Funding Opportunities

There are numerous agencies that fund medical research, with various deadlines and requirements. Please visit the following sites to learn more. 

Internal Funding

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute supports its researchers by providing numerous funding opportunities. See below to learn more.

*Please note completion of the CIHR's Online Training Modules: Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research is a requirement for funding. They are available at https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49347.html

OVERVIEW

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute's (LCI) Research Equipment Competition is to enhance existing or proposed research activities and external funding prospects, and to advance the Libin's research programs by supporting the purchase of necessary equipment. Priority will be given to applications that constitute a shared resource and align with the LCI's strategic research priorities. For example, an application for a shared resource would involve a principal applicant with multiple co-applicants and ultimately be used by multiple stakeholders.

  • Requests less than $5,000 will be managed by the Libin Institute’s Research Office, in consultation with the Libin Institute’s Research Director and Research Committee.
  • Requests $5,000 or greater will require at least 25 per cent matching funds committed by the principal investigator(s) at the time of application. These requests require approval by the LCI's Research Director and Research Committee.

The maximum amount per request will be limited to $25,000, however, under special circumstances, greater amounts may be considered. It is also required that at least 25 per cent of matching funds be committed at the time of application.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible expenses include:

  • Research equipment including shipping/delivery and/or custom/brokerage charges
  • Training for equipment
  • Software and licenses required to operate new equipment

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Service contracts
  • Insurance
  • Operating costs
  • Consumables
  • Office furniture
  • Office computers and peripherals
  • Construction/renovation
  • Equipment that is not located within the LCI organization

Please review the Terms of Reference for more details and eligibility criteria. 

2022 Equipment Competition Applications should be submitted to libin@ucalgary.ca by October 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.

OVERVIEW

LCI Research Equipment Maintenance Support is intended to allow researchers to continue their existing or proposed research activities and externally funded prospects, and to advance the LCI's research programs by supporting the maintenance of necessary equipment.

Although requests from individual LCI investigators will be entertained, priority will be given to requests that constitute a shared resource and align with the LCI strategic research priorities. For example, a request for maintenance support for a shared resource would involve a principal investigator (PI), and multiple stakeholders.

Requests for maintenance and/or repair(s) will be managed as follows:

  • Maintenance and/or repair(s) less than $5,000 will be managed by the Libin Institute’s Research Office, in consultation with the Libin Institute’s Research Director and Research Committee.
  • Maintenance and/or repair(s) $5,000 or greater will require at least 25% matching funds committed by the PI(s) at the time of application. These requests will require approval by the Libin Institute’s Research Director and Research Committee.

Please note that core infrastructure (e.g., cold rooms, ice machines, fume hoods, etc.) that require maintenance and/or repair(s) should be reported to the LCI Office (libin@ucalgary.ca) separately.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible expenses include:

  • Emergency repairs
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Software or hardware upgrades (if it is integral to equipment operation)

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Multi-year service contracts
  • New research equipment
  • Basic equipment (e.g., pipettes, pH meters, water filtration, computer upgrades)
  • Operating costs
  • Office and laboratory furniture
  • Office and laboratory computers and peripherals when not used for equipment operation.
  • Construction/renovation

Please review the Terms of Reference for more details and eligibility.

2022 Equipment Maintenance Requests should be submitted to libin@ucalgary.ca by October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m.

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