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Call for Grant proposals

  • Subject: [cg] Call for Grant proposals
  • From: "Sharon Gordon" gordonse@one.net
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 10:04:37 -0400

From the Food-News mailing list

Urban Physical Environments and Health
Food Security and Urban Agriculture
Neighbourhoods and Health

Deadline for application :  September 29, 2006

The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives (CUHI), funded by the Canadian
Institute of Health Research (CIHR), facilitates the development of
high-quality, innovative, action-oriented research that investigates the
effects of local physical and social environments on the health of urban
residents.  CUHI is committed to supporting research that privileges
community input and/or whose outcomes have community and policy relevance.
 To help fulfill this mandate, CUHI provides seed grants for pilot projects,
literature reviews, testing of innovative methodologies and partnership
building.   Priority is given to funding activities that will help with the
background preparation and submission of grant proposals to other funding
agencies.  Priority will also be given to applications that are submitted in
partnerships with academics, community agencies and policy-makers.
 Research projects should relate to the topics of interest in this seed
grant call by one or more of CUHI's Research Interest Groups:
1.         Urban Physical Environments and Health
Relationship between environmental quality, exposure to a range of toxins
and/or pathogens and/or potential health effects
Neighbourhood-scale differences in selected aspects of environmental quality
Explorations of the impact of selected policies and/or best practices on
urban environmental quality and by connection, wellness.
2.                               Food Security and Urban Agriculture
 mechanisms to assess neighbourhood-level food security
interventions to improve food security in neighbourhoods
 analysis and evaluation of Canadian food policy at the local, regional, or
national scales
3.         Neighbourhoods and Health.
research that describes, analyzes and investigates the pathways by which the
dynamics of social, economic, service and built environment attributes of
urban neighbourhoods shape health status across the life course.
Seed grant awards are available for projects of up to one year in length.
For more details of the Seed Grant Award and copies of the application
guidelines and forms, please visit us online at http://www.cuhi.utoronto.ca

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