Healthy and Productive Work – Joint initiative

Sponsor

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Program

Healthy and Productive Work

For More Information

Details of the initiative and application requirements can be found on the CIHR Web site. Webinars will be held to communicate details of the initiative.  For more information and to register, please visit the CIHR Web site or register directly by selecting one of the following presentations:

September 9th, 2015 12:30-13:30 EDT– In English

September 28th, 2015 12:30-13:30 EDT– In French

October 13th, 2015 12:30-13-30 EDT – In English

See the internal SSHRC Partnership Development Grant funding opportunity for more information.

For additional information, please visit the program’s websites for:

Healthy and Productive Work – Background
For additional background information and context on the Healthy and Productive Work initiative including summaries of the Work and Health Scientific Meeting (2013) and Conference Board of Canada Roundtable on Enabling Healthy and Productive Work please visit the Healthy and Productive Work web site.

Partner Linkage Tool
CIHR and SSHRC have created a partner linkage tool to facilitate collaborations across research disciplines as well as researcher-partner linkage (e.g. workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors). Those interested are encouraged to make use of this tool to connect with others with related interests for the development of projects.

Knowledge Translation / Knowledge Mobilization
Integrated knowledge translation and knowledge mobilization are terms used by CIHR and SSHRC that speak to integrating stakeholders throughout the entire research process as a means of increasing the likelihood of adoption and uptake of research results. Applicants are encouraged to access resources related to these concepts which can be found on the CIHR and SSHRC Web sites.

Description

Healthy and Productive Work, a joint initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is aimed at driving innovative, evidence-informed and gender responsive solutions to work and labour market challenges to improve the health and productivity of Canada’s diverse workforce. The first phase of a two-phase call for applications under Healthy and Productive Work  has now been launched.

Eligibility

The Nominated Principal Applicant must be registered at an eligible institution (See Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).

Phase 1: Applications must be submitted to SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grants funding opportunity. Applicants (project director) must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian university at the time of application. In addition, the team MUST reflect expertise in BOTH health AND social science and/or humanities domains.

Phase 2:  Partnership Development Grant holders funded through the Healthy and Productive Work Initiative will be invited to submit a formal proposal to SSHRC’s Partnership Grants in 2017. Unlike typical Partnership Grant teams, they will not be required to submit a letter of intent (LOI).

As is the case in the context of Partnership Grants, applications submitted to this initiative are submitted on behalf of a formal partnership. A formal partnership is defined as a bilateral or multilateral formal collaboration agreement between one or more eligible Canadian universities and one or more non-academic partner organizations from the public, private, and/or not-for-profit sectors.  Partnerships must also be multidisciplinary and involve researchers from the health and social sciences and/or humanities domains.

Funding Availability

  • The total amount available for Phase 1 is $3,000,000, which will result in approximately 20 Partnership Development Grants. The maximum value per grant is $75,000 per year for up to two years.
  • It is anticipated that the total amount available for Phase 2 Partnership Grant funding will be $11,400,000, which will fund approximately 8 Partnership Grants. The maximum value of each grant is expected to be $325,000 per year over four years, plus an additional year valued at up to $125,000 for connection activities (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums or other events or outreach activities).

Maximum Project Value

Phase 1:  Partnership Development Grants are valued at up to $75,000 a year for two years. A total of $3,000,000 will be made available for this initiative. Each grant will be jointly funded by SSHRC and CIHR. The maximum annual investment per project will be $50,000 from CIHR and $25,000 from SSHRC.

Phase 2: It is anticipated that the total amount available for Phase 2 Partnership Grant funding will be $11,400,000, which will fund approximately 8 Partnership Grants. The maximum value of each grant is expected to be $325,000 per year over four years, plus an additional year valued at up to $125,000 for connection activities (e.g., workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums or other events or outreach activities).

Indirect Costs

There are no indirect costs on the funding provided by SSHRC, however, indirect costs may apply to the funding provided by partners.

Project Duration

Two (2) years for Phase 1; Four (4) years for Phase 2.

Special Notes

A partner linkage tool has been developed to facilitate collaborations across research disciplines as well as researcher-partner linkage (e.g. workers, employers, policy-makers, regulators, clinicians, insurers, service providers, workplace safety and insurance boards, unions, professional associations, and other stakeholders across sectors). Those interested are encouraged to make use of this tool to connect with others with related interests for the development of projects.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

To Office of Research Services: Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca by November 16, 2015.

External Deadline

How to Apply

Phase 1 applicants are invited to submit their application to SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grants by November 30, 2015. In completing the application form, applicants will be required to indicate their willingness to be considered for funding under the Healthy and Productive Work Joint Initiative by selecting the initiative in the appropriate drop down list. All applicants must comply with SSHRC’s Regulations Governing Grant Applications. For information on How to Apply please consult SSHRC’s website.

For Questions, please contact

Gianni Rossi, Program Officer
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Telephone: 613-947-9652
Email: Gianni.rossi@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Office of Research

Katie Meyer Beck, Director, Research Support Services
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54059
kmeyerbe@uoguelph.ca

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