Research and Advocacy Program Funding Opportunities

The DFCM Research and Advocacy Program has three award opportunities available to faculty members: the Research Travel Fund, the Research Publication Fee Award, and the Research Development Grants - CIHR Transitions in Care: Team Grants.

Research Travel Fund

Application

Deadline March 15 and September 15 annually.

Purpose

Awarded twice annually to support DFCM faculty to present peer-reviewed research at national and international conferences.

Award

International travel is reimbursable up to a maximum of $1500 CAD, and national travel is reimbursable up to a maximum of $1000 CAD. Awards are based on availability of funds. 

Eligibility

All faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to new investigators (i.e., those who have held faculty appointments that allowed them to apply for grants and/or supervise trainees for a period not exceeding 60 months) who will be giving oral presentations. A maximum of one award will be granted per person per academic year (July 1 - June 30). Your presentation at the conference must not already be funded (e.g., through research grants, or the DFCM Professional Development Fund). Conference registration fees are ineligible. The application must be for conference travel that has not yet taken place at the time of submission.

Requirements

Completion of the online form 

Research Publication Fee Award

Purpose

To help support DFCM faculty who have had peer-reviewed research articles accepted for publication.

Award

The DFCM will award 50% of a publication acceptance fee up to a maximum of $1500 CAD per publication. An applicant must demonstrate availability of matching funds. Awards are based on availability of funds.

Eligibility

All faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to new investigators (i.e., those who have held faculty appointments that allowed them to apply for grants and/or supervise trainees for a period not exceeding 60 months). The faculty member must be either first author or senior responsible author. A maximum of one award will be granted per person per calendar year (January 1 - December 31).

Requirements

Completion of the online form 

Research Development Grants - CIHR Transitions in Care: Team Grants

Up to 3 awards, a maximum of $20,000 each, will be made available to DFCM faculty members who plan to submit applications to the CIHR Transitions in Care: Team Grants (Phase 1) this fall. This funding is to provide research/administrative support for those submitting grant applications to this CIHR competition (see below for additional details). This funding is intended for faculty who do not have access to any other source of funds for the purposes of developing a research proposal.

Eligibility: Principal applicant(s) must hold a primary appointment in the DFCM.

Evaluation Criteria: A statement that the applicant does not have access to any other research development funds. A brief overview of the proposed research and proposed research team. A description of how the funds will be used.

Proposal: Please email a one-page proposal to family.healthcare@utoronto.ca.

NEW Deadline: October 24, 2018.

Funds available: Up to 3 awards, a maximum of $20,000 each, will be made available.

Information about the CIHR Transitions in Care: Team Grants

Timeline:

  • CIHR Application Deadline: January 24, 2019
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: May 15, 2019
  • Funding Start Date: April 1, 2019

About:

The Transition in Care (TIC) Team Grants are divided into two streams. Each application must be submitted to one of these streams.

    • Stream 1: Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) solutions for TIC gaps
      • $2,880 000 divided into 3 grants; min. 1 health system partner
    • Stream 2: eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP) solutions for TIC gaps
      • $6,720 000 divided into 7 grants; min. 1 health system partner and 1 eHealth innovator partner

All applications must be centered on 2 or more Transitions in Care focus areas:

    • Across life’s trajectories
    • Changing health status or care
    • Key populations to optimize transition in care outcomes
  • All applicants must secure 30% of their funding from their partner before the application deadline. Of that 30%, half must be cash, the other half in-kind contributions.
  • Additional funds are available through Mitacs (http://www.mitacs.ca/en) to fund internships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in transition in care projects.
     

Eligibility:

  • Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution and must complete one sex- and gender-based analysis training module through CIHR
  • Research Team must include Principal Applicants from each of the following roles (including NPA):
  1. A scientific lead
  2. A clinical lead,
  3. A patient/family/caregiver,
  4. A health system decision-maker
  5. an eHealth innovation partner (Stream 2 only)
     

Application:

  • Your research proposal cannot exceed 13 pages, not including references (Rationale and Research Question (3 pages), Planned Intervention/Solution(s) and Research Methodology (7 pages), Team, Capacity Building and Environment (3 pages))
  • Your summary of research proposal (description of how proposal aligns with application stream, objectives, and research areas) cannot exceed 1 page
  • Detailed budget must be included.
  • All participants must be included in ResearchNet as well as included in Participant Table
  • Additional attachments are required (detailed on Funding Opportunity Details link above).
     

To learn more: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2956&view=currentOpps&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true

 

Please direct all questions to Dr. Paul Krueger.

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