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We facilitate evidence-based research, knowledge sharing and clinical practices that improve healthcare outcomes for older Canadians living with frailty, their families and caregivers.

Abstracts, Papers, Grants, Fellowships, Mitacs


CFN Research Funding

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).

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.

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

Poster and Abstract Deadlines

Latebreaker Abstracts due September 18, 2017 for Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Conference – Evidence for Action in an Aging World. Conference: October 19-21, 2017 – Winnipeg.

Abstracts due September 22, 2017 for  9th Canadian Conference on Dementia. Conference: November 2-4, 2017 – Toronto.

Abstracts due September 29, 2017 for Walk with Me: Changing the culture of aging in Canada conference co-hosted by Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute in Aging (RIA) and the CapitalCare Foundation. Conference: March 5-6, 2018 – Niagara Falls.

Abstracts and submissions due October 13, 2017 for Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference. Conference: May 3-6, 2018 – Halifax.

Abstracts due October 20, 2017 for Canadian Geriatrics Society – Advances in Care: From the Individual to the Technology. Conference:  April 19-21, 2018 – Montreal.

Abstracts due October 27, 2017 for CADTH Symposium. Conference: April 15-17, 2018 – Halifax.

Abstracts due November 1, 2017 for  Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) National Conference.  Conference: June 20-23, 2018 – Vancouver.

Abstracts due November 19, 2017 for International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2018). Conference: March 1-3, 2018 – Miami.

Abstracts due December 1, 2017 for International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference. Conference: August 8-10, 2018 – Toronto.

Abstracts due December 1, 2017 for Canadian Critical Care Conference. Conference: February 5-8, 2018 – Whistler.

Abstracts due December 21, 2017 for Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Conference. Conference: June 18-20, 2018 – Ottawa.

Call for Papers

Evidence & Policy special issue: Networks in Evidence, Policy and Practice. Deadline: October 1, 2017. Submission details: …

Canadian Journal on Aging special issue: Issues of Aging in Indigenous Populations. Deadline: December 29, 2017. Submission details:

Funding Opportunities

CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network - Programmatic Grants. Application Deadlines: Letter of Intent – September 26, 2017; Full Application – November 28, 2017. Click here for more information.

Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) Industry Innovation Partnership Program (I2P2).  Application Deadlines: Expression of Intent – October 16, 2017; Full Application – November 18, 2017. Click here for more information.  Companies are invited to apply to trial their matured products or solutions with leading senior care organizations. Successful applicants will be partnered with one or more organizations and their pilot project receives matching-fund support. This program is intended to accelerate the evaluation and adoption of innovative products and services that address the needs of aging adults. 

CIHR SPOR Collaboration Grants.  Application Deadline: November 14, 2017. For more information, please click here.    

NIH National Institute on Aging. Click here to see the full list of the funding opportunities that are currently available.

Opportunity for Early Career Investigators

CIHR has launched an Observer program for early career investigators (ECIs) to participate as observers in the peer review process of the Project Grant: Fall 2017 competition. Selected ECIs will observe one of the 53 committee meetings taking place in Ottawa November 15 to December 14, 2017. To be eligible, the ECI must be within 60 months of their first academic appointment, as of June 13, 2017. Other conditions apply. Click here for more details. To express your interest in participating, e-mail by Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Mitacs Opportunities

Interns wanted: Proposed projects that have yet to be funded are referred to as “open projects.” If you are interested in participating as an intern for an open project, meet the eligibility terms and have your academic supervisor’s support, visit the Mitacs website posting to browse the open projects.

Globalink Research Awards: Fund research collaborations between senior undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas. Great  opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to do research projects abroad – Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Tunisia! Applications due November 6th. Click here to learn more.

Science Policy Fellowships: Fellowships are offered in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Mitacs’ university partners, and host offices from the Governments of Canada and British Columbia. The fellowship provides a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Governments submit policy projects by November 8th, which are then posted on the Mitacs website. Potential fellows (postdocs or Canadian faculty members) select a project and submit an application. The Fellow application process is expected to open in November; click here for more information.