TOBACCO USE AND FOOD INSECURITY RESEARCH GRANTS
The Wellness Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Social Development (GNB-DSD) is opening a competition (independently peer-reviewed) to provide funds to support one 18 month grant to research the relationship between " tobacco " use and " food insecurity " in New Brunswick, thus advancing the implementation of New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy. A recent search of PubMed revealed a limited 126 publications since 1977 in this field using the above key words illustrating that the research is quite relevant at this time, not only in New Brunswick but across the globe.
The present Request for Application (RFA) is in the area of Tobacco Control and Food Insecurity. GNB-DSD is continuing to invest in efforts related to tobacco free living and food security. To help inform this work, it is seeking proposals that:
identify and describe the relationship between tobacco use and food insecurity in New Brunswick,
identify the impact of this relationship on the wellness of New Brunswickers,
analyze the overall relationship and
present considerations for further action within the context of New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy in the form of a formal report to the Department.
Priority will be given to those proposals that focus on:
Identifying the relationship between tobacco use and food insecurity among New Brunswickers;
Describing the relationship, as identified, to assist stakeholders in both tobacco control and food security to better understand the association between food insecurity and tobacco use in New Brunswick.
Identifying and describing the impact of this relationship on the wellness, including but not limited to food security, of tobacco users and their families within the context of the New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy.
Identifying and examining the risk factors contributing to food insecurity and the protective factors contributing to food security among current tobacco users in New Brunswick.
Identifying strategies to address the risk factors and enhance the protective factors related to tobacco use and food insecurity in New Brunswick.
Describing the contribution of stakeholders and identifying opportunities to align their efforts and work together in expanding their reach to New Brunswickers being impacted by tobacco use and food insecurity;
Involving New Brunswick stakeholders throughout the research project to inform the research process and the development of an end of grant Knowledge Translation (KT) plan. Stakeholder collaboration and knowledge translation strategies should focus on facilitating partnerships, communication, discussion, and application with diverse, community-based knowledge users to increase the benefit and potential impact of the research findings within New Brunswick.
Presenting recommendations for further collective action on tobacco use and food insecurity in New Brunswick within the context of the New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy.
Applications that bring additional in-kind/financial resources to the project are encouraged.
See related information sources from the GNB.
- Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m., April 16, 2018
- Funding Decisions by: July 1, 2018
- Funding Start Date: August 1, 2018
Application Instructions at a Glance
The checklist below shows the steps an applicant will need to follow to submit an online application to NBHRF for the Grant:
- Complete an updated online Common CV (for the principal investigator (PI) and any co-investigators ;) validated for NBHRF;
- Complete the online application form (including the short abstract and all fields with an asterisk (*) if the required fields are not filled out your application will not be processed for review) and prepare all required attachment documents including a scanned completed signature page;
- Submit online application with all attachments
- Must have research interests in one or more of the following areas: Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Population health promotion, Community Health/Public Health, Nutrition, Sustainable Development, Food Security, Tobacco Control
- Must hold a primary university faculty appointment or equivalent at a New Brunswick University or Institute;
- Applicants may, and are encouraged, to collaborate with any researcher (not necessarily in NB) in order to enhance the expertise required for the application
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or actively pursuing such status.
- fit with the general purpose and requirements of the funding program,
- reflect the mandated initiatives of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Wellness Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Social Development
- can be completed within the specified period
- Grant applications must be completed (including the short abstract and all fields with an asterisk (*) if the required fields are not filled out your application will not be processed for review) & submitted online through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation website.
- No additional documents will be accepted prior to or after submission.
- Completion and submission of a Canadian Common CV validated for NBHRF for the investigator and any co-investigators is required. It must be downloaded from the Common CV website and then uploaded as an attachment to the NBHRF application using the " Choose Files " button on the online application form. Each CV must be uploaded separately.
- The electronic signature page document (obtained by scanning the paper copy after signatures have been obtained) must be uploaded separately as an attachment using the " Choose Files " button on the application form and named “signature page”. There is no need to submit the paper copy of the signature page; the electronic scanned version will be sufficient.
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