CIHR Fall 2019 Research Funding Announcement

Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates. Applications are submitted through the “201910MFE” competition of the Fellowship: 2019-2020 funding opportunity.

Program Name: Fellowship : Fall 2019 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)
Program Launch Date: 2019-06-28

Important Dates

Competition 201910MFE
Application Deadline 2019-10-01
Anticipated Notice of Decision 2020-03-29
Funding Start Date 2020-04-01

Funds Available

Funds are available to encourage and support applications in specific areas that are aligned with CIHR’s research priority areas and mandates. Information on the research areas to be funded as well as the maximum amounts per award that can be requested is found in the Objectives section.

CIHR Research Priority Areas

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Objectives

The specific objective of the Fellowship Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) is to offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas and mandates.

CIHR Research Priority Areas

Gastroenterology (FGA)

Summary

  • The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) will provide funding for applications that are determined to be relevant to the research priority areas as described below:
    • applications that relate specifically to biomedical or clinical research related to Gastroenterology that will contribute to building increased Canadian research capacity in the field.
  • More information on the research priorities of CIHR-INMD and CAG can be found on their website.

Funds Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $600,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners or internal collaborators decide to participate.
  • The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $60,000 per annum (stipend up to $55,000 and research allowance of $5,000) for up to five (5) years.

Specific Requirements

NOTE: BY APPLYING TO THIS RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY, CANDIDATES AGREE THAT THEIR FULL APPLICATIONS AND A RANKING LIST OF APPLICATIONS WHICH SCORED IN THE FUNDABLE RANGE AFTER THE COMPETITION WILL BE SHARED WITH THE PARTNER, THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY.

  • This Priority Announcement requires the completion of a Relevance Form. Applicants must ensure that their relevance form addresses the following points:
    • A short statement explaining how the proposed research will strengthen Canadian gastroenterology research;
    • The supervisor must be a CAG Regular Member in good standing for at least 3 consecutive years at the time of application and if successful, must maintain CAG Regular Membership in good standing for the term of the award;
    • Successful applicants, and supervisors, must agree to attend the Annual Awards Ceremony/Reception of the CAG, which is part of Canadian Digestive Diseases Week (CDDW™2021 is in Banff, Ab. March 1-8th); failure of the successful applicant and/or the supervisor(s) to attend this Awards Ceremony will result in a discontinuation of funding of the Fellowship award. However, additional funds to cover the costs of attendance will not be provided.
    • If the Fellowship is undertaken outside of Canada, candidates must clearly explain their rationale for pursuing training outside of Canada and how they foresee returning to an academic position in Canada.
  • Applicants must be:
    • a medical graduate registered in a fellowship program in Canada; or
    • have completed a PhD degree and be engaged in post-doctoral research related to gastroenterology or nutrition.
  • Medical graduates must have completed clinical residency training in a recognized adult or pediatric training program (inside or outside of Canada) to the extent that they are eligible (or equivalent) to write Royal College certification exams at the time of starting the award.
  • Successful applicants must register and become CAG (Trainee) members for the duration of the award.
  • A final report on the work accomplished during the fellowship must be submitted to CAG within two (2) months of completion of the award. This final report may be free form and a maximum of 4 pages containing the following information:
    • Research results to date and expected impacts;
    • Publications and Knowledge Translation;
    • 1 paragraph summary/quote that could be used in CIHR newsletters;
    • Picture of yourself or yourself with research partners (if applicable).
  • Only one (1) trainee per lab will be eligible to receive funding.

Contact Information

  • For questions about this research initiative and research objectives, see the “Contact Information“.

HIV/AIDS and/or STBBI (HIV)

Summary

Funds Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $600,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners or internal collaborators decide to participate.
  • The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $60,000 per annum (Stipend of up to $55,000 and research allowance of $5,000) for up to five (5) years.

Specific Requirements

  • This Priority Announcement requires the completion of a Relevance Form. Applicants must ensure that their Relevance Form addresses the following points:
    • Must include HIV/AIDS and/or STBBI-related issues as essential elements of the research objectives, hypothesis and analyses and this must be well described in the Relevance Form and project summary:
      • For projects with respect to diseases or conditions common in people living chronic infection such as HIV/AIDS, the focus must be on the disease/condition within the context of HIV infection and/or other persisting STBBI.
      • For projects investigating determinants of health or health systems that influence a wide range of health issues, HIV/AIDS and/or STBBI must be the focus of the investigation.
  • A final report on the work accomplished must be submitted within two (2) months of completion of the award (free form report of a maximum of 4 pages with the following information 1) Research results to date and expected impacts; and 2) Publications and Knowledge Translation.

Contact Information

  • For questions about this research initiative and research objectives, see the “Contact Information“.

Infection and Immunity (FII)

Summary

  • The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III) will provide funding for applications determined to be specifically relevant to CIHR-III broad mandate and to support research and help to build research capacity in the areas of infectious disease and the body’s immune system. Through the Institute’s programs, researchers address a wide range of health concerns related to infection and immunity including disease mechanisms, disease prevention and treatment, and health promotion through public policy.
  • More information on the research priorities of CIHR-III can be found on their website.

Funds Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $600,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners or internal collaborators decide to participate.
  • The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $60,000 per annum (Stipend of up to $55,000 and $5,000 research allowance) for up to five (5) years.

Specific Requirements

  • This Priority Announcement requires the completion of a Relevance Form. Applicants should ensure that their Relevance Form clearly addresses how their proposal aligns with research capacity building in the areas of infectious disease and/or the body’s immune system and CIHR-III mandate.
  • A final report (freeform) on the work accomplished must be submitted within two (2) months of completion of the award. It may be a maximum of 5 pages containing the following information:
    • Research results to date and expected impacts;
    • Publications and Knowledge Translation;
    • 1 paragraph/quote that could be used in CIHR newsletters;
    • Picture of yourself or yourself with research partners (if applicable).

Contact Information

  • For questions about this research initiative and research objectives, see the “Contact Information“.

Fellowship in Research and Knowledge Translation on Urban Housing and Health (RAT)

Summary

  • In partnership with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) will provide funding for applications that address research and knowledge translation gaps in the field of health and housing in Canadian cities.
  • The Healthy Cities Research Initiative is a multi-institute initiative co-led by the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), Institute of Aging (IA), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), and the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD).
  • Applications must align with one or more of the priority areas of the National Housing Strategy and must demonstrate how the research will contribute to improving the health of populations and promoting health equity.
  • More information on the National Housing Strategy can be found on the CMHC, and National Housing Strategy websites.

Funds Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $240,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) two-year awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners or internal collaborators decide to participate.
  • The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $60,000 (Stipend of up to $55,000 and research allowance of $5,000) per annum for up to two (2) years.

Specific Requirements

Note: by applying to this research funding opportunity, candidates agree that their full applications and a ranking list of applications which scored in the fundable range after the competition will be shared with the contributing partners.

  • This Priority Announcement requires the completion of a Relevance Form. Applicants must ensure that their Relevance Form clearly addresses the following:
    • How their proposal aligns with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and how the research will contribute to improving the health of populations and promoting health equity.
    • For any research project involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and/or Urban Indigenous populations, the candidate must provide evidence in their Relevancy Form of their experience working in an Indigenous Health Research environment, which may include Indigenous living experience, addressing power imbalances and cultural safety*.
  • Applications focused on biomedical or clinical research are not eligible for this funding opportunity.
  • The award must be held in Canada.
  • Applicants must:
    • Be a medical graduate registered in a fellowship program in Canada; or
    • Have completed a PhD degree and be engaged in research related to population health and/or housing.
  • Proposals should describe a plan for participatory and ethical partnerships with communities (where appropriate) and consideration of policy impacts on different population subgroups (e.g., ethnicity, socioeconomic, sex, gender, or minorities) and health equity where relevant.
  • Successful applicants are required to complete the How to integrate sex and gender considerations into research training by following one of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health’s three online training modules. Successful applicants must select and follow the appropriate training module that applies to their research area. Successful applicants will be required to submit the certificate of completion within one month of their award acceptance or prior to their award’s effective start date (whichever comes first).
  • Successful applicants must reserve a portion of their award to attend a CIHR-designated event in Ottawa bringing together Fellowship awardees across the CMHC program. Please note that additional funds to cover the costs of attendance will not be provided.
  • A final report on the work accomplished must be submitted within two (2) months of completion. The free form report will be a maximum of 5 pages (not including reference material such as copies of reports, event descriptions, or published papers) with the following information 1) Research results to date and expected impacts; and 2) Publications and Knowledge Translation.

*Cultural safety

Respectful relationships can be established when the research environment is socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically safe. Cultural safety is a participant-centered approach that encourages self-reflexivity among health researchers and practitioners. It requires an examination of how systemic and personal biases, authority, privilege and territorial history can influence these relationships. Cultural safety requires building trust with Indigenous Peoples and communities in the conduct of research.

Realizing cultural safety in health and wellbeing research entails understanding the social, political and historical contexts that have resulted in power imbalances. It requires an individual to have cultural humility, competence, sensitivity and awareness in determining relevant health research policies, programs, models and projects with Indigenous Peoples.

Meaningful and culturally safe practices refer to equity in health research and delivery. In a meaningful and culturally safe research environment, each person’s identity, beliefs, needs and reality is acknowledged. Participants feel safe based on mutual respect, meanings, learning experiences and shared knowledge. Cultural safety empowers people and ensures that the participating community, group or individual is a partner in decision-making.

Contact Information

  • For questions about this research initiative and research objectives, see the “Contact Information“.

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