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Graduate Student Stipend Opportunity
Memorial University

The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) is a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada. We are a national initiative with clusters in British Columbia, Ontario, Québec, and Newfoundland. We received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a period of seven years beginning in 2013.

Illness and disability touch most people at some point over their lifetime. CRWDP’s objective is to identify how people, when disabled, can be better retained and integrated into the Canadian labour market.
 
CRWDP has laid the foundations for a rich training and mentoring program for graduate students. This includes 70 graduate stipend years of funding for masters and doctoral students over the seven-year SSHRC funding period. Pending confirmation of funding, there should be a one-year stipend opportunity available to a Memorial University graduate student for the 2017-2018 academic year.
 
Are you interested in completing research and a thesis on Canadian work disability policy at Memorial University? If you are, contact Chrissy Vincent at chrissy.vincent@med.mun.ca.
 
To see the poster, click here.

 

Graduate Student Stipend Opportunities
Canadian Work Disability Policy

The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) is a transdisciplinary initiative on the future of work disability policy in Canada. We are a national initiative with clusters in British Columbia, Ontario, Québec, and Newfoundland. We recently received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a period of seven years.

Illness and disability touch most people at some point over their lifetime. CRWDP’s objective is to identify how people, when disabled, can be better retained and integrated into the Canadian labour market.

CRWDP has laid the foundations for a rich training and mentoring program for graduate students. This includes 70 graduate stipend years of funding for masters and doctoral students over the seven-year SSHRC funding period. Other  opportunities to get involved include student provincial caucuses, community-based internships, and student forums on our website.

Are you interested in pursuing research on Canadian work disability policy? For inquiries contact Emile Tompa at etompa@crwdp.ca.

Click here to see the poster.

We are excited to share the information about an exciting opportunity for a 3 year post doctoral research position in return to work after injury. The position is mainly funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery after Road Traffic Injury (CRE-RTI) but will also contribute to a national project in return to work following work related injury.  The position is primarily based in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, working with Alex Collie and other senior CRE-RTI investigators from the University of Queensland, Griffith University, University of Sydney and Monash University. This is a highly productive group with excellent resources.

The link below includes further information on the position and how to apply. The closing date for applications is 12 February. Interested candidates should feel free to contact Alex on 0408194261 or via email at alex.collie@monash.edu .

http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/557609/research-fellow-road-injury-recovery

Graduate Student Stipend
Opportunities at the University of Waterloo

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Ontario’s Developmental Services Research Grant Fund – 2015 Call for Proposals

 
FROM:
Aklilu Tefera
Director, Policy Research and Analysis Branch
Ministry of Community and Social Services
 
RE: Ontario’s Developmental Services Research Grant Fund – 2015 Call for Proposals
 
I am writing to announce the launch of the 2015 Developmental Services Research Grant Competition, supported by the Ministry of Community and Social Services of the Government of Ontario. 
 
The Developmental Services (DS) Research Grant fund was created in 2012 to support research and innovative initiatives for the DS sector.  A competitive call for proposals was used to select six projects for funding. 
 
This is the second call for research proposals.  The Ministry is interested in obtaining research proposals on three particular topic areas:
  • Funding approaches and practices
  • Service models for complex needs clients
  • Employment
 
More detail about the topic areas is provided in the attached documents.
 
The Fund will provide a maximum of $400,000 across all funded projects each of two years to support research in priority areas. Projects may be either short-term projects that are less than one year in duration or larger projects that have a duration of up to two years. Projects are eligible for varying amounts of funding based on the complexity of the project, the number of research questions identified, the duration of the project and the type of research.
 
Information about how to apply for a DS Research Grant is attached, along with the templates that must be submitted.  Complete applications must be received by July 27, 2015 to be considered.
 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Disability Research (CDR), Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

 

The Center for Disability Research (CDR) at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton MA is seeking applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position in work disability prevention / return to work research. This is a fully-funded, joint program based at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), involving faculty at both locations; postdoctoral research is conducted primarily at the CDR. 

The Institute is an independent organization dedicated to improving scientific knowledge in injury and disability prevention.  Current research activities are described in the CDR sections of the Institute's annual report

The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with our faculty to develop and implement original studies at the CDR related to understanding and preventing work disability, conduct data analyses, and prepare first-authored scientific publications. Our research focuses on prevention of work disability, addressing the early phases of work disablement and return to work, through studies involving workers, employers and health care providers.  This is an area where we have had considerable success in pursuing innovative analytic approaches and interventions.

Our postdoctoral fellows have found this to be an excellent opportunity to conduct important research, develop a strong publication track record, and begin a successful academic career.  This link provides brief summaries of current and former post-doctoral fellows  across the Institute. 

This program has become quite competitive.  Successful prior applicants have had relevant training and experience, excellent recommendations, and collaborated with one of us in the Center to develop a proposal for an innovative project (or series of projects). 

A highly detailed proposal is not necessary, but a clear statement of scientific justification, rationale, plan of work, and expected results is required. The PhD degree must be completed prior to starting the postdoctoral program. Interested persons should contact us to discuss and develop potential research opportunities before applying, at glenn.pransky@libertymutual.com.   We can discuss the application process and requirements: complete applications for summer 2016 start dates are due before November 15, 2015.  

Opportunity- 2015/16 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Banting PDF) 

 

The 2015-2016 Banting PDF competition has been launched! Please see the attached memo and link for more information.

Timelines:

Competition Launch
- April 8, 2015: Posting of updated program literature on program website
- April 8, 2015: Activation of ResearchNet (electronic application system)

Application Deadline
- September 23, 2015 (8:00 pm EDT)

Funding Decision Release
- January 29, 2016

CIHR Training Opportunity: Save the Date!

The workforce is changing with greater numbers of older adults remaining employed longer and younger adults (mostly women) facing the challenge of caregiving their aging parents. The labour market, work conditions and employer-employee relations are also changing. Research is needed to better understand and meet these challenges.

The CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Gender and Health (IGH) and Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) have partnered with the Institute for Work and Health to host an innovative training event, “More Years, Better Lives: The Health, Wellness and Participation of Older Adults in the World of Work.”

This unique, interactive training program will run from June 1-5, 2015 and will be held in Toronto. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in, or interested in learning about, research related to health, wellness and participation of middle- and older-aged adults in employment are encouraged to apply. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in advanced training that crosses disciplines and brings together trainees, researchers, and members of the public and private sector.

More information will follow. In the meantime, please visit our website at
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8671.html

Meet and Greet for Students and New Researchers

​Monday September 29, 2014
At the WDPI Conference venue (Hyatt Regency Hotel)
5:30 – 7:30 pm, followed by a dinner funded by CRWDP

This “meet and greet” is sponsored by the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP). At the event you hear about CRWDP, a new Canadian initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Meet other students and new researchers interested in work disability policy, and find out how you can get involved in CRWDP activities through:

  • graduate and post-doctoral training and mentoring opportunities,
  • student provincial caucuses in British Columbia, Ontario, Québec, and Newfoundland,
  • community-based internships
  • virtual student forums

The two-hour session will include an introduction to CRWDP from the Centre’s co-directors, presentations on research underway by CRWDP student fellows, and a brainstorming session on hot new topics you can take up for thesis and research papers.

Please RSVP to Christina Kalcevich at nationalmanager@crwdp.ca by September 22, 2014.

For inquiries contact Emile Tompa at etompa@crwdp.ca.