To sustain and strengthen the national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is launching the HIV/AIDS
Community-Based Research (CBR) Program and announcing six Requests for
Applications (RFA). This is a new program of CIHR, now part of the regular suite of programs offered by CIHR to the research community.
The purpose of the CBR Program is to provide dedicated funding in support of community-based research and capacity-building projects. The projects must be relevant to the goals of the Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS and the response of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community-based organizations to the epidemic.
The RFAs are to invite the submission of applications to the Aboriginal and
General streams of the HIV/AIDS CBR Program. Funding will be provided for
Operating Grants, Development Grants, Research Technical Assistant Grants,
Capacity Building Workshops, Doctoral Research Awards and Master's Awards.
More details on these funding opportunities will be posted on the CIHR
Website at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/781.html#industry on November 1,
2004. Applicants will be invited to submit a full application for January 17,
2005. Applicants to the grant programs will be required to register for the
competitions by December 17, 2004. Funding for HIV/AIDS CBR initiatives will
be available beginning in fiscal year 2005-2006.
Before CIHR funds can flow to any organization or institution, the
organization or institution must have a CIHR Grant and Award Account and
complete a standard questionnaire. Investigators planning to submit an
application to CIHR should determine if their institution has already
completed the standard questionnaire and opened a Grant and Award Account. If the institution has not, the investigators should request the responsible
official to contact CIHR. Please see Section 5 of the CIHR Grants and Awards
Guide at: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/22634.html#5-C1 for further
For further information on the CIHR HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Program please contact:
HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Program
Telephone: (613) 948-9396
Fax: (613) 952-2277