KT Supplement Funding Opportunity – CIHR

A core component of CIHR‘s mandate is to translate knowledge into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system. The Knowledge Translation (KT) Branch, through its KT Supplement Funding Opportunity, provides supplemental funding to enable widespread dissemination and implementation of research findings to communities beyond the traditional scientific community so as to accelerate the capture of the benefits of health research. The funding opportunity requires the use of active KT strategies and interventions supplementary to publication in peer reviewed journals. It is not intended to cover typical KT costs budgeted for at the time of submission of the original grant (eg. publication costs and open access fees for anticipated publications, conference fees, etc).

In order to maximize the impact of this funding opportunity, CIHR is instituting key changes to the scope of the KT Supplement Funding Opportunity. Effective immediately:

  • The maximum amount awarded for a single KT supplement grant will increase from $40,000 to $100,000 for up to one year. CIHR has committed $2,000,000 to this opportunity and this increase is expected to further allow applicants to develop substantial KT strategies/interventions and activities appropriate to their research findings. Please note that;
    • The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to facilitate the dissemination and uptake of research findings through appropriate KT strategies/activities based on the best evidence of effective methods for influencing the uptake of research by the intended target audience(s) following the successful completion of a peer reviewed grant/award or a component of a grant/award for which dissemination and uptake is justifiable before the grant/award is complete.
    • KT strategies/activities must be appropriate to the degree of generalizability of the research findings (ie. are the proposed KT strategies/activities justified by the strength of the research findings?). Furthermore, the justification for the activities must include how the research findings fit within the context of available literature.
  • The eligibility criteria has been expanded to allow applications related to improving health, health services or products stemming from a peer reviewed grant issued by any recognized research funder. Proof of previous and related grant funding will be required with the application.

Please note that:

CIHR has committed $8,000,000 to the KT Supplement program, to be distributed evenly, over the next four competitions; October 2010, February 2011, June 2011 and October 2011

To accommodate these changes, the Fall (Oct) 2010 competition deadlines have been adjusted to the following:

Application deadline: 2010-10-29
Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2011-03-01
Funding Start date: 2011-02-01

Inquiries regarding these program adjustments can be directed to Ms. Yumna Choudhry, Senior KT Specialist, at 613-954-1944 or yumna.choudhry@cihr-irsc.gc.ca .

1 thought on “KT Supplement Funding Opportunity – CIHR”

  1. I’ve heard that this initiative is getting a LOT of inquiries. So… the bad news is it will be highly competitive. The good news is that perhaps this one-off funding initiative will have sufficient support to become a regular funding initiative. Not that any of us have a crystal ball, especially when it comes to government funding programs.

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