2021-22 Strategic Operating Grants (SOG) – LOI

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery

Deadlines

Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: No RGCS review required for the LOI

External Deadline: Friday 23rd, April 2021


Description

The Strategic Operating Grant (SOG) program provides funding to support research proposals aligned with the Arthritis Society’s priorities.  The Arthritis Society’s new Strategic Plan 2020-2025: Accelerating Impact – Research Strategy aims to identify research avenues that focus on areas of highest priority to patients and achieve the highest levels of scientific excellence and rigour.

Applications must focus on innovative research efforts in the following priority areas.

  • Arthritis pain research in:
    • Improving our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of pain
    • Translating basic science discoveries into practice
    • Improving techniques to measure pain
    • Developing new and more personalized treatment approaches
    • Alternative approaches to pain management including research on medical cannabis from basic science, clinical, health services and policy perspectives
    • Improving self-management tools and technology enablers to help manage and communicate about pain
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) research in:
    • Improving our understanding of what cause different forms of OA, including the underlying biological mechanisms and how the disease progresses
    • Understand sex and gender differences in patients with OA
    • Developing new and more personalized treatment approaches
    • Developing more effective self-management tools
    • Improving health services and systems
    • Reducing health disparities in vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations
  • Inflammatory arthritis (IA) research in:
    • Improving our understanding of what causes different forms of IA, including the underlaying biological mechanisms and how the disease progresses
    • Developing new and more personalized treatment approaches
    • Improving strategies to manage symptoms
    • Developing more effective methods to support patient-physician communications
    • Improving health services and systems
    • Reducing health disparities in vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations
  • Childhood arthritis research in:
    • Improving our understanding of what causes childhood arthritis, how to detect it earlier, and diagnose it most effectively
    • Developing new and more personalized therapies that are safe and effective
    • Innovations to improve transitions in care as children navigate from pediatric to adult healthcare settings and improve unique quality of life issues through other life changes (e.g. education, employment)
  • Work-related research in:
    • Providing a strong evidence base to inform arthritis-related workplace policies and accommodations
    • Ensuring that employees and employers have effective tools and resources to communicate how to manage chronic conditions in the workplace
    • The prevention of workplace disability and the most effective accommodations

The Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted through the Arthritis Society’s online research grants portal

Additional information can be found here.


Funding Sources

The Arthritis Society



This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: April 15, 2021