Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research Team Grants

This funding opportunity is now available on ResearchNet. Application deadline: September 04, 2024


CIHR is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research (CBR) Team Grants.


The purpose of the funding opportunity is to support a diversity of CBR teams to build and strengthen capacity for CBR and knowledge mobilization activities that are centred in the self-determined priorities of the communities and will lead to improved health outcomes for key populations disproportionately affected by STBBI in Canada. Funds will be made available in two stages: Letter of Intent (LOI) stage to support building community-centred teams and developing full applications; and Full Application Stage for applicants successful at the LOI stage.

Research Areas

To improve health equity and capacity building across a diversity of communities, applications MUST identify a key population below of primary focus for the team:

Applications for the CBR Team Grants must focus on addressing the self-determined STBBI-focused priorities of the community/ies, and strengthen community capacity for research.

Funding will be made available to support general and distinctions-based approaches for Indigenous Peoples.


The objectives the CBR Team Grants are to:


CIHR will be hosting a webinar to inform participants about the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, visit the Webinars page.

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is anticipated to be $22,500,000.

The total amount available at the LOI stage is anticipated to be $2,500,000, to fund approximately 25 grants at a maximum amount of $100,000 per grant for a total of 1 year.

The total amount available at the full application stage is anticipated to be $15,000,000, to fund approximately 15 grants at a maximum amount of $200,000 per year for up to 5 years, for a total of $1,000,000 per grant.

An additional amount of up to $5,000,000 in supplementary funding is anticipated to be available at the full application stage to teams whose primary research focus is in northern, remote and/or geographically isolated communities; or for implementation science or other large-scale intervention community-based research projects requiring additional operating funds or for large teams with participating community organizations located across at least 5 provinces/territories.

Dedicated funding pools will be available for each key population listed above.

Anticipated Timelines

These timelines are estimates and subject to change.

Launch: December 2023
Webinar:February 2024
LOI Application Deadline: June 2024
LOI Funding Start Date: October 2024
Strengthening workshop: Winter 2025
Full application Deadline: September 2025
Full application Funding Start Date: January 2026

The official CIHR funding opportunity will be posted on ResearchNet in the coming weeks.

For a full list of CIHR funding opportunities, please visit ResearchNet.

Contact information

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Disclaimer: The information contained herein is anticipatory only and does not represent an official funding commitment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Accordingly, the information, contained herein may differ from the official funding opportunity that will be published on ResearchNet.

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