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					CIHR Funding Opportunities to Consider
                    Presentation for the
            Universities without Walls
            Summer Learning Institute

                       July 13, 2009

                     Nancy Mason MacLellan
   Associate Director, Partnerships and Knowledge Translation
                   HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
              nancy.masonmaclellan@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
 Up for Discussion
 Overview




1. What is CIHR?
2. Funding Opportunities
3. Funding HIV/AIDS Research
4. The Application Process
5. Questions?




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What is CIHR?
Funding Health Research in Canada
        What is CIHR?
        Mandate and overview

“To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of
scientific excellence in the creation of new knowledge and its
translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health
services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care
system…”

    Government of Canada’s health research funding agency
    Supporting the work of over 12,000 researchers and trainees in
     universities, teaching hospitals, and research institutes across Canada
    Developing high-quality people, excellent science and training the next
     generation of health researchers
    Funding research that improves Canadians’ health, health care
     system and quality of life
    Annual budget of $978M
    Average annual grant $130K


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    What is CIHR?
    Funding across the spectrum of health research



 CIHR funds:


     Biomedical Research
     Clinical Research
     Health Systems and Services Research
     Population and Public Health Research (including the
      social, cultural, environmental and ethical dimensions of health)




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    What is CIHR?
    Structured through 13 Institutes


                  Gender                          Musculoskeletal
 Population                        Nutrition,
                   and                              Health and
 and Public                      Metabolism
                  Health                             Arthritis
   Health                        and Diabetes


                                                   Circulatory
                                       Cancer
                                                       and
 Aboriginal                           Research
                   Genetics                        Respiratory
  Peoples’                                           Health
   Health
                                 Neurosciences,
                                  Mental Health
                                  and Addiction
Health Services                                        Human
  and Policy        Infection                       Development,
  Research        and Immunity                       Child and
                                        Aging
                                                    Youth Health



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Funding Opportunities
Open Programs, HIV/AIDS CBR Programs
and HIV/AIDS Priority Announcements
Open Programs
           Funding Opportunities for Trainees
           Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Master’s Awards


• This program funds… Master’s students at Canadian universities
• Stipend per annum: $17,500
• Term: One year
• Application Deadline: All nominations and direct applications are due
  at CIHR for February 1st
                                   FYI…
• Application quotas are provided to each AUCC member university
• Applications are forwarded to CIHR by the nominating university
• Direct applications accepted only from students who are not yet
  registered at a Canadian university in the Fall semester prior to the
  CIHR deadline

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      Funding Opportunities for Trainees
      Doctoral Awards



• Funding is available for… Doctoral students in
  Canada and abroad

             Three envelopes of funding…
• Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (VCGS)
• Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate
  Scholarships – Doctoral Awards (CGSDA)
• CIHR Doctoral Research Awards (CIHR DRA)




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          Funding Opportunities for Trainees
          Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships


• This program funds… Canadian and international doctoral students
  enrolled at a Canadian university.
• Stipend per annum: $50,000
• Term: Up to three years
• Application Deadline: Common CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC online
  application system available end of August; nomination deadline is
  November 6th for all institutions and agencies

                                 FYI…
• Program is administered by Canada's three research funding
  agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC)
• Applications are made to the institution and those selected are
  forwarded to agencies by the nominating institution
• New fully electronic application process will be available on
  ResearchNet for all three agencies
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         Funding Opportunities for Trainees
         Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate
         Scholarships and CIHR Doctoral Awards

• This program funds… Canadian doctoral students enrolled at a
  university in Canada or abroad (CIHR DRA only).
• Stipend per annum: up to $35,000
• Research Allowance per annum: up to $5,000
• Term: Up to three years
• Application Deadline: October 15th

                                   FYI…
• Applications are forwarded directly to CIHR by the applicant.

           Note: Funding for HIV/AIDS research is available via the
                       Priority Announcement process


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        Funding Opportunities for Trainees
        CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS)



• This program funds… existing Canadian Vanier and Canada
  Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Master’s or Doctoral Award recipients
  interested in building global linkages and international networks
  through the pursuit of exceptional short-term research experiences
  at research institutions outside of Canada.
• Supplement: up to $6,000
• Term: three to six months
• Application Deadlines: June 10th and October 10th, 2009




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        Funding Opportunities for Trainees
        Fellowship Awards


• This program funds… individuals with PhD and/or health
  professional degrees that are proposing further research training in
  Canada or abroad

• Stipend per annum: $40,000 to $55,000; depending on the
  background of the awardee and where the award is held

• Research Allowance per annum: $5,000

• Term: up to five years

• Application Deadlines: October 1 and February 1


          Note: Funding for HIV/AIDS research is available via the
                      Priority Announcement process

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              Funding Opportunities
              New Investigator Salary Awards


•   This program funds…individuals that have held a full-time independent
    research appointment at a Canadian institution for less than 60 months
•   Salary contribution per annum: $60,000
•   Potential* Research Allowance per annum: $50,000
     *applied for annually if the awardee has less than $50K in in peer reviewed operating funds

•   Term: up to five years
•   Deadlines:
      Registration: August 15
      Full Application: September 15

               Note: Funding for HIV/AIDS research is available via the
                          Priority Announcement process




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HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR)
                               Program
        HIV/AIDS CBR Program
        Overview


Transferred from Health Canada in 2004
Managed by the CIHR – Institute of Infection and Immunity
Recognizes necessity for greater community involvement
Distinct budget envelopes for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
based programs
Offers both capacity-building and knowledge creation funding
tools




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         Funding Opportunities
         HIV/AIDS CBR Program



      Funding Tool           Term (max)     Value/year (max)
Master’s Awards                 Two years       $17,500
Doctoral Awards              Three years        $22,000

Catalyst Grants                 One year        $33,000

Operating Grants             Three years        $125,000

Meetings, Planning and          One year        $25,000
Dissemination (MPD) Grants
Community-Based Research        Two years       $90,000
Facilitator (CBRF) Grants


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HIV/AIDS Priority Announcements
       Funding Opportunities
       Overview of HIV/AIDS Priority Announcements


• Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding
  for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific
  CIHR research priority areas or mandates…in our case
  HIV/AIDS Research

• Candidates may request that their application to a core
  program be considered for up to three priority
  announcement research areas per application, in each
  competition




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        Funding Opportunities
        HIV/AIDS Priority Announcements


• The HIV/AIDS Research Initiative offers priority
  announcement funding through the following open
  programs:
    Doctoral Research Awards
    Fellowships
    New Investigator Salary Awards
    Operating Grants
• Refer to the most appropriate open program funding
  opportunity for a complete listing of available priority
  announcement opportunities.


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Funding HIV/AIDS Research
The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative
       Government of Canada
       Supporting HIV/AIDS research


Targeted Support!
•   CIHR receives targeted Government of Canada funding to support
    HIV/AIDS research (above and beyond its regular funding
    competitions)
•   Annual funds received via the:
     Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada; and
     Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative
•   Together, these initiatives direct $22.5M annually to CIHR and are
    managed by the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (part of the
    Institute of Infection and Immunity)
•   With additional CIHR support, overall HIV/AIDS related research
    expenditures totalled $37.1M in 2007-08



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The HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan              (2008-2013)
Overview




“…provide a guide with respect to priorities and
directions for CHARAC, CIHR HIV/AIDS
Research Initiative and the broader research
community in the use of strategic HIV/AIDS
funding”




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       The HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan                       (2008-2013)
       Strategic Research Themes


•   The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative Strategic Plan 2008-
    2013 builds on the strategic research priorities developed to
    guide the administration of Federal Initiative funds for
    HIV/AIDS research within CIHR
        1. Health systems, services and policy

        2. Resilience, vulnerability and determinants of health

        3. Prevention technologies and interventions

        4. Drug development, toxicities and resistance

        5. Pathogenesis

        6. Issues of co-infection and co-morbidities


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         The HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan                   (2008-2013)
         Supporting the Federal Initiative


• Strategic plan focuses on the same target populations as noted in
  the Federal Initiative:
        People living with HIV/AIDS
        Gay Men
        Injecting drug users
        Aboriginal Peoples
        Prison inmates
        Youth at risk
        Women at risk
        People from countries where HIV is endemic

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            The HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan (2008-2013)
            Strategic Goals


A. OUTSTANDING RESEARCH:
•   Support world-class research in HIV/AIDS that creates important knowledge and new insights
    relevant to a national and global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic


B. OUTSTANDING RESEARCHERS IN INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTS:
•   Attract, train and retain outstanding HIV/AIDS research personnel across a wide range of
    disciplines required to effectively address HIV/AIDS


C. TRANSFORMING HEALTH RESEARCH INTO ACTION:
•   Promote the translation of HIV/AIDS research results into action


D. EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS:
•   Develop partnerships that engage stakeholders and advance the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research
    Initiative agenda and Canada’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic


E. ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE:
•   Maintain and enhance operational excellence

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The Application Process
Find
Funding




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     Or view all
     opportunities




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     All current HIV
     opportunities
     are listed




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          The Application Process
          Tips


Applicants are encouraged to…
•   Work on the research proposal in collaboration with a mentor, if
    applicable
•   Proofread the application
•   Show the complete application to peers, mentors and/or other
    researchers for feedback
•   Verify, verify, verify that the application is complete (refer to checklist
    available as well as the additional Instructions in the specific funding
    opportunity)




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          The Application Process
          Tips


Remember to…
• Read the Funding Opportunity carefully…and follow instructions
  exactly!
• Adhere to format guidelines (e.g., font, page limits)
• Applications MUST be completed using the media specified in the
  funding opportunity
• Use the full page allowances but do not exceed
• Start the application well before the deadline for submission as late
  or incomplete applications are not accepted
• Keep the reviewer in mind, make it easy to read
            Contact CIHR staff if you have any questions…
       contact information is listed in every funding opportunity


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          The Application Process
          Useful Links


•   Funding Opportunities:
     http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/780.html

•   Funding Policies:
     http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/204.html

•   Funded Research Database:
     http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/826.html

•   Information for Peer Reviewers:
     http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/820.html

•   Peer Review Information for Applicants:
     http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38108.html

•   Peer review committees and mandates:
     http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/4657.html

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          Questions?



      Nancy Mason MacLellan
nancy.masonmaclellan@cihr-irsc.gc.ca