News at Medicine - October 2009 - Workshop for health researchers in the humanities and social sciences


Workshop for health researchers in the humanities and social sciences
October 29, 2009
There will be a workshop Monday Nov. 9 to explore funding opportunities for health researchers from the humanities and social sciences at Memorial. This free half-day workshop will take place in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall. To participate, register by Nov. 1 on-line or by email.
 
The workshop is a joint project of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, the Division of Community Health and Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Arts.

Due to recent changes at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, many researchers in the social sciences and humanities who focus on health-related research now must direct proposals to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). CIHR provides funding opportunities for themes of health research that concern social, cultural, environmental and population health.

The workshop Nov. 9 will give an overview of funding opportunities at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR). It will include a panel discussion on strategies for securing research funding from CIHR and a networking lunch with social sciences and humanities researchers at Memorial who have been funded by CIHR.

“Any arts faculty whose research concerns health in any way would benefit tremendously from attending this workshop,” said Dr. Lisa Rankin, acting associate dean of research and graduate programs for Memorial University. “We’re very lucky to have several successful CIHR award winners presenting at this session.”

Those interested in more information on the CIHR workshop or who would like to register should visit www.nlcahr.mun.ca/ssh.php before Nov. 1, 2009.