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MIRA & McMaster Institute for Pain Research and Care (IPRC) Catalyst Grant

Deadline to apply: January 2, 2019
Funding available: One grant funded up to $60,000; matching contribution of at least $10,000 (at least $5,000 cash) is required 

MIRA and the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care (IPRC) will co-fund a catalyst grant supporting a project that stimulates new collaborations and allows the collection of preliminary data on research that considers pain and aging as central themes. Interdisciplinary teams, involving researchers from at least three different McMaster Faculties, are invited to submit proposals ​that have clear potential benefits for older adults.

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Download the application form here


MIRA Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship

Deadline to apply: March 9, 2019
Funding available: Up to 10 awards of $1,000

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for MIRA’s Summer Fellowship Program, which will support up to 10 summer research positions supervised by MIRA faculty members. Students must approach faculty members and jointly develop a research proposal with a focus on aging for submission to MIRA.


MIRA Graduate Travel Awards

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019 & September 6, 2019
Funding available: Up to 10 awards of $500

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for MIRA’s Summer Fellowship Program, which will support up to 10 summer research positions supervised by MIRA faculty members. Students must approach faculty members and jointly develop a research proposal with a focus on aging for submission to MIRA.

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Download the application form here


AGE-WELL Catalyst Grants and AGE-WELL/MIRA Catalyst Award

Deadline to apply: March 2019
Funding available: Up to $50,000 over 12 months; may be renewed for one year

The AGE-WELL Catalyst Funding Program represents the first stage in AGE-WELL's innovation funding stream. Catalyst grants will support early-stage, scalable research projects, including pilot studies, feasibility studies and novel approaches that are aligned with AGE-WELL's mission and vision. Projects must demonstrate strong potential for real-world impact. For more details, click here

The AGE-WELL/MIRA Catalyst Award seeks to support one early-stage, scalable research project as above. To be eligible for this funding, McMaster applicants must apply to the AGE-WELL 2018 Catalyst Funding Program and pursue research aligned with MIRA and AGE-WELL goals and mandates. Please notify Audrey Patocs at patocsae@mcmaster.ca of your intent to apply. 


MIRA postdoctoral fellowships

Deadline to apply: Spring 2019
Funding available: Up to three awards of $50,000; requires supervisor match of at least $10,000 for fellow's benefits

MIRA Postdoctoral fellowship candidates must develop a research proposal with an interdisciplinary supervisory team, including a principal supervisor and two mentors from three different McMaster Faculties.


Labarge graduate scholarships in mobility in aging

Deadline to apply: ​May 2019
Funding available: One award each of $15,000 (Master's) and $18,000 (PhD)

Students beginning a new graduate degree are eligible to apply for the Labarge Graduate Scholarship. The student’s research focus must be related to aging and mobility, and requires both a MIRA supervisor and a mentor from a Faculty outside of the supervisor’s.


Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging: planning grants

Deadline to ​submit proposals: ​May 2019
Funding available: Up to $2,000; requires matching funds of at least $500

Planning grants will be allocated to each Faculty to explore and establish new cross-Faculty partnerships in aging and mobility and to generate research questions that integrate the perspectives of multiple disciplines through activities such as workshops, seminars or networking events.  


Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging: seed funding

Deadline to ​submit proposals: ​May 2019
Funding available: TBD

The Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging within the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging supports new collaborations in aging research and projects collecting preliminary data through seed funding opportunities including catalyst and demonstration grants. Funded projects must be interdisciplinary, involving researchers from at least three different McMaster Faculties.


AGE-WELL/MIRA co-funded trainee awards

Deadline to ​submit proposals: ​Late May 2019
Funding available: Master's level $15,000; phD level award at $36,000 (two years); Postdoctoral $100,000 (two years)

MIRA and AGE-WELL have partnered to co-fund awards for trainees who are working to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Projects must fit within age-well’s vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), e-health, information communication technologies (ICTS), and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social, and policy innovation. To be eligible for this funding, McMaster applicants must apply to the AGE-WELL trainee awards program and notify MIRA research coordinator Audrey Patocs (patocsae@mcmaster.ca) of their intent to be considered for the award.


Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA): call for proposals

Deadline: ​Rolling
Funding available: MIRA can support access fees ($3,000) for up to 10 CLSA data applications

MIRA members are eligible for support in accessing CLSA data, a national database tracking 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85 over a period of 20 years. Data access applications are accepted three times per year. Researchers should notify Laura Harrington by emailing her at harrinl@mcmaster.ca prior to applying for CLSA data access to be considered for MIRA funding. MIRA funds will be allocated only to projects that do not have any other funding for this purpose.


MIRA/LCMA matching funding for external, competitive funding calls

Deadline: ​Rolling
Funding available: Matching funds up to $100,000

In order to improve the positioning of McMaster’s researchers in external funding competitions, MIRA and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging have allocated funding that may be used to match or leverage external funds. The process for requesting these funds can be found here. This process is intended to be used for requests related to externally funded, peer-reviewed grant competitions that require a matching component.


Questions about ​any of these funding opportunities may be submitted to Laura Harrington at harrinl@mcmaster.ca or MIRAinfo@mcmaster.ca.

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Call for Proposals

​Deadline to apply: Rolling
Funding available: MIRA funding can support access fees ($3,000) for up to 10 applications for CLSA data access; ​MIRA membership is required to be eligible. 

Did you know that 47% of CLSA participants use social media daily to connect with family? This is only one example of the type of information held within the rich CLSA database. The CLSA is tracking 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85, making thousands of longitudinal variables available for analysis. Data access applications are accepted three times per year. Researchers should notify Laura Harrington (harrinl@mcmaster.ca) of their intent to apply for CLSA data access to be considered for MIRA funding. MIRA funds will be allocated only to projects that do not have any other funding for this purpose.

Learn more about how to apply: https://www.clsa-elcv.ca/data-access/data-access-application-process

 

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Call for Proposals

​Deadline to apply: Rolling
Funding available: MIRA funding can support access fees ($3,000) for up to 10 applications for CLSA data access; ​MIRA membership is required to be eligible. 

Did you know that 47% of CLSA participants use social media daily to connect with family? This is only one example of the type of information held within the rich CLSA database. The CLSA is tracking 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85, making thousands of longitudinal variables available for analysis. Data access applications are accepted three times per year. Researchers should notify Laura Harrington (harrinl@mcmaster.ca) of their intent to apply for CLSA data access to be considered for MIRA funding. MIRA funds will be allocated only to projects that do not have any other funding for this purpose.

Learn more about how to apply: https://www.clsa-elcv.ca/data-access/data-access-application-process

 

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