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

Purpose 

The Establishment Grant program is intended to support the establishment of outstanding new health researchers in New Brunswick by providing funding to enable them to establish their independent health research programs. The applicant and the head of university department are expected to collaborate in the preparation of the application. 

Scope

A new researcher is defined as a researcher who has held a full-time research position (e.g., academic appointment providing eligibility to submit grant applications and/or supervise students), for a period of 0 to 60 months. 

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

Funding

The program is offered annually subject to the availability of funds. 

  • The grant may be up to $60,000 per year, for a period of 2 years;
  • Applications are accepted at any time, there is no deadline. However, applications to NBHRF will be accepted no later than fifteen months from the date of the original decision notice from the national granting agency.
  • The grant may be matched against funds from another organization, provided the application to the other organization has already been submitted and received a peer review score. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Apply for funding from a national granting agency (eg CIHR, NSERC, national charity or international funding agency with a peer review process). The applicant may submit an application to NBHRF for review at any time, but a decision will only be made once the application has gone through the peer review process and achieved a score equivalent to 3.75 or more; or equivalent to 3.5 or more and ranked in the highest 50% of the competition. The original application submitted to the organization, and all associated detailed peer review comments from the organization must be included as an attachment; 
  • Be an independent health researcher at a New Brunswick institution; confirmation of employment documents from the host institution is required;
  • Not have previously obtained an establishment grant from the NBHRF; 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have applied for this status;
  • Be able to devote at least half of their time to research, i.e. have a written commitment from the host institution for the release of teaching responsibilities; 
  • NBHRF will verify this commitment; and
  • Be sponsored by the appropriate Department Head, Dean, and Vice-President, academic or research, of a New Brunswick institution. 

Recruitment Process

The process of recruiting a health researcher for the province of New Brunswick must be transparent, open and fair, and respect the institution's guidelines for tenure-track positions. 

Allowable Expenses

Eligible expenses are those necessary to carry out the research and which are not provided by other sources. They may include:

  • Administrative support for research;
  • Up to half the researcher's salary for the first year;
  • Salaries for technicians, research assistants, research associates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (NBIF-funded individuals are not eligible);
  • General expenses and office supplies;
  • Research equipment (note that laptops and desktops are not considered eligible expenses unless they are hooked up to a piece of equipment);
  • Reimbursement of costs relating to the use of hospital equipment or personnel for medical procedures;
  • Costs incurred by research subjects to enable them to participate in the research, excluding fees or payments for subject participation, except in exceptional circumstances;
  • Technical advice of an exceptionally complex and/or time-consuming nature that cannot be expected from a collegial relationship;
  • Travel costs to work in the field 

Communications and knowledge transfer costs; 

Review 

Applications are assessed to ensure that they:

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

Once the request is received, the evaluation begins immediately. Decisions will not be made until NBHRF has received the comments and the score of the peer review conducted by the national body. 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,

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 logging into their NBHRF account. A brief project summary, a more detailed project report and the institution's signed financial statement for the project should be uploaded as attachments.

All fields in the report form must be completed accurately. If information is missing or inaccurate, the report will be rejected, and the grant recipient will have to redo it.

If the project was funded by a national body, a copy of the final report submitted to the body should also be attached when submitting the final report.

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 not complete, appropriate action will need to be taken. Recipients who do not submit a final report or other required documentation will be ineligible for further NBHRF research funding.

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Establishment Grant


Purpose 

The Establishment Grant program is intended to support the establishment of outstanding new health researchers in New Brunswick by providing funding to enable them to establish their independent health research programs. The applicant and the head of university department are expected to collaborate in the preparation of the application. 

Scope

A new researcher is defined as a researcher who has held a full-time research position (e.g., academic appointment providing eligibility to submit grant applications and/or supervise students), for a period of 0 to 60 months. 

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

Funding

The program is offered annually subject to the availability of funds. 

  • The grant may be up to $60,000 per year, for a period of 2 years;
  • Applications are accepted at any time, there is no deadline. However, applications to NBHRF will be accepted no later than fifteen months from the date of the original decision notice from the national granting agency.
  • The grant may be matched against funds from another organization, provided the application to the other organization has already been submitted and received a peer review score. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Apply for funding from a national granting agency (eg CIHR, NSERC, national charity or international funding agency with a peer review process). The applicant may submit an application to NBHRF for review at any time, but a decision will only be made once the application has gone through the peer review process and achieved a score equivalent to 3.75 or more; or equivalent to 3.5 or more and ranked in the highest 50% of the competition. The original application submitted to the organization, and all associated detailed peer review comments from the organization must be included as an attachment; 
  • Be an independent health researcher at a New Brunswick institution; confirmation of employment documents from the host institution is required;
  • Not have previously obtained an establishment grant from the NBHRF; 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have applied for this status;
  • Be able to devote at least half of their time to research, i.e. have a written commitment from the host institution for the release of teaching responsibilities; 
  • NBHRF will verify this commitment; and
  • Be sponsored by the appropriate Department Head, Dean, and Vice-President, academic or research, of a New Brunswick institution. 

Recruitment Process

The process of recruiting a health researcher for the province of New Brunswick must be transparent, open and fair, and respect the institution's guidelines for tenure-track positions. 

Allowable Expenses

Eligible expenses are those necessary to carry out the research and which are not provided by other sources. They may include:

  • Administrative support for research;
  • Up to half the researcher's salary for the first year;
  • Salaries for technicians, research assistants, research associates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (NBIF-funded individuals are not eligible);
  • General expenses and office supplies;
  • Research equipment (note that laptops and desktops are not considered eligible expenses unless they are hooked up to a piece of equipment);
  • Reimbursement of costs relating to the use of hospital equipment or personnel for medical procedures;
  • Costs incurred by research subjects to enable them to participate in the research, excluding fees or payments for subject participation, except in exceptional circumstances;
  • Technical advice of an exceptionally complex and/or time-consuming nature that cannot be expected from a collegial relationship;
  • Travel costs to work in the field 

Communications and knowledge transfer costs; 

Review 

Applications are assessed to ensure that they:

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

Once the request is received, the evaluation begins immediately. Decisions will not be made until NBHRF has received the comments and the score of the peer review conducted by the national body. 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,

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 logging into their NBHRF account. A brief project summary, a more detailed project report and the institution's signed financial statement for the project should be uploaded as attachments.

All fields in the report form must be completed accurately. If information is missing or inaccurate, the report will be rejected, and the grant recipient will have to redo it.

If the project was funded by a national body, a copy of the final report submitted to the body should also be attached when submitting the final report.

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 not complete, appropriate action will need to be taken. Recipients who do not submit a final report or other required documentation will be ineligible for further NBHRF research funding.

Apply
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