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Violence, Gender, and Health Team Grant Initiative: Introduction 2010

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Violence, Gender, and Health Team Grant Initiative Zena Sharman Assistant Director Institute of Gender and Health Outline • IGH approach to violence • Team grant overview • Priority research foci in violence • Application process and timeline Why violence? • Violence is one of IGH’s 6 strategic research directions – National consultations (2008) • National roundtable (Jan. 2010) – Numerous funding partners – ~50 participants – Participatory decision-making WHO definition of violence • “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation.” Team grants • Funds available: $8.25M – IGH investment: $7.5M over 5 years – HIV/AIDS investment: $750K over 5 yrs • Team funding: $300K/year for 5 years • Development grants of $10K available – You must request these funds as part of your letter of intent (LOI) Primary objective • To support expert teams composed of researchers and knowledge users to conduct research on violence, gender, and health. • Knowledge users include policy-makers, care providers, community leaders, voluntary sector/NGOs, etc. Six research areas • approaches and interventions to prevent and reduce violence and improve health outcomes across the lifespan • contexts of vulnerabilities, resiliencies, and care in understudied groups • ecological approaches to understanding and addressing violence Six research areas, cont’d • evaluating knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) in violence, gender, and health; • pathways and processes of change in violence, gender, and health; and • structural and systemic violence. HIV/AIDS and violence • The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative will provide funding for a team grant application with a specific focus on the influence of violence and gender on vulnerability to HIV infection as well as care, treatment and support for those infected. Teams • Nominated Principal Applicant • At least five other team members from at least two institutions • At least one knowledge user – If your team is proposing to work with Aboriginal communities or vulnerable populations, you must demonstrate working relationships with them by providing letters of support and/or agreements. Timeline and application process Launch August 2010 Letter of intent (LOI) October 15, 2010 LOI results December 15, 2010 Full applications April 1, 2011 Application results June 30, 2011 Funding start date July 1, 2011 Merit review • Merit review is the evaluation, conducted by a committee of researchers and knowledge-users, that assesses both the scientific merit and potential impact of research projects that engage knowledge-users. Relevance review • Undertaken at LOI stage • Based on research summaries (reviewers have no access to full LOI) • Is the application relevant to the objectives of the RFA? • Is the application relevant to the partner’s priorities? If so, be explicit. Successful proposals • Build effective teams of researchers and knowledge users • Demonstrate gendered approaches to violence • Move beyond description into programs and interventions • Represent active and meaningful partnerships Process • Teams that successfully pass the LOI stage will be invited to submit full applications – They will be awarded $10K development funds • Full application instructions will be made available when LOI results are announced Questions about content? Zena Sharman Assistant Director, IGH Canadian Institutes of Health Research Telephone: 604-827-3284 Email: Questions about CIHR policies? Ginette Vallée Program Delivery Coordinator Canadian Institutes of Health Research Telephone: 613-957-8668 Email: Discussion Questions? Comments? Link to IGH Violence, Gender, and Health Research Agenda 2010-2015:


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