CIHR SPOR Partnership Funding Opportunities

2015 SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease Funding Opportunity

We provide matching funds for the CIHR Strategic Patient – Oriented Research (SPOR) Networks in Chronic Disease funding opportunity. The funds are to support SPOR Network activities that translate existing and new knowledge from across the spectrum of research into testing of innovations that can have a variety of outcomes in health research, healthcare and health outcomes.

Next expected deadline: This program is now closed to entry.

Value & Term

AIHS has allocated an envelope towards the support of the 2015 SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease Funding Opportunity

Objective:

For Alberta Innovates (AI) to foster and support successful networks with Alberta-based activities funded through CIHR’s SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease 2015 Funding Opportunity.

The primary objective of the CIHR SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease funding opportunity is to translate existing and new knowledge generated by basic biomedical, clinical, and population health research into testing of innovations that can improve clinical science and practice and foster policy changes, leading to transformative and measureable improvements in patient health outcomes, and in efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery within five years. CIHR will provide up to four successful networks with up to $12.45 million each over five years, which must be matched at a minimum of 1:1 with non-federal sources.

How do I apply?

To be eligible for AI match funding, networks will need to:

  • Demonstrate an Alberta-based component as part of the network activities;
  • Demonstrate in their budget that AI funds, as well as the equivalent matching funds provided by CIHR, will be used in Alberta; and
  • Demonstrate that other sources of matching funds have been requested and/or secured.

Phase 1 – Request for Matching Funds

Networks seeking AI matching support should submit their request by September 21, 2015, in order to receive the necessary documentation to include with their full application.

The submission to AIHS should include:

  • A detailed letter of request which includes the name(s) and contact details of the Nominated Principal Applicant(s);
  • A list of Alberta-based team members;
  • A one page research summary with a description of the network that includes its overall goals as well as the contribution, size and scope of the Alberta-based team relative to the rest of the network (this can be taken from your LOI application);
  • A budget that clearly identifies the funds requested from AI and demonstrate how these funds, as well as the match received by CIHR, will be used to support AB-based research;
  • A list of funding sought/confirmed to date from other sources (if available at time of request); and,
  • CIHR Partnership Form.

Applications are to be emailed to grants.health@aihealthsolutions.ca

Phase 2: – Submission of full application

Networks seeking AI matching support should supply the following by October 23, 2015.

  • A copy of the full application submitted to CIHR;
  • The submitted list of network team members in Alberta; and,
  • The submitted budget that clearly identifies how the funds requested from AI and the corresponding match received from CIHR will be used to support Alberta-based research.

Submitted applications are to be emailed to grants.health@aihealthsolutions.ca

Eligible Expenses

Networks receiving funds will be subject to the Use of Grant Funds section of the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) Financial Administration Guide. Please refer to the CIHR website for more information on allowable costs. AI funds are not eligible for any indirect costs.

Process

Phase I

Deadline for submission of matching fund requests is September 21, 2015.

Requests for AI matching funds will be assessed upon receipt of the required information as outlined above. In order to enable networks to negotiate the participation of other funders, We will email eligible applicants with a PDF of an official letter of support and executed CIHR Partnership Details Form between October 1 and October 9, 2015. Originals will follow by mail.

Phase 2

Deadline for submission of a copy of the full application form to AIHS as submitted to CIHR is October 23, 2015.

Upon receipt of the full application and the list of Alberta network team members and their activities, we will review the budget provided to ensure that funds are spent according to eligibility requirements.

Program Contact Information

Name: Mike Christen
Title: Officer, Grants Processing
Phone: 780-809-2557
Email: mike.christen@albertainnovates.ca