CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research
Application Deadline: February 21, 2020
Notice of Decision: April 21, 2020
Funding Start Date: May 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- Funds Available
- Relevant Research Areas
- Review Process and Evaluation
- How to Apply
- Previous recipients
- Contact Information
The CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research is a career achievement award that honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery.
The CIHR - Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is dedicated to fostering excellence and innovation in health services and policy research and to catalyzing the application of research findings to policies, practices and programs that provide real-world benefit and enhance the provision of high-quality health care for Canadians. The Institute aims to position Canada as a global leader in ensuring that initiatives designed to improve the health of Canadians and the strength of the Canadian health care system take advantage of timely research evidence.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $25,000, enough to fund one prize each year or as otherwise determined by IHSPR. The maximum amount per prize is $25,000 per annum for one year. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.
- The prize consists of a certificate, the opportunity to deliver a keynote lecture at the CAHSPR conference on the morning of Friday May 29, 2020, and $25,000 in research grant funding.
- To recognize the exemplary efforts and activities of an exceptional individual who has made an outstanding contribution to health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery in Canada.
Relevant Research Areas
The CIHR – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research will provide funding for nominations that are determined to be relevant to its vision and mandate.
Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. The business office of the institution of an eligible Nominated Principal Applicant generally administers CIHR funds. Refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements regarding the eligibility requirements for individuals and institutions.
For your application to be eligible:
- The nominee must be an independent researcher.
- The nominee must be registered at an eligible institution. Eligible institutions may nominate more than one researcher each year.
- The nominee must have at least 10 years of experience as an independent investigator and currently hold a full-time position within a Canadian academic, hospital, not-for-profit or governmental institution or affiliated research institution.
- The nominee must be nominated by a member of the Canadian health services and policy research community and be endorsed by the executive head of the candidate's institution (e.g. President, Provost, Rector, etc. depending on the institution). Nominators may have previously worked or be currently working with an individual they nominate. Current members of the CIHR Governing Council, CIHR Scientific Directors and CIHR staff are not eligible for this prize.
Note: As of the 2019-2020 competition, all submitted applications will be held for consideration for the next five competitions of the Barer-Flood Prize, so long as the nominee continues to meet the eligibility criteria. Each year, both the nominator and nominee will be contacted prior to the deadline date and invited to update the materials on file, if necessary. Individuals may only hold the award once.
Review Process and Evaluation
A CIHR review committee will evaluate the full applications. The committee may be drawn from one of CIHR's pre-existing committees or may be created specifically for this funding opportunity. Committee members are selected based on suggestions from many sources including the institute(s)/ branch(es) and partner(s), following the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy of the Federal Research Funding Organizations (COIC).
For information on CIHR's peer review process in general, see the Understand Peer Review section of CIHR's website.
Nominations will be assessed against the following criteria:
- The extent to which the nominee has created a seminal body of work in the field of health services and/or policy research (e.g. contributions to the scientific literature; use of research to enhance the health care system and health care in Canada; supervision of trainees involved in health services and policy research);
- The extent to which the nominee’s work has made a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery in Canada (e.g. knowledge translation, informing decision making, development of tools and technology for excellence in health care);
- The strength of the letters of support for the nominee.
The successful recipient of the CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research will be determined by the peer review committee established specifically for this prize.
How to apply
Note: This funding opportunity DOES NOT require the use of ResearchNet to apply for funding.
The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of one step: Nomination. No letter of intent is required.
Reminder to nominators: Please ensure that your nomination is complete (includes all required signatures) and is submitted on time to CIHR-IHSPR.
Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nomination package must include the following items:
- The nomination form [ PDF (110 KB) ]
- Two signed letters of support
- One signed letter from the nominator providing the principal reasons for which the nominee merits consideration for the prize. The letter should clearly outline how the nominee has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement in Canadian health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery (no more than three single-spaced, one-sided pages of text, bibliography included, Times New Roman 12pt font).
- One signed letter from the executive head of the nominee's institution (i.e. President, Rector, etc. depending on the institution) endorsing the nomination, if individual is not the nominator.
- A signed letter from nominee
- One signed letter from the nominee accepting the nomination.
- The nominee's signature must be included.
- Short biography of nominee
- Maximum 2 page biography (single-spaced, one-sided page of text, Times New Roman 12pt font).
- Please do not include any personal contact information in the biography.
- Two letters of support from sources other than the nominator or the executive head of the nominee's institution
- These letters should be from established experts in health services and policy research and/or from those in a position to provide an expert assessment of the impact of the nominee's career achievements.
- At least one letter must be from an international expert.
- Letters should emphasize the achievements of the nominee in alignment with the evaluation criteria for the prize.
- Additional letters of support that may be included with the nomination package, or received separately, from individuals other than the three identified on the above-mentioned single page will not be considered.
- Common CV Module
- A copy of the Common CV Module (validated for CIHR) of the nominee. Draft copies of the Common CV Module will not be accepted. Nominees are strongly encouraged to ensure that Common CVs (validated for CIHR) are fully up to date and that all sections (including attachments) are complete with relevant details for optimal peer review. The submission of an out of date or incomplete Common CV may seriously impact the resulting assessment of the nominee in the context of peer review as the committee is only permitted to make its assessment based on the documentation provided in the formal nomination package and not through information gathered from other sources.
- Other CV materials may be included with the nomination package, but peer review committee members are not required to consider any additional materials in their review.
- Consent forms
- The nominee must complete and sign the following two forms:
- Applicant consent form for use and disclosure of personal information provided to CIHR for peer review [ PDF (287.60 KB) ]. Note that nominees must agree to the use and disclosure of full application and nominative information for relevance review and funding decisions to be considered for additional partner funding.
- Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information [ PDF (52.74 KB) ]. The Nominated Principal Applicant, Candidate, Principal Applicants, Principal Knowledge Users, Knowledge Users, Co-Applicants, Primary Supervisors and Supervisors (as applicable) must complete and sign the form indicating their consent. For more information see "The Meaning of Signatures on Applications".
- Please note that as per current CIHR policies, digital signatures are not accepted. More information on acceptable signature.
- The nominee must complete and sign the following two forms:
- One electronic copy of the full nomination package is required to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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