Knowledge Translation Newsletter - July 2011

In this issue:

  1. KT Funding News
    1. Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action (2011-2012)
    2. Planning Grants (Fall 2011)
    3. Dissemination Events (Fall 2011)
    4. Knowledge Translation Supplement (Fall 2011)
    5. Knowledge Synthesis: Fall 2011 Competition
    6. 2011 CIHR Journalism Awards
    7. CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research (2011) : Call for Applications
    8. Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (2011-2012)
    9. Proof of Principle: Phase I and Phase II (Fall 2011 competition)
    10. Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement (2011-2012)
    11. CIHR Roadmap Signature Initiative in Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal
  2. KT Learning Resources and Opportunities

1. KT Funding News

a) Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action (2011-2012)

The intent of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the translation of knowledge by linking researchers and knowledge-users to move knowledge into action, and in so doing, increase the understanding of knowledge application through the process.

Maximum amount per grant: $100,000 per annum for up to 2 years

Knowledge to Action - Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates.

Application deadline: October 3, 2011
Funding start date: April 1, 2012
Contact: yumna.choudhry@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or 613-954-1944

b) Planning Grants (Fall 2011)

The KT Branch will provide support for planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR.

Planning Grants - Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates.

Maximum amount per grant: $25,000 for up to one year

Application deadline: October 17, 2011
Funding start date: February 1, 2012
Contact: yumna.choudhry@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or 613-954-1944

c) Dissemination Events (Fall 2011)

The KT Branch will provide support to dissemination events (e.g. meetings, workshops, symposia, etc.) that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge-user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

Dissemination Events - Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates.

Maximum amount per grant: $25,000 for up to one year
Application deadline: October 17, 2011
Funding start date: February 1, 2012
Contact: yumna.choudhry@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or 613-954-1944

d) Knowledge Translation Supplement (Fall 2011)

The KT Branch will provide funding to enable widespread dissemination and implementation of research findings following the completion of a peer reviewed grant/award, or component of a grant/award, when it is appropriate to disseminate the results of the research beyond the traditional scientific community and using active KT strategies and interventions supplementary to publication in peer reviewed journals.

Knowledge Translation Supplement - Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates.

Maximum amount per grant: $100,000 for up to one year

Application deadline: October 17, 2011
Funding start date: February 1, 2012
Contact: yumna.choudhry@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or 613-954-1944

e) Knowledge Synthesis: Fall 2011 Competition

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.

The maximum amount awarded for a synthesis grant is $100,000 for 1 year and the maximum amount awarded for a scoping review is $50,000 for 1 year.

Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates:

Application deadline: October 3, 2011
Funding start date: March 1, 2012

For more information, please contact Liz Drake, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at (613) 948-2682 or by e-mail at elizabeth.drake@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

f) 2011 CIHR Journalism Awards

The purpose of these awards is to support Canadian journalists so they can report in depth on health research issues of interest to the Canadian public.

The maximum amount is $20,000 for up to 1 year.

Application deadline: October 5, 2011
Funding start date: March 1, 2012

For more information, please contact Michael Dwyer, Public Affairs and Ministerial Liaison Officer at 613-941-0688 or by e-mail at michael.dwyer@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

g) CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research (2011) : Call for Applications

CIHR welcomes applications from individuals or teams working in Canada in the health field, including: health researchers; health professionals; administrators and those involved in public health or public policy. Applications will also be accepted from Canadians working abroad. This competition will recognize Canadian health research achievements that have had a significant impact on health, health care, and health research by improving our understanding of health and human diseases, tackling health challenges, and improving our health system. CIHR has partnered with the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) to showcase significant Canadian achievements. The Top Health Research Achievements as selected by an independent review committee will be considered for publication in the CMAJ.

Application deadline: September 12, 2011

Please note that applications must be submitted using ResearchNet.

For more information on this funding opportunity, please contact Jasmine Lefebvre, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at (613) 952-8965 or by e-mail at jasmine.lefebvre@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

h) Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (2011-2012)

The Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research Operating Grant program provides funding for collaborative research projects involving the academic community and Canadian industry partners sharing an interest in health R&D. The research planned should be beneficial to both parties, while improving the quality of health of Canadians. Projects may be initiated by either party; however, the academic researcher is responsible for applying for the grant.

The relationship between the investigators and the industry partner must be established and the required level of partner contribution secured from an eligible company at the time the application is submitted.

Registration deadline: August 15, 2011
Application deadline: September 15, 2011

For more information on this funding opportunity, please contact Jasmine Lefebvre, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at (613) 952-8965 or by e-mail at jasmine.lefebvre@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

i) Proof of Principle: Phase I and Phase II (Fall 2011 competition)

The Proof of Principle (POP) Phase I program provides funding for proof of principle research projects of up to 12 months duration designed to advance discoveries/inventions towards commercializable technologies, with a view to attract new investment, create new science-based businesses, organizations and initiatives, and ultimately improve health outcomes for Canadians.

The POP Phase II provides funding for proof of principle research projects up to 12 months in duration at the co-investment stage undertaking follow-on proof of principle activities in partnership with a non-academic investor. This funding opportunity is aimed at providing a platform to better enable the academic institution/researcher to move the discovery/invention further down the innovation pipeline. The relationship between the investigators and the partner must be established and the required level of partner contribution secured from an eligible company at the time the application is submitted.

Research projects across all four pillars of CIHR are eligible for this program. Note that the end product is not required to generate revenue, but there must be a demonstrated market and opportunity for your product. Applications for the continuation of a research project funded through the POP Phase I grant must progress from Phase I to Phase II.

Application deadline for Phases I and II: September 1, 2011

For more information on this funding opportunity, please contact Jasmine Lefebvre, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at (613) 952-8965 or by e-mail at jasmine.lefebvre@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

j) Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement (2011-2012)

Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) aims to strengthen Canada's healthcare system through collaborative, applied and policy-relevant research. PHSI is Canada's premier health services and policy research competition — and with its strong emphasis on partnerships and knowledge translation it is also a major resource for managers and policy makers who want relevant research to inform their decision-making. PHSI funds teams of decision makers and researchers to conduct applied health services and policy research. Because they participate throughout the research process the research results are more likely to be relevant to and used by decision makers. Consistent with the program's emphasis on partnerships, grants are funded through a combination of CIHR and partner funding.

The maximum amount awarded by CIHR for a single grant is $400,000 for up to three years (partnership contributions are in addition to the CIHR amount).

Application deadline: November 1, 2011
Funding start date: April 1, 2012

(Please note that deadlines to submit requests to competition partners are in advance of the CIHR application deadline)

For more information on this funding opportunity, please contact Jasmine Lefebvre, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at (613) 952-8965 or by e-mail at jasmine.lefebvre@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Please note that development funds are available to facilitate the formation and development of partnerships between researchers and decision makers interested in applying to the PHSI program. Please see (b) above (Planning Grants - Priority Announcements) for more information.

k) CIHR Roadmap Signature Initiative in Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's new Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) initiative will support researchers and decision makers to work together to advance the current state of knowledge, generate novel and creative solutions, and translate evidence for uptake into policy and practice to strengthen Canada's healthcare systems.
The EIHR initiative focuses on three priority areas: financing and funding models; health system sustainability; and governance and accountability. Innovation in these areas will require contributions from a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches. Health services and health policy research would greatly benefit from contributions from economics, political science, sociology, philosophy, law, and other relevant fields, and from the involvement of policy makers, decision makers and healthcare providers.

The EIHR initiative's second set of funding opportunities including, Partnerships for Health System Improvement grants, Policy Analysis grants, Advancing Theories and Methodological Innovations grants, and Fellowship and Post-doctoral Research Awards, will support innovative research that will advance the current state of knowledge and contribute to evidence-informed decision-making within EIHR's three priority areas. Please visit the ResearchNet site for today's launches.
To learn more about the EIHR initiative, including upcoming funding opportunities priority research areas, and other important news, contact Michael at Michael.Rajendram@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or Meghan at MMcMahon.ihspr@mcgill.ca or visit the website.

2. KT Learning Resources and Opportunities

a) Scientist Knowledge Translation Training

A well developed knowledge translation (KT) plan is emerging as a proposal requirement for health research in Canada and abroad, and there is greater attention to research utilization and research impact in many aspects of health practice and research. The SKTT training course was developed on the premise that scientists, educators and knowledge translation specialists are the agents of change in creating research impact, promoting research utilization, and ensuring research findings reach the appropriate audiences.

Course Dates: October 3rd and 4th, 2011 – 9am to 5pm
Location: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
Registration: Scientist Knowledge Translation Training

b) Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate

The Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC™) is a 5 day professional development course, held at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. The KTPC course is aimed at developing the competencies of KT practitioners working across all disciplines – not limited to: health, education, prevention/promotion, and agriculture. Whether you call yourself a knowledge broker, KT specialist or work by some other name, this event is of great importance to helping us close the research to practice gap. However you identify yourself professionally, this course is for you if you serve an intermediary role between science and practice. We invite active participation of your employer to help build organizational culture for KT.

Course Dates: October 17th -21st, 2011 and April 2012
For more information and to register: Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate

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