This funding opportunity is jointly supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Its aim is to promote the development of Canadian-Chinese scientific co-operation between universities, hospitals, research institutes and affiliated research organizations in Canada and China by supporting collaborative research teams working on implementation research projects in the field of mental health.
CIHR and NSFC will provide funding for projects relevant to the following criteria:
- Proposals must focus on mental disorders as defined by the WHO (Mental and behavioural disorders (FOO-F99) of WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (lCD-l 0));
- Proposals must be for implementation research projects as defined by the GACD and described in its call for mental health research proposals;
- Proposals must focus on the mental health of one or more populations in China and may also include populations in another LMIC and/or indigenous populations in Canada;
- For applications with research being conducted in Canada, only research with indigenous populations will be considered.
For the Canadian component of the application to be considered eligible:
- The Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher.
- The Principal Applicant must be appointed at an eligible institution (See Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines) at the time of application.
- The team must include the engagement of at least one decision-maker and/or policy maker, who must be listed as either Principal Knowledge User, or Knowledge User.
- For teams in which research will be conducted in one or more LMIC other than China (as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee), there must be at least one independent researcher (listed as a Principal Applicant, co-applicant) or knowledge user (listed as Principal Knowledge User or Knowledge User) based in each LMIC.
- For teams working with Canadian indigenous populations, there must be at least one team member listed as Principal Applicant, co-applicant, Principal Knowledge User or Knowledge User from a Canadian indigenous community.
- Maximum amount: $215,000/year (Canada-based researchers)
- Maximum duration: 5 years
- Full details regarding the CIHR/NSFC Team Grant: GACD Mental Health Canada-China
Submitting Your Application
- Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
- More information on cuResearch can be found here.
If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.