CIHR Operating Grant: Collaborative Health Research Program (2017-2018) (NSERC partnered)

The Collaborative Health Research Program (CHRP) Initiative funding supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. 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. 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. For more information on KT at CIHR, please see About KT. Applicants are encouraged to refer to CIHR’s Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches and “Knowledge to Action: A Knowledge Translation Casebook” for additional guidance.

The CHRP Initiative projects must include training opportunities for trainees in collaborative and interdisciplinary research of relevance to health, preparing them for employment opportunities in the private, public or not for profit sectors. NSERC and CIHR encourage secondments, cross-appointments, co-supervision of students, internships, reciprocal laboratory visits and joint workshops. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20.4 million dollars. The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

Deadline: October 17, 2017 (internal deadline Oct 10)