Pre-announcement: 2022 CIHR Institute of Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging

This funding opportunity is now available on ResearchNet.

The CIHR Institute of Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging honors Betty Havens, a leading gerontologist who was committed to improving the lives of seniors with notable achievements in health services research on the aging process. This prize, based on nominations of applicants by peers, teams or organizations, recognizes an individual, team or organization that has advanced the mobilization of research in aging at a local or regional level.

Nominations for the prize must demonstrate that the nominee has:

  • Contributed significantly to moving research findings into practice or policy by facilitating the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge at a local or regional level;
  • Engaged in knowledge mobilization (KM) activities that are specifically related/targeted to a community and/or region and are aimed at bridging the gap between knowledge and practice/policy and facilitating the dissemination, uptake and application of knowledge in this context;
  • Linked research/researchers with decision makers/knowledge users locally and/or regionally in order to improve the health of Canadians and/or health services/products and/or the Canadian health care system (policy or practice);
  • Engaged in KM efforts and strategies that have been successful in influencing or changing local, regional or provincial policy or practice; and
  • Formed strong partnerships with other local/regional organizations.

Relevant KM activities must be clearly related to the research priorities of IA and must have an important impact on Canada's aging population.

Funds available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20,000, enough to fund one prize.

The achievements of the individual, team or organization that is the recipient of the CIHR Institute of Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging will be celebrated at the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Annual Scientific and Education Meeting. Recipients are expected to attend the CAG meeting to receive their prize and to address meeting participants. The recipient will also be highlighted in CIHR communication materials.

Anticipated Timelines*

Launch date: End of June 2022
Application Deadline: July 2022
Notice of Decision: August 2022
Funding Start Date: September 2022
The Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference is scheduled for October 20th to 22nd, 2022

*These timelines are estimates and subject to change

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The information contained in this funding opportunity preannouncement is subject to change and does not commit CIHR or partners to the requirements outlined in this version. The official funding opportunity will be published by CIHR in the Funding Opportunity Database in ResearchNet in Summer 2022.

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