Voluntary Sector Outreach Award 2019

A CIHR Institute of Aging (IA) Program

Important Dates
2020-01-23 Application deadline
2020-02-20 Anticipated notification of decision
2020-03-01 Funding Start Date

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Description

The CIHR Institute of Aging Voluntary Sector Outreach Award is a knowledge translation award that recognizes and supports up to two exceptional groups working in non-profit and voluntary sector in their knowledge translation efforts in the area of aging.

The CIHR Institute of Aging is dedicated to fostering excellence and innovation in the area of aging research, and to catalyzing the application of research findings to policies, practices and programs that provide real-world benefit. The Institute aims to position Canada as a global leader in ensuring that initiatives designed to improve the health of older adults take advantage of timely research evidence.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:

Knowledge translation can be targeted either to a specific audience, such as researchers and/or policy-makers, or to the general public.

Funds Available

CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to awards received as a result of this funding opportunity.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per award is $10,000 for up to one (1) year.

Objectives

The objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  1. Support Canadian registered charities or non-profit organizations with work in the area of aging in the dissemination of knowledge to those who would benefit from being better informed. Areas must be relevant to at least one of the CIHR Institute of Aging’s Strategic Research Directions.
  2. Enhance the impact of available knowledge concerning the area of aging.

Eligibility

For an application to be eligible:

  1. The applicant organization must be a registered charity or non-profit in Canada with alignment to one of the CIHR-IA Strategic Research Directions.
  2. Eligible organizations include all non-profit groups, health charities, non-governmental health policy regulators, and foundations.
  3. Academic researchers, public and private sector organizations may participate in the projects, however the nominated principle applicant must be from the voluntary sector.
  4. Applications can be submitted by a single eligible organization or in partnership.

Guidelines

General CIHR Policies

Before submitting an application to this funding opportunity, applicants should review the relevant policies and guidelines on the CIHR Funding Policies page to ensure understanding of their responsibilities and expectations.

Allowable Costs

Applicants should review the Use of Grant Funds section of the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) Financial Administration Guide for requirements regarding allowable costs and activities.

Note: This funding opportunity is not intended to provide support for consensus meetings, planning and/or development meetings, networking and partnership development events.

Conditions of Funding

  • The applicants must consent to the use and disclosure of full application and nominative information at the time of application, for purposes of relevance review and/or funding decisions by the relevant sponsors.
  • The Nominated Principal Applicant will be required to submit a final report. Requirements for this report will be provided by CIHR’s Institute of Aging.
  • The Nominated Principal Applicant will be required to contribute to the monitoring, review and evaluation of CIHR's programs, policies and processes by participating in evaluation studies, surveys, workshops, audits, and by providing data or reports as required for the purpose of collecting information to assess progress and results.

Review Process and Evaluation

Relevance Review Process

The CIHR Institute of Aging will perform a relevance review to identify applications that are in alignment with the objectives and research areas of this funding opportunity. Applications that are deemed not relevant will be withdrawn from the competition.

The following criteria will be used in conducting the relevance review:

Applications that are not deemed to be relevant will be withdrawn from the competition.

Review Process and Evaluation Criteria

A committee will review the applications and to support the strategic objectives of this funding opportunity, the following evaluation criteria will be used:

  • Does the proposal enhance the impact of available knowledge concerning the area of aging?
  • Does the proposal aim to foster partnerships and strengthen the voluntary sector community, promoting the health of Canadians and/or improving the health system?
  • Does the proposal address the communication of health research knowledge and/or the benefits of health research, in an effective manner, to a specific audience?
  • Does the proposal identify an original approach for communicating with the targeted audiences?
  • Are expected outcomes clearly identified in the work plan?

Funding decision

Applications will be funded from the top down in order of ranking.

The opportunity to add new partners and internal collaborators to this funding opportunity may arise after publication. These partners and internal collaborators may not be listed; however, the principles that govern relevance review, including consent to share information and funding decisions, will still apply.

How to Apply

Note: This funding opportunity is not processed through ResearchNet.

To complete your application, follow the instructions below.

All participants listed, with the exception of collaborators, are required to:

Please use the application form below, which must be duly completed, signed, and submitted by the deadline. Instructions on how to fill out the application are included in the form.

CIHR Institute of Aging Voluntary Sector Outreach Application Form [ PDF (111 KB) ]

Note: We strongly recommend that applicants encrypt their application forms prior to submitting them. Failure to follow these instructions, and those contained within the application form may result in your application being rejected. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

Contact Information

For all inquiries, please contact:

Susan Rogers
Project Lead, Institute Initiatives
CIHR Institute of Aging
Telephone: 514-360-2436
susan.rogers@criugm.qc.ca

Sponsor Description

CIHR - Institute of Aging's mandate is to support research, to promote healthy aging and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with aging.

Unlike many other CIHR Institutes, which are focused on particular diseases, IA's mandate is the aging person in an aging society, and the effects of different diseases and conditions on aging. Its goal is to improve the quality of life and health of older Canadians by understanding and addressing or preventing the consequences of a wide range of factors associated with aging.

Voluntary Sector Outreach Award Winners

Notice

The information is provided in the language in which it was submitted by the recipient.

Name Research Institution Title
2016-2017
Patricia Clark with the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) Moving Active Aging Research into Action: ALCOA's active living tips for older adults
Beth Martin with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario Alzheimer Society of Ontario Minds in Motion: Establishing evidence as a falls prevention program
2015-2016
Patricia Clark with the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) for Moving Active Aging Research into Action ALCOA’s Active Living Tips for Older Adults
Beth Martin with the Alzheimer Society Ontario Alzheimer Society Ontario for Minds in Motion Establishing evidence as a falls prevention program
2014-2015
Patricia Clark with the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Do Live Well" in the community: Translating a new approach to healthy aging
Tina Saryeddine with HealthCareCAN HealthCareCAN Like an ‘e-Dragon’s Den’: Patient, CEO and Aging-related Research Edition
2013-2014
Lynn Posluns with the Women's Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) Women's Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) Memory Morsels: A Party to Remember
2012-2013
Tina Saryeddine with the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) Aging Related Research – An Innovation Sensation from Science to Media to Members of Parliament
2011-2012
Benjamin Gottlieb University of Guelph Volunteer! To Our Good Health
Clara Fitzgerald with the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) University of Western Ontario Mobilizing the Knowledge of Canada's New Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
Barabara Snelgrove with Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson's Disease Webinar
Winnie Fraser-MacKay with Canadian Pensioners Concerned Canadian Pensioners Concerned Working with Seniors to Improve Transitions from Hospital
2010-2011
Sheila Pither with the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO) Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO) Uniting Seniors, Students, and Researchers to Promote Seniors' Health through Narrative Learning
Don Fletcher with the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR) Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) Active Living Tips for Older Canadians - evidence-based messages
2009-2010
Rex Banks with the Canadian Hearing Society The Canadian Hearing Society Primary Care Hearing Healthcare Evidence Transfer and Toolkit for adults patients 50 years and older
Christopher Frank with the Canadian Geriatrics Society Queen's University Improving Care of the Elderly in Canada: The Geriatric Education Recruitment Initiative (GERI)
2008-2009
Kimberley Wilson with the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) Creating a Community of Practice in Seniors' Mental Health Knowledge Exchange
Verena Heidi Menec with the Centre on Aging University of Manitoba Disseminating Research on Aging to Seniors
Barabara Snelgrove with Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) GET IT ON TIME campaign
Penny MacCourt with the British Columbia Psychogeriatric Association (BCPGA) British Columbia Psychogeriatric Association (BCPGA) Driving it home: Translation of research on older driver safety through applied theatre and digital video
Lynn Moore with The Arthritis Society The Arthritis Society Helping Seniors to Understand Arthritis and Live More Actively
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