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Standardization Platform on Age and Sex as Biological Variables
- This Funding Oppotunity will remain available on ResearchNet, including all applications that were in progress and submitted, but with a new placeholder date of December 31, 2021. Please note that CIHR has selected a date well into the future so that it does not have to be revised until the actual date (which is expected to be earlier) are determined.
- As competition timelines are confirmed, applicants will be provided with at least two months advance notice to allow them to prepare their applications. Applicants will be able to:
- work on a previously started application(s);
- review and edit their previously submitted application(s) prior to resubmitting;
- withdraw their previously submitted application(s); and
- start a new application(s).
This opportunity is to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary platform with the research expertise to identify best practices for studying sex and age as biological variables in basic science, provide training, and promote these methods and services. Specifically, the platform is expected to address three key components:
- Methods and Materials: Create an inventory of best practices, harmonization and standardization processes to study sex and age as biological variables for the basic science community, including procedures and materials;
- Training: Build capacity by providing specialized training and learning opportunities for Canadian researchers (e.g., webinars, hotline, interactive modules, coaching, visiting scholars, wet laboratory training); and
- Knowledge Translation: Promote the platform, its best practices, services offered and tools developed across Canada and internationally
Eligibility: The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution by the funding start date. The team must include at least one Principal Applicant and one Co-Applicant who is a trainee, with at least one basic science Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant whose area of specialization is related to aging. The Standardization Platform must be national in scope with at least three Principal or Co-Applicants from at least three Canadian regions. For more information, please visit the agency website.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,075,000.
- Developmental grants of up to $25,000 per grant may be offered, if requested, to successful applications at the Letter of Intent stage. The total amount available at the LOI stage is $75,000.
- At the full application stage, the maximum amount per grant is $500,000 per year for 4 years.
TBD- Letter of Intent Deadline. Budget for development funds (max $25,000) required. SFU signature sheet, CIHR routing slip and copy of full application are due to email@example.com no later than 3 business days before LOI deadline.
TBD- Full application deadline. SFU signature sheet, CIHR routing slip and copy of full application are due to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 business days before full application deadline.