Call for Expression of Interest- response deadline: April 30, 2013
The Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to launch a call for expressions of interest through their partnership, TRAM, for an upcoming research network. This will involve bringing together Canada’s youth mental health communities to collectively build one unique pan-Canadian research-to-practice network.
Through research and implementation of transformative intervention approaches, the Network will catalyze fundamental change in youth and adolescent mental health care in Canada. In five years, new approaches, proven in at least one setting, will begin to substantially increase the number of 11 to 25-year olds who are identified as in need of services and who will receive quality, timely and appropriate care.
To build a network capable of achieving such ambitious goals, TRAM is creating a unique three-phase network development process, in which the funders (CIHR and GBF) and a Selection Panel along with the Selection Panel Lead, will work hand-in-hand with stakeholders from across the mental health community over the next year to iteratively build a small number of network proposals (of which one will ultimately be funded).
In Phase I, the intent is to identify the key groups, resources and ideas which may be important components of a pan-Canadian network. In Phase I, submissions will be accepted from both nascent pan-Canadian research-to-practice networks and teams that could become a part of a full pan-Canadian network. The intent is to ensure that great ideas and teams all have a chance to participate in the Network development process, even if they are not yet integrated into a pan-Canadian network. In Phase I, participants are applying to partake in a network development process, not for traditional grant funding.