Alberta Labour and Immigration
Alberta’s firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and emergency health care workers often deal with stressful, dangerous and traumatic situations. This stress has a negative impact on first responders and emergency health care workers. They often experience post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) at significantly higher rates than the general population.
The Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders grant program has two separate funding streams, Stream 1 for Services and Stream 2 for Research
- Stream 2 (Research) provides funding to researchers engaged in applied research that generates evidence on prevention or intervention for first responders and emergency health care workers living with or at risk for PTSI.
Stream 2: Applied Research
The applied research grant recipients must meet these requirements:
- Be affiliated with a Canadian-based organization.
- Have the qualifications and appropriate expertise to conduct the proposed research
- Agree to provide data and reports outlined in the grant agreement
For both funding streams (service and research) there is up to $1.5 million available for this grant program in 2020-21.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
The submission deadline for the application is September 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm MDT. Only complete applications will be eligible.
Successful applicants will be notified in late 2020 or early 2021 and asked to enter into a grant agreement.
How to Apply
Step 1: Read the grant guidelines
Step 2: Complete the application package
Download and complete the grant application form
Note: The principal applicant and an institution representative (Managing Director, Research Operations, Office of Research Services) are required to sign the application.