Call for Proposals: Mobilizing Principles for Equitable Global Health Research

The project funded through this Call will support the identification and implementation of effective knowledge mobilization strategies for integrating what are known collectively as ‘Principles for Global Health Research’ into action across the Canadian global health research (GHR) ecosystem.

The Principles for Global Health Research (the Principles) were developed by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (now, the Canadian Association for Global Health) through a consultative process. Developed for all those involved in GHR — including people designing, conducting, using, teaching, learning about, assessing, funding or collaborating on GHR — the Principles identify equity as a central pillar. The six Principles are: authentic partnering, inclusion, shared benefits, commitment to the future, responsiveness to the causes of inequities and humility.

The selected project will propose rigorous approaches that:

  1.  take stock of awareness and application of the Principles within the Canadian GHR ecosystem (including researchers, universities and academic settings, research and policy partners in LMICs, NGOs and research funders);
  2. identify and implement the best strategies and opportunities for encouraging the uptake and institutionalization of the Principles across the Canadian GHR ecosystem; and
  3. create open-access tools and resources, and provide guidance and support to facilitate and scale-up the use and institutionalization of the Principles in Canada and around the world.



This call is targeted to eligible Lead Applicant Organizations that are legally founded and registered in Canada as independent entities, can receive and administer funds, and be allowed to conduct or coordinate proposed project activities. Eligible Lead Applicant Organizations include Canadian postsecondary institutions and/or their affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation) OR Canadian non-governmental organizations (including Indigenous-led community organizations) with a research or knowledge mobilization mandate. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher or a knowledge user affiliated with the Lead Applicant Organization at the time of funding. If the Nominated Principal Applicant is a knowledge user, there must be at least one co-Principal Applicant who is an independent researcher.


Funding scope and duration 

This initiative is co-funded by CIHR and IDRC. IDRC’s ability to fund the grant is subject to sufficient funds being made available to IDRC by the Parliament of Canada and CIHR. The Call and subsequent granting processes are managed by IDRC. As a result of the Call, one grant of up to CAD600,000 will be issued by IDRC.

The project duration will not exceed 36 months, including all research activities and final reporting.


Submission process

Eligible applicants are invited to submit full proposals via email to before the deadline. An acknowledgement of receipt of submissions will be sent to all applicants whose application was received before the closing date and time.

  • Applications must be received no later than May 13, 2022 at 17h00 EDT
  • Applications can be submitted in either English or French.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.



Activity Date
Launch of the Call for proposals April 1, 2022
Deadline for proposal submission May 13, 2022
External peer-review of proposals May 16 – 27, 2022
Recommendation to IDRC-CIHR internal review team for final decision May 30, 2022
Applicants informed of final decision June 6, 2022
Contract development begins with the selected applicant June 6 – July 29, 2022
Project start date August 1, 2022



Any enquiries related to the Call and application process should be sent by email to

SFU Signature Sheet and Full Application are due to ORS three (3) business days before the application deadline. 


Upcoming Deadlines

May 13, 2023May 13, 2023 *
May 10, 2023 May. 10, 2023 May 10, 2023 16:00:00 May 10, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Call for Proposals: Mobilizing Principles for Equitable Global Health Research Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to identify and implement effective knowledge mobilization strategies to integrate the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research’s (CCGHR) Principles for Global Health Research (known hereafter as the Principles) across the global health research ecosystem. Please see the funding opportunity link for more information. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.