Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a Sleep Research Consortium focused on sleep hygiene and insomnia through the lifecycle. The Consortium will have a broad mandate that includes expertise across the CIHR research pillars (i.e., biomedical/basic; clinical; health systems services; and population health), multiple sectors (e.g.,government, charities/not-for-profits, and private organizations/industry), multiple stakeholders (e.g., communities, people with lived/living experience, families, caregivers), Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit or Métis, including Urban Indigenous communities); and focused on co-creating new knowledge and mobilizing knowledge to improve health outcomes as they relate to insomnia and sleep deprivation.

Consortium Structure and Application Requirements

This funding opportunity seeks to fund three interdisciplinary Research Teams and a Coordination and Knowledge Mobilization Centre (CKMC) within a Consortium structure. The CKMC will be led by the NPA of one of the Research Teams and will coordinate the development of a Governance Structure and integrate Research Team activities across a number of defined Consortium Cross-Cutting Themes.

Research Team Research Areas

Proposed research projects must be relevant to at least one research area but may also be relevant to multiple research areas. 

Research Area 1:

  • Sleep and mental health and well-being: including, but not limited to, examining the effects of substance use, historical and ongoing trauma, psychological stressors, systemic racism, homelessness, and adverse childhood experiences on sleep hygiene, insomnia and mental well-being.

Research Areas 2, 3, and 4:

  • Sleep biology: focused on defining clear biological measures and targets for sleep in order to promote sleep hygiene, and to prevent, diagnose and treat insomnia and sleep deprivation.
  • Sleep and performance: effects of insomnia and sleep deprivation as it relates to school, work, life, and play.
  • Sleep across the life cycle: Focused on sleep health from pre-conception to the end of life. 

Funds Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,150,000 enough to fund three (3) Research Team grants and one (1) CKMC grant. 
  • Of this $5,150,000:
    • Research Teams:
      • $1,375,000 is available to fund one (1) grant relevant to research area 1: sleep and mental health and well-being.
      • $2,750,000 is available to fund two (2) grants relevant to at least one of the research areas 2, 3, and 4: Sleep biology, Sleep and performance, and Sleep across the life cycle
      • The maximum amount per grant is $275,000 per year for five (5) years.
    • CKMC:
      • $1,025,000 over 5 years is available for one (1) CKMC grant. 
      • The maximum amount for the CKMC grant is $205,000 per year for five (5) years.

Eligibility to Apply

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution at the time of application.
  2. The NPA must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and have submitted a Certificate of Completion.
  3. In addition to the NPA, the Research Teams must include Theme Leads responsible for the six (6) Consortium Cross-Cutting Themes identified.
    1. The Indigenous Theme Lead must be:
      • An independent researcher or knowledge user who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement  with Indigenous Peoples;
        OR
      • An Indigenous Elder and/or an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper*;
        OR
      • An Indigenous non-governmental organization;
        OR
      • An individual associated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization.
    2. Note: A Theme Lead cannot lead more than two Themes.
  4. In addition to the NPA, at a minimum, each Research Team must include the following:
    1. Early career researcher(s) and/or mid-career researcher(s) as Co-Principal Applicant(s);
    2. Trainee(s);
    3. Knowledge user(s);
    4. Person(s) with lived/living experience: In the context of this funding opportunity, this includes individuals with personal experience of a health issue, and formal and informal caregivers, including family and friends.

How to Apply

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application.

Deadlines:

Registration: October 5, 2021

Application: Jan 13, 2021

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SFU Signature Sheet, CIHR Routing Slip and Full Application are due to ORS 3 business days before the application deadline. The CIHR Routing Slip must be signed by ORS and uploaded as part of the application. 

 

 

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January 10, 2022 Jan. 10, 2022 January 10, 2022 16:00:00 January 10, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a Sleep Research Consortium focused on sleep hygiene and insomnia through the lifecycle. The Consortium will have a broad mandate that includes expertise across the CIHR research pillars (i.e., biomedical/basic; clinical; health systems services; and population health), multiple sectors (e.g.,government, charities/not-for-profits, and private organizations/industry), multiple stakeholders (e.g., communities, people with lived/living experience, families, caregivers), Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit or Métis, including Urban Indigenous communities); and focused on co-creating new knowledge and mobilizing knowledge to improve health outcomes as they relate to insomnia and sleep deprivation. .

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