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Resources - Checklists and Guidelines

This initiative hosts and develops resources dedicated to the development of applications to the Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) competitions. Resources found here include guidelines for preparing grant applications, check-lists for grant submissions, facts sheets and support material directly from panel members and successful CIHR applicants.
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  1. List of University of Alberta Funded CIHR Project Applicants [Download]

    Title: List of University of Alberta Funded CIHR Project Applicants
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, Grant Assist Program
    Description: University of Alberta applicants who were funded by the 2016 CIHR Project Competitions are listed. This list will be updated as results are released. Please note that this data can be downloaded from the CIHR Funding Database  http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/cfdd/db_search?p_language=E
    Subjects: project, funded
    Date Created: 2017/05/26
  2. Strategic Checklist for Unstructured Grant Proposals [Download]

    Title: Strategic Checklist for Unstructured Grant Proposals
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: This document is an extensive checklist for the research module of a grant application. The checklist is designed to be used by anyone reviewing a grant application document before it is submitted to a funding competition. Intended users include members of Internal Review committees, grant application editors, colleagues of an applicant, and (of course) applicants themselves. Items in this checklist concentrate on strategy and grantsmanship. Items that address readability and organization are included, as these factors have a strong impact on a reviewer’s perception of the grant application as easy to read and understand.
    Subjects: Grants, Strategic Checklist, Unstructured
    Date Created: 2016/09/26
  3. Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals [Download]

    Title: Guidelines for Writing Research Proposals
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: The objective of this document is to assist researchers in preparing research proposals that are scientifically compelling and easy for reviewers to read. These guidelines may be particularly useful to applicants, and may aid internal reviewers and grant application editors. Included are proposal-writing ideas and tips from experienced investigators and review panel members, plus tips and examples for writing style and document design.
    Subjects: Research Proposal
    Date Created: 2016/09/26
  4. A Primer on Document Design [Download]

    Title: A Primer on Document Design
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - thINK editing
    Description: This downloadable resource, A Primer on Document Design, may be useful in presenting complex information in a clear, organized and understandable manner. Basic principles covered are applicable to grant applications and other text-heavy documents. By using a section of a sample document, this resource systematically dissects basic document design principles. Specifically, the positive results of design principles such as proximity and spacing, alignment, repetition and contrast are explained and specific tips for implementation are provided. Aspects of efficient document set-up in word processing programs are also outlined: use of styles and spacing, type characteristics, and font comparisons in terms of usefulness and drawbacks.
    Subjects: grantsmanship, OOGP, open operating grant program
    Date Created: 2011/10/21
  5. Theme /Pillar 4 (Social, Cultural, Environmental, and Population Health) March/September 2010 and March/September 2011 CIHR OOGP Applications Most Common Errors Observed in Feedback Received from CIHR [Download]

    Title: Theme /Pillar 4 (Social, Cultural, Environmental, and Population Health) March/September 2010 and March/September 2011 CIHR OOGP Applications Most Common Errors Observed in Feedback Received from CIHR
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, CIHR Special Project
    Description: Outlined in this document is a summary of the most common errors found in applications submitted to the March/September 2010 and March/September 2011 CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) competition by University of Alberta applicants, with a primary designation of Theme/Pillar 4 Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health. This application pool included 13 new and renewal applications from junior, mid-career and senior investigators. The analysis was derived from the feedback of received from CIHR from both the peer reviewers and the scientific officer.
    Subjects: common errors, theme 4, social, cutural, environmental and population health
    Date Created: 2013/01/14
  6. List of Funded UofA CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) Applications [Download]

    Title: List of Funded UofA CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) Applications
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)
    Description: This resource that lists funded University of Alberta CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) applications and is ready for download. Although this information is publically available at  http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/cfdd/
    , this resource compiles information specifically about and for University of Alberta CIHR OOGP applicants. Information will be categorized according to Peer Review Committee (PRC) and will include the names of successful applicants as well as project title and competition date while specific CIHR funding amounts of each grant would not be shown. We anticipate applicants would use the information within the resource to become aware of their colleagues who have been successful in CIHR OOGP competitions within specific committees, and consequently may initiate contact to request advice about their upcoming application. As well, we believe this resource would provide helpful information to potential applicants about the type of University of Alberta research that is being funded by specific CIHR OOGP Peer Review Committees. Please note that while the peer review committee members listed in this resource may be willing to provide some pieces of advice, inclusion of their names in the spreadsheet does not necessarily indicate their willingness to review complete applications.
    Subjects: OOGP, open operating grant program, funded application
    Date Created: 2017/09/11
  7. The Canadian Common CV (CCV): Navigating and Troubleshooting [Download]

    Title: The Canadian Common CV (CCV): Navigating and Troubleshooting
    Creator: Stelmach, Bonnie - Senior Social Sciences/Humanities Application Support Coordinator, University-wide Grants Assist Program
    Description: These workshops were facilitated by Dr. Bonnie Stelmach (Senior Social Sciences/Humanities Application Support Coordinator, University-wide Grants Assist Program). These workshops were designed to provide step-by-step guidance to set up a CCV and help with troubleshooting. A large portion of these sessions were intended for attendees to work through CCV sections with assistance.
    Subjects: canadian common CV
    Date Created: 2013/04/01
  8. Signature Process for CIHR Applications [Download]

    Title: Signature Process for CIHR Applications
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, CIHR Special Project
    Description: This resource 1. Identifies the signatures required by the University of Alberta and CIHR for applications submitted to the CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP), Fellowshipand Doctoral and Competitions; 2. Clarifies University of Alberta protocols for obtaining signatures and; 3. Explains how to upload signature pages onto ResearchNet.
    Subjects: postdoctoral fellowship, University of Alberta, OOGP, open operating grant program, signature process, doctoral
    Date Created: 2012/01/10
  9. Key Changes in Funded CIHR OOGP Resubmissions [Download]

    Title: Key Changes in Funded CIHR OOGP Resubmissions
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, CIHR Special Project
    Description: This document summarizes key features of/changes in funded March and September 2012 CIHR Open Operating Grants Program (OOGP) resubmissions, as identified by the applicant. This analysis was derived from the feedback from 15 applications across all 4 themes (Biomedical; Clinical; Health Systems & Services; Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health).
    Subjects: key changes, resubmission, key features
    Date Created: 2013/04/11
  10. University-wide Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) Questionnaire about Resources [Download]

    Title: University-wide Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) Questionnaire about Resources
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)
    Description: We would very much appreciate your feedback regarding the resources found on our website as it is important that we are able to provide metrics on value and impact to applicants. Your feedback is critical as we continue to create resources with the most useful information to increase University of Alberta applicant’s success in CIHR granting competitions. Please take the time to fill out this short survey regarding resources found on this webpage. This survey will take approximately 1 minute to fill out.
    Subjects: feedback questionnaire
    Date Created: 2013/06/12