CIHR Project Scheme 2016 Workshop - Faculty of Medicine
CIHR Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot Workshop Translating the Open Operating Grant to a Project Scheme Grant Della Saunders, PhD & Sarah Carson, PhD Grant and Program Development Office of the Vice Dean Research and Innovation GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CIHR Project Scheme Timeline Registration Deadline January 18, 2016 Application Opens January 19, 2016
Application Deadline March 1, 2016 Results Announced July 15, 2016 Funding Start Date July 1, 2016 Registration Deadline January 18, 2016 Application Deadline March 1, 2016
Funding Start July 1, 2016 Results Announcement July 15, 2016 GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Registration Seven Tasks: 1. Identify Participants Names and roles cannot be changed after registration At this stage, CVs ARE required for Nominated Principal Applicants, Principal Applicants and Co-Applicants 2. Enter Proposal Information Project Title cannot be changed after registration Lay Title Lay Abstract 2000 characters, including spaces
Institution that will administer the funds GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Registration, contd 3. Complete Summary 3500 characters / 1 page Can be changed slightly between registration and application Strategically important not scored but used to match expert reviewers to your application Keep in mind the 2 CIHR Project Scheme criteria: Concept and Feasibility In scientific or technical terms, summarize your: Goals Background and/or Rationale Objectives/Aims with overview of Methodology for each Core Expertise Expected Outcomes GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Registration, contd 4. Complete Budget Information Give estimate of total requested amount for full duration of your grant Justification is NOT needed at registration stage Budget request MAY BE CHANGED at application stage 5. Complete Peer Review Administration Information Suggest Canadian/international reviewers with expertise to review your application and who are not in conflict of interest GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Registration, contd 6. Preview Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) reviews entire registration to ensure completeness 7. Consent and Submit NPA agrees to Conditions and Consents on ResearchNet
MRA submissions/signatures are NOT required at registration Submit by Monday, January 18, 2016, 20:00 ET GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Application - Written Requirements CVs and Participant Information Project Biosketch CV for Nominated Principal Applicant / Principal Applicants Project Scheme Co-Applicant CV for Co-Applicants Most Significant Contributions (maximum of 5) 3500 characters / 1 page Proposal Information
Lay Summary 2000 characters Sex/Gender Considerations 2000 characters Budget Justify budget for each category 900 characters each GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Application Requirements, contd Structured Application Summary Concept Quality of the Idea Importance of the Idea Feasibility
Approach Expertise, Experience and Resources References 7000 characters / 2 pages Attachments Figures up to 2 pages GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Structured Application Summary 3500 characters, including spaces / 1 page 1. Concept (50% of overall assessment) 1.1 Quality of the Idea (25%) 1750 characters / page 1.2 Importance of the Idea (25%)
3500 characters / 1 page 2. Feasibility (50% of overall assessment) 2.1 Approach (25%) 15,750 characters / 4 pages 2.2 Expertise, Experience & Resources (25%) 3500 characters / 1 page GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION OOG vs. Project Scheme Proposals OOG (11-13 pages) Project Scheme (7 pages) Introduction Quality of the Idea ( page) Research Problem/Significance Proposed Research
Rationale Hypothesis Overview of Aims Background Scientific Background Preliminary Work Importance of the Idea (1 page) Approach (4 pages) Expertise, Experience & Resources (1 page) Methodology Conclusion GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Concept: Quality of the Idea 25% of assessment, 1750 characters / page The quality of your idea; the quality of what you are proposing. Is the project idea creative? Is it among the best formulated ideas in its field, stemming from Novel, incremental, innovative and/or high risk lines of inquiry New or newly adapted approaches or methodologies in research, knowledge translation and/or commercialization Opportunities to apply findings nationally/ internationally Does the project have sound rationale? Based on a logical integration of concepts Evidence-informed and valid GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Concept: Quality of the Idea, contd Clearly define your overall goals and objectives Goals: State the purpose of your project and what you expect to achieve State your hypothesis and briefly provide your rationale Objectives (Aims): State the proposed lines of inquiry and/or activities required to meet the goal Identify outputs/anticipated results and align them to the objectives Keep in mind how outputs will advance health-related knowledge, health research, healthcare, health systems, and/or health outcomes GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Concept: Importance of the Idea
25% of assessment, 3500 characters / 1 page The importance, significance, potential impact of your research; the value of your anticipated contributions. What is the problem or the gap in knowledge that will be addressed? Why does the problem/gap need to be resolved? How will your anticipated outputs and outcomes substantively address the problem? GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Concept: Importance of the Idea, contd Identify the problem, question, need or gap
Convey some background and context focused on the specific problem Explain how your anticipated project contributions will advance health-related knowledge, healthcare, health systems and/or health outcomes Ensure your contributions are Substantive and relevant Realistic and directly stem from project outputs, as opposed to marginally related GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Feasibility: Approach 25% of assessment, 15,750 characters / 4 pages The quality of your research project design and plan; how and when the project will be completed. Are your methods and approaches appropriate to deliver the proposed outputs and achieve the contributions? Well-defined and justified approach Addressing potential opportunities that may be proactively sought and planned for but also may arise unexpectedly What are potential challenges and mitigation strategies? Critical scientific, technical or organizational challenges Realistic responses to tackle those challenges GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Feasibility: Approach, contd Describe your project design in detail, including Methodology Describe your methods to achieve each objective (aim) Address feasibility of objectives by outlining: Timelines and key milestones for completing the project Ensure milestones and deliverables are realistic Explain how you will measure progress and success Strategies to mitigate potential challenges GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Feasibility:
Expertise, Experience & Resources 25% of assessment, 3500 characters / 1 page Strength of the applicant team and their institutions. Does your team have the strength to collectively deliver on your objectives? Do you bring together the expertise and experience necessary to lead and deliver the proposed outputs? Is there an appropriate level of engagement and/or time commitment from the team members?
Is the institutional/organizational environment appropriate to enable the conduct and success of the project? GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Feasibility: Expertise, Experience & Resources Show that your project is poised for success by outlining: The expertise, experience and strength of your team and its appropriateness to deliver on your objectives Describe the roles and responsibilities of each team member as they link to project objectives Appropriateness of team members environments to successfully conduct and complete the project Infrastructure, facilities, support personnel, HQPs, equipment, supplies
Applicants levels of engagement Estimate number of hours per week in table provided GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Examples of Reviewer Comments From Foundation Scheme competitions Program will provide fundamental knowledge to aid in development of biomarkers and therapies. The rationale for the choice of conditions lacks cohesiveness. Although the stated outcome is the identification of new therapeutic targets, the path to how this work in animal models will be expanded into that direction is not stated. Proposed work is timely, innovative and highly relevant to human health; applicants approaches may be key to deepening understanding. No clear description of KT or possible impact of research. Unclear that the work will be broadly impactful. GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN,
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Examples of Reviewer Comments From Foundation Scheme competitions Objectives seem achievable given the research history and availability of research team and collaborators. Already demonstrated the utility of this approach; strong preliminary data. Unclear how much of the proposed work will be truly driven by the applicant and not collaborators. Unclear that the applicant is as strong in this domain as in primary skill set. GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CIHR Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot Thank you for attending and all the best for successful
funding! Della Saunders, PhD & Sarah Carson, PhD Grant and Program Development Office of the Vice Dean Research and GRANT & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT Innovation OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
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