Research Proposal and Figures/Tables:
- The research proposal should be novel, previously unpublished and not exceed 3 pages (not including references), with a maximum of 3 additional pages for figures or tables.
- Suggested headings include 1) Statement of Objective(s), 2) Recent relevant research by applicant, 3) Brief review of literature and background information, 4) Hypothesis(es), 5) Design and Methodology, 6) Analysis of Data, 7) Anticipated Timeline, and 8) Impact, Future research plans and Knowledge Translation.
In addition to the 3-page proposal, the application must include:
- The contact information requested in the application form, including the optional EDI questions. This page will be removed from your application prior to review.
- The names of individuals that should NOT review your application, with justification.
- A half-page summary of the research proposal that highlights how the research proposal helps achieve the One-Transplant-for-Life vision to fulfill every donation opportunity and turn transplantation into a cure. This summary will be used by the NIC and shared with funding partners to assess the relevance of the application to the scope of the competition. (max ½ page)
- A lay abstract (max 250 words) that can be used to explain the proposal to PFD reviewers and the general public and that could be posted publicly if funded. This abstract should be free of jargon, technical or undefined scientific terms, and written in a manner that is easily understood by someone without prior knowledge of the subject. To help you with the lay abstract, you can use these tools: Hemigway & Health Research BC.
- References (no page limit)
- A one page description of the budget and justification.
- A separate description of how the proposal will integrate within a specific Theme of the CDTRP (max ½ page). We encourage you to contact the Lead or Manager of that Theme to get advice and suggestions on how to best integrate your project (https://cdtrp.ca/en/research/) – a support letter from the Lead is not required.
- An explanation of how sex, as a biological variable, gender, as a socio-cultural factor, and diversity are taken into account in the research design, methods, analysis and interpretation, and/or dissemination of findings, or explain why they are not relevant / feasible within the scope of the project. For guidance and resources on how to integrate sex and gender into research, please consult the CIHR website. (max ½ page).
- Engaging patients, families, and donors in CDTRP support research is a core value for our Network. As outlined in CDTRP’s PFD Terms of Reference, patient engagement requires meaningful and active collaboration between researchers and PFDs in governance, priority setting, conducting research, and knowledge translation.
Engaging PFD partners, especially at the beginning of the project, will help direct research that focuses on patient priorities and improves patient outcomes. Note, CDTRP recognizes that the level of engagement will be different depending on the scope of your project and scientific design.
All Innovation Grant applicants are required to outline how their research addresses a patient priority and outline the significance, feasibility, and integration of PFD in their project.
All applications must answer the below questions (max 1 page).
- Describe how this project supports patient, family, or donor priorities
- Describe how your research question and design consider the potential impact of PFD involvement.
- Describe how you’ve actively engaged with PFD partners, thus far. If you have not engaged yet, describe the key roles and responsibilities you envision for PFD partners. If not applicable, state why.
- Describe how your project has been strengthened with PFD involvement. If you have not engaged yet, describe how your project will benefit from PFD engagement. If not applicable, state why.
CDTRP’s PFD Partnership Platform Manager Manuel Escoto (email@example.com) would be pleased to provide support and feedback as you are developing your application.
In addition, you may reference the resources below when developing your plan.
Note: PFD remuneration ($50/hr) is an eligible grant expense. For more information on the CDTRP PFD platform, please visit our website: CDTRP PFD Partnership Platform. All applications for TRFBC grants must include a PFD Engagement Plan.
- A copy of a CIHR BioSketch Common CV for the Principal Applicant.
- Optional: Applicants may also include letters of support and/or commitment from the Chair of the Department/Division indicating the level of institutional and/or university support.
The completed application must be submitted electronically (by using the link) no later than 11:59pm PST on April 12, 2023. The magnitude of the project should match the size of the award; the award is not intended to supplement a major grant; however, it is anticipated that this funding will be used to produce data to apply for large/national level grant funding.
Documentation received after the submission deadline will not be submitted for review. The applicant is responsible for ensuring completeness of the application and incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered. Applicants must submit their application electronically using this link.
The applicant must use Calibri or Arial font, size 12 points or larger. Use at least 2 cm (3/4 inch) margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages. The section name and the name of the Principal Applicant should appear in the header.