Health Sciences Funding

The following FUNDING announcements relate to research in the Health Sciences

SFU's Research Funding Application Signature Sheet ("SFU Signature Sheet") is required prior to all research applications. This completed/fully signed (i.e.; Applicant, Chair and Dean) sheet must accompany an electronic copy of the application (no CVs) for ORS records at the time of application.

Email these documents to ors@sfu.ca.

Completion of the internal SFU sign-off process is the responsibility of the applicant and is required prior to the Submission of the application to the funding agency. Applicants are strongly advised to allow sufficient lead-time for the proper consideration at each level.

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In the event that you require confirmation from the CIHR about whether a proposed expenditure is CIHR-eligible, please send your query to "expense-eligibility" expense-eligibility@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.  Please include a copy of the CIHR's confirmation with the expense that you forward to Research Accounting for processing.

21 JUN 2017

Operating Grant: Joint Programme on NEurodegenerative Disease Research — Full application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature—21 JUN 2017

Agency Deadline: 28 JUN 2017. Please note that the applicant (not ORS) must submit their application through the Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) website along with an abbreviated application through CIHR’s ResearchNet. Find more information about the application process here.

Applicants must have already submitted a pre-application by 6 MAR 2017. For more details, see "Operating Grant: Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research—Pre-Application" above. 

Neurodegenerative diseases (ND) are debilitating and largely untreatable conditions that are strongly linked with age. Worldwide, there are estimated to be 47 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the most frequent class of neurodegenerative diseases. Existing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases are limited in effect and mainly address the symptoms rather than the cause. In this context, the 'Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research’ (JPND) has been established in order to better coordinate European efforts on the level of transnational collaboration and project coordination on the basis of the joint European Research Strategy, published in February 2012.

Find more information here

11 JUL 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: Impact Grant: CEEHRC Phase II

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 11 JUL 2017

Agency Deadline: 18 JUL 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

This funding opportunity is intended to support significant progression in epigenetic research where there is the potential to overcome significant challenges or hurdles to translation. These may span the spectrum of basic discovery through to translational research of relevance to the clinic. This program is not intended to support incremental research advances, but ones where the opportunity for high impact breakthroughs is expected. The goals are to promote major advancement in epigenetic research at whatever stage of translation, from the fundamental discovery stage (including studies in model organisms and on basic epigenetic mechanisms), through to applied research (including clinical proof of concept or population-based proposals).

Find more information here.

28 JUL 2017

CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada: Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge – Phase 1

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature – 28 JUL 2017

Agency Deadline: 4 AUG 2017 Applications and required materials must be submitted through the Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge website. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Applicants will be invited to prepare their phase 2 application around 2 OCT 2017. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the Phase 2 application is 8 JAN 2018. The external deadline is 15 JAN 2018. For more details, see "CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada: Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge – Phase 2" below.

Phase 1 - Ideation - Challenge participants identify and propose sources and a methodology to measure any number of indicators for physical activity, sleep, and sedentary behaviour within the Canadian population (a list of sample indicators can be found in the Resources section, innovators are welcome to measure additional indicators not found on this list). Up to 9 x $10,000 awards will be available for each Phase 1 finalist for use in development of their concept during Phase 2. 

Find more information here.

1 AUG 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR & JDRF - ICT Multi-Year Grant - Letter of Intent

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of LOI, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 1 AUG 2017

Agency Deadline: 8 AUG 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

After submitting their LOI, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 7 NOV 2017. The external CIHR deadline is 14 NOV 2017. For more details, see “CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR & JDRF - ICT Multi-Year Grant - Full Application" below.

As part of SPOR, the Innovative Clinical Trials (iCT) initiative aims to build capacity and increase the intensity of iCT research. iCTs use designs that are alternative to traditional Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) with application in areas ranging from product development to health system improvement. iCT methods can reduce the cost of conducting trials, reduce the amount of time needed to answer research questions, and increase the relevance of research findings to patients, health care providers and/or policy makers. Adopting these alternative designs can maximize the use of existing knowledge and data.

JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact and burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people’s lives. This funding opportunity will focus on areas of research that will positively impact the care, treatment and outcomes for Canadians living with T1D.

Find more information here.

8 AUG 2017

CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 - Registration

The deadline to register for this competition is 8 AUG 2017. The applicant is to register themselves via ResearchNet. No SFU Signature Sheet is necessary at this stage.

After registering, ORS will submit the full application online. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the Stage 1 application is 5 SEP 2017. The external CIHR deadline is 12 SEP 2017. For more details, see “CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 – Application Stage 1” below.

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

The Foundation Grant program is expected to:

  • Support a broad base of health research leaders across all career stages, areas, and health-related disciplines including basic, biomedical research with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study;
  • Develop and maintain Canadian capacity in health research and other related fields;
  • Provide research leaders with the flexibility to pursue novel and innovative lines of inquiry;
  • Contribute to the creation and application of health-related knowledge through a wide range of research and/or knowledge translation activities, including relevant collaborations.

Find more information here.

8 AUG 2017

CIHR Team Grant: CEEHRC Phase II – Letter of Intent

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of LOI, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 8 AUG 2017

Agency Deadline: 15 AUG 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Invitations for the full application will be sent out starting 31 OCT 2017. Applicants must prepare their full application once invited. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 30 JAN 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 6 FEB 2018. For more details, see “CIHR Team Grant: CEEHRC Phase II – Full Application” below.

The focus for this Team Grant funding opportunity is the exploration of gene-environment interactions where epigenetics may play a primary role. Environmental factors include, for example, exposure to chemical contaminants, dietary intake, and adverse or favorable social environments such as poverty, adverse childhood experiences, or nurturing and stimulating families.

Find more information here.

15 AUG 2017

CIHR Project Grant - Registration

The deadline to register for this competition is 15 AUG 2017. The applicant is to register themselves via CIHR's online system. No SFU Signature Sheet is necessary at this stage. 

After registering, applicants must submit their full application online. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 8 SEP 2017. The external CIHR deadline is 15 SEP 2017. For more details, see "Project Grant — Full Application" below. 

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.

More information is available here.

15 AUG 2017

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Population Health Intervention Research on Legalization of Cannabis

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 15 AUG 2017

Agency Deadline: 22 AUG 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

In December 2016, the Canadian Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation publicly released its report in which it recognized that the federal cannabis policy “lacks comprehensive, high-quality research in many areas, and that evidence is often non-existent, incomplete and inconclusive on many issues associated with cannabis consumption”. As such, the Task Force made a number of recommendations on the need for evidence in various areas related to cannabis consumption, including enhanced research evidence on the health risks associated with cannabis consumption. The Task Force also indicated that “CIHR could act as the organization through which the federal government could incentivize and incubate research on cannabis.”

Find more information here.

15 AUG 2017

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute/Initiative Community Support

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature -15 AUG 2017.

Agency Deadline22 AUG 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • to support planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR; and/or;
  • to support dissemination events/activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

Find more information here.

22 AUG 2017 

CIHR Team Grant: HIV Implementation Science – Component 2

Please check your application to see if a signature from an authorized official at the institution is required. If it is, please ensure you send ORS the SFU Sig Sheet and penultimate copy of the application for ORS signature by 15 AUG 2017.

Agency deadline: 22 AUG 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative and its partners have developed the Implementation Science for the Prevention of HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV) and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections Initiative in order to address the gap that exists in the application of evidence into health policy and programs. The goal of the initiative is to reduce the incidence of HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV) and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) within and across key populations in Canada. The submitted project must demonstrate specific relevance to the prevention of HIV.

Component 2 – Implementation Grants: will support teams to facilitate the multi-year investigation of program implementation and/or scale-up across multiple heterogeneous communities.

Find more information here.

30 AUG 2017 

CIHR Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Research

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 30 AUG 2017

Agency Deadline: 6 SEP 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via CIHR’s ReserchNet.

The Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health Research provides recipients with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting research in the area of circulatory and/or respiratory research through provision of a contribution to their salary. This award is designed to provide protected time for early-career investigators to undertake research in the field of circulatory and/or respiratory health.

Find more information here.

30 AUG 2017

CIHR: SGBA Health Policy-Research Partnerships

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature - 30 AUG 2017.

Agency Deadline6 SEP 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

In response to the Canadian government's renewed commitment to gender-based analysis, Health Canada recently approved a department-wide Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Action Plan. A key activity within this action plan is a partnership between the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health and the Health Canada Gender and Health Unit (GHU). The aim of this partnership is to fund research-policy partnerships, which will help bridge the gaps between research knowledge and policy development and support the rigorous application of SGBA to ensure Health Canada's outward facing activities address the diverse needs of women, men, girls, boys and gender-diverse people to maximize positive health outcomes and improve health equity.

Find more information here.

5 SEP 2017

CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 – Application Stage 1

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet & eSUB mode — 5 SEP 2017

Please have your application in “submit” mode by 9:30AM on 5 SEP 2017 for ORS to review and submit to the agency on your behalf. Please also submit an SFU Signature Sheet to ORS by this deadline. If your application is not in “submit” mode (or your SFU Signature Sheet has not been received) by this deadline, ORS will not be able to complete a review of your application prior to submission. However, your application will still be submitted directly to CIHR.

Agency deadline: 12 SEP 2017.

Applicants must have already registered by 8 AUG 2017. See “CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 - Registration” above.

Invitations for Stage 2 will be sent out after Stage 1 is complete. Applicants must prepare their full application once invited. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the Stage 2 application is 30 JAN 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 6 FEB 2018. For more details, see “CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 – Application Stage 2” below.

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

Find more information here.

5 SEP 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant - LOI

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of LOI, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 5 SEP 2017

Agency Deadline: 12 SEP 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

After registering, applicants must submit their full application online. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 9 JAN 2018]. The external CIHR deadline is 16 JAN 2018. For more details, see “CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant – Full Application" below.

As part of SPOR, the Innovative Clinical Trials (iCT) initiative aims to build capacity and increase the intensity of iCT research. iCTs use designs that are alternative to traditional Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) with application in areas ranging from product development to health system improvement. iCT methods can reduce the cost of conducting trials, reduce the amount of time needed to answer research questions, and increase the relevance of research findings to patients, health care providers and/or policy makers. Adopting these alternative designs can maximize the use of existing knowledge and data.

Find more information here.

8 SEP 2017

CIHR project Grant — Full Application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet & eSUB mode — 8 SEP 2017

Please have your application in “submit” mode by 9:30AM on 8 SEP 2017 for ORS to review and submit to the agency on your behalf. Please also submit an SFU Signature Sheet to ORS by this deadline. If your application is not in “submit” mode (or your SFU Signature Sheet has not been received) by this deadline, ORS will not be able to complete a review of your application prior to submission. However, your application will still be submitted directly to CIHR.

Agency deadline: 15 SEP 2017.

Applicants must have already registered by 15 AUG 2017. See “CIHR Project Grant - Registration” above.

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.

Find more information here.

19 SEP 2017

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research - Registration

The deadline to register for this competition is 19 SEP 2017. The applicant is to register themselves via ResearchNet. No SFU Signature Sheet is necessary at this stage.

After registering, applicants must submit their full application online. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 10 OCT 2017. The external deadline is 17 OCT 2017. For more details, see "CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research — Full Application" below.

The aim of this Catalyst Grant is to provide seed money to support research activities related to Indigenous approaches to wellness which represent the first steps towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants). This funding opportunity will fund researchers who, in collaboration with the Indigenous community, will develop, evaluate, and build on existing tools and methods to better incorporate Indigenous concepts of wellness in health research designs.

Find more information here.

26 SEP 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (2017-2018)

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 26 SEP 2017

Agency Deadline: 3 OCT 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

The CIHR HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports the partnered work of Community Leaders and Researchers in knowledge development and capacity-building initiatives of relevance to communities engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. All opportunities offered through the CBR Program are available in two distinct funding streams: Indigenous and General.

Find more information here.

26 SEP 2017

CIHR Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (2017)

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 26 SEP 2017

Agency Deadline: 3 OCT 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

The CIHR HIV/AIDS CBR Program supports the partnered work of Community Leaders and Researchers in knowledge development and capacity-building initiatives of relevance to communities engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. All opportunities offered through the CBR Program are available in two distinct funding streams: Indigenous and General.

Find more information here.

26 SEP 2017

CIHR OPERATING GRANT: SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 26 SEP 2017

Agency Deadline: 3 OCT 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

CIHR and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) have partnered to create a dynamic cohort of complex, high system users. The Dynamic Cohort was developed using CIHI’s in-house datasets to facilitate cross-jurisdictional research. Cross-jurisdictional research can shed light on how variations in health care delivery affect health outcomes.  The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide funding to support cross-jurisdictional research on high system users using the Dynamic Cohort to improve the evidence for policy making in Canada. A detailed overview of the cohort and descriptive statistics from 2011-2015 is available here.

Find more information here.

26 SEP 2017

CIHR OPERATING GRANT: SPOR PIHCI NETWORK: PROGRAMMATIC GRANTS - LETTER OF INTENT

The deadline to submit the LOI is 26 SEP 2017. The applicant is to submit their LOI via ResearchNet. No SFU Signature Sheet is necessary at this stage.

After registering, applicants must submit their full application online. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 21 NOV 2017. The external CIHR deadline is 28 NOV 2017. For more details, see “Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grants — Full Application" below.

The pan-Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a Network of networks that builds on regional and national assets in community-based primary and integrated health care. It fosters a new alliance between research, policy and practice to create dynamic and responsive learning systems across the country that develop, evaluate and scale up new approaches to the delivery of horizontally and vertically integrated services within and across sectors of health care (e.g., public health, home and community care, primary, secondary, and tertiary care) as well as outside the health sector (e.g., education, social services, housing).

Find more information here.

10 OCT 2017

CIHR: Operating Grant: Collaborative Health Research Program (2017-2018) – Full Application

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet & eSub mode – 10 OCT 2017

Please have your application in "submit" mode by 9:30AM on 10 OCT 2017 for ORS to review and submit to the agency on your behalf. Please also submit an SFU Signature Sheet to ORS by this deadline. If your application is not in "submit" mode, or your SFU Signature Sheet has not been received by this deadline, ORS will not be ble to complete a review of your application prior to submission. However, your application will still be submitted directly to CIHR.

Agency Deadline: 17 OCT 2017

Applicants will be invited to prepare their full application around 31 AUG 2017. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 10 OCT 2017. The external CIHR deadline is 17 OCT 2017. For more details, see "CIHR: Operating Grant: Collaborative Health Research Program (2017-2018) – Letter of Intent" above.

The CHRP Initiative funding requires the translation of the research results to knowledge/technology users (KTUs) and related stakeholders outside the academic or training environment. As such, the proposed research projects must have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and lead to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system. KTU organizations should be meaningfully engaged throughout the research process, as appropriate, to inform research planning and design. For more information on KT at CIHR, please see About KT.

Find more information here

10 OCT 2017

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Global Governance AMR & Related Infectious Disease Threats

ORS Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 10 OCT 2017

Agency Deadline: 17 OCT 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via CIHR’s ResearchNet.

This funding opportunity will support the planning, catalyst, and pilot implementation of social science research projects focused on any topic relevant to improving our understanding of how to design and implement effective global governance arrangements, institutions, and/or structures for addressing AMR and related infectious disease threats. Some possible research inquiries include:

  • Evaluating the current capacity of international regulations and institutions to address AMR and related infectious disease threats.
  • Identifying best practices and lessons learned for enabling, coordinating, and supporting monitoring, response, and prevention tactics and protocols across borders.
  • Ensuring that future global governance arrangements, structures, and institutions are designed in way that enables the discovery of innovations across sectors and their equitable distribution.

Find more information here.

10 OCT 2017

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research - Full Application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 10 OCT 2017

Agency Deadline: 17 OCT 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

Applicants must have already registered by 19 SEP 2017. See “CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research — Registration" above.

The aim of this Catalyst Grant is to provide seed money to support research activities related to Indigenous approaches to wellness which represent the first steps towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants). This funding opportunity will fund researchers who, in collaboration with the Indigenous community, will develop, evaluate, and build on existing tools and methods to better incorporate Indigenous concepts of wellness in health research designs.

Find more information here.

7 NOV 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR & JDRF - ICT Multi-Year Grant - Full Application

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 7 NOV 2017

Agency Deadline: 14 NOV 2017 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Applicants must have been invited to submit a full application on the basis of their Letter of Intent, due 8 AUG 2017. See “CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR & JDRF - ICT Multi-Year Grant - Letter of Intent" above.

As part of SPOR, the Innovative Clinical Trials (iCT) initiative aims to build capacity and increase the intensity of iCT research. iCTs use designs that are alternative to traditional Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) with application in areas ranging from product development to health system improvement. iCT methods can reduce the cost of conducting trials, reduce the amount of time needed to answer research questions, and increase the relevance of research findings to patients, health care providers and/or policy makers. Adopting these alternative designs can maximize the use of existing knowledge and data.

JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact and burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people’s lives. This funding opportunity will focus on areas of research that will positively impact the care, treatment and outcomes for Canadians living with T1D.

Find more information here.

7 NOV 2017

CIHR Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grants (2017) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature – 7 NOV 2017

Agency Deadline: 14 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research teams that contribute to capacity building efforts in patient-oriented research, as identified in the SPOR Capacity Development Framework, and catalyze opportunities for new/early career investigators to learn in the context of patient-oriented research teams. New/early career investigators are defined as having assumed their first independent academic position (e.g., faculty appointment) no more than five years (60 months) prior to the application deadline.

Find more information here.

21 NOV 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI NETWORK: PROGRAMMATIC GRANTS - Full Application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 21 NOV 2017

Agency Deadline28 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

Applicants must have already submitted a LOI by 26 SEP 2017. See “Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grants — Letter of Intent" above.

The pan-Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a Network of networks that builds on regional and national assets in community-based primary and integrated health care. It fosters a new alliance between research, policy and practice to create dynamic and responsive learning systems across the country that develop, evaluate and scale up new approaches to the delivery of horizontally and vertically integrated services within and across sectors of health care (e.g., public health, home and community care, primary, secondary, and tertiary care) as well as outside the health sector (e.g., education, social services, housing).

Find more information here.

21 NOV 2017

CIHR Operating Grant: Economic ForecastinG

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature - 21 NOV 2017

Agency Deadline: 28 NOV 2017. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

The objective of the Economic Forecasting funding opportunity is to:

  • Advance knowledge in health economic forecasting of the cost of primary and secondary prevention, and early intervention services.
  • Build capacity to produce financial projections that would more easily allow government departments to understand the impact of scaling evidence-based primary and secondary prevention interventions on their budgets over time

Find more information here.

8 JAN 2018

CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada: Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge – Phase 2

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet and penultimate copy of application for ORS signature – 8 JAN 2018

Agency Deadline: 15 JAN 2018 Applications and required materials must be submitted through the Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge website.  Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Applicants will be invited to prepare their phase 2 application around 2 OCT 2017. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the Phase 2 application is 8 JAN 201. The external deadline is 15 JAN 2018. For more details, see "CIHR and the Public Health Agency of Canada: Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge – Phase 1" above.

Phase 2 - Testing - Phase 1 finalists will be invited to implement their concepts, the results of which will be compared to existing research, analysis, and/or surveillance outputs from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Up to 3 x $25,000 awards will be available for each Phase 2 winner as well as an opportunity to have their concept integrated into public health surveillance systems at PHAC.

Find more information here.

9 JAN 2018

CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant – Full Application

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 9 JAN 2018

Agency Deadline: 16 JAN 2018 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Applicants must have already submitted a LOI by12 SEP 2017. See “CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant - LOI" above.

As part of SPOR, the Innovative Clinical Trials (iCT) initiative aims to build capacity and increase the intensity of iCT research. iCTs use designs that are alternative to traditional Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) with application in areas ranging from product development to health system improvement. iCT methods can reduce the cost of conducting trials, reduce the amount of time needed to answer research questions, and increase the relevance of research findings to patients, health care providers and/or policy makers. Adopting these alternative designs can maximize the use of existing knowledge and data.

Find more information here.

16 JAN 2018

CIHR: Team Grant: HIV/AIDS Comorbidities Prevention and Healthy Living – Full Application

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and agency signature pages for ORS signature – 16 JAN 2018

Agency Deadline: 23 JAN 2018. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Applicants will be invited to prepare their full application around 28 SEP 2017. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 16 JAN 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 23 JAN 2018. For more details, see “CIHR: Team Grant: HIV/AIDS Comorbidities Prevention and Healthy Living - Letter of Intent” above.

The goal of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Healthy Living Team Grants is to improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada by supporting the development or enhancement of expert teams of investigators and their partners undertaking strategic collaborative, multi-disciplinary biomedical and clinical research relevant to the CIHR HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan.

Find more information here

30 JAN 2018

CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 – Application Stage 2

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet & eSUB mode — 30 JAN 2018

Please have your application in “submit” mode by 9:30AM on 30 JAN 2018 for ORS to review and submit to the agency on your behalf. Please also submit an SFU Signature Sheet to ORS by this deadline. If your application is not in “submit” mode (or your SFU Signature Sheet has not been received) by this deadline, ORS will not be able to complete a review of your application prior to submission. However, your application will still be submitted directly to CIHR.

Agency deadline: 6 FEB 2018.

Applicants will be invited to prepare their Stage 2 applications. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the Stage 2 application is 30 Jan 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 6 FEB 2018. For more details, see “CIHR Foundation Grant: 2017-2018 – Application Stage 1” above.

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

Find more information here.

30 JAN 2018

CIHR Team Grant: CEEHRC Phase II – Full Application

SFU’s Internal Deadline: SFU Sig Sheet, penultimate copy of application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature – 30 JAN 2018

Agency Deadline: 6 FEB 2018 please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via their website.

Applicants will be invited to prepare their full application around 31 OCT 2017. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 30 JAN 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 6 FEB 2018. For more details, see “CIHR Team Grant: CEEHRC Phase II – Letter of Intent” above.

The focus for this Team Grant funding opportunity is the exploration of gene-environment interactions where epigenetics may play a primary role. Environmental factors include, for example, exposure to chemical contaminants, dietary intake, and adverse or favorable social environments such as poverty, adverse childhood experiences, or nurturing and stimulating families.

Find more information here.

6 FEB 2018

CIHR PROJECT GRANT — REGISTRATION

The deadline to register for this competition is 6 FEB 2018. The applicant is to register themselves via CIHR’s ResearchNet. No SFU Signature Sheet is necessary at this stage. 

After registering, applicants must submit their full application online. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 27 FEB 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 6 MAR 2018. For more details, see "Project Grant — Full Application" below. 

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Find more information here.

27 FEB 2018

CIHR Team Grant: Human Immunology Initiative: Standardization Core – Invited Application

SFU's Internal Deadline: SFU SIG Sheet, penultimate copy of Application, and CIHR Routing Slip for ORS signature — 27 FEB 2018.

Agency deadline: 6 MAR 2018. Please note that the applicant, not ORS, is to submit directly to the agency via ResearchNet.

Applicants will be invited to prepare their full application around 31 OCT 2017. Please note that the SFU ORS internal deadline for the full application is 27 FEB 2018. The external CIHR deadline is 6 MAR 2018. For more details, see "CIHR Team Grant: Human Immunology Initiative: Standardization Core – Letter of Intent" above.

The Human Immunology Initiative involves standardization and its application in autoimmune diseases research. It is divided into two distinct funding opportunities: 1) Standardization Core; and 2) Human Immunology Research Teams. The overall goal of this initiative is to create a coordinated workforce in human immunology research and build capacity to develop standardized methods to test novel therapeutic approaches to modulate the immune system in the context of autoimmune diseases.

Find more information here.

27 FEB 2018

CIHR PROJECT GRANT — FULL APPLICATION

Please have your application in “submit” mode by 9:30AM on 27 FEB 2018 for ORS to review and submit to the agency on your behalf. Please also submit an SFU Signature Sheet to ORS by this deadline. If your application is not in “submit” mode (or your SFU Signature Sheet has not been received) by this deadline, ORS will not be able to complete a review of your application prior to submission. However, your application will still be submitted directly to CIHR.

Agency deadline: 6 MAR 2018.

Applicants must have already registered by 6 FEB 2018. See “CIHR Project Grant — Registration” above.

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Find more information here.

Information on ORS' Internal Deadlines                                                                                          

  • SFU Internal Deadlines are set 1 week in advance of the CIHR's external deadlines.  The SFU Research Funding Application (or "SFU SIG") Sheet and a copy of the CIHR Routing Slip must be emailed to ors@sfu.ca by the SFU Internal Deadline date/time.
  • Extensions of the SFU Internal Deadlines are no longer possible.  Applications received in the "submit" mode by the SFU Internal deadline will be reviewed for compliance with the CIHR's Guidelines in accordance with CIHR's Policy on Complete Applications.
  • SFU faculty members who "submit" their on-line ResearchNet application(s) after the SFU Internal Deadline date will no longer receive comments/review from ORS staff.  Provided ORS received the SFU SIG Sheet, these applications will be eSubmitted (as received in ResearchNet) by SFU to the CIHR.  
  • Although the CIHR's portal closes at 5 pm Pacific Time, 15 SEPT 2015 (Stage 1) and 5 FEB 2016 (Stage 2), ORS staff cannot guarantee the eSubmission of on-line ResearchNet applications which are received after 4 pm on the deadline date due to potential problems with the CIHR's portal. Therefore, we recommend observing the SFU Internal deadline date and requirements for timely eSubmission to the CIHR.
  • SFU Adjunct Professors must contact ors@sfu.ca or the appropriate Research Grants team member, ASAP, for discussion about their plan to apply to or participate (i.e. co-applicant) in this competition.

Notes on submissions and eligibility


If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your ResearchNet account, or if you have any questions or difficulties in completing the CIHR specific content on ResearchNet, contact CIHR between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time:

support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca 
1-888-603-4178
613-954-1968

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS AS NPAs and SFU'S ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

See "Grant Eligibility" for instructions and complete the SFU Adjunct Professor Form.  Obtain signature from Chair/Director/Dean.

SFU Adjunct Professors who plan on applying must hold a current SFU Adjunct Professor appointment with a term that spans the applied for grant (i.e., 10 FEB 2015 to 30 SEPT 2016 -- for a 1 year POP Grant).  Interested SFU Adjunct Professors must contact ors@sfu.ca or the appropriate Research Grants team member in advance of the internal SFU deadline about their plan to apply for a grant.

SFU FACULTY MEMBERS AS CO-INVESTIGATORS ON NON-SFU APPLICATIONS Must complete the internal SFU sign-off process mentioned above and email the signed SFU SIG Sheet + Routing Slip + brief description about their portion of the research to ors@sfu.ca.

REMINDER: If a future plan includes the transfer of any potential CIHR funding to SFU, then the CIHR Signature Page must be signed by the SFU co-PI and their Research Grants team member.

SFU RESEARCH GRANTS FACILITATORS

Research Grants Facilitators are available to assist SFU researchers to obtain research funding. These individuals have extensive knowledge concerning funding sources and successful grant writing skills. Names and contact numbers are available from the ORS web site.

PAST FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Grants & Awards Information:

Tel: 613-954-1968  
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178     info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Renewed CCV

A new version of the Canadian Common CV (CCV) is now available.  Effective June 19, 2012, ResearchNet applications requiring a CCV must use the new version.  Although 90% of data for existing CCV users was migrated to the new CCV, applicants are advised to plan for additional time to review their CV data and enter any additional information.

SFU's eligibility requirements for applicants and co-applicants, please contact ors@sfu.ca or the appropriate Research Grants team member.

SFU SIG Sheet and/or web site discussion, please contact: