CSHP Foundation: Accepting Applications for Research Grants 2017

By: Chris Doody

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Announcing the Availability of Research Grants in 2017!


The CSHP Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of funding for the 2017 Research Grant Competition. It is important to acknowledge the CSHP 2018 Strategic Business Plan and the CSHP values of excellence and innovation in patient care, inter-professional collaboration and professional development and mentorship.

A total of $30,000 is allotted for funding research grants in 2017. Of the available funds, up to 25 percent will be available for eligible research projects submitted by novice researchers. The remainder of the funds will be awarded at the discretion of the Grant Review Subcommittee, based on their evaluation of the submission using established criteria, and may not equal the total budget  for the project. Please note that the average value of individual research grants awarded over the last three years has been $10,064.  For information about recent research projects awarded grants and the amount of the grants, please see the Research Grant Recipients page on the Foundation's website.

Did you know that Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses qualify as grant proposals in the CSHP Research Grant Competition?  We invite you to consider a submission for a systematic review or meta-analysis on any topic of relevance to the pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy practice. The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy welcomes this type of submission for publication.

All grant applications, including novice researcher submissions, will be judged according to the criteria established for the CSHP Foundation Research Grant Competition. Selection will be based on the submitted written proposal and budget, which must conform to the guidelines provided by the Foundation. Each submission will be objectively evaluated and ranked by reviewers external to the Foundation. Please contact the Research Committee Chair, Dr. Sean Gorman at sean.gorman@interiorhealth.ca with any questions arising in the preparation of your submission.

Please Note: At the conclusion of the research grant project, the researcher is expected to submit the results thereof in a form suitable for publication to a recognized scientific journal.  The researcher is also expected to use his or her best efforts to have the results of the research project published.

The following research grant application documents are now available on the Foundation’s website at www.cshpfoundation.ca:  Criteria and Submission Checklist, Criteria for Evaluation of Submissions, Budget and Workplan Template, and Sample Budget and Workplan.  Definitions of novice researcher, principle investigator and research publication are provided in the Criteria and Submission Checklist.

NOTE:  A new online grant submission process will be available for this 2017 grant offering.  Please watch for notices in the eBulletin and on the Foundation’s website that the tool is available for your use. If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact Janet Lett at jlett@cshp.ca. 

The deadline for submissions is October 13, 2017.