CIHR – Catalyst Grant : HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 27th, April 2023

External Deadline: Tuesday 2nd, May 2023


The CIHR HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBI) Community-Based Research (CBR) Program (hereafter referred to as the CBR Program) is one of four research funding areas of the CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Research Initiative, and supports the mission to strengthen and support a diverse, inclusive and collaborative research community that applies community-based, holistic and inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to create and mobilize knowledge for better and equitable prevention, testing, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS and STBBI in Canada and around the world as outlined in the CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI Research Initiative Strategic Plan 2022-2027.

As part of the strategic plan commitment to improving health equity, strengthening research capacity and mobilizing knowledge, the CBR Program supports the partnered work of Community Leaders and Researchers in knowledge development and capacity-building initiatives of relevance to communities engaged in the fight against HIV and/or other STBBI. The CBR Program offers funding opportunities available in two distinct funding streams: Indigenous and General.

The aim of this funding opportunity is to provide seed money to support HIV and/or other STBBI CBR planning and development activities and/or research activities which represent a first step towards the pursuit of more comprehensive funding opportunities (e.g., operating grants).

Examples of activities that might be conducted under this request for applications are (but are not restricted to):

  • Activities that assist potential teams of community-based organizations and researchers in working together to identify research questions or emerging issues and priorities that could form the basis of a grant application;
  • Gatherings of communities, health researchers, and/or knowledge-users where the main objective is to facilitate collaboration among individuals or groups from a variety of backgrounds interested in applying to a funding opportunity;
  • Relationship-building with Indigenous communities;
  • Workshops to design a research project and/or develop a proposal for a future CBR operating grant;
  • Workshops to design a research project that is inclusive of Indigenous methodologies;
  • Hiring support for community-led proposal development and writing;
  • Planning and/or execution of pilot projects or feasibility studies to generate preliminary data, proof of concept; and/or
  • Development and/or validation of new interventions, tools, methodologies, protocols, theoretical models or frameworks.

For examples, applicants can visit CIHR’s Funding Decisions web site to search for projects previously funded under a CIHR HIV/AIDS and STBBI CBR Catalyst Grant competition.


Important Dates

Competition 202305CDP
Application Deadline 2023-05-02
Anticipated Notice of Decision 2023-09-28
Funding Start Date 2023-09-01

More information can be found on ResearchNet.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 26, 2023