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

Grant Amount: UP TO $110K FOR UP TO 6 MNTHS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Nov 28, 2017
Sponsor's: Dec 05, 2017

Subject Areas: Drug Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment, Knowledge Synthesis, Harm Reduction

Knowledge syntheses are the cornerstone of knowledge translation. They interpret vast libraries of scientific literature into knowledge that is reliable, relevant and readable for knowledge users. Syntheses are comprehensive and apply scientific methods to literature analysis which minimizes the risk of bias and error that may accompany single studies, so health policy and practice decisions are less likely to be based on insufficient or premature evidence. Syntheses are also a means to integrate established literature with other forms of knowledge, to map the state of current knowledge on a topic, revealing to knowledge users where there is or is not strong evidence to inform their decisions, or to guide researchers to new areas of research.

In Canada, the dramatic and increasing number of overdoses and deaths related to the use of opioids is a national public health crisis. The Government of Canada is committed to tackling this crisis and has emphasized the need for a strong evidence base through the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS), and the Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis. This funding opportunity will support expedited knowledge synthesis grants to rapidly inform policies on opioids related to one or more pillars of CDSS (i.e. prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement).

Application Details:

Please see CIHR's website for more detailed information. All forms of knowledge synthesis are eligible, including systematic reviews, realist syntheses, narrative syntheses, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses and meta-ethnography. Syntheses that are intended to lead to the development of practice guidelines are also eligible. Syntheses in this funding opportunity may synthesize results from qualitative, quantitative or multi-method research. The types of knowledge than can be synthesized are broad and can include empirical as well as theoretical knowledge. All syntheses in this funding opportunity must assemble, analyze and summarize knowledge.

Your Application must be submitted using ResearchNet. Signatures must be included for all applicants (except Collaborators), and individual(s) with signing authority from the Institution Paid. Original signatures are not required. Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting your application. Electronically submitting an application via ResearchNet constitutes a signature from the Nominated Principal Applicant


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: Kilianski,Louise
Hancock,Jennifer Anne

Sponsor Contacts:

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