CIHR: Knowledge Synthesis Grant - Spring 2013 Competition

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice.

Applications to synthesize knowledge in any of CIHR's four themes - biomedical; clinical; health services and policy; population and public health - are eligible provided that they respond to a knowledge user identified need.

This funding opportunity will support two types of projects: knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

·         To increase the uptake/application of synthesized knowledge in decision-making by supporting partnerships between researchers and knowledge users to produce scoping reviews and syntheses that respond to the information needs of knowledge users in all areas of health;

·         To extend the benefits of knowledge synthesis to new kinds of questions relevant to knowledge users and areas of research that have not traditionally been synthesized.

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $500,000, enough to fund approximately five to ten grants. The maximum amount for a knowledge synthesis is $100,000 for up to one year.

The maximum amount for a scoping review is $50,000 for up to one year. 

This funding is non-renewable.

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

_____________________________________________________________________________________Internal Deadline:  March 25, 2013 - Office of Research Services – Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer

External Deadline:  April 2, 2013 - Your Application must be submitted using ResearchNet - This funding opportunity will be participating in the eApproval process.

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