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CIHR National Women’s Health Research Initiative: Pan-Canadian Women’s Health Coalition – Hubs

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


$210, 000 per year for up to four years.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

January 18, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

February 1, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Registration deadline - December 14, 2022


The purpose of the Hubs program is to advance a coordinated research program that addresses under-researched and high-priority areas of women’s health and to ensure new evidence improves women’s, girls’ and gender-diverse people’s care and health
outcomes through the promotion and integration of intersectional approaches to research.

As a first step to implementing the National Women’s Health Research Initiative, a Pan-Canadian Women’s Health Coalition will be created. The goal of the Coalition is to maximize the visibility and impact of women’s health research and practice in Canada, committing to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous Rights.

The Pan-Canadian Women’s Health Coalition will be composed of virtual hubs across Canada linked through an overarching coordinating centre. Applications for the hubs and the coordinating centre will occur over two separate funding opportunities. The current funding opportunity is accepting applications for the hubs. A future funding opportunity, which is anticipated to be launched in Fall 2023, will be accepting applications for the coordinating centre. Applying for hubs funding does not preclude applying for the coordinating centre funding.

Each hub must identify one or more areas of women’s health to address, within the scope of this funding opportunity, based on community, regional and/or national needs, ensuring that women’s and gender-diverse people’s voices are at the heart of the hub’s activities. The roles and responsibilities of each hub are to maximize the impact and visibility of women’s health research and practice through the following activities:

  • Mobilize and scale-up newly generated and existing knowledge and models of practice to advance more equitable, evidence-based, gender-sensitive, culturally safe, holistic healthcare and access to care for diverse groups of women.
  • Convene regional knowledge mobilization activities, including engaging the public and knowledge users, and policymakers through culturally appropriate methods, to maximize research impact and help create system-level change.
  • Create and share inventories of existing evidence-based services for diverse groups of women, girls and gender-diverse people, including those who live in remote, rural or difficult to access areas.
  • Enhance opportunities for trainees in women’s health research through the creation and delivery of training and mentorship activities and resources.
  • Engage in community-based priority-setting activities for future research in women’s health through early, extensive and ongoing engagement efforts with relevant stakeholders and rights holders, including community organizations, diverse
    groups of women and researchers.
  • Plan for the sustainability of the proposed hub’s activities beyond the granting period of the current funding opportunity.


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.