New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network

Project Funding Opportunities

This section highlights various funding opportunities that can be accessed to pursue research that addresses our provincial public policy challenges. These include Canada’s federal tri-council granting agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC) and other funding resources.

CIHR – SGBA Health Policy-Research Partnerships

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 2017-09-06
Anticipated Notice of Decision: 2017-10-31
Funding Start Date: 2017-11-01


The integration of sex and gender considerations throughout the health policy process (i.e. planning, implementation, knowledge transfer, impact assessment and re-design) can be complex. Effective, evidence-based sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) integration requires a thorough review of best available evidence, including consideration and mitigation of potential negative unintended consequences. Health Canada staff charged with applying SGBA to programs and policies do not always possess the depth of knowledge and expertise required to adequately review scientific literature and assess its quality; apply SGBA in a way that is informed by the best available evidence; or evaluate the effectiveness of doing so with methods that are powered to detect and respond to potential unintended consequences.

In response to the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to gender-based analysis, Health Canada recently approved a department-wide Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Action Plan. A key activity within this action plan is a partnership between the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and the Health Canada Gender and Health Unit (GHU). The aim of this partnership is to fund research-policy partnerships, which will help bridge the gaps between research knowledge and policy development and support the rigorous application of SGBA to ensure Health Canada’s outward facing activities address the diverse needs of women, men, girls, boys and gender-diverse people to maximize positive health outcomes and improve health equity.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support initiatives relevant to the following research areas (see details in the additional information section):

For more information, please visit the CIHR website by clicking here or contact your institutional Office of Research Services.


CIHR – Operating Grant : SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grants


The objective of this funding opportunity is to support cross-jurisdictional programs of research that respond to the priorities of the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network in order to generate findings that will guide evidence-informed policy decision-making, with the intent of having an impact on the health system for all Canadians within four years.

For more information about this funding opportunity, please visit the CIHR website by clicking here.

Please contact the NB SPOR Network if you are interested in applying for this grant.

Johanna Burnham
Administrative Assistant • NB SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations
UNBSJ, K.C. Irving Hall, Rm. 220

Upcoming: Community Health Research and Education Endowment Fund

The Community Health Research and Education Endowment fund competition takes place this fall (date to be announced). This provides funding support for Moncton area health research initiatives at Horizon Health Network-Moncton. Two awards up to a maximum of $10,000 are available. Email for more information. 

NBHRF Rising Star Research Award

2017 Researcher of the Month Program: Rising Star Research Awards

The new 2017  program is aimed at promoting careers in health research and life sciences and at recognizing excellence in research conducted by university students at the Master’s, Ph.D.(c), and post-doctoral levels, and by recently recruited research professionals (research assistant or associate for less than 5 years) in all areas and disciplines that  all under health research.

Once a month, from January 2017 to October 2017, in the lead-up to the 5th Gala of Excellence in health research in Nov. 2017, the NBHRF will present $250 to the monthly winners in each of the award categories (Master’s, Doctoral, Post-doctoral & Research Professional).

In order to be nominated, a student, post-doctoral fellow and/or a research professional must send an email to, that includes a completed CCV and a .pdf of the best e-pub or article that has been accepted (in press with proof of acceptance) or that has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal IN WHICH THEY ARE THE LEAD OR 2nd AUTHOR.  Articles will be accepted retroactively to January 1, 2016. The submitted nomination remains eligible for the entire duration of the competition, regardless of month submitted.  During the competition year, nominees can submit more than once with a new publication.

Monthly winners will be selected by the President, CEO and Scientific Director of NBHRF and announced on the final day of the month.   A newspaper ad will showcase the Laureates  the following Saturday (unless it is within 4 days of the end of the previous month, in those cases the article will appear on the subsequent Saturday).

All monthly winners will be equally showcased at the 5th Gala of Excellence in November 2017.

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