Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institutes and Initiatives
One of the mechanisms for the CIHR Institutes/Initiatives to achieve their mandates is by offering Planning and/or Dissemination grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives.
Each of the participating Institutes/Initiatives have tailored this funding opportunity to meet the needs of their respective communities. Please view the Sponsor Description section for specific details and funds available.
Events/activities may focus on, but are not limited to, the following:
- Activities that assist potential teams of researchers, knowledge-users and/or partners in working together to identify research questions or emerging issues and priorities that could form the basis of a grant application;
- Stakeholder consultations, including citizen engagement activities, regarding needs, gaps and opportunities in the health research landscape, priority policy issues and/or priority research questions, where such common understanding is currently lacking or requires further development;
- Initial planning and discussion of a research project among potential team members including researchers, knowledge-users and/or partners to assess the viability of the research project and the partnership;
- Conducting an environmental scan or preliminary synthesis of relevant literature, activities or programs;
- Early-stage planning to determine possible commercial viability of a discovery;
- Opportunities for knowledge exchange involving stakeholder linkages (to inform practice, care, and/or policy) that could potentially lead to an application to a funding opportunity;
- Gatherings of partners, health researchers, and/or knowledge users where the main objective is to facilitate regional/national and/or international collaboration among individuals or groups from a variety of backgrounds (for example, building new and existing multi-sectored partnerships that include a significant number of participants from outside the conventional scientific community, consensus meetings, networking and partnership development events) interested in applying to a funding opportunity.
- Education of groups such as patients, health professionals, community organizations, policy-makers, the general public;
- Knowledge dissemination that will inform practice, clinical care, partnership best practices, policy and decision making;
- Dissemination and/or discussion of research findings at scientific meetings, workshops, conferences, congresses or symposia;
- Development and dissemination of KT products and tools (e.g., written materials in various formats, plain language summaries, decision support tools, educational materials, web sites).
Note: This funding opportunity is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects, feasibility studies or operating grants), principal and co-investigator salaries or research equipment. Please also note that primary research or primary data collection will not be supported through this funding opportunity. Any activity that may be perceived as such should be justified (e.g., surveying individuals for the purpose of the project).
For an application to be eligible:
- The Nominated Principal Applicant must be one of the following: An independent researcher
- At the time of application, the Nominated Principal Applicant must be affiliated with: A Canadian post-secondary institution or an affiliated institution, including hospitals and research institutes.
- Activities/events starting or taking place before the funding start dates are not eligible for funding through this opportunity.
- Applicants are not eligible to apply for additional funding for an activity or event which has been previously funded by CIHR.
- Multiple applications for the same activity or event submitted by either the same Nominated Principal Applicant or a different one are not allowable. In such cases, the first application submitted through ResearchNet will be considered and reviewed. Any subsequent applications will automatically be withdrawn.
For additional eligibility requirements for individuals, refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 1,515,263.
Maximum Project Value
- $100,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Aging
- $50,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
- $45,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH)
- $40,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)
- $60,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Genetics (IG)
- $50,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
- $70,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (III)
- $50,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA)
- $100,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA)
- $90,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)
- $247,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) - Global Health
- $400,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) – Planning Grant on the Ethical, Social and Political Challenges of Using Artificial Intelligence in Health
- $73,263 is available to fund one application relevant to the CIHR Environments and Health Signature Initiative (EHSI) – Alberta Wildfire Dissemination Grant
- $140,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applicant to submit a copy of application, routing slip and Institutional signature page, support letters along with a complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph
Applicant to submit directly to CIHR via on line application system ResearchNet
All application participants, with the exception of Collaborators, will require:
Follow the instructions in the Grants - ResearchNet "Application" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found under “Specific Instructions”.
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).