CIHR: Catalyst Grant - HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (2013-2014)

The CIHR HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) Program assists community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations and institutions in developing the knowledge necessary to carry out their HIV/AIDS work in the most effective manner, and in creating expertise within these communities to conduct their own research. The aim of this Catalyst Grant is to provide seed money, on a short-term basis, to support health research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants).


Under the leadership of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative is responsible for the management and oversight of the research components of two major Government of Canada initiatives in HIV/AIDS, namely the: Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada; and the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative. These Initiatives provide funding to support researchers and trainees through the five streams of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative:

·         Biomedical and clinical;

·         Health services and population health;

·         Community-Based Research Program;

·         CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network; and

·         Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative.

This funding opportunity is offered through the HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Program and is in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to support the development of:

·         partnerships between the community and researchers to facilitate the conduct of community-based research; and/or

·         future applications for more comprehensive community-based research grants.

Funding Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 198,000, enough to fund approximately six grants. The maximum amount per grant is $ 33,000 for up to one year. This funding is non-renewable.

Of this $ 198,000:

·         $ 99,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the General Stream.

·         $ 99,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the Aboriginal Stream.

  • Applicants will not be penalized for requesting less than the maximum funding amount and are strongly encouraged to do so if it is more appropriate to their needs.

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply visit the website here.  

INTERNAL DEADLINE:  April 8, 2013 - Office of Research Services – Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer

EXTERNAL DEADLINE:  April 15, 2013 – Submit online using ResearchNet

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