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Changes to the ORCS Research Grants and Fellowship Awards

The Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) Research Grants and Fellowship Awards are being evolved to align with the timing of the Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) Grants in Aid competition.  Historically due February 1st each year, this transition will introduce a Letter of Intent process, and move the application submissions up from February to the first Friday of December each year.  This move will increase resource efficiencies and provide more time to identify and secure qualified application reviewers.

This year, 2018-19, will be a “transition” year with the submission of a Letter of Intent due by December 31, 2018.  This is a flexible deadline while we pilot the new approach.  Your full application will still be due February 1, 2019.

Beginning in 2019, the new timelines will be as follows:

Deadline to submit a Letter of Intent to indicate intention to apply for an ORCS Research Grant or Fellowship AwardThird Friday in Nov
Deadline to submit Grant or Fellowship applicationFirst Friday in December
Identify, approach and secure first and second External ReviewersBy the end of February
Facilitate Internal and External ReviewsEarly March – mid April
Committee to Finalize Recommendations for FundingSecond Friday May – annual in person Research Grant and Fellowship Committee meeting
Funding Recommendations approvedJune Board Meeting
Successful applicants advisedBy early July