Applying to CoMRAD
Before Applying to CoMRAD:
If you would like our staff to proofread an Application for you, you must Contact our office no later than 1 week prior to the deadline.
Using CoMRAD awards as seed funding that allows for important initial research, recipients continue to demonstrate the immense potential for research excellence that emerges when presented with an opportunity to compete for an internal funding initiative focused on supporting our faculty in launching novel, pilot research projects.
Since 2016, the OVDR has invested a total of $2,419,584.10 in the CoMRAD initiative, including $988,997.49 in donor funds. Our faculty have taken preliminary results from research projects sponsored by CoMRAD and achieved the following as a direct result of CoMRAD funding:
|$3,039,275.00 in External Funding Secured|
|106 Conference Proceedings & Invited Lecturer/Seminar Presentations|
|43 Abstracts Published|
|30 External Collaborations Solidified|
|27 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Published|
|25 Media Releases|
|9 Postdocs/MSc Students Supported|
|....More to come!|
As the OVDR continues to invest in important internal funding initiatives like CoMRAD, we expect to see continued research success throughout our research community.
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In 2016, the OVDR launched the CoMRAD competition. Designed to provide our talended CoM faculty with seed funding for novel pilot research projects, our office has funded 95 research projects, totaling $2,419,611.10 in the 3 years the CoMRAD initiative has been offered. 163 applications have been put forth so far, indicating a 58% applicant success rate overall.
CoMRAD is increasingly made possible by the generous financial support of our College of Medicine donors. The total amount of donor funds used to fund CoMRAD projects increased from $227,050.00 in 2016 to $651,947.49 in 2018. When endowed to us, some donor funds come with specified constraints as to how they may be spent. As such, in 2018 our office introduced specialized categories of research for faculty to choose from so that we may put this capital to use appropriately, as indicated by the respective donor(s), as well as bolster research excellence in a number of influential areas of health research.
These 7 Funding Streams are a way to filter a mix of donor endowed and operating capital to projects undertaking research of particular topics, while giving qualified applicants increased opportunity to be successful in attaining a CoMRAD award:
|Arthritis Research||Cancer Research||Cardiac Research||Geriatric Research|
|Indigenous Health Research||Pediatric Research||Psychiatric Research|
Note: Projects that do not propose research pertaining to these specified categories will still be considered, and successful projects will be funded using capital from the OVDR's Operating Fund.
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