Program category: Career Awards
December 1, 2011
This Research Chair in Nursing Care Development and Evaluation is reserved for McGill University and Université de Montréal and is funded in partnership with the Newton Foundation.
The purpose of the Chair is to develop evaluative research in the field of nursing and to contribute to the development of the Quebec Interuniversity Nursing Intervention Research Group (GRIISIQ).
Basic training in research ethics is compulsory for all FRSQ awardees when their research project involves human subjects.
The term "research project involving human subjects" applies when the research project involves:
This basic training consists of successful completion of Levels 1 and 3 of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux On-line Tutorial in Research Ethics.
Awardees must complete this basic training within a year of receipt of a positive response concerning the FRSQ award.
In addition, career researchers must attend a Research Ethics Board (REB) meeting as observers. The REB must be affiliated with a university or with an institution within the health and social services network. Participation must occur within two years of receipt of a positive response concerning the FRSQ award.
Create new knowledge in response to healthcare community needs in terms of innovative interventions in nursing and facilitate the establishment of these new practices within the healthcare community
develop and lead a research team in nursing care development and evaluation. The team must be dynamic, innovative and highly competitive at the national and international level.
Make this team part of GRISIIQ, thereby fostering the exchange, transfer and implementation of new knowledge on innovative and advanced nursing care.
Contribute to instituting a rigorous academic structure within hospital centres and university-affiliated hospital centres (UHCs, AUHCs), institutes, and community health and social services centres (CSSSs) in order to carry out new research projects in the field within the purview of the Chair, evaluate them, and implement them subsequently.
Exercise leadership and assume the role of scientific mentor with decision makers and other stakeholders in evaluating and establishing new nursing care practices in order to develop a culture of scientific evaluation within healthcare administrations.
As part of GRISIIQ, build innovative research capability in the field of new nursing care, its evaluation and its implementation by establishing a program for the training of highly qualified personnel. This program could lead to university degrees (Master's and Doctorate) or offer postdoctoral training to Ph.D. or professional diploma holders.
share the Chair's research results with other healthcare stakeholders, with a view to exchanging and transferring knowledge that will benefit the scientific community, the healthcare network, and end-users and that will contribute to generating innovative ideas in the field.
The Chair will be established according to the affiliated university's Research Chair standards and will have a management committee composed of the promoters of the Chair (FRSQ, Newton Foundation, the two universities, and the healthcare environments concerned), as well as a scientific advisory committee composed of experts in the field of nursing care evaluation.
The FRSQ and the milieus concerned will work together to choose the members of these committees.
5 years, renewable once
Salary bonus of $50,000 a year
The main university of affiliation is expected to cover the Chairholder's salary based on his or her university standing. The FRSQ and the Newton Foundation will contribute an additional $50,000.
Grant of $100,000 a year
In addition to the basic grant of $100,000 a year, the Chair will receive a supplementary contribution to support its activities from the universities and the healthcare environments in which the Chair will operate. This contribution could be financial or involve the reassignment of qualified personnel to the development, evaluation or implementation of innovative nursing care practices. Only costs directly related to research and training are authorized.
The Chair's salary cannot be complemented by other contributions from the public sector (i.e. university salary, awards from funding agencies or charitable foundations).
See Common Rules and Regulations, art. 6.13.
The salary bonus must never be used for employment benefits.
See Common Rules and Regulations art. 7.
All applications will be evaluated by experts renown for their knowledge in the field of evaluative research.
In accepting this award, the awardee agrees to observe the Common Rules and Regulations, the Policy regarding open access to published research outputs as well as the terms and conditions stipulated in this program description.
The award will be revoked if the awardee fails to observe these rules.
The awardee must notify the FRSQ of his/her acceptance of the award within 30 days of receiving the offer.
Failure to give notice of acceptance will be regarded as refusal of the award.
The university agrees to: