CIHR: Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities July 2021

Sponsor

CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the CIHR pre announcement website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Evaluation criteria

Description

In late July 2021, CIHR will launch a second competition "Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity" that will focus on new priority research areas. We are providing preliminary information on the CIHR pre announcement website at this time to allow the research community to prepare and respond to an expedited process.

CIHR encourages you to read the pre-announcement as a number of research areas in this competition are relevant to population and public health research.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, so have the research needs of decision makers. There are important research gaps in Canada's response that have become evident; gaps that need to be addressed rapidly and in a sustained manner to respond effectively to the pandemic. In order to achieve these goals, this funding opportunity will support research aimed to tackle priority areas to effectively mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 and minimize its direct and indirect impacts on individuals and communities within and across jurisdictions in Canada and globally. Mitigation and recovery strategies require a coherent and integrated response from all Canadians, and especially from health care workers, researchers, public health authorities, industry, policymakers, decision makers at all levels, and the health system.

Funding Availability

The total funding amount available for this and upcoming COVID-19 competitions is approximately $88 million. 

Maximum Project Value

The maximum amount per grant that can be requested for a clinical trial or a randomized control trial is $1,000,000 over one year

The maximum amount per grant that can be requested for all other types of research is $500,000 over one year.

Indirect Costs

0%

Project Duration

One year

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
External Deadline

Registration: Week of August 9, 2021

The application process will be comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application and will be very similar to the Operating Grant : Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity (March 2021) instructions. We encourage you to visit these instructions to familiarize yourself to what is to come.

Internal Deadline

Application: one week prior to submitting to sponsor - NPI to submit a copy of application and the routing slip/signature page along with a complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Application: Week of September 13, 2021 

The application process will be comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application and will be very similar to the Operating Grant : Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity (March 2021) instructions. We encourage you to visit these instructions to familiarize yourself to what is to come.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) plan (mandatory): To support the proposal, upload a one (1) page EDI plan that demonstrates how diversity is achieved through meaningful engagement of members of underrepresented groups in science (e.g. women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities). Consider diversity as it applies to career stages, sectors and institutions as well.
  • Certificate of Completion for the sex- and gender-based analysis training module (mandatory):
    • Download the PDF Certificate and upload the PDF (or Print Screen jpg) to 'Attach Other Application Materials' section of application. Note that this document is mandatory for the NPA (see Eligibility).

How to Apply

The application process will be comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application and will be very similar to the Operating Grant : Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity (March 2021) instructions. Please visit these instructions to familiarize yourself to what is to come.

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

Email: EHTRF-FRNMS@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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