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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. Programmatic Research to Tackle Health and Health Equity. Link to funding announcement.

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  • 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.

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