Intersectoral Prevention Research – Webinars

The Institute of Population and Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of the Intersectoral Prevention Research funding opportunity, a key component of the CIHR Environments and Health Signature Initiative focusing on research in three priority areas: agri-food production, resource development and urban form.

Intersectoral prevention research will examine and compare the social, cultural, health, health equity and economic impacts of intersectoral strategies (e.g. policies, programs, regulations, etc. implemented within or outside the health sector) that have an impact on health and health equity.

Through this funding opportunity, CIHR will support co-led interdisciplinary and intersectoral teams that will work across sectors and jurisdictions to tackle real world problems together with partners. Information about partners.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity from CIHR is $18,900,000 over 7 fiscal years (including development grant funds), enough to fund 18 development grants and 9 grants at the full application stage.
  • Funding for a minimum of one grant has been allocated for a primary focus on Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWK)/Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)/Two-Eyed Seeing (TES) approaches in any of the three nexus areas, (agri-food, resource development and urban form).
  • The maximum amount that can be requested from CIHR at the full application stage is $400,000 per year for up to five years.
  • Development grants of up to $50,000 will be offered to applications successful at the Letter of Intent stage.

The funding opportunity will include two phases: a letter of intent and full application. The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline is October 1, 2015.

Development grants will be issued to successful LOI applicants to catalyze interactions across disciplines and partnerships with sectors within and outside health for the development of the full application.


For questions about this initiative and research priorities, please contact:

Erica Di Ruggiero
CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health
Telephone: 416-524-0111

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