Funding opportunity: Researchers invited to analyze Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data

May 17, 2016

Canadian researchers are invited to submit health research projects which make use of available CLSA data. The selected projects will help find ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the aging process and the factors that shape the way we age.

Researchers in all areas of health are invited to submit applications as the data available from over 50,000 Canadians covers various aspects of people’s lives, including biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects. The research projects should help us understand how these factors, taken individually and in combination, have an impact in both maintaining health and in the development of disease and disability as people age. This funding opportunity is restricted to the currently available alpha numeric data from the CLSA

While this funding opportunity is focused on the CLSA data, linkages with data from any other data sets (e.g. environmental data) are encouraged.

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is an initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This specific funding opportunity is a partnership with the Quebec Network for Research on Aging.

The CLSA has completed the first wave of data collection with the participation of over 50,000 Canadians between the ages of 45-85. This data is now ready and available for use by all researchers from different disciplines.

Photo courtesy of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

The CLSA is compiling biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people's lives data.

Photo courtesy of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

All applicants are required to incorporate sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) into their projects (or justify why this is not possible). Applicants are also strongly encouraged to complete the Institute of Gender and Health's online competency module.

Approximately 15 grants of up to one year will be supported (up to $70,000 each).

Apply for funding today – deadline: August 30, 2016

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