PLEASE NOTE THAT THE C.A.R.E. COMPETITION IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
More details to follow in 2013
The development of high quality research is one of St. Mary’s top priorities, especially in light of its recent designation as a Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire (CHAU). The St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) and Foundation have created the C.A.R.E. (Competition Attracting Research Excellence) Program to support projects that contribute towards the development of research at SMHC and result in increased external research funding and peer-reviewed publications. .
Objective of the competition
The Program has two different objectives:
- To Support projects by junior investigators1 in clinical and health services research (relevant to improving patient care at SMHC and relevant to the development of research capacity at SMHC), with the expectation that results will be published and that the junior investigator may apply for external funding (e.g., from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research). Junior investigators will usually have a senior investigator2 as co-investigator.
- To support pilot projects by senior investigators in clinical and health services research (relevant to improving patient care at SMHC and relevant to the development of research capacity at SMHC) that include a junior investigator as co-principal investigator, with the expectation that results will be published and that the senior or junior investigator will apply for external funding (e.g., from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research). The project must address an area of research for which the collection of pilot data is necessary.
1 A junior investigator is defined as someone who has an interest and some experience in research.
2 A senior investigator has held at least 1 research award recognized by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé
For the 2011-12 competition, $80,000 is available from a general pool of funds. Up to $20,000 may be allocated per project.
To be eligible for the C.A.R.E. competition, a project must meet the following criteria:
- The principal investigator (PI) is either a junior investigator or a senior investigator (with a junior investigator as co-PI).
- Both the junior and senior investigator are affiliated with McGill (or another university), on staff at SMHC and/or Associate Members of the Research Center, SMHC
- Either the PI or a co- investigator is qualified to do research
- The project involves clinical or health services research relevant to improving patient care at SMHC and relevant to the development of research capacity at SMHC;
- The research activity is based at SMHC
- The PI has not received C.A.R.E. funding in the previous 2 years
- The project has not received funding from elsewhere.
|August 2nd||Research Centre Executive Committee announces competition|
|September 15th||Deadline for Letter of Intent|
|November 30th||Full application deadline|
|February 27th||Funding decision made by Research Centre Executive Committee|
|March 1st||Funding made available|
If you have questions or require additional information please contact:
Rebecca MacDonald, Research Review Office
Phone: (514) 345-3511 ext. 3698
Fax: (514) 734-2652