CIHR’s Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR.
Amount: The maximum amount per grant varies by Institute/Initiative but will not exceed $25,000 for up to one (1) year
The availability of funding also varies with the Institute or Initiative. Most relevant to the Faculty of Education:
- Institute of Gender and Health
- Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
- Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Faculty of Education Research Office: 5 days prior to CIHR deadline.
Research Western: 5 days prior to CIHR deadline
CIHR: February 17 (for a decision June 30/15)
Description: Events/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.
- 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.