CIHR – Team Grant : Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants – Full Application

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 30th, June 2022

External Deadline: Wednesday 6th, July 2022


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

The Healthy Cities Implementation Science (HCIS) Team Grants funding opportunity is offering grants focused on increasing our understanding of how to design, implement and promote the systematic and equitable uptake of evidence-based interventions (i.e.interventions that have been piloted or tested in a setting and found to be promising) in multiple urban1 environments to improve population health and well-being.

One of the biggest challenges in applied healthy cities research, and the focus of this funding opportunity, is to implement evidence-informed interventions into different contexts and to understand whether those interventions are effective, for whom, and why. This is the central pursuit of implementation science. This funding opportunity will support multi-site implementation science ꟷ population health research studies in specific thematic research areas to understand which interventions/solutions can improve the health and wellbeing of people living in cities, the differential health impacts of these interventions within populations and why they occur.

For the purpose of this funding opportunity, interventions must have a population health focus and aim to positively affect all or some of the people within a city by improving the environmental, social, cultural, and/or structural determinants of health. The interventions can include policy changes, introduction of a new program or practice, and/or physical changes to the environment.

For research projects involving First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Peoples, research must be conducted by, grounded in, or engaged with First Nations, Inuit, Métis or Urban Indigenous communities, societies or individuals and their wisdom, cultures, experiences or knowledge systems, as expressed in their dynamic forms, past and present.

It is expected that successful research projects will engage with the Healthy Cities Research Training Platform to enhance the capacity-building efforts of the HCRI and create opportunities for training and mentorship.

Additional information can be found at ResearchNet.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 9, 2021