CIMVHR Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals - “Validation of a novel method to predict aircrew cockpit accommodation in RCAF aircraft”

Defence Research and Development Canada, is seeking a researcher to perform a validation and comparative analysis of a methodology used by the Canadian Forces Aircrew Selection Centre (CFASC) to screen potential pilots, and determine its relative effectiveness to alternate assessment methods. The objective of this work isto serve the CFASC’s needs for instruments to better inform personnel discussions regarding pilot selection.

 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) has entered into partnership with the Government of Canada to procure Research and Development Services related to the mental, social and physical wellbeing of active military members, Veterans and their families.  CIMVHR is seeking Notices of Interest from qualified researchers or teams to enter into a contract with CIMVHR to produce this Work.

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • One or more senior investigators with an MD or a PhD in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in conducting the type of work specified by the SOW and a substantial history of publication in the research area;
  • Demonstrated experience in research design and analysis appropriate to the scope of work;
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise and recent productivity in anthropometry and multivariate workspace accommodation modeling and analysis;
  • A faculty appointment at one of CIMVHR’s member Universities in Canada (A list of member Universities is available at;
  • Be able to meet project deliverables within stated timelines; 

Please see the accompanying Statement of Work for more details. 

Qualified researchers may submit a notice of interest that includes:

  • A 1 page document listing relevant experience of the principal investigator and team members;
  • A 1-2 page document that outlines the proposed approach and methodology that would be used to conduct the work;
  • The CV of the principal investigator and any coinvestigators proposed;
  • A draft project budget and 1 page budget justification 

Please submit applications by 6 October 2017 to [email protected]


For further information, please contact:

Jocelyne Halladay,

Contracts and Publications Coordinator

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

Queen's University

Phone: 613-533-6000 Xt 74756

[email protected]



Zehner, G.F. and J.A. Hudson  (2002)  Body Size Accommodation in USAF Aircraft.  AFRL-HE-WP-TR-2002-0118.  Human Effectiveness Directorate Crew System Interface Division Wright-Patterson AFT OH 45433-7022. 

Kennedy, K. W. (2001). Anthropometric Accommodation in Aircraft Cockpits: Methodologies for Examination. Retrieved July 25, 2017, from

Bridges, H. (12 April 2006).  Air Force First in World to Change Body Measurement Standards for Pilots.  The Maple Leaf, Vol 9(15), p. 18.

CIMVHR ADVANCED ANALYTICS INITIATIVE - Guidelines for Proposal Document Preparation


The CIMVHR Advanced Analytics Initiative is a program that encourages applications from multi-disciplines to submit project proposals to compete for access to funding, computer resources and expertise available through CIMVHR and IBM Canada¾ researchers interested in applying will include medical resources to accelerate research and improve health of Military, Veterans and/or their families supported by data scientist/computer science experts and architects with skills to combine the medical research with the data analytics and computer science aspects of the proposed project. CIMVHR and IBM are available to discuss the viability of your proposed project prior to completing and submitting the application.

The Initiative funds support priority areas such as, but not limited to,

  •        Precision medicine: medication/treatment selection, order of care, response based treatment
  •        Personalized care: treatment tailored to the individual
  •        Military family challenges: impact of military families’ lifestyle on health and well-being
  •        CIMVHR target population research data challenges: addressing privacy, consolidation, access, and mining for academic led research projects
Deadlines: Round 2 Final Proposal Application must be submitted to Stephanie Belanger on or before Monday Oct 23, 2017 for consideration and evaluation. 

 Application Form

CIMVHR Advanced Analytics Initiative - GUIDELINES