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September 11, 2020
September, the start of the new school year for many, and the end of summer for all.  As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, we are reminded of how quickly the seasons change here in the North. Like the changing seasons, this newsletter is evolving as we incorporate new features, sections and content.  If you have any suggestions on how to make it better, please drop us a line. We are happy to announce the name of the newsletter, Research Matters, and thank everyone who submitted an entry.  With each publication we will be changing the opening image and welcome anyone to send us a picture for consideration.  In this edition we are featuring an image from NOSM's writer Kim Latimer, and we thank her for this amazing shot.  As always, please encourage your colleagues to subscribe to this newsletter, and if you need assistance with your research, please reach out to us at

Happy reading and happy researching! 

Research Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Lorrilee McGregor and her research team on their successful Insight Grant!

Their study will explore understandings of Indigenous knowledge, cultural expressions and intellectual property in relation to research sovereignty and research governance.  Indigenous peoples view intellectual property as belonging collectively to families, communities, nations and future generations. Indigenous intellectual traditions and property involve a unique set of considerations that necessitates drawing conceptions of Indigenous knowledge, sovereignty, and governance into the conversation.

Full details can be found here

Congratulations to Dr. Erin Cameron and her research team on their success!

Researchers from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Lakehead University are receiving more than $330,000 from the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) for projects that will benefit health-care workers and immigrants.

Dr. Erin Cameron, Dr. Diana Uranijik, Dr. Brianne Wood and John Hogenbirk have received $250,000 from the OHCRIF. Their study, Working models for human capital planning in Northern Ontario: a model for the primary healthcare workforce, will focus on human capital planning in Northern Ontario’s primary care sector.


Full details can be found here

CIHR is seeking Early Career Researchers to participate in their Observer Program

This is an opportunity for early career researchers to observe peer review committee meetings and gain valuable insights on the review process 

Deadline to apply is September 21

Full details can be found on the CIHR website

Pre-announcement: Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19 Knowledge Synthesis, Evaluation and Assessment Grants Rapid Research Funding Opportunity

Anticipated Timeline*

Launch: Fall 2020
Application Deadline: December 2020
Notice of Decision: March 15, 2021
Funding Start Date: March 2021

*These timelines are estimates and subject to change.

Full details can be found on the CIHR website

Pre-announcement: Implementation Science Teams – Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-Term Care Funding Opportunity

In order to be eligible to submit a full application, all applicants are required to register their intent to apply by September 14, 11:59pm ET
Information webinar: All potential applicants are invited to participate in an information webinar on September 9, 2020 at 12:00pm ET.

Full details can be found on the CIHR website

Laurentian's Office of Research Services is hosting a seminar on "How to Craft an EDI Statement for NSERC Discovery Grants"

When: September 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Zoom link
Meeting ID: 922 0767 5899
Passcode: 045421
For more information or assistance, please contact Sean Parsons in the Office of Research Services by email (

The Canadian Black Scientists Network is asking for STEM Scientists in Canada who identify as Black to reach out to them at If you'd like to learn more about the Canadian Black Scientists Network, please visit their website.



Internal NOSM Awards and Grants

Education Research Fund Submission is Now Extended to September 15: Closing Soon

The call for proposals to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's new Education Research Fund is now open.
Please read the guidelines and submit your completed application to by September 15 at midnight.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact




External Grants and Awards

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
J. Edouard Samson Award: Due October 31
Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant: Due October 31

Fulbright Canada Awards: Various Deadlines
Fulbright Research Chairs Program: Due November 15

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 
Royal College Strategic Initiative Grant: Due September 25 Closing Soon

Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) 
CAAIF/Aralez Pharmaceutical Canada Inc. Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis: LOI Due September 24 Closing Soon

SSHRC Insight Grant: Due October 1

CIHR Fall 2020 Project Grants: Due September 16 Closing Soon
CIHR Doctoral and Fellowship Awards: Various Deadlines

Canadian Association for Medical Education Foundation (CAME)
Learner Health Professions Education Grant: LOI Due September 16 Closing Soon
Early Career Health Professions Education Grant: LOI Due September 16 Closing Soon
Faculty Health Professions Education Grant: LOI Due September 16 Closing Soon
CAME Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education: LOI Due September 16 Closing Soon

NOAMA-2021 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund: Due October 5 at 11:00 EST

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Due October 1

Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR/BC
CCS/CIHR-ICR/BC Novel Technology Applications in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: Deadline October 1

Gairdner Canada
Nominations for the 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards (only available in English): Due October 1

Canadian Hemophilia Society
CHS/Pfizer Care until Cure Research Program: Due November 16
CHS Dream of a Cure Research Program: Due November 16
CHS/Novo Nordisk Psychosocial Research Program: Due November 16
CHS/Bayer Advance Canada Research Program: Due November 16

COVID 19 Immunity Task Force

NOSM Events

Virtual Northern Health Research Conference 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erin Cameron

Program and Registration are now open

October 2, 2020 from 10-12

For more information visit the NHRC site


Orange Shirt Day at NOSM        September 30

Orange Shirt Day encourages Canadians to work together towards reconciliation and to hear the truth telling that comes from residential school survivors who have shared their stories.

Join us on September 30 at 1:30 p.m. to hear from residential school survivors Donna Debassige and Edmund Metatawabin

Support is being offered with Knowledge Keeper/Teacher/Healer Gloria Oshkabewisens from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Orange Shirt Day tees are back! Buy yours at the NOSM store. Survived, still here artwork by Isaac Murdoch.

For more details or to donate to the Indigenous Educational Initiatives and the Indigenous Bursary Fund, visit

WebEx Details (Please see the calendar invite for additional connection details)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
1:30 p.m.  |  4 hrs
Join meeting

Graduate Studies

The Research and Graduate Studies Office is very pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of the Master in Medical Studies (MMS) program. Short biographies for each student can be found on the MMS website.

Throughout the course of their studies in the MMS program, these students will gain foundational research skills in order to answer pressing health care questions. The program coursework will focus on developing the necessary skills to acquire grant funding, obtain ethics approval, develop a research question and appropriate methodology. Each student will also complete a research thesis, thereby applying theses skills to their chosen research study. The goal of the MMS program is for learners to focus on health care problems in the north, thereby improving the health of all people in northern, rural, and remote communities. More information on the program can be found here.

From the Research Office

New to Research? New to NOSM? Want to learn more about out processes? Please see the Research Handbook

A gentle reminder to researchers that when you submit forms or have requests to please make sure that you use the research@nosm email.  

Document Quicklinks

NOSM Research Approval Form: Website with Guidelines
NOSM Research Approval Form: Sharepoint
NOSM Research Approval Form: PDF 

NOSM Research Handbook 

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