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1. Patient-Oriented Research Grants
2. Project Incubator
3. TUTOR-PHC
4. Atlantic Regional Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle Meeting
 
Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grants

CIHR has launched a new funding opportunity for Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grants.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research teams that contribute to capacity building efforts in patient-oriented research, as identified in the SPOR Capacity Development Framework, and to catalyze opportunities for clinician scientists (i.e., nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other health professionals) to be involved and learn in the context of patient-oriented research teams. Examples of activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning or team-building activities that assist potential teams in working together to:
    • Identify research questions or emerging issues and priorities;
    • Design a project or study which includes meaningful roles for all team members, including patients; and/or
    • Identify and address the learning needs of team members;
  • Stand-alone patient-oriented research projects;
  • Enhancing existing research projects to become patient-oriented in nature, i.e., become projects which address all elements within the definition of patient-oriented research above.

Overview
Deadline: December 13, 2016
Budget: Maximum $50,000 for one year (Maximum CIHR contribution $25,000 to be matched at a 1:1 ratio)
Anticipated notice of decision: March 30, 2017
Funding start date: March 1, 2017

Full details of this funding opportunity can be found here: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2547.

If you are interested in applying for one of these grants please contact BRIC NS (bricns@dal.ca) to discuss ways that we can help.

Fall Project Incubator Working Groups

The time has come to start preparing for the 2017 PIHCI funding competitions. We are anticipating that the next round of PIHCI funding opportunities will be announced in spring 2017 including Knowledge Synthesis, Comparative Program and Policy Analysis, and Multi-Year grants.

To kick things off, we are holding a Project Incubator on November 18 to bring together groups of researchers and to move forward with project ideas.  We are allowing enough time in this meeting to create working documents.

Two or three topics will be selected from those below, based on interest.  BRIC NS members may also suggest topics.  Proposed Incubator topics:
  • Integrating end of life care to allow people to stay in community
  • Evaluating 811
  • Patient-centred interventions for chronic disease self-management
  • Integrating primary care and mental health care
  • Suggested topic from BRIC NS members
Details
Date: November 18
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Location: North Magazine, Citadel Hill
Breakfast will be provided

Space is limited.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to bricns@dal.ca by November 7.  Please include your 2 preferred topics in your reply.   
TUTOR-PHC
Applications for the 2017-18 TUTOR-PHC program are now open and are due December 2, 2016. TUTOR-PHC is a one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory.  The program is open to students, clinicians and decision makers.  BRIC NS has support available for a network member to participate in this program.
Find out more, including how to apply, here.
Atlantic Regional Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle

A member of the PRIIME Network in NL is holding a meeting to bring together civilian and CAF providers of health and social services together with researchers from a range of disciplines. The meeting will: 
  • Enhance our collective understanding of the ways in which individuals and organizations are supporting military and Veteran families.
  • Foster collaboration among government, community, and university constituents that will spark creative adjustments and innovations in policies and practices for the benefit of military and Veteran families.

Details
When: Friday, October 28
Where: Memorial University, St. John's

If you are interested, please contact bricns@dal.ca for more information.
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