CIHR- Planning and Dissemination Grants

As a result of changes to CIHR’s core programming, the CIHR program previously known as the ‘Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant’ has been moved to CIHR’s strategic portfolio and is now known as ‘Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support.’

Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR, but now must fit within the research interests of one of CIHR’s Institutes or Initiatives. Those interested are strongly encouraged to view the program guidelines and summary/relevance description of their target institute.

Amount: The maximum amount per grant varies by Institute/Initiative but will not exceed $25,000 for up to one (1) year

Deadlines:
Faculty of Education Research Office: 5 days prior to CIHR deadline.
Research Western: 5 days prior to CIHR deadline
CIHR: August 18

Description: Events/activities may focus on, but are not limited to, the following:
Planning:

  • 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.

Dissemination:

  • 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).

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Western  and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

More information on the program and how to apply…

Note: Planning/Dissemination grants should not be confused with the ‘Other: Institute Community Support Grants and Awards,’ which is a separate program.

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