Workshops

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) holds numerous workshops yearly to assist applicants in preparing their CIHR applications. The workshops provide information on all aspects of grant writing, including grantsmanship, insights into the application process, and budget development.

Current Workshops

Preparing your Stage 2 CIHR Foundation Application

Join us to hear Drs. Neil Drummond [Stage 2 CIHR Foundation Reviewer (2015 & 2016)] and Gary Lopaschuk (2016 Foundation awardee) share their insights on the Stage 2 CIHR Foundation review process and preparing a Stage 2 Foundation application.
Date & Time: Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 6-52 Heritage Medical Research Centre
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca 

CIHR Update

Join us to hear Drs. Lori West (Member, CIHR Governing Coucil) and Brian Rowe (Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Circulatory & Respiratory Health). They will share their insights into how changes at CIHR are unfolding through CIHR's Governing Council, Science Council and Institute Advisory Boards. We will hear how decisions are made, and what additional Changes we can anticipate at CIHR.
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca 

Selecting a Peer Review Committee, Providing Keywords & Preparing a Summary for Your CIHR Project Application

Join us to hear from two University of Alberta researchers who reviewed grant applications for the CIHR Fall 2017 Project Competition: Dr. Kathy Hegadoren (Chair, Gender Sex & Health Panel) and Dr. Michael Schultz (Scientific Officer, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology B Panel).
They will discuss problems with and strategies for:

  • Selecting an appropriate peer review committee
  • ensuring that your registration abstract demonstrates why you application is appropriate for the peer review committee selected along with the grant assignment process at CIHR
  • meeting sex and gender requirements
  • providing key words and shaping summaries to best fit their important roles in the peer review process

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: 
1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Q&A Session with Fall 2017 Project Competition CIHR Peer Reviewers

Join us to hear from Drs. Emmanuelle Cordat (Reviewer, Hematology, Digestive & Kidney Diseases Panel), Michelle Graham (Chair, Clinical Investigation D Panel), and Rachel Wevrick (Reviewer, Genetics Panel), all of whom participated in the review of CIHR Fall 2017 Project Competition grants. They will spend a few minutes summarizing their experiences reviewing Project grants this fall, and outline what we can expect for the review of Spring 2018 Project submissions. This will be followed by our opportunity to ask questions as we prepare Spring 2018 Project applications.
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Preparing your CIHR Project Budget

Join us to hear Drs. Hanne Ostergaard (CIHR Project Reviewer [Spring 2016, Fall 2016 & Fall 2017] and OOGP and Planning grant awardee) and Adrian Wagg (CIHR Project, OOGP, PHSI, and Team grant awardee). They will share their insights into preparing budgets for the project competition. We will also hear from the Research Services Office Research Facilitators, who will share their observations on more common errors made and difficulties encountered when preparing CIHR grant budgets.
Date & Time: Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca