Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Cannabis Research in Priority Areas - Team Grant

Sponsor

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) and the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), in partnership with the Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria

Description

The purpose of the current Team Grant is to explore the potential therapeutic benefits and harms associated with cannabis use in a number of targeted areas identified through previous consultations. In particular, these Team Grants will address stakeholder priorities by supporting specific defined priority areas in targeted pools, to strengthen the evidence base and to build cannabis-related research capacity.

To ensure that applications address the ethical, environmental, economic, legal, social and cultural aspects associated with cannabis research, applications should demonstrate relevant interdisciplinary expertise encompassing research domains from natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities, as appropriate, in their applications. Applicants must propose a knowledge translation plan and demonstrate how they will incorporate open science practices in their research program. 

Applicants must integrate sex as a biological variable and gender as a social determinant of health, as appropriate, into their research to promote rigorous science that has the potential to expand our understanding of health determinants for all people. As such, applicants are required to indicate how they will account for sex (biological factor) and gender (socio-cultural factor) in the research design, methods, analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of findings.

The Cannabis Research in Priority Areas Team Grants is expected to:

  • Generate new scientific knowledge that will advance our understanding of the potential benefits and/or harms of cannabis and/or cannabis use, and impact policies and programs in this area
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, including from across health research and from domains outside of health research, and the sharing of data and resources
  • Enhancing capacity development and training in cannabis research
  • Connect to existing knowledge translation efforts across Canada, for example through MHCC or the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

Eligibility

For an application to be eligible at the LOI stage:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher.
  2. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be appointed at an eligible institution (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines)
  3. The Nominated Principal Applicant must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and submitted a Certificate of Completion (see How to Apply section). Please select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project.
  4. Each Research Team must include at least one Sex and Gender Champion listed as Nominated Principal Applicant, Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant.
  5. If the proposed research involves human subjects, at least one project participant, other than the Nominated Principal Applicant, must be a Knowledge User.

For an application to be eligible at the full application stage:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher.
  2. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be appointed at an eligible institution (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).
  3. If the proposed research involves human subjects, at least one project participant, other than the Nominated Principal Applicant, must be a Knowledge User.
  4. The team must include:
    1. At least one Early Career Investigator identified as either a Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant. The Early Career Investigator(s) must be eligible at the time of the full application deadline date.
    2. A Sex and Gender Champion listed as Nominated Principal Applicant, Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant. Champions are researchers are able to meaningfully integrate considerations of sex and gender throughout all aspects of the project design, methods, analysis, implementation and reporting. The Sex and Gender Champion must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and submitted a Certificate of Completion (see How to Apply section). Please select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project. See Additional Information for further important information on the Champion role.
    3. For the Indigenous Peoples' Health Pool, this funding opportunity seeks applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe* involvement with Indigenous Peoples.
    4. For the MS Pool, Arthritis Pain Pool and the Mental Health Pool at least one participant listed as Principal Applicant, Co-Applicant or collaborator must have lived experience and be involved at all stages of the research, including research design, execution, KT, and evaluation. 

Funding Availability

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $16.5 million, enough to fund approximately 11 grants

Maximum Project Value

The maximum amount per grant is $300,000 per year - a total of $1.5 million, per grant

Indirect Costs

0%

Project Duration

up to 5 years

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
External Deadline

Letter of Intent:  Applicant to follow the instructions in the Team Grants/ Emerging Team Grants - ResearchNet "Letter of Intent" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found below under "Specific Instructions".

Submit application (signature pages not required) on line via ResearchNet.

Internal Deadline

Application:  Applicant to submit copy of application, routing slip and signed signature pages along with a complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Application: Applicant to submit complete through CIHR’s ResearchNet.

To complete your Full Application, follow the instructions in the Team Grants / Emerging Team Grants – ResearchNet "Application" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found below under "Specific Instructions - Step 2: Full Application".

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

CIHR Contact Centre
Telephone: 613-954-1968 
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832
omccarro@uoguelph.ca

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