CSHP Foundation: Announcing the 2018 Research Grant Competition

By: Amanda Iannaccio

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The CSHP Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of funding for the 2018 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 has been allotted for funding research grants in 2018. A portion of these funds will be available for eligible research projects submitted by novice researchers. Novice researchers have served as principal investigators for fewer than 3 research publications AND fewer than 5 different research presentations (podium or poster). The remainder of the funds will be awarded at the discretion of the Grant Review Subcommittee, based on their evaluation of each 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 is $11,343.  For information about recent research projects awarded grants and the amount of these 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 use his or her best efforts to publish the results in a recognized scientific journal. 

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, principal investigator, and research publication are provided in the Criteria and Submission Checklist.

NOTE:  The online grant submission process for this 2018 grant offering is now available at https://cshpfoundationgrants.msubmit.net  Please register at this site and submit all of your application documents in PDF format. If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact Janet Lett at jlett@cshp.ca

The deadline for submissions is October 12, 2018.