Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in partnership with  the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health; Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health; Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis; Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; and Institute of Population and Public Health, is pleased to launch Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research.
Through this strategic initiative, the funding partners wish to solicit multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral proposals that address the link between the built environment and health and focus on solutions at the population level.
The aims of the initiative are:
  • to support intervention research that examines programs, events and/or policy changes related to the built environment (outcome of community planning, design and implementation) and has the potential to address health problems at the population level;
  • to build population health research capacity in Canada to study the built environment and its impacts on obesity and other heath issues;
  • to encourage "horizontal" networks and collaboration among the different sectors such as urban planners, researchers from various disciplines (including trainees and new investigators), communities, government, industry, and non-profit organizations; and
  • to develop knowledge transfer and exchange (knowledge translation) opportunities between researchers and knowledge users.
  • December 1, 2009 - Launch of Request for Applications
  • March 1, 2010 - Letters of Intent due
  • April 1, 2010 - Notification of Letter of Intent stage; Invitations for full applications
  • June 23, 2010 - Full applications due
  • November 1, 2010 - Announcement of funding decisions (REVISED to 16 November 2010)
  • December 1, 2010 - Anticipated start date
  • March 2011 - Researcher Interaction Workshop - to ensure effective knowledge transfer and exchange are in place and identify/create synergies between teams
  • Up to 3 years - Duration of grant
  • Up to $200,000 per year - The maximum amount of grant, including equipment

To apply, please see the following documents:

  • Request for Applications    PDF
  • Guidelines for Strategic Research Initiatives    PDF
  • Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Guide        PDF
  • Full Application Form    Word     PDF
  • Consent Form              Word     PDF
For more information, please contact:
Jean Woo
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Tel 613 569 4361 ext. 338
Email jwoo@hsf.ca