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The Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership Program is an innovative new collaborative health research program developed by founding partners of the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) - CIHR, IDRC, Health Canada and CIDA – with input from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and Canadian and developing country partners. Inspired by the ongoing legacy of Drs Lucille Teasdale and Piero Corti, its name emphasizes the links we intend this Program to foster: international partnerships and collaboration in support of research and action, and grounding the work where it is most needed – among those most affected by global health challenges.
1) to foster international partnerships and collaboration to promote the generation and effective communication and use of relevant health research (including consideration of environmental, economic, socio-cultural, and public policy factors) in, for and by low and middle income countries (LMICs);
2) to train and support researchers responsive to policy and practice priorities of LMICs relating to or influencing health; and
3) to support active collaboration between researchers and research users (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, civil society organizations, and community members) to address health priorities of LMICs.
Scope and funding:
The Teasdale-Corti Global Health Research Partnership Program will support a suite of activities and funding competitions over a first phase of five years, with initial investments of CA $12.7 million provided by IDRC and CIHR. The program is designed to have the potential for rapid scale-up and expansion, as well extension to a 10-year effort, should additional new resources be made available. Provision will also be made for the entry of new institutional funding or participating partners. Program activities under the initial phase will:
1. Offer competitive grants to international teams composed of Canadian and LMIC researchers and research users for innovative programs combining applied research, knowledge translation and capacity building (Teasdale-Corti Team Grants) (CA $10 million initial round over five years beginning in 2005).
2. Offer competitive training and career awards and opportunities to various levels of researchers early in their career, mid-career professionals, and research user partners involved in collaborative research activities (institutionally linked to the Teasdale-Corti Team Grants or related research initiatives). Examples of possible awards include: scholarships, fellowships, exchanges, Research and /or Mentoring Chairs. (Global Health Leaders Grants) (CA $2 million initial round beginning in 2006 over four years).
3. Liaise with partner organizations and provide seed funding for mechanisms to link the health research-based activities of the Program with complementary health policy and health practice-based activities aimed at increasing the capacity of decision makers to demand, access, and use research to inform policy, programs and practice (Linking Research with Research-Users) (CA $500,000 to be spent over the initial five-year phase).
4. Systematically monitor, evaluate, and share what the Program is learning about the broader questions of capacity building, institutional strengthening, and global research partnerships for development (Learning from the Program) (CA $200,000 to be spent over the initial five-year phase).
Deadline: January 16, 2006 The Global Health Research Initiative invites letters of intent from teams composed of Canadian and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) researchers and research users interested in developing programs to solve pressing health problems in LMICs.
Summary of the Program January 2006