CFN Funding and Other Opportunities

Current Competitions

2019 Summer Student Awards

The CFN Training Program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to extend their learning through the CFN Summer Student Awards Program, an experiential program in partnership with member institutions and partners across the country. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Funding of up to $4,000 each is available, with at least 100% in guaranteed matching funds required from the student’s supervisor. Students from any discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed summer activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty.

Only students who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by the deadline (November 13, 2018 at 12 noon ET) were eligible to submit a full application package (due December 11, 2018).

Click here for more details on this opportunity.

2019 Interdisciplinary Fellowships

The CFN Training Program offers graduate students and working professionals an opportunity to extend their learning through the CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program. This program goes beyond traditional academic and clinical training opportunities by offering enriched experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. In New Brunswick, the competition is presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF).

Fellowship terms for the 2019-20 competition are 12 months. CFN contributes a maximum of 50% of the Fellowship funding and each Fellow must have a confirmed partner that has agreed to provide at least matching funds in cash. All funding is paid as Fellow stipends only.

The Fellowship Competition is open to current graduate students, post-docs & working professionals. Individuals from any discipline are encouraged to apply, so long as their proposed activities align with the strategic priorities of CFN related to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty.

Only students who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by the deadline (November 13, 2018) were eligible to submit a full application package (due December 11, 2018).

Click here for more details on this opportunity.

Results of recent competitions

Catalyst Grant Competition 2018 focused on Frailty Priorities

Twelve projects were funded under this competition Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition used 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 Programs supports scalable research studies including pilot, feasibility and translational studies that investigate novel and innovative approaches/methodologies/technologies.

Click here for details of the successful projects, and the competition.

Catalyst Grant Competition 2017 focused on Medication Optimization

Seven projects were funded under this competition which are intended to  to be the first step in building capacity in the area of improving medication prescribing/deprescribing and overall medication management in older Canadians living with frailty. This competition was offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Click here for details of the successful projects, and the competition.

Summer Student Awards 2018

Thirteen undergraduate students were funded in the sixth annual cohort of the CFN Summer Student Awards, representing seven disciplines at nine Host Institutions in five provinces. The competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), who provided funding for two students from New Brunswick.

For full details on the 2018 successful candidates and the competition, click here.

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program 2018 

Eleven Fellows were recently funded in the 2018 CFN Fellowship, representing six disciplines at eight host institutions in five provinces. The  CFN Fellowships are for one year, begining September 1, 2018. The competition was presented in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), who provided funding for two Fellows from New Brunswick.

For full details on the 2018 successful candidates and the competition, click here.

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.

Decisions/Announcements Pending

SHRF 2018-19 Collaborative Innovation Development Grant Competition

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to co-fund a Collaborative Innovation Development (CID) grant focused on studying innovative ways to imporove care for older adults living with frailty.  CID Grants provide seed funding up to $50,000 for one year to support research ideas that are creative, novel and have the potential to benefit the health of Saskatchewan residents and beyond.

Click here for more details on this CFN/SHRF funding opportunity.

2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity

Canadian Frailty Network, in partnership with the CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), and the Canadian Space Agency is funding the 2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity.

Registration fro the competition was due by July 24, 2018, and the application deadline for those who registered is August 21, 2018.

Questions

For clarification or more information, please contact:

Research/KT competitions: Dr. Perry Kim, Assistant Scientific Director, at research@CFN-nce.ca, or 613-549-6666, x.6208.

Training competitions: training@cfn-nce.ca