CFN Research and KT Funding Opportunities

Current Competitions

Request for Proposals: Springboard Grants Program – Early Career Researcher Competition

CFN is pleased to announce that it has partnered with AGE-WELL, Perley Health and Sepsis Canada to co-fund early career researchers (ECRs) in Canada. This competition will help ECRs build skills, knowledge and allow them to develop early stage research programs such that they are competitive for future larger funding competitions. Click here to find out further details on the competition.

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.

Results of recent competitions

Frailty and COVID-19

Three projects were funded, 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 looked for health, social or policy research studies that investigated determinants of increased susceptibility, and solutions to mitigate or prevent the differential risk to COVID-19. Click here for details of the successful projects and the competition.

Empowering Indigenous Communities to Improve the Care of Elders Living with Frailty

Five projects were funded under this competition, which intended to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for and support their elders to remain in their home or communities. Only proposals that were co-created/co-designed in close partnership with Indigenous community members could be funded. Proposals were also required to focus on the scale or spread of a prior health and/or social care initiative shown to be effective in a smaller context. 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

Training competitions: