IGH Research Teams

IGH is committed to increasing multidisciplinary research in Canada in order to:

  • address the complex intersections of gender, sex, and health
  • derive appropriate solutions to health inequities.

Team grants enable the Institute to expand the infrastructure needed to support this work. To date, IGH has funded teams spanning a variety of foci, including major investments through the following grants:

IGH also supports one of CIHR’s 12 Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Innovation Teams through its partnership in the CBPHC initiative.

Team Grant: Violence, Gender and Health (2011-2016)

In 2011, IGH in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity's HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, funded six teams through the Team Grant: Violence, Gender and Health with a total of $8.5M ($7.65M from IGH and $850K from the HIV/AIDS Research Initiative). The primary objective of this strategic initiative is to support expert teams composed of researchers and knowledge users to conduct research on violence, gender, and health.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • support multi-disciplinary research (and, where appropriate, the development of programs and interventions) related to violence, gender, and health;
  • build capacity in violence, gender, and health research by supporting teams that actively engage established researchers, new investigators (and researchers new to the topic), trainees, and knowledge users; and
  • foster and support the ethical translation and exchange of knowledge about violence, gender, and health with researchers and knowledge users.

Further information about these competition results can be found in the CIHR Funded Research Database.

Teams

  • A Two-Pronged Service and Community Mobilization Intervention to Reduce Gender-Based Violence and HIV Vulnerability in Rural South Africa

Emerging Team Grant Program: New Perspectives on Gender, Sex and Health Research (2008-2012)

In 2008 IGH funded five teams through the Emerging Team Grant Program: New Perspectives on Gender, Sex and Health Research. These teams were tasked with generating new knowledge, training and mentoring researchers, building research capacity, and developing strategies for knowledge translation and exchange.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity were to:

  • Address scientific questions/problems related to gender, sex and/or their inter-relationships as they affect the health of men and women, boys and girls.
  • Address knowledge translation questions/problems related to gender, sex and/or their inter-relationships as they affect the health of men and women, boys and girls.

Teams

CIHR Community-based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Innovation Team Grant

The CBPHC Innovation Teams are the first component of the Community-based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) initiative, which is co-led by the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research and Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) with the support of a number of partners, including the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.  The 12 CBPHC Innovation Teams will work across provincial, territorial, and national jurisdictions to develop innovative solutions to improve the delivery of primary health care. The researchers will tackle pressing challenges such as chronic disease prevention and management, and access issues for vulnerable populations.

Through its partnership in the CBPHC Innovation Team Grant, IGH supports the following team:

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