Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN)
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- Program guidelines
- Application forms
- Evaluation criteria
The Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) has officially launched the Strategic Investment Fund - a new initiative that will support new evidence-based projects that demonstrate a strong, near-term potential to bring impact to communities in several areas. The expected outputs of these projects could include, but are not limited to, changes in practice or policy, advancing new technologies or establishing new applications for existing technologies, and expanding or scaling direct supports for children and families. This funding opportunity will provide funds and leverage support from engaged Health and Community organizations to bring near-term impact for children and youth.
This competition will involve a two-stage application and review process. All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) that will be ranked according to established criteria by an independent panel of experts assembled for this purpose. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application that will be adjudicated by KBHN’s Research Management Committee.
The Nominated Principal Investigator must be eligible to receive NCE funds (consult the NCE Program Guide for information on eligibility). However, the Principal Investigator and/or Co-Principal Investigator may be from a partner organization.
The proposed research must:
- advance innovative solutions that improve outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families in at least one of KBHN’s key focus areas; and
- engage families and/or individuals with lived experience in the design, conduct, analysis and/or dissemination of the research; and
- involve knowledge user partners in either the private or public sector who are well-positioned to adopt and implement the research outputs.
Maximum Project Value
$100,000 per year from KBHN
Up to two years
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.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Only one (1) Letter of Intent may be submitted by an individual Nominated Principal Investigator/Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator. The LOI must include the following: