CIHR Update CAGS, November 2013 Presented by Peggy
CIHR Update CAGS, November 2013 Presented by Peggy Borbey Interim Director, Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics [email protected] Today I will talk about 1. Strategic Priorities Health Research Roadmap Reforms of Open Programs Patient-Oriented Research Training Training Strategy Development 2. CIHR Training Program Updates
Competition Deadline Changes Changes to Fellowship Program Vanier/Banting Programs CIHRs Five Year Strategic Plan 2009-2015 Health Research Roadmap Health Research Roadmap Design of the new Open Suite of Programs is complete, piloting and implementation are beginning
Existing suite of open grant funding mechanisms will be reorganized into two new schemes: Foundation Scheme Project Scheme CIHR's direct training programs are not affected Foundation Scheme Stage 1 will assess the applicants experience in mentoring and training for career paths in research and other non-academic occupations
Mentorship is a significant component (20%) of the Stage 2 grant evaluation: Applicants will be required to submit a plan for engaging, training and mentoring students, trainees, emerging scholars and new/early investigators for research careers within and outside of academia Canadas Strategy for PatientOriented Research (SPOR) Canadas Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is about ensuring that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time. The objective of SPOR is to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and
therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability and accessibility of care. Canadas Strategy for PatientOriented Research (SPOR) SPOR is a coalition of federal, provincial and territorial partners-all dedicated to the integration of research into care: - patients and caregivers - researcher - health practitioners - policy makers - provincial/territorial health authorities - academic institutions - charities
- pharmaceutical sector Training Component Two avenues are currently being developed to support training in POR: Development of a training and career development strategy for POR Training, mentoring and career support integrated within SPOR elements, such as the SUPPORT Units and Networks. Development of a CIHR Training Strategy CIHR is developing a training strategy to focus its training efforts and guide future activities Considerations include:
What are the needs of Canadian trainees and trainers in light of a changing labour market environment? How can CIHR encourage and provide recognition for quality training? How can CIHR best influence outcomes for the trainees it supports? How, and who, tracks these outcomes? Development of a CIHR Training
Strategy Strategy would incorporate support through direct training programs and indirect training (through grants or training programs) In 2012-13: Estimated 5,700 trained through CIHRs largest operating grant program + many more in our strategic targeted grant programs More than 2,000 trained through CIHRs direct training programs
More than 1,300 trained through the Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) Development of a CIHR Training Strategy There are currently many surveys of trainees performed by: Granting councils Statistics Canada
CAGS CAPS Universities Also many reports on trends in higher education, trends in labour markets and skills gaps Development of a CIHR Training Strategy Some challenges related to training in Canada:
Training the right # of PhDs with the right set of skills for the labour market Ensuring high quality mentorship that will maximize the benefits for both the trainee and the trainers Research career stability Otherwe are gathering additional perspectives on challenges CIHR is committed to working with stakeholders to address these challenges Overview of CIHR Training Programs and Vanier/Banting
CIHR Direct Funding Awards CIHR Building Research Capacity CIHR also supports trainees, indirectly, through research grants. In 2012-13, over 1300 trainees were supported via the CIHR STIHR program. This includes: 70 undergraduate 275 masters students 590 doctoral students 315 post-doctoral students 115 other students Plus at least 1000 Fellows, 1300 Doctoral Students, 1500 Masters and 1900 Undergraduates were supported by research grants.
Competition Deadline Changes To gain operational efficiencies in the delivery of training and salary awards programs, the application deadline for the Doctoral Research Award, Fellowship and New Investigator Salary Award programs have been modified. Funding Opportunity Doctoral Research Awards Fellowships New Investigator Salary Awards
New Application Deadline Eligibility calculated as of October 1, 2013 October 1, 2013 November 15, 2013 October 1, 2013
December 2, 2013 September 15, 2013 Changes to Fellowship Program CIHR Fellowship program moved to one annual competition per year. Number of fellowships awarded will be maintained at approximately 170 per year and the overall budget allocated to this program will remain unchanged at $21M over five years.
Competition deadline moved to November 15, 2013 (rather than October 1) and the anticipated notice of decision will be on April 30, 2014. Changes to Fellowship Program Open Reforms Fellowship Pilot Project Phase 2 Structured application process to better align application information with the programs adjudication criteria
Build on the remote review and online discussion functionalities that were implemented in Phase 1 Introduce a new rating scale and ranking process Vanier and Banting Programs Timelines Competition launch: Vanier and Banting : July 9, 2013 Application deadlines: Vanier: November 6, 2013
Banting: October 23, 2013 Decision Release: Vanier and Banting: March 31 Changes to 2014-15 Banting PDF Competition Timelines Competition launch: June 2014 Application deadlines: last week of September 2014 Decision Release: last week of January 2015 An earlier release date would respond to the communitys request and align the program with other prestigious national and international fellowships programs who release decisions earlier in the year. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Supplemental CIHR Training Science Policy Fellowships Short-term policy assignments in government Available to PhD students, post-docs and independent researcher Science to Business Awards
Funding for doctorate holders to pursue an MBA Common CV A cleaner, more reader-friendly PDF layout of the CCV was introduced this summer. CIHR remains committed to working with the community and with CCV to refine and improve the CCV. Contact us Program
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