These one- or two-year fellowships offer a rich training opportunity in a multi-institutional collaborative research program across CAN’s affiliated institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge. Recipients of the CAN PDF award will typically carry out their research activities at two of CAN’s affiliated institutions. Recipients will engage in research and training activities at their home institution, while also maintaining significant collaboration and connection to their partner institution.
PARTNERED AWARD – Dementia
The 2017 CAN Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition is focused on Alberta research in dementia and is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories and Alzheimer Society of Calgary. Information from the funding partners is as follows:
Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories
The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories is working to change the face of dementia and improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Society offers Help for Today through a network of educational and support services for those with dementia and their care partners, and Hope for Tomorrow by funding research into effective treatments and finding a cure for this devastating disease.
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Alzheimer Society of Calgary
The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is a trusted ally striving to increase the capacity of people with dementia, their families and formal and informal care partners in Calgary and surrounding geographic region by connecting these individuals and care providers with high quality, evidenced-based knowledge and services. Our exclusive focus is on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, which enables us to integrate and apply best and emerging practices, as well as leading edge knowledge and research to the pursuit of a transformed culture of care that reflects a person-centered, strength-based, inclusive approach that respects diversity in all of its forms.
The following are examples of the Alzheimer Society of Calgary’s research interests:
- The effect of multimodal intervention (e.g. exercise, cognitive stimulation, diet) on women diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early dementia
- Exercise intervention on people with dementia
- Multi-domain intervention on people with pre-clinical dementia or MCI
- Speech-language therapy to improve communication in individuals with early dementia
- Effect of Cilostazol on cognitive function in individuals with MCI
Campus Alberta Neuroscience is working with its partners to offer additional Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities in other areas of neuroscience and mental health.
Funding is available for up to two (2) awards in the area of dementia, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioural research. Successful applications will meet the following general criteria:
- Joint supervision across at least two affiliated Alberta campuses, including a feasible plan for interaction and collaboration between the sites;
- Proposed research plan addresses understanding, mechanisms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and/or care of dementia or related disorders;
- Explicit statement defining the relevance of the proposed research to dementia and/or related disorders;
- Potential for impact in dementia research/care in Alberta and beyond.
HOW TO APPLY
Download the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Guidelines for instructions on how to apply to this program and refer to the Forms section on this page for required application documents.
Applications are due via email on Friday, June 2, 2017 by 4:00pm MDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
- Announcement: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
- Application Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017
- Notice of Decision: approximately July 4, 2017
- Earliest Commencement of Funding: August 1, 2017
If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact Campus Alberta Neuroscience at (403) 220-2422 or [email protected].