Opportunity

The “Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians” is targeting four (4) areas CIHR-IMHA has identified as areas of health research need: Canadians with joint replacements, musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis in the Canadian Military Services, Canadians with back and/or neck pain, and Canadians with musculoskeletal trauma. This funding opportunity will encourage new and established investigators to address these concerns to improve the health of Canadians. It is expected that this investment will enable researchers to generate preliminary observations, data, or knowledge where these is a substantial burden of disease in musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis.

The “Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians” is expected to:

  • Support original, high quality projects that have the potential to generate innovative research, research tools, techniques, devices, inventions, or methods that will translate into a clinical or health services improvement for Canadians within 5-7 years;
  • Facilitate team formation and build patient-oriented research capacity by encouraging partnerships amongst patients, patient communities, patient organizations and health charities, researchers, health care professionals and health system decision makers or policy makers;
  • Generate preliminary observations, data or knowledge to stimulate research in areas where there is a substantial burden of disease in musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis in Canada, as identified by the respective communities.

Eligibility

For an application to be eligible:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).
  2. In addition to the Nominated Principal Applicant, the proposed team must include a minimum of one (1) knowledge user representing a patient perspective, such as but not limited to a patient, health charity or a patient advocacy group, and identified on the application as a Principal Knowledge User (PKU).
  3. The Nominated Principal  Applicant 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 submit a Certificate of Completion (see How to Apply section). Please select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project (Sex, Gender and Health Research Guide).

For additional eligibility requirements for individuals, refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements.

Funding Available

CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,000,000, enough to fund approximately ten (10) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to one (1) year.
  • Of this $1,000,000:
    • Up to $300,000 is available to fund applications relevant to joint replacement, enough to fund approximately three (3) grants.
    • Up to $200,000 is available to fund applications relevant to Treating musculoskeletal conditions and arthritis in the Canadian Military Services, enough to fund approximately two (2) grants.
    • Up to $300,000 is available to fund applications relevant to Treating Canadians with back and/or neck pain, enough to fund approximately three (3) grants.
    • Up to $200,000 is available to fund applications relevant to Treating Canadians with musculoskeletal trauma, enough to fund approximately two (2) grants.

If the funds available for any of the above specific pools are not used entirely, the remainder will be used to fund additional applications, from all pools, in rank order, as far as the remaining budget will allow.

Deadlines

Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
Sponsor Registration Deadline September 18, 2019
cuResearch Approval Form October 10, 2019
Submission to Sponsor October 17, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    https://ovpri.research.carleton.ca/Romeo.Researcher/Administrator/Default.aspx
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.

Useful Links

  • For further details about the application process, funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.
  • To log-in to CUResearch and begin the application process, click here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.

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