CIHR – Global Alliance for Chronic Disease – LOI

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within unit

Memorial Deadline: Please contact RIS

External Deadline: Wednesday 15th, March 2023


*Please contact RIS for guidance on deadlines for this opportunity.

RIS will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

Please note: Instructions on how to apply are now available on ResearchNet, here. 

CIHR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are partnering on the eighth Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) research funding call: Implementation research targeting non-communicable disease risk factors associated with city environments.


The eighth GACD call for applications will focus on implementation research proposals with the potential to equip policymakers and practitioners with evidence-based strategies for reducing the risk factors for non-communicable diseases in cities in disadvantaged populations globally. In the context of this funding call, ‘cities’ include urban centres, informal settlements and slums, and periurban areas. Research should aim to improve health equity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) or among disadvantaged populations in high-income countries (HICs). Proposals that take a planetary health approach and that bring together teams across disciplines and sectors are encouraged. Evidence of collaboration with communities and decisionmakers, such as policymakers or health system leaders, is required.


Application open date: To be announced

Letter of intent deadline: March 15, 2023

Application deadline: June 7, 2023

Call Text

CIHR and IDRC expect to fund at least 2 grants for up to 5 years, for a total of up to CAD $2,000,000Footnote* per grant.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 3, 2023