Institute Community Support (ICS) Program (2014-15)

Under the framework of the ICS Program, CIHR-HDCYH funding will be distributed among the following opportunities:

  • Travel awards for trainees and postdoctoral fellows
  • Planning Grants

CIHR-IHDCYH ICS Program

The ICS Program is designed to foster community development by providing grants and awards to individuals and organizations for the purposes of:

  • Aiding research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside CIHR's current suite of funding programs; and
  • Supporting individuals and organizations whose activities and goals are consistent with CIHR-IHDCYH’s mandate and strategic research priorities.

The ICS Travel awards Program is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects, feasibility studies or operating grants), principal and co-investigator salaries or research equipment.

The ICS Planning and Dissemination Program is intended for those seeking meeting, workshop or symposium support.

IHDCYH Travel Awards for Trainees

Anticipated launch dates: April 2014, August 2014, December 2014

IHDCYH will provide travel awards for research trainees (master’s and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows) to present their own research at annual, or other regular interval meetings including international conferences related to the Institute's mandate and strategic research priorities.

The maximum amount for a single award is $1,000 to partially cover costs of travel, accommodation, per diem for meals, and conference registration fees.

For more information, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database under "Other: Travel Awards - Institute Community Support". IHDCYH’s eligibility requirements are outlined in the “Sponsor Description” section of the Travel Awards funding opportunity.

Please note that if you are unable to find this funding opportunity in the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database this means that there is no current competition.

Planning Grants

Anticipated launch date: December 2013, June 2014

One of the mechanisms for IHDCYH to address its’ mandate and strategic research priorities is by offering Planning grants within the Institute Community Support (ICS) Program. Planning Grants are intended to provide support for planning activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to IHDCYH.

December 2013 launch

CIHR-IHDCYH will provide funding for applications of planning grants that are determined to be relevant to either one of the following areas of health research:

  • Integrating Pediatric Health Service and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease through the lifespan.

June 2014 launch

CIHR-IHDCYH will provide funding for applications of planning grants that are determined to be relevant to either one of IHDCYH’s 3 research investment themes as described below:

  • Healthy Developmental Trajectories;
  • Healthy Reproduction, Pregnancy, Childhood and Youth; and
  • Healthy Public Policy and Systems Integration to ensure the best outcomes for families, infants, children and youth

For more information, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database under "Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support". IHDCYH’s eligibility requirements are outlined in the “Sponsor Description” section of the Planning and Dissemination Grants funding opportunity.

Please note that if you are unable to find this funding opportunity in the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database this means that there is no current competition.

Funds Available

CIHR-IHDCYH’s contribution to the amount available for this program is subject to availability of funds voted annually to CIHR by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.

The total amount available for the ICS program is $212,500 for fiscal year 2014-2015.

Funds will be attributed as follows:

  • Travel awards for trainees: up to $50,000 (3 competitions)
  • Planning and Dissemination Grants: up to $162,500 (2 competitions)

Contact Information

For information about the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health ICS Program, please contact:

Lynne Renaud
Project Officer
CIHR - Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
Tel.: 613-941-0424
Email: lynne.renaud@cihr-irsc.gc.ca