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2017 Knowledge Translation Grants

Targeted KT Competition for CFN Network Investigators

This competition is now closed.

This KT competition is designed to advance previously funded CFN research evidence into practice, thereby ultimately strengthening Canada's health and social care systems and improving care of Canadians living with frailty.


This KT competition was only open to CFN investigators seeking to build upon previously funded CFN research. Submitted KT proposals must expand upon end-of-grant KT activities previously identified in the CFN funded research project and should not overlap the end-of-grant KT activities already identified in the previously funded CFN project.

Applicants can request funding for implementation projects that include partnerships and collaborations aligning with CFN’s knowledge translation priorities.  CFN will fund projects with multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams for up to two (2) years in duration.

Projects must meaningfully engage multi-sectoral, multi-institutional  and multidiscplinary researchers, as well as partners, industry, patients and their family/friend caregivers, and other stakeholders. There are also specific requirements regarding the development of highly qualified personnel (HQP). 


The CAT Grant Program will fund projects with multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams for up to 16 months, at a maximum budget of $100,000. 

Proposals must include partners who have committed cash and/or eligible in-kind contributions from NCE-eligible partners on a 1:1 basis, at a minimum. That means that the project must bring eligible contributions valued at at least 100% of the funding requested from CFN (e.g. if $100,000 funding is requested from CFN, a project must have at least $100,000 in confirmed eligible contributions). 

CFN will invest a maximum of $650,000 in this competition. This is in addition to funds from the NBHRF for work conducted in New Brunswick (see below for additional details). Please note: CFN may shortly enter into additional collaborations/partnerships that may expand the total budget for this competition and research priority areas.   All interested applicants should regularly check the CFN website for updates.


Only those projects that submit an Intent to Apply will be eligible to later submit for consideration a full application package. The Intent to Apply must be submitted via email to by Monday July 24, 2017 at 5 pm ET.

Please note: After submission of the Intent to Apply, no additional Principal Investigators or Co-Investigators may be added to the project.

Full Application packages must be submitted by Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 5 pm ET, using Forum, CFN's online application and reporting system.

Application process

Please note: The application process has changed from previous CFN competitions. Please review the Application Instructions carefully before submitting your Intent to Apply and full Application Package.

Eligibility and requirements are outlined in the Program Guidelines.

The full Application Package consists of:

  1. Project Team Information (completed Excel document to be uploaded onto Forum) -- coming soon
  2. Application Form (FOR REFERENCE ONLY; application must be completed online using Forum)
  3. Partner Letter(s) (PDF document to be uploaded onto Forum)
  4. Principal Investigator CV(s) (CCCV to be uploaded onto Forum)
  5. CV(s)/Resume(s) for Other Project Team Member(s) (CCV or PDF documents to be uploaded onto Forum)
  6. Budget – for each Principal Investigator (completed Excel document to be uploaded onto Forum) -- coming soon
  7. Required Signatures – for each Principal Investigator (PDF document to be uploaded onto Forum) -- coming soon

Further information

Address your questions and information requests to CFN at