2018-19 SHRF-CFN 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.

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Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) will co-fund a CID grant focused on studying innovative ways to improve care for older adults living with frailty.

Proposals for this CID grant must:

  • Focus on older adults living with frailty.
  • Assess frailty using an appropriate published frailty assessment tool (e.g. clinical frailty scale, frailty index) appropriate for the care setting.
  • Directly address at least one of the citizen-identified research priorities established by CFN using the James Lind Alliance process.  Click here for the top ten priorities.
  • Fit within CFN’s strategic priorities. Click here for more information.
  • Include participation of at least one highly qualified personnel trainee.

General Information

CID grants provide seed funding up to $50,000 for one year to support projects that are creative, novel and innovative, and have the potential to benefit the health of Saskatchewan residents and beyond:

  1. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research activities, including activities between researchers and knowledge users outside the academic community.
  2. Innovative research with the potential to benefit the health of Saskatchewan people, including:
        • the development of novel research questions
        • the use or development of novel approaches or methodologies, including knowledge mobilization methodologies
        • the application of existing methods or concepts to novel research questions, in new ways or in new settings.
  3. Scalable research projects (e.g., pilot, feasibility, translational studies) positioning teams for success in obtaining larger, more substantial funding from sources other than SHRF within three years following the initiation of SHRF funding.


Eligibility Check Cut-off

September 20, 2018 (4:30 p.m. CST)

Eligibility Notification

September 27, 2018

Application Deadline

November 15, 2018 (4:30 p.m. CST)

CV Update Deadline

January 8, 2018 (4:30 p.m. CST)

Funding Decisions

February 14, 2019

Funding Start Date

March 1, 2019











Read the full eligibility and application details in the 2018-19 CID grant application package.

You can also watch a webinar held earlier this summer: see the recording here.