Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Strategic Master’s Award
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Strategic Master's Award. This funding opportunity is led by CIHR in partnership with CIHR Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies, CIHR Institute of Genetics, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health.
The purpose of the CIHR Strategic Master's Award program is to provide financial support to scholars who are engaged in an eligible master's program in Canada and that are relevant to specific CIHR priority research areas. This support allows these scholars to concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.
The program will help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) by supporting students who demonstrate potential in undergraduate and early graduate studies whose applications are relevant to any of the research areas.
This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:
- CIHR – Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies: The CRPPHE's mandate is to grow Canada's research leadership in preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery from pandemics and public health emergencies, including by building and supporting Canadian research capacity in these areas. CRPPHE encourages interdisciplinary applications, including (but not limited to) those that are focused on questions requiring One Health approaches, more than one of the emergency management pillars (i.e., preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery), and/or spanning more than one pillar of health research, i.e. biomedical; clinical; health systems services; and population health.
- CIHR – Institute of Genetics (IG): Applications must focus on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Health Data Science in genetics and genomics. Applications that address health equity, sex and gender and/or Indigenous health and wellness issues are encouraged.
- CIHR – Institute of Gender and Health (IGH): Applications must focus on Sex, Gender and Intersectionality in Health Research. The IGH mandate, includes but is not limited to 2S/LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellness and Women's Health through an intersectional lens as well as race, racism, gender and health.
- CIHR – Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH): Applications must focus on First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Health and Indigenous Health. IIPH fosters the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada, through research, knowledge translation and capacity building. The Institute's pursuit of research excellence is enhanced by respect for community research priorities and Indigenous knowledges, values and cultures.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $262,500, enough to fund approximately 15
awards. The maximum amount per award is $17,500 per year for up to one year.
Of this $262,500:
- $70,000 is available to fund 4 applications relevant to Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies
- $52,500 is available to fund 3 applications relevant to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Health Data Science in genetics and genomics.
- $70,000 is available to fund 4 applications relevant to Sex, Gender and Intersectionality in Health Research. IGH will provide funding for applications determined to be relevant to its mandate and that explicitly incorporate an intersectional lens within sex, gender and health research. The IGH mandate is to foster research excellence regarding the influence of sex and gender on health and to apply these findings to identify and address pressing health challenges facing men, women, girls, boys and gender-diverse people. One of these awards will be dedicated to applications relevant to the Race, Racism, Gender and Health research area.
- $70,000 is available to fund 4 applications relevant to First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Health, and Indigenous Health.
Launch: Fall 2023
Webinar: End of October 2023
Application Deadline: Mid-December 2023
Funding Start Date: May 1, 2024
CIHR will be hosting webinar(s) at the end of October to support participants with the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, stay tuned and visit the Webinars page.
For general inquiries please contact:
CIHR Contact Centre
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
The information contained herein is anticipatory only and does not represent an official funding commitment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Accordingly, the information contained herein may differ from the official funding opportunity that will be published on ResearchNet.
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