Funder’s Website

The funder’s website can be found HERE.

Funding Value and Duration

The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to one (1) year, for a total of $100,000 per grant.


CIHR has previously completed two successful funding programs in this initiative; Catalyst Grants in Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) among Public Safety Personnel (2019), and Mental Wellness in Public Safety Team Grants (2020).

This third funding program includes three funding opportunities following a hub-and-spoke model; beginning with the Research and Coordination Hubs for Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries in PTSI in PSP (2021) and the first open ‘spokes’ funding opportunity Crisis Line and App-based Support for Public Safety (2022). The overarching design of this program is to build the evidence base around proper support models for PSP suffering from PTSI, using an implementation science lens.

This final funding opportunity is a re-launch of the Crisis Line and App-based Support for Public Safety from 2022 and is open to the broader research community. This funding will directly build on the work of the research and coordination hubs and will broaden the pool of potential research questions – and research groups – that can be addressed/funded. This funding opportunity is the final ‘spoke’ funding opportunity for this program.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support projects addressing research questions relevant to at least one of the two research streams supported through the Research and Coordination Hubs:

  • RESPond Hub for Research in Suicide Prevention for Public Safety Personnel (CAMH), previously referred to as the CSPS Crisis/Suicide Prevention Line
  • PeerOnCall Hub for App-based Peer-to-Peer Support (McMaster University), previously referred to as the “OnCall” app

Proposed research questions are expected to be developed and applied independently by applicants and may address any of the specific objectives of this funding opportunity. Funded research projects are to be undertaken in close collaboration with the Research and Coordination Hubs, using the core methodologies/technologies in place at the hubs as much as possible. Funded research projects are expected to refine their research questions in a collaborative fashion with the Research and Coordination Hubs. Examples of relevant research questions are provided below for each hub.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher HYPERLINK “” independent researcher or a knowledge user, 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).
  2. The NPA must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.
  3. The Institution Paid must be authorized to administer CIHR funds before the funding can be released (see Administration of Funds)
  4. 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 submit a Certificate of Completion. Select and complete the training module most applicable to your project. Applicants are encouraged to review “How to integrate sex and gender in research“, “Why Sex and Gender Need to be Considered in COVID-19 Research“, and “Meet the Methods Series: Quantitative intersectional study design and primary data collection“, as well as consult the evaluation criteria. See How to Apply for more details.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity with their Faculty Research Facilitator.


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) November 8, 2023
Submission to Sponsor August 1, 2023 (Registration)

November 15, 2023 (Application)

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    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. To navigate to the funder’s website, click HERE