Two-stage Call for Proposals for Research Teams for Women RISE

Research Teams are invited to submit Concept Notes for two-year research projects. Teams successful at the Concept Note stage will be invited to submit Full Proposals.

The following types of research are considered in scope:

  • Epidemiological studies that describe and analyze patterns of diseases or health among women and consider different population and occupational factors.

  • Population health research that explores diverse women’s experiences as individuals and within the society (e.g., family and community, intergenerational relationships, socioeconomic groups, work groups and enterprises).

  • Intervention and Implementation research focused on exploring how policies, practices and strategies already put in place to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 influence the relationships between women’s paid and unpaid work and their health.

Eligibility 

For an application to be eligible: 

  • The Research Team must include: 

    • Principal Investigator (PI) who is an LMIC researcher (citizen or permanent resident of an LMIC country/territory) based in the LMIC Lead Applicant Organization and residing in an eligible LMIC country/territory where the research is proposed. Women researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. The PI will be the team lead and will work in close collaboration with the two following members: 

    • Canada-based Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) who is: 

      • An independent researcher (Canadian based) affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation).

        OR

      • An individual affiliated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate. 

    • Decision-Maker Co-PI based in the same country as the Lead Applicant Organization or in a country where the research will take place. Decision-Maker Co-PIs can be local, district or national level Decision-Makers but must have responsibilities within the government relevant to the proposed research. She/he will need to have within their responsibility and authority to support the identification of research questions, roll out of the research and uptake of the results at the appropriate level. If the Decision-Maker Co-PI is not from a government entity, the team needs to justify how the chosen Decision-Maker Co-PI has the ability to support the research, act to implement the research findings and influence relevant levels of government.   

    • For applications involving Indigenous communities, the RT must include at least one member who self-identifies as Indigenous or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples in an Indigenous Health Research Environment. This team member could be the PI, Canada-based Co-PI or Decision-Maker Co-PI or could be an additional Indigenous Co-PI who is an Indigenous community member or leader, Indigenous Elder or Indigenous Knowledge Keeper.[2] The RT must submit an attachment describing how they meet this requirement. 

  • The Research Team must also include the following organizations:

    1. The Lead Applicant Organization must:

      • Have a legal corporate registration and be based in an eligible LMIC (Annex 1). For additional criteria please refer to the FAQs;  

      • Have independent legal status (or “legal personality”) and the ability to receive and administer funds; 

      • Be eligible to conduct or coordinate independent research in the study countries; and 

      • Have a corporate policy to allow researchers to publish without institutional restrictions in the international academic literature.

    2. The Canadian Co-Applicant Organization must:

      • Be a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation) or an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with research and/or knowledge translation mandate. 

      • Have a legal corporate registration in Canada, be capable of contracting in its own right and name and will be responsible for managing grant funds issued in Canada. 

Funding

The total amount available for this Call for Proposals is CAD20,000,000, enough to fund up to twenty (20) teams. Projects will have a maximum budget of CAD1,000,000 per grant. Duration of research grants is up to 24 months

For more information, visit the website. 

Two-stage application:

Apr 12, 2022. Concept Note Deadline. Lead Applicant (not SFU ORS) submits the concept note. Please contact ors@sfu.ca at least 7 days prior to the deadline to obtain institutional documents to be submitted for the concept note stage. 

 

Jun 24, 2022. Full Proposal Deadline. Lead Applicant (not SFU ORS) submits the application. Please contact ors@sfu.ca at least 7 days prior to the deadline to obtain institutional documents to be submitted for the full proposal.

Note: This program requires an institutional letter of support signed by a senior official (VP-level or designate) at SFU. Please send a completed request form to isa@sfu.ca at least 3 weeks before the letter is required to ensure provision of a high quality, signed letter. More information on institutional contributions and letters is available on the Institutional Support page.

 

 

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