CIHR Funding Opportunities for Research: Fall 2014

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funds much of the HIV/AIDS related research in Canada, including community based research. Below is a list of upcoming opportunities related to HIV/AIDS. Please visit the CIHR website for a full list of opportunities as some projects may also be able to apply for different funds.

Operating Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (Deadline: October 27, 2014)

The CIHR HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports the partnered work of Community Leaders and Researchers in knowledge development and capacity-building initiatives of relevance to communities engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. All opportunities offered through the CBR Program are available in two distinct funding streams: Aboriginal and General. The aim of the Operating Grant component of the CBR program is to contribute to the creation, dissemination and use of health-related knowledge, and to help develop research capacity, by supporting original, high quality projects proposed and conducted in partnership between the community and academia. Funding is provided for up to three years, to support HIV/AIDS CBR research projects.

Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (Deadline: October 27, 2014)

The CIHR HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports the partnered work of Community Leaders and Researchers in knowledge development and capacity-building initiatives of relevance to communities engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. All opportunities offered through the CBR Program are available in two distinct funding streams: Aboriginal and General. The aim of the Catalyst Grant component of the CBR program is to provide seed money, for up to one year, to support HIV/AIDS CBR research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants).

Operating Grant : Population Health Intervention Research (Deadline: September 15, 2014)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support population health intervention research on timely population health interventions. For this funding opportunity, eligible population health interventions are “natural experiments” defined as programs, policies and resource distribution approaches that have been initiated by others (e.g., policy makers) and have the potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. Many such interventions are currently unfolding and evolving constantly across the country and are often planned and funded by community, non-profit, private, and/or public organizations both within and outside of the health sector (e.g., housing, environment, transportation, social services, and education).

Operating Grant : Knowledge to Action (Deadline: October 1, 2014)

CIHR will use the Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action (2014-2015) competition to pilot design elements related to the reforms of the Open Suite of Programs and peer review process. The pilot will involve modifications to both the application and review processes. The intent of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the translation of knowledge by linking researchers and knowledge users to move knowledge into action, and in so doing, increase the understanding of knowledge application through the process. Applicants can request funding to support partnerships, knowledge and tools for implementation projects of up to two years duration. This program is intended to fund the knowledge application process (see action cycle) (and is not intended to support projects where the main objective is to conduct primary research (for example, developing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation strategies).

Partnerships for Health System Improvement (Deadline: October 15, 2014)

CIHR will use the Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI): 2014-2015 competition to pilot design elements related to the reforms of the Open Suite of Programs and peer review process. The pilot will involve modifications to both the application and review processes. The intent of the Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program is to strengthen Canada’s healthcare system through collaborative, applied, and policy-relevant research. PHSI is Canada’s premier health services and policy research competition — and with its strong emphasis on partnerships and knowledge translation, it is also a major resource for managers and policy makers who want relevant research to inform their decision-making. PHSI funds teams of decision makers and researchers to conduct applied health services and policy research. Because they participate throughout the research process, the research results are more likely to be both relevant to, and used by, decision makers.

Knowledge Synthesis Grant (Deadline: November 17, 2014)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice.

 

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If you would like more information on how to prepare grant proposals or to develop research projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Andrea Langlois at [email protected]