Bridge Grant
Opens 13 Jul 2021 12:00 AM (ADT)
Description

Purpose

The Bridge Grant Program is designed to build on existing research capacity in New Brunswick by providing support for health researchers who have scored at the fundable level on a recent application to any national funding agency but have not been funded for that application or closely related research. 

Scope

Research supported must be in a field of human health research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines/categorizes these fields by four pillars: 1 – biomedical, 2 – clinical, 3 – health system services and 4 – population health. 

Funding

This program is subject to availability of funding.

  • The grant may be up to $35,000 for 12 to 18 months. 
  • Applications are accepted at any time, there is no set deadline. However, applications to NBHRF will only be accepted within fifteen months of the date of the original decision notification of the national granting agency.    
  • The principal researcher may only receive funding from the NBHRF Bridge Program twice for the same health research project (i.e.: an application that has been independently peer-reviewed twice by CIHR or another organization, meaning that a third negative review is not eligible for this NBHRF program).  

    NBHRF reserves the right to make the determination of whether or not it is the same project based on the information provided in all relevant applications.

     

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must:

  • submit an application to any national funding agency (such as but not limited to CIHR, NSERC, any national charity or international funding agency with a peer review process) for funding under their Operating Grant programs and receive a peer-review score. The peer review score must be the equivalent of 3.75 or above; or the equivalent of 3.5 or above and the ranking is in the top 50% of its competition. The original application to the agency and the associated detailed peer-review comments and evaluations must be included in the application to NBHRF as an attachment;
  • present a project that is self-contained and performed within a 12-18 month period;
  • be affiliated with a New Brunswick university, research institution, health service organization, voluntary health agency or non-profit research organization. Please note: students will not be funded as principal investigators; 
  • not hold concurrent funding under this NBHRF Program; and
  • ensure that 100% of the research will be performed in the province of New Brunswick. 

Eligible Expenses

Allowable expenses are those necessary to carry out the research and not provided through other means. They may include:

  • salary of technicians, research assistants, research associates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; (individuals funded via NBIF are not eligible);
  • general office expenses and supplies;
  • research equipment (Note: Laptop and desktop computers are not considered allowable expenses unless they are connected to a piece of equipment);
  • reimbursement for use of hospital equipment or personnel for medical procedures;
  • expenses incurred by research subjects to allow them to participate in the research but not honoraria or payments for participation, except in exceptional circumstances;
  • technical advice of an unusually complex nature and/or requiring a considerable time commitment that goes beyond what could be expected in a collegial relationship;
  • field travel required for the project;
  • communications and knowledge translation; and
  • travel to scientific events related to the project.    

Review and Decision

Applications are reviewed to ensure that they:

  • fit with the purpose, scope and requirements of the funding program and
  • fit within a field of human health research as defined in “Scope” above.

Once the request is received, the evaluation begins immediately. Decisions are usually rendered two to four weeks after the application is submitted. Decisions also take into account factors such as the Foundation's current priorities, availability of funds within the Foundation's budget, competing demands, pressure of demand, efficient use of public funds, and doubling of funds. with other sources. As noted in the “Funding” section, NBHRF reserves the right to determine if doubling of funds exists. 

To Apply

Complete the application form and provide the following attachments:

Plain Language Project/Program Summary

Outline the proposed research project. Applicants should provide an appropriate synopsis of their proposed research including research question(s) approaches, methods and literature, and any preliminary results etc. 

  • Maximum 3 pages. 

Relevance of Project to Health Research in New Brunswick

  • Maximum 1 page.

Budget justification

  • Management or administrative charges or fees are not permissible expenses.
  • Maximum 1 page.

The original application to the organization along with the detailed comments and ratings associated with the peer review.

Canadian Common CV (CCV)

  • A completed CV must be created (and/or updated) and submitted in the Canadian Common CV system as part of the application process. Using the CV “Funding” option, select “Funding Source NBHRF”, and then select “CV Type NBHRF Template”.  Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of the application.  A submitted version of the CCV will have a date submitted and a confirmation number at the top of the CCV.

Final Report

The grant recipient must submit a final report within 90 days of the end of the project by completing the NBHRF form entitled Final Report which can be accessed by accessing their NBHRF account. A brief project summary report, a more detailed scientific report and the institution's signed financial statements for the project must be attached in the “Final Report Attachments” section. 

All fields of the report form must be completed accurately. If information is missing or incorrect, the report will be rejected and recipients will be instructed to redo it.

The grant recipient will receive an automated email confirming report submission. The grant recipient will also receive an email from the NBHRF Program Director indicating whether the final report is complete and accepted. If it is not complete, appropriate action should be taken.

Recipients who do not submit a final report or any other required documentation will be ineligible for future NBHRF research funding.

Apply

Bridge Grant


Purpose

The Bridge Grant Program is designed to build on existing research capacity in New Brunswick by providing support for health researchers who have scored at the fundable level on a recent application to any national funding agency but have not been funded for that application or closely related research. 

Scope

Research supported must be in a field of human health research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines/categorizes these fields by four pillars: 1 – biomedical, 2 – clinical, 3 – health system services and 4 – population health. 

Funding

This program is subject to availability of funding.

  • The grant may be up to $35,000 for 12 to 18 months. 
  • Applications are accepted at any time, there is no set deadline. However, applications to NBHRF will only be accepted within fifteen months of the date of the original decision notification of the national granting agency.    
  • The principal researcher may only receive funding from the NBHRF Bridge Program twice for the same health research project (i.e.: an application that has been independently peer-reviewed twice by CIHR or another organization, meaning that a third negative review is not eligible for this NBHRF program).  

    NBHRF reserves the right to make the determination of whether or not it is the same project based on the information provided in all relevant applications.

     

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must:

  • submit an application to any national funding agency (such as but not limited to CIHR, NSERC, any national charity or international funding agency with a peer review process) for funding under their Operating Grant programs and receive a peer-review score. The peer review score must be the equivalent of 3.75 or above; or the equivalent of 3.5 or above and the ranking is in the top 50% of its competition. The original application to the agency and the associated detailed peer-review comments and evaluations must be included in the application to NBHRF as an attachment;
  • present a project that is self-contained and performed within a 12-18 month period;
  • be affiliated with a New Brunswick university, research institution, health service organization, voluntary health agency or non-profit research organization. Please note: students will not be funded as principal investigators; 
  • not hold concurrent funding under this NBHRF Program; and
  • ensure that 100% of the research will be performed in the province of New Brunswick. 

Eligible Expenses

Allowable expenses are those necessary to carry out the research and not provided through other means. They may include:

  • salary of technicians, research assistants, research associates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; (individuals funded via NBIF are not eligible);
  • general office expenses and supplies;
  • research equipment (Note: Laptop and desktop computers are not considered allowable expenses unless they are connected to a piece of equipment);
  • reimbursement for use of hospital equipment or personnel for medical procedures;
  • expenses incurred by research subjects to allow them to participate in the research but not honoraria or payments for participation, except in exceptional circumstances;
  • technical advice of an unusually complex nature and/or requiring a considerable time commitment that goes beyond what could be expected in a collegial relationship;
  • field travel required for the project;
  • communications and knowledge translation; and
  • travel to scientific events related to the project.    

Review and Decision

Applications are reviewed to ensure that they:

  • fit with the purpose, scope and requirements of the funding program and
  • fit within a field of human health research as defined in “Scope” above.

Once the request is received, the evaluation begins immediately. Decisions are usually rendered two to four weeks after the application is submitted. Decisions also take into account factors such as the Foundation's current priorities, availability of funds within the Foundation's budget, competing demands, pressure of demand, efficient use of public funds, and doubling of funds. with other sources. As noted in the “Funding” section, NBHRF reserves the right to determine if doubling of funds exists. 

To Apply

Complete the application form and provide the following attachments:

Plain Language Project/Program Summary

Outline the proposed research project. Applicants should provide an appropriate synopsis of their proposed research including research question(s) approaches, methods and literature, and any preliminary results etc. 

  • Maximum 3 pages. 

Relevance of Project to Health Research in New Brunswick

  • Maximum 1 page.

Budget justification

  • Management or administrative charges or fees are not permissible expenses.
  • Maximum 1 page.

The original application to the organization along with the detailed comments and ratings associated with the peer review.

Canadian Common CV (CCV)

  • A completed CV must be created (and/or updated) and submitted in the Canadian Common CV system as part of the application process. Using the CV “Funding” option, select “Funding Source NBHRF”, and then select “CV Type NBHRF Template”.  Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of the application.  A submitted version of the CCV will have a date submitted and a confirmation number at the top of the CCV.

Final Report

The grant recipient must submit a final report within 90 days of the end of the project by completing the NBHRF form entitled Final Report which can be accessed by accessing their NBHRF account. A brief project summary report, a more detailed scientific report and the institution's signed financial statements for the project must be attached in the “Final Report Attachments” section. 

All fields of the report form must be completed accurately. If information is missing or incorrect, the report will be rejected and recipients will be instructed to redo it.

The grant recipient will receive an automated email confirming report submission. The grant recipient will also receive an email from the NBHRF Program Director indicating whether the final report is complete and accepted. If it is not complete, appropriate action should be taken.

Recipients who do not submit a final report or any other required documentation will be ineligible for future NBHRF research funding.

Apply
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