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

Grant Amount: MAX $100K SYNTH; $50K SCOPING
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 26, 2011
Sponsor's: Oct 03, 2011

Subject Areas: Mental Health Services, Knowledge Translation, Aboriginal Health, Hepatitis C Virus, Physical Activity, Health Services, Health Care, Sedentary, HIV/AIDS, Knowledge Synthesis

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 for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice. Applications to synthesize knowledge in any of CIHR's four themes - biomedical; clinical; health services and policy; population and public health - are eligible provided that they respond to a knowledge user identified need. This funding opportunity will support two types of projects: knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews.

All forms of knowledge synthesis are eligible, including systematic reviews, realist syntheses, narrative syntheses, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, meta-ethnography and practice guidelines that synthesize evidence. Syntheses in this funding opportunity may synthesize results from qualitative, quantitative or multi-method research. Syntheses of empirical as well as theoretical knowledge are eligible. Standard protocols, handbooks and checklists exist to guide the conduct of some syntheses. Scoping reviews are exploratory projects that systematically map the literature available on a topic, identifying the key concepts, theories, sources of evidence, and gaps in the research. They are often preliminary to full syntheses, undertaken when feasibility is a concern -- either because the potentially relevant literature is thought to be especially vast and diverse (varying by method, theoretical orientation or discipline) or there is suspicion that not enough literature exists.

Application Details:

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are: - To increase the uptake/application of synthesized knowledge in decision-making by supporting partnerships between researchers and knowledge users to produce scoping reviews and syntheses that respond to the information needs of knowledge users in all areas of health; - To extend the benefits of knowledge synthesis to new kinds of questions relevant to knowledge users and areas of research that have not traditionally been synthesized. Please see CIHR's website for more detailed information.

Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. Priority Announcements on CIHR Knowledge Synthesis competitions offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates. Your Application will be submitted using ResearchNet. Scan and upload the signed signature pages including the routing slipin the Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting your application. This Funding Opportunity will be participating in the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits their application, it will be electronically directed to the Research Institution for review and approval.


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: Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

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