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Competition Details

Important dates - 2021/2022

Eligibility

The Hopewell M.I.N.D. Prize will be awarded to a single individual who possesses a demonstrably strong, career-level appropriate, track record/level of expertise in the area of study. The important role played by other researchers and research staff is recognized and should be acknowledged in the application; however, the Prize will be made to the individual investigator responsible for developing and advancing the research.

Applicants must be Full members of the HBI at the time the Prize is awarded (the Decision Date). The HBI Director, HBI Deputy Director and any HBI members involved in the Review Process are not eligible for the Prize.

Please check back in October 2022 for the launch of the 2022/2023 competition.

Application Guidelines

The Prize will be determined by the most impactful research project, based on the following principles. The project:

  •  is highly innovative in its objectives and proposed approach in an area of Brain and Mental Health research;
  • shows potential to create a significant, transformative impact in one or more of the following ways:
    • to our foundational knowledge of the brain and/or leads to highly significant clinical advancement;
    • contributes to the HBI’s innovation and translational objectives;
    • in the areas of scientific insight, public policy and future health care services and/or innovation;
    • across the HBI, the local community, Canada and the world.

Allowable expenditures include salary support for trainees and research staff, support for direct research costs related to the project, community engagement, or innovation activity related to the research project. Capital expenditures of equipment and/or renovations may only be considered if a strong justification is provided.

The Prize recipient is responsible for periodic reporting on the progress of the project. The HBI may withdraw funding if key milestones are missed.

 

Application Documents

  • Complete using provided link below.
  • The Registration Form is not part of the competitive process.

Cover sheet (page 5 of application form)

Proposed Research (8 pages maximum), addressing the following important criteria:

  • Description of Innovation/Research Goals
  • Anticipated Impact of Innovation
  • Key Methodologies/Research Plan
  • Knowledge Translation/Community Engagement (~1 page)

Additional Materials Required

  • Applicant Biosketch (4 pages maximum) highlighting publications, accomplishments relevant to the application, and a list of current and pending (applied for) funding
  • Key Research Milestones (page 6)
  • Itemized Budget with Justification (page 7 and 8). Do not include budgetary details in the Research Plan section. Budget is required for administrative purposes and will only be considered in the competitive adjudication once the judges determine the shortlist of top proposals
  • Figures and Tables (2 pages maximum)
  • References (2 pages maximum)

Applicants are to submit one PDF document containing all proposal elements (Cover sheet, research plan, and require additional components)

FAQ

Applicants must be Full members of the HBI at the time the Prize is awarded (the Decision Date). The HBI Director, HBI Deputy Director and any HBI members involved in the Review Process are not eligible for the Prize.

  • Use letter size paper
  • Use ¾-inch margins
  • Use 11-point Calibri, or equivalent font and single-space text (at least 6 lines per inch)
  • Use the following major headings within the Research Plan: Description of Innovation or Research Program, Impact of Innovation or Research Program, Key Methodologies, and Knowledge Translation/Community Engagement

Please email hbi@ucalgary.ca if you have additional questions.