The specific objective of CIHR’s Planning Grants funding opportunity is to provide support for planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing the team’s understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR.
Faculty of Education Research Office: June 7, 2012 (2-3 weeks earlier if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: June 11, 2012
CIHR: June 15, 2012
Value: up to $25,000 for one year
Description: 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.
Note: This funding opportunity is not intended to support pilot testing or activities related to meeting/event planning.
Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible to hold a research grant at UWO and, the Nominated Principal Applicant must be one of the following:
- An independent researcher
- A knowledge user
- A trainee
- A supervisor
- An activity/event coordinator affiliated with a Canadian non-governmental not-for-profit organization, and/or a community leader.
Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.