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Team Grant : Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS)

Grants to Canada Researchers to Design
Programs to Improve Public Health

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

LOI Date:

10/13/21

Deadline Date:

07/06/22

Description:

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Grants to Canada researchers affiliated with IHEs for research on how to best design and implement evidence-based programs that will improve public health. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Smaller development grants will be awarded at the LOI stage.

The Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants funding opportunity is offering grants focused on increasing understanding of how to design, implement and promote the systematic and equitable uptake of evidence-based interventions (i.e.interventions that have been piloted or tested in a setting and found to be promising) in multiple urban1 environments to improve population health and well-being.

For the purpose of this funding opportunity, interventions must have a population health focus and aim to positively affect all or some of the people within a city by improving the environmental, social, cultural, and/or structural determinants of health. The interventions can include policy changes, introduction of a new program or practice, and/or physical changes to the environment.

The six (6) 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

Proposed research projects must be relevant to at least (1) thematic area but may also be relevant to multiple thematic areas.

For any of the six thematic research areas above, applicants can also choose to apply for supplementary funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to support their interventions. Projects must be focused on the promotion of healthy living and the prevention of chronic diseases. Participants interested in applying for these supplementary funds must focus on primary prevention, which involves activities aimed at reducing risk factors (i.e. unhealthy eating, physical inactivity and tobacco use) leading to chronic disease.

In addition to being relevant to at least one thematic area listed above, PHAC will consider applications relevant to one or more of the following priority areas and/or relevant to healthy living and chronic disease prevention:

  • Active neighbourhoods
  • Healthy food environments
  • Supportive environments

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196745

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$27,450,000

Number of Grants:

The LOI stage will fund up to 18 Development and Engagement grants (3 in each thematic research area). At the Full Application stage, 1 research project in each of the 6 thematic research areas will be funded. PHAC funding will be used to support 3 supplemental grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Of the $18,450,000 available from CIHR:

- $450,000 is available at the LOI stage to fund up to 18 Development and Engagement grants (three (3) in each thematic research area) up to $25,000 each, if requested, for a period of one (1) year.

- At the full application stage, a total of $18,000,000 (not including Partner Funding – see below) is available, enough to fund a minimum of six (6) grants. The maximum amount per grant is $500,000 per year for up to six (6) years, for a total of $3,000,000 per grant.

Of the $9,000,000 available from PHAC at the full application stage:

- $9,000,000 is available to support applications relevant to PHAC priorities, enough to fund a minimum of three (3) supplemental grants. The maximum amount per grant is $500,000 per year for up to six years, for a total supplementary funding of up to $3,000,000 per grant over six (6) years.

Term of Contract:

The LOI stage Development and Engagement grants will be for a period of one year.

Grants awarded at the full application stage will be for up to six years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Letter of Intent (LOI) step:

1. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be:
- An independent researcher affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation) at the time of funding.
OR
- An individual affiliated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
OR
- An Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.

2. The Nominated Principal Applicant must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.

3. At least one participant, must be a Principal Knowledge User (PKU) who will be responsible for co-leading the funded activities with the NPA.

4. The NPA and PKU must have successfully completed at least one of the sex and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and have submitted a Certificate of Completion. For additional information on sex, gender and health research, applicants are encouraged to review the How to integrate sex and gender in research section on the CIHR website.

5. In addition to the NPA and PKU above, the core research team must also include one of each of the following:
a. An independent researcher, identified as a Principal Applicant (PA) (this is in addition to the NPA if they are an independent researcher); and
b. An Early Career Researcher (ECR), identified as a Principal Applicant (PA).

6. One project participant must be identified as the Sex and Gender Champion.

7. A minimum of one (1) municipality must be identified in the application.

8. For applications involving research with Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) communities but not solely focused on Urban Indigenous Health, teams must include:
a. A PA or a PKU (independent researcher or knowledge user) who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) and/or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples.
b. A knowledge user who holds an active position in policy development, senior community leadership or management at an Indigenous organization that developed the intervention of study and/or will be involved in testing/rolling out the intervention.
c. One team member who is an Indigenous Elder or Indigenous Knowledge Keeper.

9. For applications to the Urban Indigenous health thematic research area, teams must include:
a. An NPA who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) and/or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples.
b. A PKU who holds an active position in policy development, senior community leadership or management at an Indigenous organization that developed the intervention of study and/or will be involved in testing/rolling out the intervention.
c. A knowledge user who is an Indigenous Elder or Indigenous Knowledge Keeper*.
d. An ECR who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) and/or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples.

10. For applications relevant to the Healthcare Systems, Services and Policies thematic area the leadership team must include the following 2 participants:
a. A health services and policy researcher; and
b. A primary healthcare provider OR a healthcare decision maker.

Full Application step:

In addition to the LOI eligibility outlined above, for a Full Application to be eligible:

11. The research activities described must engage one additional municipality, for a minimum of two (2) municipalities, located wholly or partly within medium or large population centres as defined by Statistics Canada.

12. For applications relevant to the Healthcare Systems, Services and Policies thematic area the leadership team must include the following 3 participants:
a. A health services and policy researcher;
b. A primary healthcare provider AND a healthcare decision maker.

13. CIHR funds cannot be used to cover the costs of the intervention. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how the intervention is being covered by an external party to the application. Applicants are required to attach a Partner Letter describing the agreement with the partner(s) (i.e. municipality, industry, charity, etc.) who will cover the cost of the intervention should their team grant application be successful.

For full eligibility details, see the URL for Full Text below.

The following expenses are not eligible for PHAC for support through this supplementary funding:
- Capital costs such as purchase of land, buildings or vehicles
- Direct services which are part of the jurisdiction of other governments
- Costs of ongoing activities for an organization (not directly related to the funded project)
- Stand-alone activities that are not connected to an intervention
- Profit making activities

Pre-proposal Conference:

CIHR will be hosting the following webinar to support participants with the requirements of the funding opportunity “Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants” and to answer questions on how to apply.

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 13:00 ET
Language: English presentation followed by a period of questions and answers in both official languages, English and French
Duration: 90 minutes

Register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pwqCdmblQ3-A8ch4lwQRFg

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates

- Letter of Intent Deadline: 2021-10-13
- Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2022-02-15

- Full Application Deadline: 2022-07-06
- Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2022-11-09

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: Letter of Intent and Full Application.
- To complete your Letter of Intent, follow the instructions in the Team Grants/ Emerging Team Grants - ResearchNet "Letter of Intent" Phase Instructions Checklist: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/39311.html
- To complete your Full Application, follow the instructions in the Team Grants / Emerging Team Grants – ResearchNet “Application” Phase Instructions: http://www.cihr.gc.ca/e/40273.html

All participants listed, with the exception of collaborators, are required to:
- Have/obtain a CIHR PIN. Instructions: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38201.html
- Complete the Equity and Diversity Questionnaire. Instructions: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50959.html

Organizations applying as Nominated Principal Applicants must contact CIHR's Contact Centre for guidance in creating a ResearchNet account, registering for a CIHR PIN.

Q&A: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/52609.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/LoginServlet?language=E

For all inquiries, please contact:

CIHR Contact Centre
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Email: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Funding or Pin Number:

202108LTG, 202204HTG

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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