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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

Current Opportunities

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to announce a Catalyst Grant Competition focused on Medication Optimization in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

About the competition
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. As with all CFN funded projects, studies must focus on older Canadians living with frailty and/or their families and caregivers.

Click here for further details on eligibility, funding, and how to apply.

Decisions Pending

Targeted KT Competition for CFN Network Investigators

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.

Only those projects that submitted an Intent to Apply by the deadline of July 24th were eligible to submit a full application. Full application packages are due Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 5 pm ET. Successful projects will be announced in December of 2017. For more information about the competition, click here.

Recent Competitions

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 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. CFN's fifth competition was recently held. Successful applicants have been advised and will be announced shortly. Click here to learn more about the 2017 competition.


For clarification or more information, please contact:

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

Training competitions: