The AMS History of Medicine Project Grant is designed to support small budget proposals on projects in the history of medicine and allied disciplines, including (but not limited to) science and technology studies, sociology, anthropology, and classics. AMS defines the history of medicine broadly as the study of past practices and epistemologies related to human health, healthcare and disease using a variety of historical and critical methodologies.
Projects that consider the Canadian context are particularly welcome and may include requests for seed money to develop research initiatives. Proposals are expected to advance the history of health, healthcare or disease or the education of health professionals that could benefit the broader community of practitioners in the field. There is an expectation that during the period of these grants or within a year of their completion, one or more conference papers or publications/presentations will result from this funding.
|Eligibility||To apply for an AMS Project Grant, the Principal Investigator (PI) must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident AND meet one of the following requirements:|
|Special Eligibility Considerations||Ethics Approval|
If ethics approval is required to complete the suggested project, the principal investigator must be able to provide documentation from a Tri-Council Compliant Ethics Board demonstrating that an acceptable review has been completed and the project approved.
Research Nova Scotia considers the following to be academic appointments:
Limited Term Appointment
Applicants with limited term appointments are eligible to apply, however, the applicant must either:
1. complete the grant funding period before the end date of the appointment, or
2. provide confirmation from the employing institution that the appointment will be renewed.
Applicants with a limited term appointment must clearly indicate the end date of the appointment on their CV. They must also provide a letter from a senior official at their institutions indicating the start and end dates of their appointments. PIs holding a limited term appointment that ends prior to the funding end date are eligible to apply; if successful, a condition of funding will be institutional confirmation of a new appointment.
|Funding Amount and Duration||A maximum of $10,000 per grant will be issued for a funding period of one year.|
Please note: Funded projects may begin on the first of any month between September 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021. The project should not take longer than one year.
|Multiple Submissions||Applications can be submitted for more than one grant. Related (but not duplicate) applications are permitted, provided the applicant clearly demonstrates how each application will be unique and can be implemented independently.|
|Dates and Deadlines||Deadline: April 29, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. (AT)|
Results Available: July 2020
Funds Available: September 2020
|Step 1: Confirm Eligibility||Consider whether you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. |
If you are unsure please contact Trish.Cormier@researchns.ca or call (902) 424-3054 for confirmation before beginning application.
|Step 2: Review Application Requirements||Be sure to carefully review all application documents:|
2020-21 AMS Project Grant Application Requirements (PDF)
Institution Agreement Form: The form must be filled out and included with your application.
|Step 3: Register in the Grants Management System (GMS)||Applications will be submitted via an online Grants Management System (GMS).|
The main contact person for the grant application is considered the Principal Investigator (PI). In order to access the application in the GMS, this individual must create an account.
|Step 4: Complete Application||To apply, login to GMS to access the application, where information will be either entered directly into GMS or uploaded as PDF documents.|
Be sure to upload a scanned or electronic copy of the completed Institution Agreement Form.
See the Application Requirements for detailed instructions.
- Research Nova Scotia staff will assess applications to determine whether they are complete and meet the eligibility criteria.
- A peer review panel will review applications in accordance with RNS’s peer review guidelines and the assessment criteria outlined below.
The following criteria will be used by the peer review committee to assess AMS Project Grant applications.
|Work Plan and Timeline|
|Overall Merit of the Proposal|
Resources & Assistance
The AMS Project Grant is administered by Research Nova Scotia.
GMS Technical Support
All applications for this opportunity will be accepted via an online Grants Management System (GMS). A GMS support guide has been created to assist with your application. Please refer to the document below:
For additional technical support using the GMS please contact the helpdesk at email@example.com or by calling (902) 424-3054.
If you require any application support or have questions about this funding opportunity please contact Trish Cormier at (902) 424-3054 / Trish.Cormier@researchns.ca.