CFN Research and KT Funding Opportunities
Request for Proposals: AVOID Frailty Regional Centres for Healthy Aging Grants Competition
The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund at least three Regional Centres for Healthy Aging (RCHA) in spreading the implementation of CFN’s AVOID Frailty Program – a community-driven health intervention that aims to enable uptake and maintenance of healthy behaviours among older adults.
Request for Proposals: Frailty and COVID-19 – CLOSED
The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund proposals aimed at investigating the interaction between frailty and COVID-19. Older adults living with frailty are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. As a result, CFN is looking for health, social or policy research studies that investigate determinants of increased susceptibility, and solutions to mitigate or prevent the differential risk to COVID-19. Click here for specific proposal details.
Empowering Indigenous Communities to Improve the Care of Elders Living with Frailty 2020 Grant Competition–CLOSED
The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for, and support elders to remain in their home or communities. CFN will only fund proposals that are co-created/co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members. Proposals must focus on the scale or spread of a prior health and/or social care initiatives shown to be effective in a smaller context. Click here for more details.
SHRF 2018-19 Collaborative Innovation Development Grant Competition
Canadian Frailty Network partnered with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to co-fund a Collaborative Innovation Development (CID) grant focused on studying innovative ways to improve care for older adults living with frailty. Unfortunately there were no eligible applications submitted. 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.
Results of recent competitions
Knowledge Translation Competition 2019 Designed to Bridge the Gap Between Evidence and Practice
Five projects were funded under this competition, which identified two priorities: 1). Enhancing integrated models of care to improve frailty outcomes and 2). Strategies for improving functional outcomes in older adults living with frailty and/or their caregivers. This competition was offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) – click here for details of the successful projects, and the competition.
Catalyst Grant Competition 2018 focused on Frailty Priorities
12 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 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.
For clarification or more information, please contact:
Research/KT competitions: Dr. Perry Kim, Assistant Scientific Director, at research@CFN-nce.ca.
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