CIHR Healthy Cities Implementation Science Team Grants – Spring Launch

Program Link: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/52389.html

Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Value: $25,000 development grants to support application development, and a full application stage where a minimum of six successful applications will each receive $3 million over six years

Description: The Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants is a $27 million+ funding opportunity designed to support interdisciplinary teams to implement and evaluate interventions in diverse urban contexts with the goal of improving health and health equity.

The HCIS Team Grants are being launched as part of the CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) and in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Thematic Areas
The HCIS Team Grants funding opportunity will support one research project in each of the six thematic research areas described below. Proposed research projects can be relevant to multiple thematic areas.

The six CIHR thematic research areas are:

• Healthcare Systems, Services and Policies
• Healthy Aging
• Musculoskeletal Health, Mobility or Prevention (including skin and oral health)
• Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
• Urban Indigenous Health
• Population and Public Health

Funding
This funding opportunity has two stages: a Letter of Intent (LOI) stage where up to 18 successful applications will receive $25,000 development grants to support the development of their applications, and a full application stage where a minimum of six successful applications will each receive $3 million over six years to fund their research.

Additionally, the Public Health Agency of Canada has contributed $9 million in supplemental funding. Applicants can choose to apply for up to $3 million in supplementary funding from PHAC to increase the impact, scope or complexity of their interventions or study design. To be eligible for PHAC funding, projects must be focused on the promotion of healthy living and the prevention of chronic diseases.

Webinar
CIHR and PHAC will be hosting webinar(s) to support participants with the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. More information will be available upon the launch of this funding opportunity.

Application deadline TBA

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