The Alzheimer’s Society/ New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Young Investigator Award

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Requirements Guide

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and Alzheimer’s Society of Canada (ASC) are pleased to offer the following opportunity:

THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY RESEARCH PROGRAM YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD SUPPORTED BY THE NBHRF AND ASC

Young Investigator (YI) Grants are prestigious funding opportunities designed to help launch the careers of outstanding researchers who are entering their first phase of an academic appointment. The intent is to help the grantee establish his/her laboratory and generate enough preliminary data to support fully competitive research grant proposals in national and international funding competitions. Proposals are invited in all areas of biomedical and quality of life research that are relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Applicants must be within two years of their first academic appointment and in a recognized New Brunswick institution at the application deadline date, and documentation must be provided from the institution to show that the applicant has been appointed to a salaried position that will continue for the duration of the grant. The two year stipulation may be extended if the appointment was interrupted by a significant medical or maternity leave of absence. An application for a Young Investigator Grant may not include co-applicants.

The ASRP/NBHRF will provide YI grants of up to $60,000/year for a maximum of three years in the Quality of Life stream, and up to $75,000/year for a maximum of three years in the Biomedical stream. YI Grants are not renewable. The grant is strictly to support the research project operating costs.

Eligibility 
To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must have an academic or research appointment which allows the individual to pursue the proposed research project to engage in independent research activities
  • Must conduct research within a New Brunswick institution

Application Process
Candidates must apply to the ASRP regular research grants competition.    Candidates must also notify NBHRF of their ASRP application by email and attach to it all documents and materials submitted to the regular ASRP competition. The ASRP/NBHRF will make awards to the top-ranked applicants and will work with institutions in New Brunswick to administer awards.  

Application Instructions At-A-Glance

1. Complete the regular ASRP grant application via the ASC website

Applicants will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of and follow the ASRP grant application process as outlined on the ASC website at http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/Research/Alzheimer-Society-Research-Program/How-to-apply#DynamicId_4.  

Deadline each year is normally the first week of November.

2.  NBHRF Requirements and Common CV

  • The ASRP Young Investigator Award applicants are to advise NBHRF by email at grants@nbhrf.com of submission of their application, and attach to the email the documentation submitted with the ASRP grant application
  • A completed Common CV must be created (and/or updated) in the Canadian Common CV system using the template entitled "NBHRF Template" for the applicant as part of the ASRP/NBHRF Young Investigator Award application process. Using the CV Funding option, select Funding Source NBHRF, and then select CV TypeNBHRF Template.   This is the version that must be sent to NBHRF by email.  (grants@nbhrf.com)
  • Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of your application.  Please ensure that youemail the correct version of your CCV in your NBHRF application.  

Review

The peer review process of the ASC will be utilized to assess the merit of applications submitted to the program.  Notification letters will be issued by Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. 

Final Report

Grant Recipients are required to submit a Final Report within 90 days of the project end date by completing the NBHRF final report form found by logging into your NBHRF account.    
 
If the project has been funded by a national agency, a copy of the agency's final report must also be included with the final report submission. Also please submit the financial statement for this account from your institution’s financial services department.  It must be uploaded as an attachment using the “Browse” button on the form.

For additional information or questions please contact:

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
10 Knowledge Park Drive
Suite 100
Fredericton, NB
E3C 2M7
506-455-8886
info@nbhrf.com