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Junior Investigator Grant Mentoring Opportunity Application Form

Junior Investigator Grant Mentoring Opportunity Application Form

The Junior Investigator Grant Mentoring Opportunity is an initiative to give early career investigators in arthritis research an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of Arthritis Society Canada’s peer review process. Investigators will receive an “inside look” at how research grants are reviewed to help structure their own grant proposals. 

Selected early career investigators from across Canada will join virtual panel meetings or, when in-person meetings resume, will be provided funds to reimburse travel costs to Toronto to observe a panel meeting. 

Eligible applicants are investigators in arthritis research, at eligible Canadian institutions, who are at the end of their postdoctoral fellowship training or are within the first few years of their academic appointment. Priority will be given to those who have yet to be awarded a grant from a Canadian granting agency. 

A maximum of two investigators will be selected to observe each review panel. Arthritis Society Canada holds various operating grant and capacity development competitions over the course of the year.

Applications for these limited spots will be accepted via the self-nomination form below and require department or institution head approval prior to submission. 

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 21, 2024.

Contact information:
Academic appointment:
Do you have an academic appointment?*:

Do you hold a research grant as a Principal Investigator?*:

For current postdocs only: If you do not yet have an academic appointment, please indicate details of your postdoctoral fellowship below:
Review Panel Options:
Please rank your preference of review panels you wish to observe:
Stars Career Development Awards & CRAF (CIORA)-Arthritis Society Canada Clinician Investigator Awards (Early October 2024)*:

Innovation Grants (early October 2024)*:

Strategic Operating Grants, Full Application (early November 2024)*:

Head of Department/Dean confirmation:
This section can only be completed with the consent and approval of the Head of the applicant’s research department: