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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Population Health Intervention Research on the Legalization and Regulation of Non-Medical Cannabis in Canada

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Objectives • Support the prompt initiation of intervention research that will assess how the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis in Canada could directly or indirectly impact population health and health equity. • Generate data and evidence to monitor and evaluate the potential benefits, harms, and unintended consequences of legalizing and regulating non-medical cannabis to population health and health equity. • Facilitate consideration and application of new evidence from population health intervention research to inform ongoing and future development of policies, practices and programs involving cannabis.


Key dates: • Information Webinar: June 1, 2017 • Application Deadline Date: August 29, 2017 • Anticipated Notice of Decision Date: January 16, 2018 • Funding Start Date: March 1, 2018

Sponsored ByCIHR Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF)

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Opportunity Details

Date PostedMay 19, 2017
Start DateMay 19, 2017
End DateAug 29, 2017
Apply BeforeAug 29, 2017
Award Type
St. George
Mississauga (UTM)
Scarborough (UTSC)
Level Of Study
Subject Areas
Life Sciences
Toronto, ON
School of Graduate Studies
Funding details: • $1 million total, enough for up to ten grants with a maximum of $100,000/year per grant • $400,000 of the $1M is available for developing data infrastructure • $100,000 of the $1M is available for an application relevant to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and/or Urban Indigenous populations
1.The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher. 2.For the purposes of this funding opportunity, the Nominated Principal Applicant must have an academic, clinical, or research appointment by the application deadline date at an eligible institution (see Institution Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines). 3.The Nominated Principal Applicant must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health. Please select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project (Sex, Gender and Health Research Guide) 4.The team must involve at least one knowledge user (either as Principal Knowledge User, a knowledge user or a collaborator) 5.For any research applications involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and/or Urban Indigenous populations, the research team must include at least one knowledge user who self-identifies as either First Nations, Inuit, or Métis or provides evidence of Indigenous-living experience*. *Indigenous-living experience is a quality primarily demonstrated by individuals who are closely connected with First Nations, Inuit, Métis and/or Urban Indigenous populations. For non-Indigenous individuals, Indigenous-living experience may be acquired through special circumstances such as close relationships and experience with Indigenous peoples, living an extended period of time (e.g., 5 years or more) in a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis community, or through similar experience with other Indigenous peoples – e.g., Native American peoples of the US, Pacific Islanders, or South American Indigenous Peoples. For additional eligibility requirements for individuals, refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements.