|Opportunity Name||Planning and Dissemination Grants|
|Agency||Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)|
|Value||Up to $50,000|
|Application due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||02-06-2023|
|Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||02-13-2023|
|Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||02-16-2023|
|Application due at agency||02-21-2023|
CIHR is committed to promoting the inclusion and advancement of groups underrepresented in science as one of the means to enhance excellence in research, training and knowledge translation. Proposals must outline measures for how organizers of planning and dissemination events and activities will meaningfully engage members of groups underrepresented in science.
Events/activities may focus on, but are not limited to, the following:
- 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 (e.g., building new and existing multi-sectored partnerships that include a significant number of participants from outside the conventional scientific community, consensus meetings, networking and partnership development events) interested in applying to a funding opportunity
- Education of groups, such as patients, health professionals, community organizations, policy makers, and 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 knowledge translation products and tools (e.g., written materials in various formats, plain language summaries, decision support tools, educational materials, and web sites)
Note: This funding opportunity is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects, feasibility studies or operating grants), principal and co-investigator salaries or research equipment. Primary research or primary data collection will not be supported through this funding opportunity. Any activity that may be perceived as such should be justified (e.g., surveying individuals for the purpose of the project).
Full eligibility requirements here.
How to Apply
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature. Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to firstname.lastname@example.org, five days prior to agency deadline.
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.