The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funds much of the HIV/AIDS related research in Canada, including community based research. Below is a list of upcoming opportunities related to HIV/AIDS. Please visit the CIHR website for a full list of opportunities as some projects may also be able to apply for different funds.
Planning Grants: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement (deadline Feb 15, 2013)
The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to provide support for planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing the team’s understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR. There are several priority announcement areas, including HIV/AIDS Community Based Research – Non Aboriginal, and HIV/AIDS Community Based Research – Aboriginal.
Dissemination Events: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement (deadline Feb 15, 2013)
CIHR’s mandate is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system. An important part of this knowledge translation is the dissemination and application of health research evidence. The CIHR Knowledge Translation (KT) Branch will provide support to dissemination events/activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate. There are several priority announcement areas, including HIV/AIDS Community Based Research – Non Aboriginal, and HIV/AIDS Community Based Research – Aboriginal.
Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (deadline April 15, 2013)
The CIHR HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) Program assists community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations and institutions in developing the knowledge necessary to carry out their HIV/AIDS work in the most effective manner, and in creating expertise within these communities to conduct their own research. The aim of this Catalyst Grant is to provide seed money, on a short-term basis, to support health research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants).
Operating Grant: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement (HIV/AIDS, registration deadline February 1, 2013, submission deadline March 1, 2013)
The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative which is responsible for implementing the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada and the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) will provide funding for applications that have a primary research focus on HIV/AIDS and are determined to be relevant to six research priority areas.
If you would like more information on how to prepare grant proposals or to develop research projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: [email protected].