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Patient-centred research, knowledge translation and training opportunities.

CFN Funding and Other Opportunities

CFN Employment Opportunity

Manager, Partnerships

Reporting directly to the Assistant Scientific Director, the Manager of Partnerships will support the operations of the administrative centre located in Kingston, Ontario.

Overall responsibilities will be to develop partnerships, collaborations and secure sponsorships with companies, not-for-profit organizations, governmental bodies and other like-minded organizations to advance CFN’s mission to improve care for older adults living with frailty. Similar to all members of the CFN administrative team, the successful candidate may be asked to assist in any and all activities that the CFN administrative team is responsible for to achieve its mission. 

Applications are due August 20, 2018. Click here for more details.

Current Competitions

SHRF 2018-19 Collaborative Innovation Development Grant Competition

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to co-fund a Collaborative Innovation Development (CID) grant focused on studying innovative ways to imporove care for older adults living with frailty.  CID Grants provide seed funding up to $50,000 for one year to support research ideas that are creative, novel and have the potential to benefit the health of Saskatchewan residents and beyond.

Click here for more details on this CFN/SHRF funding opportunity.

Other competitions

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research -- Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is partnering with the Canadian Space Agency and the Quebec Research Network on Aging to provide a total of $925K for research projects that use baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). To apply, you need to register by August 14.

Results of recent competitions

Catalyst Grant Competition 2017 focused on Medication Optimization

Seven projects were funded under this competition which are intended to  to be the first step in building capacity in the area of improving medication prescribing/deprescribing and overall medicationmanagement in older Canadians living with frailty. This competition was offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Click here for details of the successful projects, and the competition.

Summer Student Awards 2018

Thirteen undergraduate students were funded in the sixth annual cohort of the CFN Summer Student Awards, representing seven disciplines at nine Host Institutions in five provinces. The competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), who provided funding for two students from New Brunswick.

For full details on the 2018 successful candidates and the competition, click here.

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program 2018 

Eleven Fellows were recently funded in the 2018 CFN Fellowship, representing six disciplines at eight host institutions in five provinces. The  CFN Fellowships are for one year, begining September 1, 2018. The competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), who provided funding for two Fellows from New Brunswick.

For full details on the 2018 successful candidates and the competition, click here.

Targeted KT Competition for CFN Network Investigators

Four projects were funded under CFN's first Knowledge Translation Grant competition. Click here to see the projects funded.

This KT competition was designed to advance previously funded CFN research evidence into practice, and was only open to CFN investigators seeking to build upon previously funded CFN research. Projects of up to two (2) years in duration were eligible for funding, with no maximum amount in CFN funding for a single KT proposal, however projects must have demonstrated partnerships with committed cash and/or in-kind contributions from NCE eligible partners valued at a minimum of 100% of the funding requested from CFN.

Decisions/Announcements Pending

Catalyst Grant Competition 2018 focused on Frailty Priorities

Successful projects are expected to be announced in the summer of 2018.

Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition will use the “top ten” Canadian frailty priorities from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the voices of Canadians living with frailty into the agenda.

CFN's Catalyst Grant Program supports scalable research studies including pilot, feasibility and translational studies that investigate novel and innovative approaches/methodologies/technologies.

Click here for details on eligibility, funding and the application process.

2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity

Canadian Frailty Network, in partnership with the CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), and the Canadian Space Agency is funding the 2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity.

Registration fro the competition was due by July 24, 2018, and the application deadline for those who registered is August 21, 2018.

Frailty Matters Innovation Showcase

A centrepiece of the CFN National Conference, the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase will spotlight the best emerging or existing innovative approaches to improving the lives of older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their care.

The CFN FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase is presented in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research -- Institute for Aging (CIHR-IA).

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, selected applicants will have a unique and valuable opportunity to share their work with senior decision makers, other conference attendees and the media on how they are improving the lives of Canadians affected by frailty. The innovations will be unveiled and presented in a showcase format. A smaller group of the top applicants will be chosen to make a special plenary presentation to the conference.  One of this group will be announced from the stage as the 2018 Frailty Innovation of the Year.

For more information, please click here.

Questions

For clarification or more information, please contact:

Research/KT competitions: Dr. Perry Kim, Manager, Research and IP, at research@CFN-nce.ca, or 613-549-6666, x.6208.

Training competitions: training@cfn-nce.ca