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Research Grant Program
Research Grant Program of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Call for Applications
CAMRT annually awards a research grant of up to $5,000 for original research related to the medical radiation sciences. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 grant. The 2014 grant recipient will be announced at the Annual General Conference (AGC) of the CAMRT.
The deadline for applications is April 5, 2014. Applications must be completed in accordance with the Guidelines and Policies for Submission of Grant Applications and forwarded to the CAMRT office, Ste 1000, 85 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6A4, and Attention: Manager of Publications, on or before the deadline date. An electronic copy must be submitted along with a printed application. Applications may also be forwarded by email to: email@example.com.
Guidelines and Policies for Submission of Grant Applications
Applications must be submitted by the principal investigator.
The Applicant must meet one of the following conditions:
be certified by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists or equivalent, or
be enrolled in a Canadian based education program accredited by the CMA.
The Principal Investigator must be a CAMRT member in good standing for the current year and for the duration of the project funded by this grant.
Collaborators may be non-members of the CAMRT, but must not be agents of any commercial entity.
Previous research grant awardees are eligible to apply.
Recipients may not have concurrent CAMRT research grants.
Recipients are limited to the submission of one application as principal investigator per year.
Applications will be considered for projects that have applied for or received funding from another source.
Preference will be given to proposals that are clearly aligned with the strategic directions of CAMRT and, once developed, with the CAMRT research agenda.
Proposals for research related to radiation therapy, dosimetry or medical imaging (including radiography, nuclear medicine, MRI, sonography and advanced specialties) are eligible for research awards.
Proposals related to education and administration in the field will also be considered.
Members of the research grant committee are not eligible to apply for a grant during their term on the committee.
Proposals for researchgrants must contain:
Completed written application, detailing all contact information for principal investigator, and co-investigators, history of prior CAMRT funding if applicable, references and verification of status of ethical approval, if applicable.
Proposal must contain:
Table of contents including project title
Statement of problem, including relevance/alignment to CAMRT
Proposed Activities described in detail
Itemized budget including detailed breakdown of allowable expenses, rationale for expenses and assumptions
Project calendar, outlining the expected timeline of the project
CVs for the principal investigator and co-investigators
Supporting budget statement, including justification of items that are not self explanatory, identification of other funding sources, and any outstanding funding applications along with anticipated date of funding decision.Where the funding request to CAMRT represents only a portion of the cost of a proposed project, this should be stated and an estimated total cost of project should be included. Additional sources of funding that has been received, approved, applied for or is pending approval should be noted. 
Eligible budget items
Project funding is to support the cost of research personnel, equipment and/or supplies. A maximum of $500 may be used for dissemination of results at a conference. Course/tuition fees are not eligible expenses.
The project timeline should generally not exceed one year. Projects longer than one year may be considered if accompanied by a project plan with timeline and reasoning clearly articulated. In the event that an extension is required, an extension of the project up to a maximum of 3 months beyond the original ending date with no funding implication may be requested. A request for an extension along with a progress report must be made in writing to the chair of the committee. The request must state the reasons for the extension, length of the extension required, and an explanation of how the reasons for the delay have been corrected.
Proposals will be graded and grant recipients selected by the CAMRT Research Grant Committee. At the discretion of the committee, external experts may be called upon to advise or review proposals that are outside the scope of the committee members’ expertise.
Proposals will be graded on the following elements:
Alignment with CAMRT strategic directions/research agenda (when developed)
Qualifications/resources of principal investigator and associated personnel
Relevance to research priorities of the medical radiation technology profession
Quality of research design, including sampling, recruitment strategy, chosen method , assessment of reliability, data collection and analysis, timelines
Soundness of budget
Compliance with ethical considerations
Dissemination of research
Funded research may be considered for presentation at the CAMRT annual general conference. JMIRS holds first right of refusal on publication of research results but does not guarantee publication.
CAMRT must be acknowledged as the funding source in any conference presentation or publications in relation to the research project funded.
The principal investigator is required to complete a final report detailing:
a summary of expenditure and explanation of unexpended funds, if any
achievement of project aims and significant findings
information on publication and dissemination of research, including draft or final version of publication
executive summary of the work
The CAMRT reserves the right to recover any grant money which has been improperly spent from the principal investigator.
The decision to award the grant will be reached no later than May 15 annually, and announced at the Annual General Conference (AGC) of the CAMRT.
If a project is deemed the winner of the CAMRT grant competition and its success is dependent on all funding being available, CAMRT will require proof of secured funding from all sources before issuing funds to the successful applicant.