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Sick Kids Foundation - 2020 New Investigator Research Grants

The Sick Kids Foundation New Invetigator Research Grants provide important early career development support to child health researchers. It is intended this program will enhance the grant recipient's ability to compete with more senior investigators for research grants from other funders. Through this grantsprogram we are seeking to fund research carried out by new investigators across Canada who successfully lead, particpate in, and translate outstanding child health research that will respond to children' health challenges and needs.

Funding For Research Operating Grant

New investigator researchers may obtain up to a maximum of $100,000 anually for up to three years for a maximum of $300,000 for their research project. The research operating grant may be used for:

  • Research costs - materials, services, salaries of staff including research assistant / technicians etc., knowledge translation or dissemination of results, travel, supplies, resoources, animals.
  • Equipment purchase or rental (including computers) required for the project)
  • Funding is paid to a Canadian institution that is a registered Canadian charity that the Principal Investigator has a formal affiliation with and agress to administer the grant funds (the "Eligible Institution"). 

Who is eligible to apply

The Principal Investigator must be eligible to apply for independent research grants and be formally affiliated with an Eligible Institution, where that institution is willing to financially administer the grant.

The Principal Investigator will usually hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D) or equivalent medical/health care degree and have had formal research training. If there will be two applicants (Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator) on the same project, both must be eligible as a New Investigator. Co-Investigators are researchers who may or may not have a formal affiliation (faculty appointment) with the Eligible Institution but will take responsibility for particular administrative and scientific aspects of the research project. Trainees (i.e. doctoral students or fellows) cannot be Principal Investigators but they may be Co-Investigators.

Eligible applicants are required to include a mentorship plan and to work with a clearly-identified Mentor/Mentors (up to two). The mentor will work with the applicant on a plan; review the application before submission; provide advice throughout the project to ensure it is competitive in terms of both scientific excellence and relevance to child health.

For more information, please see the attached file.  Visit the wesbite for application information.

Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Up to $100,000 annually, for a maximum for $300,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: