CIHR - Catalyst Grant: Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Related Infectious Disease Threats


The Antimicrobial Resistance Ring-Fenced Initiative with strategic leadership from the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH)


The Catalyst Grant: Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Related Infectious Disease Threats is expected to support mapping, collaboration, team-building, piloting, and mobilization work.

Specifically, the objectives are to:

  • Advance capacity-building efforts through the identification of existing research expertise in global governance arrangements, structures, and institutions in the areas of AMR and related infectious disease threats, and identify any gaps that may exist;
  • Encourage collective action by identifying the similarities, differences, and common issues among global governance arrangements related to AMR and those related to other types of infectious disease threats;
  • Initiate the mobilization of interdisciplinary Canadian health and social scientists, as well as knowledge users in the area of global governance to support the eventual creation of a dynamic, coherent, and strong Canadian centre/network that can position itself to conduct international, intersectoral, and interdisciplinary research and to participate in broader international collaborations; and
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary national and/or international collaborations, resource alignment and sharing, capacity-building, and knowledge sharing among researchers and knowledge users, working on global governance and tackling AMR and related infectious disease threats.


For an application to be eligible:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher
  2. The NPA must be appointed at an eligible institution (See Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines) at the time of application.
  3. The NPA must have completed 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. Please select and follow the appropriate training module that applies to your research project.
  4. If applying to the new investigator funding pool, the NPA must be a New Investigator. CIHR defines a New Investigators as any applicant who, at the time of application, has assumed his/her first independent research position (e.g., faculty appointment) no more than 5 years ago (60 months).
  5. The research team must have leadership and representation from the social sciences and humanities, defined as researchers who study society and human behaviour, such as anthropologists, criminologists, economists, geographers, historians, lawyers, linguists, political scientists, social psychologists, and sociologists.

Maximum Project Value

$100,000 per grant - will fund up to six grants

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

one year

Special Notes

Interested applicants are invited to participate in a webinar on July 18, 2017 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT. To register, click here. Only registered participants will be sent a WebEx invite prior to the webinar. The Webinar will be delivered English; however participants will be able to ask questions in both official languages. After the webinar, slides and a questions and answers document will be made available. For copies, please send an email to


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

Internal Deadline

PI to submit a copy of application including routing slip and signature pages along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

PI to submit directly to CIHR using online application system ReserchNet

More information about this competition can be found on the CIHR website.

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
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Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
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