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Magnifying Glass Indirect Costs of Research - background information prepared by the Research Services Office (at the request of the University Research Policy Committee, January 2014)

Research Data Management Week, April 28-May 2, 2014
Engage with Data: Manage, protect, preserve and share research data

Research Data Management Week
Whether you are preparing a grant application or working in the field, researchers need to plan for and manage their data. Join the University of Alberta Libraries for the Research Data Management Week being held April 28-May 2, where issues on data management planning, data storage, and data access will be discussed and hands-on tools will be presented to address your research data needs! More information about the week will be added as sessions and locations are confirmed. All sessions are free and will take place on North Campus. For more information, contact

Highlighted Funding Opportunities


The Mitacs Accelerate PhD Fellowship gives PhD students and their faculty supervisor the opportunity to work closely with a private-sector partner using the latest tools and techniques available to them in both academic and industrial settings.

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support student research projects abroad.

  • Up to $5,000 in research award to Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses
  • For joint projects with academic collaborators
  • Partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam
  • Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students
  • Applications accepted any time
  • Mitacs Globalink Research Award Program Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • For more information, please visit Mitacs funding opportunities or contact Mitacs International at

Workers Compensation Board - Alberta Research Program

Under the 2014 research agenda, there are currently opportunities for funding to projects with a high degree of relevance and practical utility for Alberta, focusing particularly on compensation issues, disability management and return to work. This year, the Research Committee has expressed certain interest areas as possible topics for the upcoming year's research activities and funding will be considered for research related to:

  • Disability Management and Rehabilitation, reducing the impact of workplace injury and disease.
  • Return to Work, reducing barriers to employability; integrating best practices to promote safe, effective, appropriate and sustainable return to work.
  • Medical/rehabilitative interventions, evaluating the efficacy of medical or rehabilitative interventions with a focus on treating occupational disease or injury.
  • Occupational disease, improving understandings of the relationship between occupational risk factors and the onset of disease.
  • Changing nature of work and the work environment, examining current technological, economic, demographic, or social factors affecting the nature of work; exploring implications for Alberta's workers' compensation system.
  • Improving the predictability of WCB financing, including costs and funding, through a better understanding of their relationship with economic and demographic changes.
  • Policy, system-design, and decision-making in workers' compensation, examining systemic fairness and efficacy in terms of benefit structure, financing of workers' compensation and incentive plans, decision-making models and review and appeal structures.
  • Knowledge transfer, evaluating effective ways of putting research findings into practice for communities of interest.

To apply, please complete the 2014 Letter of Intent Form using the following guide. Researchers who have not previously been funded by WCB, or those who are not sure their project meets the criteria of WCB's Research Program, are invited to submit a concept outline for consideration by WCB's Research Committee. Please note that the deadline for application has been extended to April 11, 2014. For more information, please see the WCB research brochure and the mini poster.

Questions? Please contact WCB-Alberta Research Program.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Check out our main Funding Opportunities page for a detailed listing of national funding and training opportunities.

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What's New on This Site

New Grant Assist Program
The Office of the Vice-President (Research) has implemented a Grant Assist Program pilot project. The program offers University of Alberta researchers grant application development in Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering and Social Sciences and Humanities. [March 12, 2014]

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Other Funding Opportunities

Check out our main Funding Opportunities page for a detailed listing of national funding and training opportunities.