Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS

CIHR is offering planning and/or dissemination grants within the Institute/Initiative Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities (either virtual or in-person) consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes and Initiatives.

Funds available

The maximum amount per grant varies by the sponsoring Institute and Initiative but will not exceed $50,000.

Eligibility to Apply

For an application to be eligible:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be one of the following:
    1. An independent researcher
    2. knowledge user
    3. trainee
    4. An individual affiliated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
    5. A Canadian non-governmental, not-for-profit organization (including community or charitable organizations).
    6. An Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
  2. At the time of application, individuals applying as Nominated Principal Applicants must be affiliated with one of the following institution types:
    1. Canadian post-secondary institutions or their affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes;
    2. Canadian non-federal government departments or agencies, including regional health authorities when specific programs of those departments or agencies do not fund the activity that forms the subject matter of the grant; or
    3. An Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
  3. Activities/events starting or taking place before the funding start date are not eligible for funding through this opportunity.
  4. Applicants are not eligible to apply for additional funding for an activity or event that has been previously funded by CIHR.
  5. Multiple applications for the same activity or event submitted by either the same Nominated Principal Applicant or a different one are not allowable. In such cases, the first application submitted through ResearchNet will be considered and reviewed. Any subsequent applications will automatically be withdrawn.
  6. The Nominated Principal Applicant must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis online training modules through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and submit a Certificate of Completion 
  7. Any applications involving Indigenous Peoples must include a 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.
  8. For all sponsor funding where funds are reserved for Early Career Researchers, the NPI must be an Early Career Researcher by the application deadline and they must be clearly identified as an Early Career Researcher in the Relevance Form. Please review CIHR’s policy on the COVID-19 Impact on Early Career Researchers


Full Application: January 18, 2022


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

SFU acknowledges the principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP®) see: https://fnigc.ca/ocap-training/) with regard to how First Nations data is collected, protected or shared

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