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News: Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in the Research Design and Grant Development Phase

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Posted on September 10, 2018

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News: Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in the Research Design and Grant Development Phase

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The purpose of the Patient and Public Engagement Funding Award is to encourage and provide support for Manitoban health researchers, students, and community organizations to actively and meaningfully involve patients and the public in the early stages of their research project ―  specifically in research priority-setting, design, and grant development.

The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is the Manitoba SUPPORT Unit for the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). A critical element of patient-oriented research, as it is defined by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is the active and meaningful involvement of patients and the public as partners in health research. At CHI, we define patient and public engagement in health research as:

People with lived experience of a health issue, informal caregivers, families, friends and communities having a say in decision-making about the research process ― including research priorities, questions, outcome measures, design, methodology, data collection approaches, interpreting findings, and dissemination methods.

Evidence has demonstrated the importance of patient and public engagement in the early stages of priority-setting, research design and grant development, to ensure that:

  • The research question is relevant to the needs and experiences of those living with the health issue being investigated;
  • Relevant outcomes and outcome measures are being addressed by the proposed research;
  • Data collection instruments reflect issues patients and the public want to see addressed;
  • Issues pertaining to participant recruitment, information provided to participants, and consent procedures are well thought through; and
  • Consideration is given to the level and extent of patient and public engagement in the study, assuming it is successfully funded.

In order to help facilitate and support Manitoban health researchers, students, and community organizations in engaging patients and the public in the early stages of their research, the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, in partnership with the Manitoba SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (MPN) will be offering 10 funding awards of $2,000 each.

Application Deadline is Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST. Please forward completed applications (as PDFs) to CHIPartners@umanitoba.ca.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than November 30, 2018.

If you are successful in the grant application process and the funds are to be administered by the University of Manitoba and require a research FOP, the Office of Research Services will require the following to be submitted to resmedgrants@umanitoba.ca: the submitted application, award letter, ethics approval (if applicable), and a Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF). For further information about this process, please contact researchgrants@umanitoba.ca.

Download the application form from the file list below.

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