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Technology and health care for the elderly medical research studies

Patient-centred research, knowledge translation and training opportunities.

Current Funding Opportunities

Open Competitions

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 and details on applying, please click here.

Currently, there are no open competitions. Please follow us on Twitter (@CFN_NCE) for notiification of new competitions.

Decisions/Announcements Pending

Summer Student Awards 2018

CFN welcomes applications from eligible undergraduate students for its 2018 Summer Student Awards.

The competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). Up to two students from New Brunswick (NB) will be selected to participate.

Full Application Deadline: Monday, February 12 by 12 noon ET (if Intent to Apply previously submitted by deadline and CFN file number received)

For full details on the competition, please click here.

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program 2018 

Individuals from any discipline are encouraged to apply to the 2018 CFN Fellowship cohort for one-year fellowships begining September 1, 2018. The number of fellowships will be determined by the quality of the applicants and the number of applicants received per fellowship level.

Funding is provided at three levels: Master's student, PhD student, Postdoctoral or working professional.CFN will contribute a maximum of 50% of the Fellowship funding and applicants must confirm within their application a partner that has agreed to provide at least matching funds in cash.

In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Application Package Deadline: Thursday, February 15 by 12 noon ET (if Intent to Apply previously submitted by deadline and CFN file number received)

For full details on the competition, please click here.

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.

Catalyst Grant Competition 2017 focused on Medication Optimization

Successful projects are expected to be announced in April 2018.

Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), this competition will fund innovative research proposals that address the ongoing concern of polypharmacy and related medication issues in older Canadians living with frailty. The projects funded are intended to be the first step in improving medication prescribing/deprescribing and overall medication management in older Canadians living with frailty.

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.

Recent Competitions

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.

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