Catalyst Grant: Community-Led Research on LGBTQIA/2S Wellness

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

Summary:

The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) is pleased to announce the launch of a Funding Opportunity for Community-Led Research on LGBTQIA/2S Wellness through an Intersectional Lens.

LGBTQIA/2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and Two Spirit) communities experience worse health outcomes across the life course as compared to heterosexual and/or cisgender Canadians.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to fund one-year research projects for Community Organizations to explore barriers to and opportunities for positive physical, social and mental health outcomes at the intersections of sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, racism, and/or additional intersecting social identities (e.g., age, disability, faith, immigrant status, Indigeneity, language) and/or social processes (e.g., ableism, classism, heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia).

 

Eligibility

  • The Nominated Principal Applicant for this funding opportunity must be a Canadian non-governmental organization (including registered public schools and Indigenous community organizations) with a research or knowledge translation mandate. Organizations working primarily with racialized and/or Indigenous LGBTQIA/2S communities or demonstrating evidence of having prior meaningful and culturally safe involvement with these communities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Individuals and academic institutions are not eligible to apply as the Nominated Principal Applicant.
  • The inclusion of Community Leaders, independent researchersknowledge users and trainees as Principal Applicants or Co-Applicants on the applicant team is optional but encouraged.

 

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,900,000. Of this $1,900,000:

  • Small-scale projects: $200,000 is available to fund at least eight (8) small-scale projects by local, regional, or provincial/territorial Community Organizations with the total requested budget ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
  • Medium-scale projects: $700,000 is available to fund at least seven (7) medium-scale projects by local, regional, provincial/territorial or national Community Organizations with the total requested budget ranging from $25,001 and $100,000.
  • Large-scale projects: $1,000,000 is available to fund at least five (5) large-scale projects by local, regional, provincial/territorial or national Community Organizations with the total requested budget ranging from $100,001 to $200,000.

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