Strategic Initiative Grant
The Strategic Initiative Grant program is designed to leverage financial contributions from the private sector.
The funded research must be in a field of human health research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines/categorizes these fields under four themes: 1 – biomedical research, 2 – clinical research, 3 – health systems and services and 4 – population health.
The program is offered subject to the availability of funds.
- The leverage ratio for the research project must be a minimum of 1 to 2 (for example, NBHRF provides $50,000 and the private sector provides $100,000).
- The maximum NBHRF contribution is $150,000 per project.
- In-kind contributions are not eligible for leverage.
- Contributions from provincial public sector organizations (eg NBIF, GNB departments, etc.) and federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are not eligible for leverage.
- Following consultation with NBHRF, financial contributions from ACOA, PHAC, NRC and others may be considered for financial leverage.
Applications are accepted at any time, there is no deadline.
To be eligible, the candidate must:
- Be affiliated with a university, college, medical training program, regional health authority or research institution in New Brunswick. Students will not be eligible to receive funding as Principal Investigator.
Applications are assessed to ensure that they:
- Fall within a field of human health research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines/categorizes these fields under four themes: 1 – biomedical research, 2 – clinical research, 3 – health systems and services and 4 – population health; and
- Meet leverage ratio requirements.
- Reviews also take into account factors such as the Foundation's current priorities, availability of funds within the Foundation's budget, competing demands, pressure of demand, efficient use of public funds.
Applicants will be required to provide two suggested reviewers for their projects. The assessment begins immediately and decisions are normally made four to eight weeks after the application is submitted.
Complete the application form and provide the following attachments:
Plain Language Project/Program Summary
Outline the proposed research project. Applicants should provide an appropriate synopsis of their proposed research including research question(s) approaches, methods and literature, and any preliminary results etc.
- Maximum 3 pages.
Relevance of Project to Health Research in New Brunswick
- Maximum 1 page.
- Management or administrative charges or fees are not permissible expenses.
- Maximum 1 page.
Letter(s) of support/commitment from the private sector partner*
Canadian Common CV (CCV)
- A completed CV must be created (and/or updated) and submitted in the Canadian Common CV system as part of the application process. Using the CV “Funding” option, select “Funding Source NBHRF”, and then select “CV Type NBHRF Template”. Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of the application. A submitted version of the CCV will have a date submitted and a confirmation number at the top of the CCV
The grant recipient must submit a final report within 90 days of the end of the project by completing the NBHRF form entitled Final Report which can be accessed by logging into their NBHRF account. A brief project summary report, a more detailed scientific project report and the institution's signed financial statements for the project should be uploaded as attachments in the "Additional Documents Required" section.
All fields in the report form must be completed accurately. If information is missing or inaccurate, the report will be rejected, and the grant recipient will have to redo it.
The grant recipient will receive an automated email confirming report submission. The grant recipient will also receive an email from the NBHRF Program Director indicating whether the final report is complete and accepted. If it is not complete, appropriate action should be taken.
Recipients who do not submit a final report or other required documentation will be ineligible for further NBHRF research funding.