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CHILD-BRIGHT Network's 2021 Graduate Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Research
The competition aims to enhance the training experience of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are engaged with POR projects focused on brain-based developmental disabilities in children. The funding support is meant to enrich current POR practices or augment the research project in a way to increase patient engagement throughout the process. Applications are open to all graduate-level trainees and postdoctoral fellows who wish to develop or participate in a POR project focused on neurodevelopmental disabilities. It is expected that successful applicants will be conducting research which involves significant POR elements and aims to ultimately better translate biomedical research into clinical practice.
For 2021-22 a total of $50,000 in funds are available, with the expectation that successful applicants can request up to $10,000 of financial support for a project that is to be completed within 18-24 months.
SPOR Networks - Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science Grants
Program Launch | August 2021
Pre-announcement: SPOR Networks – Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science Grants
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is pleased to announce the upcoming SPOR Chronic Disease Networks funding opportunity to support knowledge mobilization and implementation science.
Program Launch: August 2021
Application Deadline: November 9, 2021
Notice of Decision: March 31, 2022
Funding Start Date: April 1, 2022
*These timelines are estimates and subject to change.
The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is a national coalition of federal, provincial and territorial partners, including patients, health authorities, academic health centres, charities, philanthropic organizations, private sector, and others, dedicated to the integration of research into care. The vision for SPOR is that Canada will demonstrably improve health outcomes and enhance the health care experience for patients through the integration of evidence at all levels of the health care system.
The SPOR Chronic Disease Networks are national, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary networks comprising patients, health professionals, decision makers, researchers and other stakeholders. To-date, the SPOR Chronic Disease Networks focused on first-in-human research in non-communicable chronic diseases. Through their ramp up and research activities in Phase 1, these Networks have demonstrated considerable capacity development in patient-oriented research, knowledge generation, and early impacts on knowledge mobilization, practice change and public policy.
The aim of this funding opportunity is to mobilize and apply the knowledge generated in Phase 1 to improve healthcare systems and practices, to conduct research with a focus on implementation science, to support patient-oriented research capacity building and partnerships, and, ultimately, contribute to equitable health outcomes.
Application deadline: November 9, 2021