Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $10,000-$25,000 TYPICALLY
Deadline: Dean's: N/A
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Health Care Planning or Policy, Community-based Research, Communities And Health, Access To Health Care, Policy Development, Capacity Building, Health Services, Mental Health, Employment, Addiction, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Population Health, Vulnerable Populations

The program aims to support and enhance the community's efforts to provide integrated care, treatment, support and prevention services that address all the determinants of health and lead to a direct and immediate impact on policy and practice for people living with, and at risk for HIV infection in Ontario.

Funds are intended to: - develop and support scientifically-rigorous and policy-relevant research proposals that address social justice and determinants of health priority issues using a CBR framework; - enable community organizations to build strategic alliances and infrastructure with academic partners (and vice-versa) related to CBR; - enhance research protocol development skills (e.g., methodological expertise, policy-relevance) and other relevant research skills for community-based researchers that may include internships, workshops, practicum or other mechanisms for developing CBR capacity; - enhance the ability of people living with HIV/AIDS (and other affected communities) to meaningfully engage in CBR initiatives or the sector in general; - enable community organizations, in concert with academic and other stakeholders, opportunities to assess relevant community research needs, questions and priorities; - enable CBR teams to develop and implement effective KTE activities.

Application Details:

The OHTN is particularly eager to develop CBR and partnerships between community organizations and researchers working in areas such as, but not limited to, housing, mental health, addictions, activity limitations and employment, health services and access to care for vulnerable and hard to reach populations, and issues affecting ethno-racial communities. Before initiating a request for Capacity-Building Funds, applicants should read the guidelines for submission and must consult with the OHTN Assistant Director of Research Development and KTE to ensure that: - the project fits within the scope of this funding mechanism. - the issue is not already being addressed through another project. - funds are still available within the fiscal year.

Consultation and partnership with community stakeholders is a critical component and a required element of the OHTN process for funding. Applications must describe current and/or intended collaborative consultations and partnerships with relevant community stakeholders applicable to proposed capacity building activities, approach, impact, and where relevant, strategic application of proposed capacities in practice. Please submit five (5) hardcopies of the completed application with support documentation and submit one electronic copy of the completed application to the Assistant Director of Research Development and KTE, Anna van der Meulen, at


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts:

Sponsor Contacts:

ASS. DIRECTOR RD & KTE 1-877-743-6486
1300 Yonge Street
Suite 308
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
416 642-6468