The overall goal of this funding opportunity is to understand the current landscape of STBBI research in Canada, and to build capacity and spur innovation in this field, with a specific focus on STBBI of public health relevance which have not previously received dedicated strategic investment by CIHR.
With this goal in mind, the specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
- Enable STBBI researchers to generate preliminary observations, data or knowledge necessary to pursue longer-term funding in STBBI research;
- Support original, high quality STBBI projects and provide researchers the opportunity to pursue high risk health research questions which have the potential to generate novel, innovative and high impact results; and
- Stimulate new partnerships between STBBI researchers and experts in Canada, and promote cross-disciplinary research collaborations.