Congratulations to our 2022 KD&T Award winners!
Our doctoral students Alanna Shwed, Kaela Cranston, & Megan MacPherson were highly rated by the participants of the inaugural brief reviews course and will each receive funding for an open access publication for their research.
Centre for Health Behaviour Change KD&T Award Application
The Centre for Health Behaviour Change (CHBC) 2023 Knowledge Dissemination and Translation Awards consists of two separate competitions open to CHBC-affiliated trainees. These competitions aim to build capacity within the Centre for Health Behaviour Change for trainees to develop valuable research dissemination and knowledge translation skills.
The 2023 awards will fund:
- Open Access Publication: The successful applicant(s) will be awarded up to $1500 Canadian to publish their manuscript in an open access journal with article processing fees paid by the Centre for Health Behaviour Change (see pages 3-5 for application form).
- Knowledge Translation Activities: The successful applicant(s) will be awarded up to $5000 Canadian to conduct a knowledge translation activity/event/series promoting research of the Centre at large made possible by the Centre for Health Behaviour Change, and promote inter-laboratory research collaborations (see pages 6-8 for application form).
Please download the application form HERE for further details about how to apply.
Any questions can be directed to to Dr. Mary Jung.
The purpose of the Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Translation Awards are to:
- Build capacity for Centre for Health Behaviour Change affiliated trainees with practice and opportunity to apply for funding as a principal applicant
- Offer experience relevant to support future academic competitions
- Provide realistic scenario and associated content for opportunities in mentorship on adjudication
- Provide funding for research activities in open access publishing and knowledge translation activities
- Promote the Centre for Health Behaviour Change to key stakeholders, the public, and the broader academic community
- The open access publication challenge will fund two, $1,500 awards to contribute to Article Processing Fees for the purposes of open access manuscript publication.
- The knowledge translation challenge will fund one project to a maximum of $5k to dedicate on a knowledge translation project promoting the Centre for Health Behaviour Change.
- Funds may not be used for conference travel, or salaries/stipends for Centre for Health Behaviour Change trainees named on the application.
- Funds must be used within 1 year of prize award date.
- For both competitions, primary applicants must be a Centre for Health Behaviour Change affiliated trainee. This includes undergraduate, MSc, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, and Research Associate trainees, whose primary appointment is with the ABC, DPRG, or SCI Action Canada labs.
- Co-applicants and co-primary applicants may be non-affiliates of the Centre for Health Behaviour Change but should have a demonstrated rationale for inclusion (as an example, stakeholders from a community partnership).
- Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both competitions.
- Applicants may only submit one application for EACH competition as a primary applicant, but may be on additional applications as a co-applicant.
Application Evaluation Criteria:
Applications will be evaluated based on the following:
- The strength, appropriateness and feasibility of the research plan and timeline
- The significance, impact, and originality of the work
- Training stage and experience level of the principal applicant, with equity of opportunities as a guiding principle
- Alignment of the proposal with the Centre for Health Behaviour Change’s Mission & Objectives
- Ability of the proposed work to promote and provide visibility of the Centre for Health Behaviour Change to key stakeholders, the public, and the broader academic community.
- Submit a separate application for each competition (i.e. those applying for both OA publication AND knowledge translation competition must submit two separate applications).
- Funding decisions will be adjudicated, using an established rubric, by the Centre for Health Behaviour Change Executive. Final approval comes from the Director of the Centre for Health Behaviour Change pending budgetary approvals.
- A final report or documentation of end-product is due one year from the award date to the Centre Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be displayed in formal Centre reports and on our social media.
- Award recipients must acknowledge funding support from the Centre for Health Behaviour Change on any publications or presentations resulting from the award.
- Projects must align with the Centre for Health Behaviour Change mission and objectives:
Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with chronic conditions through research that applies the science of behaviour change. Our team is guided by a fundamental commitment to knowledge translation and the ongoing and meaningful engagement of research users throughout the entire research process. Our research approach is driven by partnership between scientists and stakeholders, with partnership being at the heart of all of our research activities.
Our objectives are:
- To design, implement, and evaluate exercise, diet, mental health and well-being, and smoking behaviour change interventions.
- To develop quality, evidence-based methods for community-engaged, integrated knowledge translation research across populations.
- To work with stakeholders to:
- Translate our interventions, knowledge products and tools
- Evaluate the uptake and implementation of these products in the real world
Competition Opens: December 15, 2022
Competition Deadline: February 1, 2023
Results Announced: March 1, 2023