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The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher – knowledge user collaboration for Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) in the area of mental health and addictions.

The Paula Goering Award was first launched in 2012 and is offered bi-annually (every two years). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 call was postponed. This is the fifth call for applications.

Award details

Eligibility criteria

  • Project is completed or close to completion.
  • At least one partner in the project is based in Ontario.
  • The project is based on IKT principles and values aligned with the CIHR definition.

Principal adjudication criteria

  • Project demonstrates components of IKT.
  • Project has mental health and/or addictions focus.
  • Project approach shows innovation, creativity.
  • There is diverse stakeholder involvement, including persons with lived experience.
  • Value to people experiencing mental health and/or addictions problems and the people and services that support them is demonstrated.

Award information

  • Total funds available: $2000
  • An opportunity for the successful partnership(s) to present their project.


Application submission deadline: May 15, 2022

Award recipient notified: by July 2022

Review Committee includes representation from research, knowledge user and policy communities.

For more information about the call and to apply, visit:

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