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The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and its partners announce a strategic initiative entitled "Programmatic Research to Tackle Health and Health Equity". The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support programmatic operating grants in population and public health research. Programmatic research involves connected sequences of conceptually related research projects, executed by the same group of investigators and their decision-making partners. This initiative will support programs of research in the following areas: 1) pathways to health equity, 2) population health interventions, and 3) implementation systems for population health interventions in public health and other sectors. For more information on these themes, please consult the IPPH Strategic Plan (2009-2014). 

  • Important Dates 

Letters of Intent Deadline

July 2, 2010

Letters of Intent Decision

November 1, 2010

Complete Application Deadline

February 2, 2011

Anticipated Application Decision

TBD (2011)

Funding Start Date

TBD (2011)


  • Read the announcement carefully to determine your level of interest, eligibility, etc. icon Programmatic Research to Tackle Health and Health Equity
  • Submit any questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to the designated CIHR program officers.
  • Register for & participate in the Virtual Capacity Building Session (May 10, 10-11 A.M.)
  • The CIHR program officers will be the most knowledgeable of CIHR programs and therefore most able to answer questions about the initiative. However, if you have additional questions we at PAHO’s Research Promotion and Development Team would be happy to help you.

  • ERACOL is a European Community initiative primarily aimed at achieving sustained improvement in knowledge, teaching and research skills in the public-health sciences in Latin America. It attempts to forge lasting links not only between the European and Latin-American partner universities, but also between and within the EU and Latin America. Eventually, participants return to their home countries with knowledge and skills that enhance employability. For more details, the article is available here.

  • The guidance, known as the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, was first published in 1996 and revised in 2001. It includes a checklist to help authors write reports of randomized controlled trials so that others can judge the reliability and validity of the results. For more details, the article is available here.

  • The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is accepting applications to their 12-month career development fellowship on Clinical Research & Development.  Candidates who are currently working on tropical disease research in developing countries will be selected and paired with relevant partners receiving specialized training to later be applied to their home institutes.  For more details, we have provided the announcement which is available in both English and French.


  • PAHO/WHO has prepared list of information resources including manuals, technical materials, and webpages for those working in response to the earthquake in Haiti.  Also available is a selection of systematic reviews and their conclusions prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration compiled by The Cochrane Library that colleagues in aid agencies have found significant.  Of special interest are the following reviews

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 05:51

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