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

Grant Amount: VARIED
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 25, 2011
Sponsor's: Jun 01, 2011

Subject Areas: Policy

In 2009, CIHR released a new strategic plan, Health Research Roadmap, which highlights the need to accelerate the capture of health and economic benefits of health research. To support this strategic direction, the CIHR KT Branch has partnered with the Health Canada Strategic Policy Branch to help foster positive exchanges between health researchers and policy makers, helping to bridge the gap between the worlds of science and policy making. The CIHR KT Branch and the Health Canada Strategic Policy Branch will provide support through short-term policy assignments at Health Canada for highly qualified individuals who are engaged in health research at PhD, post-doctoral and researcher levels to participate in and contribute to the policy making processes while learning first-hand about the science policy interface. At Health Canada, the science policy interface is considered to be the juncture at which the technical world of describing evidence and the political world of making policy interact, using the best available evidence towards informed decision-making. A science policy interface occurs wherever 'facts' and 'values' are combined to inform decisions (where scientific evidence and the development of policy or risk management strategies meet).

Provide highly qualified candidates at the doctoral, post-doctoral, new investigator and mid-senior investigator stages of health research with the opportunity to learn more about current Canadian health policy activities and the science/policy interface. Health Canada supervisors and sponsoring host branches/directorates/divisions may choose to provide letters of support to more than one applicant. However, a sponsoring Health Canada supervisor cannot host more than two (2) fellows per competition and can only host one fellow per assignment. Furthermore, applicants may only apply for one (1) assignment at Health Canada. Applicants may approach multiple qualified Health Canada supervisors to help identify the best fit, but must ultimately choose one assignment for their application

Application Details:

Prior to preparing an application, applicants must contact Health Canada and obtain the support of an eligible host branch/directorate/division and sponsoring supervisor. Applications submitted without the support of Health Canada will not be considered. The complete list of Health Canada assignments can be viewed on the Health Canada website. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be one of the following: An independent researcher or A trainee. Trainees must meet the following eligibility criteria: Doctoral stream: Must be currently enrolled in a health-related PhD program. Post-doctoral stream: Must hold or be completing a PhD in a health-related field

Your Application will be submitted using ResearchNet. All documents to upload on ResearchNet must be in a PDF format. No other formats will be accepted. To complete your Application, follow the instructions in the General Awards - ResearchNet"Application" Phase Instructions, along with any additional instructions found below under "Specific Instructions".


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: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

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