Investing in child health research, education and care across Canada.
New Investigator Research Grants
New Investigator Research Grants is a jointly sponsored program of SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). Grant recipients may obtain up to three years' support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors.
New Investigator Research Grants provide important early career development support to child health researchers. It is intended that New Investigator Research Grants will enhance the grant recipient's ability to compete with more senior investigators for research grants from other funders.
New Application Submission Deadline: December 17, 2012.
You can find the Grant Guidelines and Application Package here:
Eligibility Criteria for the New Investigator Research Grants
We are seeking to fund research carried out by new investigators across Canada who successfully lead, participate in, and translate outstanding child health research that will respond to children's health challenges and needs.
The applicant must be a new investigator at the date of application; i.e., at the time of application deadline of December 17, 2012. For the purpose of this award, a new investigator is defined as an individual who:
- as a principal or co-principal investigator has not received combined operating grant funding of $500,000 or more Canadian dollars. Operating grant is defined as a grant that can be used to cover administrative or any other research-related costs (including salary of trainees or students) in order to carry out a research project. This does not include start up, equipment or infrastructure funds.
Note: Should operating funding as described be received after the application is submitted, the applicant must notify SickKids Foundation immediately.
- is within five years of their first academic appointment Academic appointment is defined as an appointment which allows an individual to apply for research grants as an independent investigator.
- has at least 50% of protected research time for the duration of the project.
- is a health care practitioner who does not have an academic appointment, but who has institutional support (through a registered charity) to perform research as a principal investigator.