation Learning Commons Rm 287N
     
This will be a 3 hour training session with handout, based on CCAC Recommended Syllabus (exam included).
          
The Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC) requires that all personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and service take this course.  (A refresher course is required every 5 years.)
 
Please notify me by e-mail animalcare@upei.ca by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.
          
Regards,
Sherri Pineau
ACC - Admin. Assistant

Posted on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Health Professional Student Research Awards


Two (2) awards are available to UPEI undergraduate students through the CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award. These awards are valued at $4,251 each for a term of 13 weeks, and can be increased by the supervisor of the student to a higher stipend or for a longer duration. The purpose of this program is to further strengthen clinical research by providing research training to health professionals and strengthen talent development. These awards are available only to students who have completed at least their first year of study in an eligible professional program by the time the award is taken up, and the student must not already be eligible to hold a health professional license.  Students must have achieved a minimum cumulative 75% average.

Eligible programs at UPEI are:
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Integrated Dietetic Internship

Students should review the CIHR program description to confirm eligibility to apply:...

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