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The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for University of Calgary (UC) investigators. This opportunity will support the Eyes High strategic vision of leadership in high impact clinical research at UC and promote the objectives of AHS strategy for research innovation and analytics.

Key goals for this fund:

  • To increase the number of high impact, UC-led clinical research studies
  • To increase UC success in attracting Tri-Council funding for clinical studies
  • To improve the Alberta health system and the health of Albertans

Funds will be available to support high impact clinical studies that improve health or influence clinical practice and health-care delivery. Seed funding and funds for planning and pilot work will also be available to support high quality research that will be competitive for peer-reviewed funding and/or partnerships with industry.

The deadline for Major Grants is October 15. Major Grants will award up to $300,000; matching funds are required.

Applications for Seed Grants will be accepted quarterly (deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15). Seed grants will award up to $50,000.

Applications for Pre-submission/Planning/Data Collection Grants can be submitted at any time during the year. Pre-submission, planning or data collection grants will award up to $10,000.