CIHR Project Grant: "Insights from Peer Review" Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Event Location 

UBC Point Grey campus

Intended Audience 

This UBC Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) event will feature a panel of UBC faculty selected for their service on CIHR Project Grant Peer Review Committees that receive the most applications from UBC faculty. The Project Grant competition is CIHR's primary operating grant that supports ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge. This event is ideal for new and re-submitting applicants to the upcoming Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grant competition.

Panelists will cover a wide-range of topics related to the CIHR Project Grant peer review process, including:

  • Committee culture and how it affects application ratings
  • How to move an application from “fundable” to “funded”
  • Interpreting reviewer comments and Scientific Officer (SO) notes

Featured panelists in attendance will be:

  • Dr. Skye Barbic (Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine): Member of Health Services Evaluation & Interventions Research (HS1/2/3) panel
  • Dr. Michael Gordon (Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science): Member of Molecular & Cellular Neurosciences (NSB) panel
  • Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose (Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine): Member of Randomized Controlled Trials (RC1) panel
  • Dr. Jeremy Seamans (Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine): Member of Behavioural Sciences A - Behavioural Studies in Animal Models(BSA) panel

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