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Ontario HIV Treatment Network Launches Impact Focused Research Program 2014 Competition

Deadline October 7, 2013

The OHTN Board of Directors is pleased to launch our 3rd Annual Impact Focused Research Program funding competition.

With our new Funding Research with Real-Life Impact policy, the OHTN is committed to investing in strategic, solution-focused research that is relevant to one or more of the populations in Ontario most affected by HIV: people living with HIV; gay men and other men who have sex with men; African, Caribbean and Black men and women; Aboriginal men and women; men and women who use drugs; and at-risk women (i.e. having unprotected sex or sharing drug equipment with people from these populations).

Funding Priorities

Our 2014 Competition will accept applications relevant to any of these populations, but will give priority to those focused on three populations where the OHTN has few current, active research initiatives and where the HIV epidemic disproportionately impacts the population:

  • African, Caribbean and Black men and women, including youth
  • Aboriginal men and women, including youth
  • Gay men and other men who have sex with men, including bi, queer and trans men, youth and newcomers  

Funding Opportunities

Our 2014 Competition offers a number of funding opportunities designed to support researchers and research projects, and build capacity to conduct relevant research.

Applied HIV Research Chairs

  • Our Applied HIV Research Chair awards fund successful people to work in new and different ways. We fund leaders in the field who have strategic, collaborative research programs as well as the ability to mentor others, develop dynamic partnerships with those affected HIV and build capacity. Our Applied HIV Research Chairs will champion the OHTN’s vision of solution-focused research and its focus on implementation science.

Junior Investigator Development Awards

  • Our Junior Investigator Development Awards support exceptional, up-and-coming junior HIV researchers conducting relevant, impactful research to develop community-engaged and community-relevant programs of research.

Researcher in Residence Awards – Community Stream

  • Our Community Researcher in Residence Awards support exceptional HIV researchers (from within or outside of Ontario) to provide direct, personal support within an AIDS service organization or community-based health centre to enhance the organization’s capacity to utilize research evidence to develop and adapt programs and services to meet client needs and to identify research gaps.

Research Operating Grants

  • Our Research Operating Grants support exceptional HIV research teams conducting community-relevant and community-engaged research projects.

Research Development Grants

  • Our new, limited Research Development Grants provide an opportunity for junior researchers to lead a 1-year community-relevant and community-engaged research development process to stimulate research and build capacity.

Launch Date: July 31, 2013
Letters of Interest Due: October 7, 2013 (11:59pm)
Results of LOI: December 1, 2013
Full Applications Due: February 17, 2013 (11:59pm)
Fund Start Date: April 1, 2014

More Information

For details of each opportunity and more information regarding eligibility, funds available and the application, please consult the funding opportunity guidelines or contact: Meredith Kratzmann, Manager, Research Funding Programs
, at (416) 642-6486 x2249
 or mkratzmann@ohtn.on.ca.