Social Sciences Grant

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:

  • Build knowledge, understanding and capacity within interdisciplinary and/or cross sector research teams.
  • Mobilize research knowledge around critical social, cultural and technological issues related to the promotion of an accessible and sustainable health care system for arrhythmia health.
  • Deepen understandings that inform solutions employed in the transformation of arrhythmia care practices in Canada.

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.

Important Dates
  • Full Application Announcement
    October 1, 2018
  • Full Application Submission Deadline
    January 28, 2019 (4:00 pm Eastern)
  • Notice of Award
    November 2019
  • Distribution of Funds
    April 2020
Application Guide
Required Forms

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.

Dr. Anthony Tang
Scientific Director and CEO, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet)

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