CIHR – Environments and Health: Intersectoral Prevention Research: Team Grant


Canadian Institutes of Health Research Roadmap Accelerator Fund

For More Information

Some additional resources regarding the CIHR competition are:

Full funding opportunity information in ResearchNet

CIHR's Environments & Health Signature Initiative - overview which outlines the nexus areas in more detail

CIHR Environments and Health Intersectoral Prevention Research: Team Grant - Webinar Group viewing/discussion

Date: Thu Sep 3, 2015 01:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Location:  Johnston Hall, Room 104

The Office of Research Services is hosting a group viewing of the CIHR Environments and Health: Intersectoral Prevention Research: Team Grant webinar followed by a discussion group on Thursday September 3, 1:00-3:30 pm (Johnston Hall, Room 104).

The CIHR Environments and Health: Intersectoral Prevention Research: Team Grant opportunity has been identified as a competition in which the U of G might have a strategic advantage based on the nexus areas identified for the competition: agri-food, resource development and urban form. The Office of Research Services invites interested team leaders/applicants, college research managers and associate deans to explore the opportunity and how the U of G might best prepare Letters of Intent in the competition.

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Patti Minakis by Wednesday August 26.


This funding opportunity (FO) is one of several planned as part of the Environments and Health Signature Initiative (EHSI). It will build on the strong foundations in etiologic research as well as leverage existing cohorts and data platform enhancements that capture environmental measures and/or health outcomes, including longitudinal cohort studies, community monitoring and surveillance systems in health and other sectors (e.g. transportation, agriculture, urban planning, etc).


A nominated Principle Applicant (independent researcher); one other PA (Independent researcher) must be in a different jurisdiction (e.g. different province/territory, country); At least one knowledge user from either the government, non-governmental or industry sector must be listed as a Principal Applicant and At least two additional knowledge users from the public, private or non-governmental sector from at least 2 different sectors outside of health (e.g. transportation, agriculture) in line with the objectives of the funding opportunity (Link to objectives) must be listed as Co-Applicantsapplications must include a minimum of 5 members

Funding Availability

$400,000 per year (full application stage) – will fund approx. 18 development grants (up to $50,000) and 9 grants at full application stage

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 5 years

Special Notes

In order to be considered relevant to this call, applicants must demonstrate how their proposed program of research aligns with the objectives of this call in one of the following nexus areas:

  • Agri-food
  • Resource development
  • Urban form


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

Internal Deadline

Letter of Intent: Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

Full Application Internal Deadline

July 6, 2016 4:30pm
If Invited, please submit your application/proposal to  (email address) – the OR5 form submitted with the LOI will be sufficient.

External Deadline

Letter of Intent

Full Application External Deadline

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, midnight, if invited.

How to Apply

Letter of Intent and Application to be submitted by Nominated PA following the instructions on ResearchNet along with any additional instructions found under “Specific Instructions”. Signatures must be uploaded for all applicants (Principal Applicant(s), co-Applicant(s), knowledge user(s) and individual(s) with signing authority from the Institution Paid for both the LOI and Full Application.

For Questions, please contact

Carole Chow (Updated: 2015-07-28)
Coordinator, Priority Driven Research
Tel: 613-941-0402

Erica Di Ruggiero
CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health
Tel: 416-524-0111

Elizabeth Pagé 
CIHR-Institute of Infection and Immunity
Tel: 418-525-4444 extension 46250

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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