CFN Research and KT Funding Opportunities

Current Competitions

Empowering Indigenous Communities to Improve the Care of Elders Living with Frailty 2020 Grant Competition

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.

Decisions/Announcements Pending

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.

Questions

For clarification or more information, please contact:

Research/KT competitions: Dr. Perry Kim, Assistant Scientific Director, at research@CFN-nce.ca.

Training competitions: training@cfn-nce.ca