III Strategic Plan 2021-2026
For past five years, CIHR-III has made consistent efforts to fund infection and immunity research identified through its Strategic Plan 2013-2018. With the completion of the 5-year plan that coincided with the appointment of the new Scientific Director, III is now launching a yearlong community and stakeholder engagement plan to identify the new strategic priorities for III. The Institute is planning to complete a new five-year (2021-2026) strategic plan by Fall 2020, which will align with the new overall CIHR Strategic Plan.
We believe strongly in the importance of engaging our community, and we are seeking your opinion and advice as we work towards the development of our priorities, aligned with the mandate of the institute, in the area of infection and immunity research. The input we receive through these engagements is invaluable in guiding our discussions and informing our decision-making process.
Below you will find an overview of the year-long strategic planning process. We will continue to post more information as we move through the process, including the key dates and locations of next steps. The III team looks forward to working collaboratively with you on this important undertaking.
October to December 2019
The online surveys for the CIHR-III Strategic Plan (2021 – 2026) and the CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Strategic Plan (2020 – 2025) are now closed.
January to February 2020
Large Strategic Planning Engagement Workshops with broader research community across Canada
Date: January 8, 2020
Date: January 30, 2020
Date: February 11, 2020
March to August 2020
Given CIHR’s moratorium due to the evolution and impact of COVID-19, the Strategic Planning events initially planned for March, April and May were postponed.
Large Strategic Planning Engagement Workshops with broader research community across Canada (resumed virtually)
September 17, 2020
Greater Vancouver and Victoria Area
September 21, 2020
Greater Montreal Area
September 22, 2020
September 29, 2020
October to November 2020
Focus group sessions to dig deeper on reoccurring themes that emerged across engagement activities thus far (virtual).
Integration of Sex and Gender Considerations in Infection and Immunity Research and Research Environment
October 19, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Supporting Early Career Professionals in Infection and Immunity Research
October 20, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Integration of Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Infection and Immunity Research and Research Environment
October 26, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Enabling Knowledge Mobilization to Maximize Impact in Infection and Immunity Research
October 27, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
December 2020 to March 2021
Strategic plan draft and approval
March to May 2021
Strategic plan production and launch
We will continue to post more updates on Strategic Planning as we move through the process.
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