The purpose of the Focused Investment Program (FIP) – Social Sciences is to provide funding to support the examination of new approaches to research critical to the transformation of arrhythmia care practices in Canada. The objectives of the FIP – Social Sciences are to:
FIP – Social Sciences Projects must be focused on research that is aligned with CANet’s strategic plan and have the potential to integrate into larger CANet Programs/Projects (see https://canet-nce.ca/2016-2019-strategic-plan). Up to $150,000 can be requested (over a maximum of 2 years) is available for Projects in areas aligned with CANet’s strategic priorities. Matching funds are not required but recommended. A maximum of one FIP-Social Sciences program can be held at any one time by a Network Investigator. Senior Investigators (>10 years) are strongly encouraged to include and mentor a junior co-PI on the Project.
The funding for this round is contingent on the successful renewal of CANet by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). Successful proposals will become key outlined projects as part of the CANet renewal application to the NCE. If CANet is successful at renewal, funds will flow to successful proposals on April 1, 2020. Please plan your budgets accordingly.
Every CANet-funded project includes a patient partner. Patients are represented on every CANet committee. From governance to research to disease management, patients are co-leaders in CANet.