The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) will provide funding to support “Social Science for Population Health” planning grants for activities that aid the preparation of grant proposals for CIHR’s Foundation and Project Schemes. This funding is a means to support planning of grants that are focused on understanding or changing the structural factors and contexts that shape health and health equity, most prominently the social determinants of health (SDOH) and related cultural, economic, legal, political and regulatory environments.
Amount: $20,000 for up to one year
Faculty Research Office: 5 days prior to SSHRC deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least one week – contact Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: 5 days prior to SSHRC deadline
CIHR: Feb 28 (decision by Apr 30)
Description: This unique funding opportunity is intended to help health social scientists who have never previously been the Nominated Principal Investigator of a CIHR open operating grant to obtain support through the agency’s recently reformed open suite of programs (i.e., Foundation and Project Schemes) to conduct research that helps improve the health of populations and promote health equity in Canada and globally. Social scientists include researchers who study society and human behaviour, such as anthropologists, criminologists, economists, geographers, historians, lawyers, linguists, political scientists, social psychologists and sociologists. The immediate goal of this funding opportunity is to support social scientists to prepare CIHR Foundation and Project Scheme grant applications to conduct population health research.
Topics must be aligned with IPPH’s population health mandate; applications focused on health care/services are not eligible for this funding opportunity.