Island Health’s Research department is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity. Please share widely with your networks.
Patient-Oriented Research Planning Grant: Call for Proposals
Aims and Objectives
This targeted call aims to support and advance the vision and practice of patient-oriented research by:
- addressing questions that are important to and generated by patients;
- meaningfully engaging patients throughout the research process, in accordance with the guiding principles of the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework;
- building capacity for patient-oriented research in the Vancouver Island region through collaboration and training opportunities.
The specific objectives of this call are to:
- support collaboration between researchers, patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders;
- provide funds for targeted knowledge synthesis that may lead to further patient-oriented research and funding opportunities.
The question for this call was generated during a priority-setting workshop that the Island Health Research department held with patients, informal caregivers, and community organizations. The question to be addressed is:
- If hallucinations are based on the personal landscape of an individual experiencing schizophrenia or early psychosis, why are they not explored like other symptoms of disease?
- Up to $15,000 is available to fund one project.
- The project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funds.
- The Principal Applicant must be either:
- An Island Health employee or affiliated health professional, OR
- Hold an appointment at an academic institution within British Columbia.
- Applications will be accepted from supervisor/graduate student (or fellow) teams.
- Postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply as principal applicant.
- Collaboration is encouraged, and team members may come from other organizations.
|Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 4 pm PST||Registration deadline|
|Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by 4 pm PST||Full application deadline|
|May – June||Review of applications|
|August 1, 2017||Anticipated start-date/release of funds|
- This award will support initial applicants to build a collaborative team that reflects the guiding principles of meaningful engagement and builds capacity for patient-oriented research.
- At least one member of the successful team must be a person with lived experience, and at least one must be an Island Health employee or affiliated health professional. Forming a final team that includes more than one person with lived experience is strongly encouraged.
- NOTE: Applicants are not required to name specific patient partners or clinicians at the registration or application stages; Island Health’s Research department can help to connect successful applicants with interested patient partners and Island Health employees
Once formed, the collaborative team will work together to:
- Refine and/or validate the initial question as required;
- Review and synthesize the current evidence around the refined question;
- Develop and/or submit at least two products to share their findings and/or their process:
- a. One to share their work creatively with patients, organizations, advocacy groups, and the wider public (e.g. a video, a brochure, an infographic, an article); and
- One peer-reviewed publication.
- Identify and pursue opportunities to carry the project forward, as warranted by the results of the review (e.g., by designing a protocol or research proposal; applying for further funding; sharing the results).
How to Apply
- Download and review the Application Package(PDF), which contains:
o Guidelines and Conditions
o Instructions on how to complete the full application form
- Submit an online registration form by 4 PM PST March 1, 2017. *NOTE: There will be no screening except for eligibility at the registration phase.
- Use the Application Worksheet (.doc) to draft the full application prior to online submission.
- Submit a full application online through Island Health’s Research Services Portal by 4 PM PST May 3, 2017.
- Please direct any inquiries to the Grant Facilitator, Annie Moore, at Isabel.Moore@viha.ca