Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prizes (2015) - Institute of Genetics

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Summary

The CIHR Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) established the Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize to recognize and support the research excellence of Canadian New Investigators working within the mandate of the CIHR-IG. The research grant is intended to offset the direct costs of the recipient's research program.

Dr. Menten's outstanding career as a biomedical scientist led to many achievements including important co-discoveries relating to blood sugar, haemoglobin and kidney functions. In 1913, a collaboration with Leonor Michaelis on the behaviour of enzymes resulted in the Michaelis-Menten equation, a biochemical concept so fundamental that it is familiar to first-year science students.

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $60,000.

Of the total available:

  • $30,000 is available to fund applications in the area of biomedical research
  • $30,000 is available to fund applications in the areas of clinical research and of health services/population health, including genetic ethical, legal and social issues research

For each of the research areas mentioned above, the CIHR-IG Maud Menten New Investigator Prizes consist of a one (1) year, non-renewable $28,000 research grant.

For each research area, two (2) finalist prizes are also made available. Finalist prizes consist of a one (1) year, non-renewable $1,000 research grant.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. The business office of the institution of an eligible Nominated Principal Applicant generally administers CIHR funds. Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements for CIHR Grants and Awards regarding the eligibility requirements for individuals and institutions.

Specific Requirements

All Nominated Principal Investigators who meet the following criteria will be considered for the CIHR-IG Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize (2015):

  • Successful in the Transitional Operating Grant 2014-2015 competition;
  • Identified CIHR-IG as their primary or secondary Institute affiliation in the "Suggested CIHR Institute" section of their operating grant application; and
  • Held a full-time appointment as an independent investigator, while actively engaged in CIHR research, including research performed in non-academic setting (e.g., industry, government) for a period of less than 60 months before the competition deadline associated with their successful CIHR operating grant application.

Review Process

The New Principal Investigator with the highest ranked CIHR Operating Grant application - from the Transitional Operating Grant 2014-2015 competition - in each research area will be the recipient of one (1) of the two (2) $28,000 research grant prizes. For each research area, two (2) $1,000 finalist research grant prizes are also available and will be selected in rank order.

Communications Requirements

Recipients are required to acknowledge CIHR, its institutes and partners in any communication or publication related to the IG's Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prizes. See CIHR General Grants and Awards Policies, Acknowledgement of CIHR's Support for details on CIHR's communication requirements.

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