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Open Competitive Call for Proposals: Mobilizing Principles for Equitable Global Health Research

Call for
Global Health
Up to 36 months
Funded by
IDRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
One project with a maximum budget of CAD600,000
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The project funded through this Call will support the identification and implementation of effective knowledge mobilization strategies for integrating what are known collectively as ‘Principles for Global Health Research’ into action across the Canadian global health research (GHR) ecosystem.

The Principles for Global Health Research (the Principles) were developed by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (now, the Canadian Association for Global Health) through a consultative process. Developed for all those involved in GHR — including people designing, conducting, using, teaching, learning about, assessing, funding or collaborating on GHR — the Principles identify equity as a central pillar. The six Principles are: authentic partnering, inclusion, shared benefits, commitment to the future, responsiveness to the causes of inequities and humility.

The selected project will propose rigorous approaches that:

a)  take stock of awareness and application of the Principles within the Canadian GHR ecosystem (including researchers, universities and academic settings, research and policy partners in LMICs, NGOs and research funders);

b)  identify and implement the best strategies and opportunities for encouraging the uptake and institutionalization of the Principles across the Canadian GHR ecosystem; and

c)   create open-access tools and resources, and provide guidance and support to facilitate and scale-up the use and institutionalization of the Principles in Canada and around the world.


This call is targeted to eligible Lead Applicant Organizations that are legally founded and registered in Canada as independent entities, can receive and administer funds, and be allowed to conduct or coordinate proposed project activities. Eligible Lead Applicant Organizations include Canadian postsecondary institutions and/or their affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation) OR Canadian non-governmental organizations (including Indigenous-led community organizations) with a research or knowledge mobilization mandate. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher or a knowledge user affiliated with the Lead Applicant Organization at the time of funding. If the Nominated Principal Applicant is a knowledge user, there must be at least one co-Principal Applicant who is an independent researcher.

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