deadline for applications: September 1, 1999
The Canadian Tobacco Research Initiative (CTRI) aims to support and develop
a closer relationship between researchers, those responsible for
program/policy development, and those who implement program/policy changes.
CTRI aims to support this relationship so that a) more research is done in
tobacco control; b) more of the research that is done is directly relevant
to program and policy; and c) research results are used more systematically
to inform tobacco control programs and policies.
In the first phase of CTRI, Planning Grants are being made available to
programmers, policy experts and researchers in tobacco control. In the
first round of competition (deadline March 1, 1999), six grants were
awarded. A second round of applications is now invited. Grants of up to
$30,000 are being offered to research teams that are multisectoral and
multidisciplinary. Grants will support the development of proposals for
highly relevant research in tobacco control, for ultimate submission to
traditional research funding sources. Applications are invited from
researchers as well as from experts in program/policy development.
Planning Grants are intended to defray the costs of preparing quality
proposals that will score high in both relevance and scientific merit.
Planning Grants will cover costs associated with recruitment and
communication among team members, pilot study/feasibility work necessary to
submit a compelling full proposal, as well as other costs that can be
The Planning Grants component of the CTRI is being managed by the National
Cancer Institute of Canada, which, in partnership with the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council, is making approximately $150,000 available
to support investigators in the development of strong grant proposals in
tobacco control research.
Instructions and an application form are available on the website of the
National Cancer Institute of Canada http://www.research.cancer.ca , or by
contacting the Research Programs Department, National Cancer Institute of
Canada, 10 Alcorn Ave., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3B1, Tel
(416)961-7223, E-mail [email protected]. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FORMS HAVE
BEEN REVISED. USE FORM CTRI 99-B FOR YOUR APPLICATION.
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