PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

Operating Grant: Advancing Theoretical and Methodological Innovations (2011)

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Are you a researcher with an interest in health research that will contribute to our understanding of different phenomena through the study of theories, conceptual frameworks, methods and/or tools? Then, this funding call may be of interest to you and your colleagues.

Registration Deadline 2011-09-30
Application Deadline 2011-10-28

The CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Population and Public Health (IPPH), and Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) have identified the need to further strengthen the theories, conceptual frameworks, methods and tools underpinning the conduct of uni-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary health research. Guided by different disciplinary traditions, researchers use a range of theories, frameworks, methods and tools to understand, observe and/or measure phenomena. Innovations need to be informed by the best available scientific methods emanating from a broad range of disciplines such as economics, political science, sociology, law and other relevant health and social sciences and humanities. Whether we seek to better theorize how policy interventions adapt to context, or to strengthen our approaches to analyzing and reporting data to inform health decision-making, we need to further enhance research's contribution to such efforts.

The objective of this Funding Opportunity is to:

  •  Support research that is informed by a range of disciplinary perspectives and that advances theories, conceptual frameworks, scientific methods, and/or measurement approaches towards a strengthened Canadian health care system and improved health for Canadians.

This funding opportunity is intended to support research in one or more of the following three domains, addressing one or more of the relevant research areas outlined by each of the participating partners:

  •  Domain 1: Develop or enhance theories and/or conceptual frameworks.
  •  Domain 2: Develop and/or enhance quantitative, qualitative or mixed method approaches to research.
  •  Domain 3: Develop and/or assess valid and reliable measurement tools.

IHSPR will fund applications relevant to the domains listed above and that also address one or more of the following relevant research areas within the Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) initiative:

  •  Health Care Financing and Funding Models
  • Health System Sustainability
  • Governance and Accountability

IPPH will fund applications relevant to the domains listed above and that also address one or more of the following relevant research areas:

  • Pathways to improve equity and reduce inequities in population health
  • Population health interventions and implementation systems to reduce inequities and promote equity in Canada and globally

IA will fund applications relevant to the domains listed above and that also address one or more of the following relevant research areas:

  • Population-based longitudinal cohort studies

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $3,200,000, enough to fund approximately 16 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.

  • The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 in total for up to three years.
  • The maximum amount awarded per grant is $ 100 000 per year.
  • The equipment amount, if any, is allocated the first year.

 

Source: CIHR

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