Current Funding Opportunities
CFN will soon be issuing a Request for Proposals for implementation or intervention projects focused on the “top ten” Canadian frailty research priorities generated by the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership group.
The purpose of the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership was to identify the research priorities of older Canadians living with frailty, and then to share those priorities with researchers and research funding organisations so that more research is conducted in these areas.
To do this, the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership followed the methods of the James Lind Alliance. It asked Canadians affected by older adults living with frailty – either personally, as a family member or caregiver, or through their work – for their unanswered questions about living with frailty, and care, support and treatment for older adults living with frailty. The responses were then prioritized through a two-stage process.
This competition will use the results from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the voices of Canadians living with frailty into the research agenda. These priorities will also be shared with researchers and research funding organizations in hopes of stimulating more research in these areas.
Check this page over the next months for details on the competition, or follow the Canadian Frailty Network on Twitter @CFN_NCE.
Catalyst Grant Competition focused on Medication Optimization
Successful projects are expected to be announced in March 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.
Targeted KT Competition for CFN Network Investigators
Successful projects are expected to be announced in December, 2017.
This KT competition is 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.
Click here for details on eligibility, funding and the application process.
2017 Summer Student Award Program
CFN’s Summer Student Awards Program provides undergraduate students with an interdisciplinary experience, which will develop a frame of reference for participants in examining care for older Canadians living with frailty. Ten students were selected in the fifth cohort of the Awards Program. Students will receive up to $4,000 from CFN, with matching funds required. To view results, click here.
Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program -- 2017 cohort
The CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program is unique in going beyond traditional academic and clinical training opportunities within disciplines, offering enriched experiential learning based on the concept of interdisciplinary collaboration. Each fellow undertakes personal research and also completes all components of the CFN Interdisciplinary Training Program. Ten Fellows were selected in the fifth cohort of the Fellowship Program. To view results, click here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org