The SickKids Foundation-CIHR-IHDCYH New Investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health program aims to improve Canada’s ability to react to children’s health issues and needs. SickKids Foundation and the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health are co-sponsoring the grants (IHDCYH). New investigators (also known as early career researchers by the CIHR) can receive funding for up to three years to conduct research in the biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population, and public health sectors that have the potential to have a significant impact on children’s health outcomes.
The SickKids Foundation aims to improve Canada’s ability and understanding in responding to children’s health issues and needs. To do so, they fund research projects that have the potential to have a significant influence on children’s health needs based on scientific excellence and relevance to children’s health.
New Investigator Research Grants encourage child health researchers in their early career development. This program aims to improve the award recipient’s capacity to compete for research funding from other donors against more senior investigators. They hope to fund research conducted by new investigators across Canada who successfully lead, engage in, and translate excellent child health research that will address children’s health challenges and needs through this awards program. The SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health jointly support the New Investigator Research Grant Program (IHDCYH). Grant winners can receive funding for research in the biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population, and public health sectors for up to three years.
About the Foundation
SickKids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping sick children. The Foundation’s founding trustees recognized that the Foundation could serve children across Canada while building on the leadership of the Hospital for Sick Children when it was created in 1972. The National Grants program has awarded more than $77 million in financing for children’s health across Canada over the previous four decades. The objective of the SickKids Foundation is to motivate the communities to invest in health and scientific advancements to better the lives of children and their families in Canada and throughout the world. Support is offered to develop Canada’s ability and knowledge to react to children’s health issues and needs through the Foundation’s National Grants Program.
What Are the Research Areas of the Grant?
This grant opportunity will support projects relevant to the objective of the SickKids Foundation and the mandate of IHDCYH.
The mission of the SickKids Foundation is to help children and their families in Canada and throughout the world. The mandate of the IHDCYH is to support research that ensures that all Canadians have the best possible start in life and reach their full potential for growth and development. This comprehensive mandate, as a life-cycle oriented Institute, encompasses specific periods and a wide variety of concerns relevant to human development: pre-conception; fertilization; embryonic and fetal development; maternal and paternal health; and baby, child, and adolescent health and development (up to 25 years of age).
What Are the Available Funds for the Grant?
The financial contributions of the CIHR and its partners to this endeavor are contingent on funds becoming available. CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer, or suspend financial contributions to grants received due to this funding opportunity if CIHR or partner(s) funding levels are not available or are reduced due to unforeseen circumstances. This fundraising opportunity has a total budget of $1,800,000, which will finance roughly six (6) projects. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for $300,000 over three (3) years.
The following is a breakdown of the $1,800,000: Applications relevant to IHDCYH’s mandate are eligible for $300,000, while applications relevant to the SickKids Foundation’s purpose are eligible for $1,500,000.
This funding opportunity’s explicit goal is to assist child health researchers in their early career development and improve their capacity to compete for future research grants.
How to Submit your Application?
Step 1: Fill up an internal Carleton Approval Form and submit it.
Internal Approval Form: https://ovpri.research.carleton.ca/Romeo.Researcher/Administrator/Default.aspx
Click here for a user’s guide to submitting an Approval Form.
Step 2: Fill up an external application and submit it to the granting agency.
Submit an external grant or award application to the appropriate grant or prize organization. Click here for more information on the funding categories, eligibility criteria, and deadlines for this opportunity.
Deadline for Faculty: Make an appointment with your Faculty Research Facilitator.
- The OVPRI deadline has passed (Approval Form and Application)- April 13, 2022
- The deadline for submitting a proposal to the sponsor is April 20, 2022.
CIHR Policies in General- Applicants financed through this funding opportunity and any other people involved in the project must follow all of the CIHR Funding Policies.
Allowable Expenses: For requirements on allowed costs and activities, applicants should consult the Use of Grant Funds part of the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) Guide on Financial Administration. Applicants should also read the SickKids Foundation’s New Investigator Research Grant Guidelines.
Funding Terms and Conditions
- At the time of application to SickKids Foundation, the applicant must consent to the use and publication of all application and nominative information for relevance evaluation and funding choices by the relevant sponsors.
- This funding opportunity falls under the “Conditions for Grants” part of the New Investigator Research Grant Guidelines.
- A progress report and financial statement are required by the SickKids Foundation every year, and a final report and financial statement at the end of the project. Grant recipients will get report templates from the SickKids Foundation.
- The Nominated Principal Applicant who receives CIHR financing must submit an electronic Final Report to the agency. This online report will be made available on ResearchNet to the Nominated Principal Applicant at the start of the grant funding period and can be completed as the research continues.
- Principal Applicants who are selected as winners of this competition are strongly urged to participate in peer review and, if invited, to join the CIHR College of Reviewers.
Process and Evaluation of the Review
Details about the review process and evaluation can be found on the SickKids Foundation website under the New Investigator Research Grants funding opportunity.
Decision on Funding
Only applications that are relevant to the CIHR-mandate IHDCYH will be funded. For more information on funding decisions for this funding opportunity, see the SickKids Foundation’s New Investigator Research Grant Guidelines.
How to Apply?
- To apply online, click on the Online Application Portal.
- To apply, go to the Online Application Portal and click Apply Here.
- To register for a New Investigator Research Grant, go to the bottom of the page and click.
- To ensure that you can progress to the application stage, complete the Eligibility Form.
- Complete the Organization Information by searching the CRA database for your institution, then clicking on it to have the Organization Information auto-populate.
- Complete the Contact Information form and submit it.
- This page will appear when you have successfully located your nonprofit organization in the CRA Database and completed the Organization Information.
- You can log into the application and start using it after receiving your temporary password.
- Details on how to apply can be found on the SickKids Foundation’s website under the New Investigator Research Grants funding opportunity.
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