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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. A Primer on Document Design

    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
  2. List of Funded UofA CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) Applications

    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: 2014/02/18
  3. 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

    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
  4. Dictionary of Web-based Grantsmanship Resources

    Title: Dictionary of Web-based Grantsmanship Resources
    Creator: Coe, Helen - Project Coordinator, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)
    Description: Outlined in this document are web-based resources to aid in the preparation of grant applications. Resources have been separated based on their relevance to: finding funding, peer review process, grantsmanship, common errors found in grant proposals and specific peer review information. Each resource is briefly described and rated out of 5 stars and colour coded designation found to the right of the title (CIHR, Health, General) indicates whether the resource is structured to provide advice about a specific funding agency. Additionally symbols indicate whether the resource is written word, a PowerPoint, audio or video.
    Subjects: grantsmanship, resources
    Date Created: 2014/05/08
  5. Theme /Pillar 1 (Biomedical) September 2010 CIHR OOGP Applications Most Common Errors Observed in Feedback Received from CIHR

    Title: Theme /Pillar 1 (Biomedical) September 2010 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 September 2010 CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) competition by University of Alberta applicants, with a primary designation of Theme/Pillar 1 Biomedical. This application pool included 55 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: theme 1, open operating grant program, biomedical, OOGP, common errors
    Date Created: 2011/06/27
  6. Research Proposal Writing Guidelines

    Title: Research Proposal Writing Guidelines
    Creator: McPhalen, Cathy - PhD, thINK Editing
    Description: This document provides a set of guidelines and suggestions for structuring the Research Proposal module of a CIHR Open Operating Grant Program application. Ideas and tips from experienced investigators and CIHR review panel members are incorporated, to assist in preparing a Research Proposal document that is scientifically compelling. As well, tips and examples on writing style and basic design principles are included, to assist in preparing a document that is easy for reviewers to read and understand. These guidelines may be particularly useful to applicants, internal reviewers and grant application editors.
    Subjects: open operating grant program, OOGP, writing guidelines, basic design principles
    Date Created: 2011/06/07
  7. University-wide Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) Questionnaire about Resources

    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
  8. The Canadian Common CV (CCV): Navigating and Troubleshooting

    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
  9. Information on Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Peer Review Committees and How to Nominate Committee Members

    Title: Information on Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Peer Review Committees and How to Nominate Committee Members
    Creator: Simala-Grant, Joanne - Director, CIHR Special Project
    Description: This document describes what peer review is at the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). As well, it outlines instructions on how to apply electronically to nominate oneself or another as well as selection criteria of peer review committee members.
    Subjects: peer review committees, nomination instructions
    Date Created: 2011/08/26
  10. Signature Process for CIHR Applications

    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