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

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Nov 29, 2013
Sponsor's: Dec 06, 2013

Subject Areas: Recreation and Leisure Studies

The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials to contribute to the creation, dissemination and use of health-related knowledge, and to help develop and maintain Canadian health research capacity, by supporting original, high quality projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the prompt initiation of population health intervention research on rapidly unfolding programs, policies and resource distribution approaches that have been initiated by others (e.g., policy makers) and have the potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. Many such interventions are unfolding and evolving constantly across the country, making the opportunities to initiate research more short-lived than most funding streams can effectively support. They are often planned and funded by community, non-profit, private, and/or public organizations both within and outside of the health sector (e.g., housing, environment and education). However, these efforts lack the embedded mechanisms needed for the rigorous assessment of processes and outcomes, sharing of lessons learned, and application of this knowledge to new program and policy decisions. As a result, they represent a rich but untapped collection of potential "natural experiments" that could benefit from researcher expertise and involvement.

Application Details:

Applicants are advised to review CIHR's grants and awards policies and guidelines outlined in the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide.The application process is comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application.

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: Letter of Intent and Application. To complete your Letter of Intent, follow the instructions in the Team Grants/Emerging Team Grants - ResearchNet "Letter of Intent" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found on ResearchNet. To complete your Application, follow the instructions in the Grants - ResearchNet "Application" Phase Instructions along with any additional instructions found on ResearchNet. Reminder to applicants: Please ensure that your application is complete (includes all required signatures) and is submitted on time to CIHR.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Halbersma,Joseph David

Sponsor Contacts:

160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 941-2672