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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Team Grant: Sleep Research Consortium

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The total CIHR amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,100,000 enough to fund one (1) team grant.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

January 19, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

February 2, 2023


The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
• Improve the understanding of the causes, defining measures, and avenues for prevention, detection and management of sleep deprivation and insomnia, including in the context of health disparities, and Indigenous Peoples’ health and wellness, through coordinated data collection and research activities across the CIHR research pillars to co-create new knowledge and technical and scientific expertise.
• Accelerate the iterative, bi-directional translation of research results and evidence into practice for improved health and wellness associated with poor sleep hygiene and insomnia.
• Develop, implement, evaluate, and validate interventions that foster improved sleep health and wellness as they relate to insomnia and sleep deprivation, evaluate outcomes of interventions, and accelerate the mobilization of research evidence of best, promising, and wise practices to bridge gaps between research outcomes and health impacts for the betterment of sleep; and
• Build, foster, and promote relevant sleep research capacity, including training, career development, and experiential opportunities through a high-quality, multidisciplinary capacity development and mentoring environment that actively engages trainees and researchers at all career stages and across ethnicities, including Indigenous investigators.


For an application to be eligible:
• The NPA must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution (see the CIHR Application Administration Guide – Part 4) at the time of application.
• The Institution Paid must be authorized to administer CIHR funds before the funding can be released (see Administration of Funds).
• The NPA cannot currently hold a Sleep Research Consortium grant as a Nominated Principal Investigator (NPI).
• 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).
• In addition to the NPA, the Research Team must include Theme Leads responsible for the six (6) Consortium Cross-Cutting Themes identified.

The Indigenous Theme Lead must be:
• An independent researcher or knowledge user who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) and/or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples. OR
• An Indigenous Elder and/or an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper. OR
• An Indigenous non-governmental organization. OR
• An individual associated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization.
• Note: A Theme Lead cannot lead more than two Themes.

In addition to the NPA, at a minimum, each Research Team must include the following:
Early career researcher(s) and/or mid-career researcher(s) as Co-Principal Applicant(s).
Knowledge user(s).
• Person(s) with lived/living experience: In the context of this funding opportunity, this includes individuals with personal experience of a health issue, and formal and informal caregivers, including family and friends.

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 Team Grants / Emerging Team Grants – ResearchNet “Application” Phase Instructions, along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”.
• All participants listed, with the exception of Collaborators, are required to:
• Have/obtain a CIHR PIN
• Complete the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Self-identification Questionnaire.
• Organizations applying as the Indigenous Theme Lead must contact CIHR’s Contact Centre for guidance in creating a ResearchNet account and registering for a CIHR PIN.


Additional Details.


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.