There is $600,000 available in 2018—19 to cover all streams of activity.
We anticipate that up to six applicants will receive funding as part of this call for applications in the following streams:
- Program of Research Support : You can request up to $250,000 for a program of research grant from CMHC. You must provide a minimum of 25% (cash and/or in-kind contributions) of the total amount requested. Grants can be distributed over two years.
- Research Project Support: You can request up to $100,000 for an individual research project grant from CMHC. You must provide a minimum of 25% (cash and/or in-kind contributions
- Planning Activity Support: You can request up to $50,000 from CMHC. You must provide a minimum of 25% (cash and/or in-kind contributions) of the total amount requested.
CMHC’s contribution to the amount available for this initiative is subject to availability of funds. These funds are determined by an annual vote by parliamentary appropriations and the conditions that may be attached to them.
Duration: Funds must be used within 2 years of release.
The types of in-kind contributions that are recognized and considered eligible are:
- access to unique databases/software
- professional, analytical, or other services
- employee salaries (i.e. the salary o an employee not listed on the application form)
- use of facilities
- materials and technology
Non-Eligible In-Kind Contributions: Funding should not be used to fund ongoing salary support.
Uses for Funding:
A) Research Project and Program of Research
Support may include, but is not limited to the following: · Funding to carry out research projects. This can include literature reviews, environment scans, international scans, surveys, interviews, data analysis, profiles and case studies. It can also be used to support hiring of consultant to conduct this work. · Bring research findings into action (dissemination activities).
B) Planning activities
Funding may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Activities that assist potential teams. This can include knowledge-users and other stakeholders working together to identify research questions. Alternatively, emerging issues and priorities that could form the basis of a grant application.
- Stakeholder consultations that include citizen engagement activities. This can be in regard to needs, gaps and opportunities in the housing research landscape. It can relate to priority policy issues and/or priority research questions where common understanding is lacking or requires further development.
- Initial planning and discussion of a research project among potential team members. This can assess the viability of the project and the partnership.
- Conducting an environmental scan or preliminary synthesis of relevant literature, activities or programs.
- Early-stage planning to determine possible commercial viability of a discovery.
- Hiring a consultant to prepare research applications for groups that don’t have the capacity to do so on their own.
- Opportunities for knowledge exchange involving stakeholder linkages. This can inform practice, and/or policy that could potentially lead to an application to a funding opportunity.
- Gatherings of stakeholders where the main objective is to facilitate regional/national and/or international collaboration from a variety of backgrounds. This can be building new and existing multi-sectored partnerships that include a significant number of participants from outside the conventional community. It can also be consensus meetings, networking and partnership development events interested in applying to a funding opportunity.
Note: All travel-related costs must comply with Treasury Board Travel Directive and applicants must select the most economical means of travel when booking transportation, accommodations and meeting facilities.