RESEARCH BULLETIN: 23 AUGUST 2018

INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Faculty of Health: Collaborative and/or Community-based Research Seed Grant

Faculty of Health: Conference Travel Funds

 

EXTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Pilot Award

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Cannabis Research in Urgent Priority Areas

CIHR Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health

CIHR Catalyst Grant: PTSI among PSP workers

Grand Challenges Canada: Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: Operating Grant

 

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant

Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives.

Events/activities may focus on, but are not limited to, the following:

Planning:

  • Activities that assist potential teams of researchers, knowledge-users and/or partners in working together to identify research questions or emerging issues and priorities that could form the basis of a grant application;
  • Stakeholder consultations, including citizen engagement activities, regarding needs, gaps and opportunities in the health research landscape, priority policy issues and/or priority research questions, where such common understanding is currently lacking or requires further development;
  • Initial planning and discussion of a research project among potential team members including researchers, knowledge-users and/or partners to assess the viability of the research project and the partnership;
  • Conducting an environmental scan or preliminary synthesis of relevant literature, activities or programs;
  • Early-stage planning to determine possible commercial viability of a discovery;
  • Opportunities for knowledge exchange involving stakeholder linkages (to inform practice, care, and/or policy) that could potentially lead to an application to a funding opportunity;
  • Gatherings of partners, health researchers, and/or knowledge users where the main objective is to facilitate regional/national and/or international collaboration among individuals or groups from a variety of backgrounds

Dissemination:

  • Education of groups such as patients, health professionals, community organizations, policy-makers, the general public
  • Knowledge dissemination that will inform practice, clinical care, partnership best practices, policy and decision making
  • Dissemination and/or discussion of research findings at scientific meetings, workshops, conferences, congresses or symposia;
  • Development and dissemination of KT products and tools (e.g., written materials in various formats, plain language summaries, decision support tools, educational materials, web sites)

AMOUNT: Varies by Institute. Please see website for complete details.
DEADLINE: September 11, 2018
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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: Pilot Award

The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for Pilot Awards.

AMOUNT: $300,000
DEADLINE: September 14, 2018
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SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

The objective of this funding opportunity is to provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. In addressing an organization specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other's unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

AMOUNT: $7,000 - $25,000
DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
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Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research

The Foundation funds research projects in nutrition and dietetics to contribute to the existing knowledge base in these areas.

AMOUNT: $20,000
LOI DEADLINE: September 17, 2018
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CIHR Catalyst Grant: Cannabis Research in Urgent Priority Areas

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to strengthen the evidence base and expand cannabis research in several key areas:

  • Neurodevelopment
  • Prevention, harm reduction and treatment of problematic cannabis use
  • Potency and product safety
  • Social determinants of health and key populations
  • Mental health
  • Cannabis and other drug/substance use
  • Cannabis and pain management

AMOUNT: Up to $125,000 for one year
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 18, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2018
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CIHR Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health

These awards are designed to provide protected time for early career investigators to undertake research relevant to the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) mandate by contributing to both salary and research allowances.

Within the funding opportunity, there are two streams: one open only to Clinician Scientists, including allied health professionals, and one open to any Independent Researcher.

In addition to projects relevant to the ICRH mandate, the Independent Researcher stream will provide support to projects relevant to the following specific research areas:

  • ICRH in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Canada will provide funding for cystic fibrosis research across any one of the CIHR research themes (biomedical, clinical, health services or population health research).
  • ICRH in partnership with the Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) will provide funding to support projects relevant to the following research areas:
  • Examining the relationship between hypertension and/or stroke and/or cardiovascular disease and kidney health
  • Microvascular disease and kidney health
  • The CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH) will provide funding to support Indigenous Health Research relevant to circulatory or respiratory health and the IIPH mandate.
  • The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) in partnership with ICRH will provide funding to support projects relevant to lipoprotein metabolism.

AMOUNT: $115,000 per year for up to three years.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2018
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CIHR Catalyst Grant: PTSI among PSP workers

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support applications relevant to one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Data collection, analysis and/or reporting on the incidence and prevalence of post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) in public safety personnel (PSI), which may also include information on relevant co-morbidities and health determinants
  • Biological, clinical and social characteristics of PTSI, including differences that contribute to the risk for developing PTSI and measures/characteristics that may be associated with better treatment outcomes and resilience among PSP.
  • Prevention, including measures, programs and interventions with potential to limit the number of new cases of PTSI among PSP.
  • Diagnosis, including assessment procedures and guidelines to improve existing or establish new clinical validation tools for PTSI in PSP.
  • Treatment and intervention, such as psychological and clinical approaches related to symptom reduction in PSP
  • Mental health awareness, stigma reduction, anti-discrimination, and/or literacy programs that have the potential to improve mental wellness among PSP.

AMOUNT: Up to $150,000 for one year.
DEADLINE: September 25, 2018
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Grand Challenges Canada: Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

GCC seeks bold ideas for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed in low- and middle-income countries. The bold ideas are expected to improve the provision and use of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, (e.g. contraception: comprehensive sexuality education; safe abortion where legal; and menstrual hygiene management). Of particular interest to GCC are innovations that improve the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence, and to child, early, and forced marriage, so that women and girls are empowered and have greater influence over their lives and futures.

AMOUNT: Up to $100,000
DEADLINE: September 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET
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Faculty of Health: Collaborative and/or Community-based Research Seed Grant

This funding opportunity is available to support small teams of researchers in the initial stages of their research collaborations and to provide small teams with funding support that will assist them in producing co-publication and obtaining external research funds.

AMOUNT: $10,000 - $15,000 per project
DEADLINE: October 1, 2018
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Faculty of Health: Conference Travel Funds

Conference travel funds are awarded to full-time faculty members to offset the cost of travel to conferences.

AMOUNT: Up to $1,000 per fiscal year
DEADLINE: October 1, 2018
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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: Operating Grant

The Operating Grant Program is intended to support various research operations in all aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS) and defray the normal operating costs of carrying out a specific research proposal. The MS Society welcomes applications that are fundamental as well as applied studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management.

AMOUNT: Up to $100,000 for up to three years
DEADLINE: October 1, 2018 at 16:00 EDT
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