Institute Grants and Awards
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Important to Note
Applicants for grants and awards must already be approved Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH) members or a supervised trainee of a MICH member at the time of application. Submission of applications for research funding at the same time as application for MICH membership cannot be reviewed in that competition. For details on MICH membership, click here.
All inquiries regarding funding opportunities should be directed to:
Kelly Ross, Resource Manager
Ph: (204) 789-3968
Fax: (204) 789-3915
All applications, attachments and any other correspondence or reports must be submitted as one hard copy, along with a consolidated electronic copy of the complete application as one consolidated PDF or Word document.
Both hard copy and electronic versions are due by 3pm on their corresponding deadline dates.
Mailing address for all hard copy applications:
MICH Administration Office
Room 513, 715 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3E 3P4
Email address for all electronic copies:
Below you will find basic descriptions of grants and awards that are available along with the corresponding forms that you will need to apply. Please carefully review the Complete Grants and Awards Guide for full information on each opportunity. Applications that do not meet the format or requirement as explained in the application forms and the Complete Grants and Awards guide will not be sent for review by the Institute Review Committee in that competition. Applicants will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit for a future competition.
Operating grants are available for one year projects that will provide critical seed funding needed for preliminary data to enhance opportunities to obtain national peer reviewed or industrial research support. These are expected to be new initiatives. They are not intended to provide continuous operating support. Renewals are not normally considered. Grants are awarded up to $40,000 in value.
Letter of Intent DUE: February 15, 2013 + Full Application DUE: March 15, 2013
Small Grants are available to initiate new research projects that are clearly related to child health and range from $250 to a maximum of $5,000 in value. Applications are accepted at any time during the year, and are reviewed at regularly scheduled Institute Review Committee (IRC) meetings. A Small Grant Checklist must be completed and accompany each application.
DUE: February 1, 2013
Small Grant Checklist (PDF)
These grants are awarded to support MICH members, sub-specialty fellows in full-time post-residency research training, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and research associates presenting their first-authored child health related research findings at national and international scientific meetings. Support may be considered for undergraduate students who are presenting research conducted during the tenure of a Manitoba Institute of Child Health sponsored undergraduate award.
In each calendar year, the maximum award is $1,000 CDN. The Travel Grant Application must be received at least 30 days prior to the date of departure. Within 30 days of completion of travel, the Travel Reimbursement Form plus original receipts for all expenditures must be submitted to the MICH administration office. Both forms can be found below.
BSc (Medicine) Studentships
Stipends of $5,000 are provided to students pursuing their BSc (Medicine) during their second and third years of medical school, under the supervision of a MICH member involved in child health research. Application and detailed information on this program is available through the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.
BSc (Dentistry) Studentships
Stipends of $5,000 are provided to students pursuing their BSc (Dentistry) during their second and third years of dental school, under the supervision of a MICH member involved in child health research. Application and detailed information is available through the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry.
Undergraduate Summer Studentships
Undergraduate studentships are designed to provide undergraduate university or college students with exposure to career opportunities in child health research early in their tertiary education. These studentships provide funding for 12 weeks of summer employment valued at $6,000 for undergraduates supervised by a MICH member. Additional awards have been created to encourage Undergraduate Aboriginal Summer Studentships; the same application form may be used to apply for these awards.
These awards are jointly funded with the Manitoba Health Research Council. Graduate Studentships support highly qualified Master's and PhD trainees to prepare for careers as independent child health researchers. The applicant must be supervised by a Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH) Member at the time of application in order to qualify for matching funds from the Institute. All awards currently consist of an annual, non-taxable stipend of $17,850. For more information and to apply visit www.mhrc.mb.ca
Post Doctoral Fellowships
These awards are jointly funded with the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC). Post Doctoral Fellowships support highly qualified post doctoral trainees to prepare for careers as independent child health researchers. The applicant must be supervised by a Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH) Member at the time of application in order to qualify for matching funds from the Institute. All awards currently consist of a taxable, annual stipend of $36,750 and a $1500 travel allowance. Awards are for a one-year period and can be extended for a second year. For more information and to apply visit www.mhrc.mb.ca
Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded by the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC) with matching funds provided by the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. The Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program is intended to help remedy the shortage of clinician-scientists in Manitoba. It provides financial support for a period of research training for high-quality candidates with undergraduate medical degrees, or equivalent, who intend to pursue careers as clinician-researchers. The applicant must be supervised by a Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH) Member at the time of application in order to qualify for matching funds from the Institute. All awards consist of an annual stipend and travel allowance, available for up to two years. For more information and to apply visit www.mhrc.mb.ca