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

Deadline to apply: January 2
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


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

2020 application deadlines: ​​Feb. 12, June 17 and Oct. 7
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 Audrey Patocs by emailing her at ​patocsae@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. This process is intended to be used for requests related to externally funded, peer-reviewed grant competitions that require a matching component.

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Trainee funding

MIRA Graduate Student Travel Awards

Deadlines to apply: ​March 15 and Sept. 15, 2020
Funding available: Up to 10 awards of $500

Graduate students travelling to an academic conference to present an accepted abstract in aging research are eligible for up to $500 in travel funding from MIRA.

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Download the application form here

Past funding opportunities

Catalyst Grants: MIRA/Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging

Deadline: April 30
Funding available: ​$40,000 over one year; six grants available (one per McMaster Faculty)

MIRA/Labarge Catalyst grants offer the opportunity to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research focused on mobility in aging, where mobility may include physiological, social, and financial mobility, as well as mobility within community or health systems. These grants are intended to stimulate new collaborations and allow researchers to collect preliminary data, conduct feasibility or pilot studies, or scaling of interventions. The ultimate goal of this funding is to support future proposals for full-scale studies. Submissions should include researchers from at least three different McMaster Faculties as meaningful contributors to the project. These grants require matching funds of at least $5000 (up to $2500 may be in-kind contributions) from alternate sources to support the project.

Associate Deans (Research) are invited to identify a proposal led by their Faculty for funding through the LCMA Catalyst Grant. 

Researchers may submit directly to MIRA by emailing their application package to mirainfo@mcmaster.ca by the deadline. If their Faculty has set up an internal deadline prior to this date, researchers must adhere to their own internal deadline. Faculty members are encouraged to consult with their Faculty's Office of the Associate Dean (Research) to determine internal deadlines or priorities prior to beginning their application. 

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Download the application form here


MIRA Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Deadline to apply: March 26 
Funding available: Up to 12 awards of $1,000

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for MIRA’s Summer Fellowship Program (USRF), which will support up to 12 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


MIRA Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline to apply: May 1
Funding available: Up to three awards of $50,000; requires supervisor match of at least $10,000 for fellow’s benefits

Prospective post-doctoral Fellows are invited to submit a research plan that focuses on interdisciplinary, impact-driven approaches in the study of optimal aging through one or more of the following research areas: 1) The impact of exercise on mobility; 2) The interrelationship between psychological function and social function; 3) Causes and consequences of multimorbidity, frailty, and polypharmacy; 4) The role of caregiving, equity, economics and transportation in optimal aging; 5) The understanding of the biological mechanisms of diseases of aging; 6) Evaluating approaches to knowledge translation to improve optimal aging; and, 7) The use of technology to promote optimal aging and aging in place. The applicant and principal supervisor are expected to involve at least two other researchers from two different McMaster Faculties (outside of the principal supervisor’s Faculty) as mentors in the development of an interdisciplinary research plan.

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Download the application form here


Labarge graduate scholarships in mobility in aging

Deadline to apply: ​May 15
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.

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AGE-WELL/MIRA co-funded trainee awards

Deadline to ​submit proposals: ​Late May 
Funding available: Master's level $15,000; phD level $18,000; Postdoctoral $50,000

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 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. The funding period is September 2019 to March 2020. 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.


Questions about ​any of these funding opportunities may be submitted to ​Audrey Patocs at ​patocsae@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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