Important dates - 2022/2023

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 do not have to be current Full Member of the HBI to apply, however, should an individual who is not a Full Member of the HBI be awarded the prize, they will have to become a full member prior to award finalization and receipt of funding.
 

The HBI Director, HBI Deputy Director and any HBI members involved in the Review Process are not eligible for the Prize.

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:
    1. to our foundational knowledge of the brain and/or leads to highly significant clinical advancement;
    2. contributes to the HBI’s innovation and translational objectives;
    3. in the areas of scientific insight, public policy and future health care services and/or innovation;
    4. 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.

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

Expression of Interest form due Jan 25th, 2023

Application form due April 6th, 2023

FAQ

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.

  • 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.