CIHR Catalyst Grant: Community-Led Research on LGBTQIA/2S Wellness

Program Link: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3535&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true

Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Value: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,900,000, enough to fund approximately twenty (20) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant per year varies by funding pool (see below). The duration of all grants is one year of this $1,900,000

  • Small-scale projects: $200,000 is available to fund at least eight (8) small-scale projects by local, regional, or provincial/territorial Community Organizations with the total requested budget ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
  • Medium-scale projects: $700,000 is available to fund at least seven (7) medium-scale projects by local, regional, provincial/territorial or national Community Organizations with the total requested budget ranging from $25,001 and $100,000.
  • Large-scale projects: $1,000,000 is available to fund at least five (5) large-scale projects by local, regional, provincial/territorial or national Community Organizations with the total requested budget ranging from $100,001 to $200,000.

Description: The principal aim of this funding opportunity is to fund Community Organizations to explore barriers to and opportunities for positive physical, social and mental health outcomes at the intersections of sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, racism, and/or additional intersecting social identities (e.g., age, disability, faith, immigrant status, Indigeneity, language) and/or social processes (e.g., ableism, classism, heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia).

Research projects must address at least one of the objectives of this funding opportunity. Research projects could involve quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, including epidemiology, intervention research, arts-informed research, case studies and interviews.

Researchers from academic and other research institutions can partner as a Principal Applicant or a Co-Applicant with Community Organizations to share their research expertise and experience. However, the Nominated Principal Applicant for the project should be a Community Organization.

Objectives

The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to generate and share knowledge that will achieve one or more of the following:

  • Improve understanding of barriers to and opportunities for positive physical, social, and mental health outcomes for LGBTQIA/2S individuals, families and communities whose health is impacted by the intersections of their sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, experiences of racism, and/or additional intersecting social identities, positions and processes, including but not limited to ableism, age, classism, disability, faith, heterosexism, homophobia, immigrant and/or refugee status, Indigeneity, language, transphobia and xenophobia.
  • Inform the implementation and/or sustainability and scale-up of new or existing community-based interventions to improve health and wellness for LGBTQIA/2S communities from an intersectional perspective.
    Evaluate the reach, effectiveness, and benefits of community-based interventions to improve health and wellness for LGBTQIA/2S communities from an intersectional perspective.

To complete your registration, follow the instructions in the Grants - Registration Guidelines along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”. Please note that not all of the tasks listed are required for this funding opportunity.

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application.

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS (ors@ors.ubc.ca). You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.