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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Catalyst Grant: Standards for Children & Youth Mental Health Services

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:

Grant

Opportunity Type:

  • Grant

Value:

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $4,400,000 enough to fund approximately 22 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $200,000 for one year.

Disciplines:

  • Health Sciences

Sponsors:

Deadlines:

Internal Deadline:

August 18, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

September 22, 2022

Additional Dates:

  • HRS Internal Registration Deadline - August 18, 2022
  • Sponsor Registration Deadline by 8:00 p.m. (ET) - September 1, 2022
  • HRS Internal Full Application Deadline - September 8, 2022
  • Sponsor Full Application Deadline by 8:00 p.m. (ET) - September 22, 2022

Description:

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Contribute to the evidence base on standards or guiding principles for mental health and/or substance use health services across diverse settings.
  • Enable a Learning Health Systems approach for the delivery of mental health and substance use health services for youth where standards can be continuously measured and adapted to meet the needs of the populations served.
  • Mobilize evidence to inform policy- and decision-making on the development of pan-Canadian standards in mental health and substance use health.
  • Facilitate effective and meaningful engagement of knowledge users in research related to standards to ensure the perspectives of children, youth, young adults, and their caregivers/families, among others (e.g., decision makers), are considered in the development pan-Canadian standards.

Eligibility:

For an application to be eligible, all the requirements stated below must be met:

  • The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be one of the following:
    • An independent researcher affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation); OR
    • An individual affiliated with an Indigenous-led non-governmental organization in Canada with a research or knowledge translation mandate; OR
    • An Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
  • The NPA (individual) must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.
  • The Institution Paid must be authorized to administer CIHR funds before the funding can be released (for more information see Administration of Funds).
  • The NPA* must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and have submitted a Certificate of Completion (see How to Apply section for more details). Select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project.
  • The applicant team must include a decision maker listed as the Principal Knowledge User.
  • In addition to the participants listed above (criteria 1-5), the applicant team must include at least one additional knowledge user (listed as a Knowledge User). Examples include but are not limited to the following:
    • Youth or caregiver/family representatives.
    • Health care system decision makers or policy makers.
    • Health care professionals / service providers with a focus on mental health or substance use health service delivery (e.g., physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, Indigenous Elders and/or Traditional Counsellors, or other health professionals/providers)
    • Community organizations and Indigenous health and well-being organizations.
  • For applications involving research with Indigenous Peoples, including the Indigenous-led settings pool, the applicant team must include an NPA, a Principal Applicant or a Knowledge User who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples (see How to Apply section for more details).

Application/Nomination Process:

  • The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application
  • To complete your Registration, follow the instructions in the Grants – Registration Guidelines, along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”.
  • To complete your Full Application, follow the instructions in the Grant: Application Guidelines, along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”.
  • All participants listed, except for Collaborators, are required to:
  • Organizations applying as Nominated Principal Applicants(NPA) for the first time must contact CIHR’s Contact Centre for guidance in creating a ResearchNet account, registering for a CIHR PIN and creating their Canadian Common CV (CCV). Organizations in roles other than the NPA must contact CIHR’s Contact Centre for guidance in registering for a CIHR PIN if they do not already have one.

Resources:

Additional Details

Contact:

If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.