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  • Sidewalk Toronto – Small Grant Program

    Sidewalk Toronto – Small Grant Program

    Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs recently launched to support the work on the Sidewalk Toronto project.

    Toronto and Sidewalk Labs in partnership with the Toronto Foundation are providing small research grants to support and enrich the creation of their Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for Sidewalk Toronto.

    Sidewalk Toronto is a project by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs to create a plan for a new kind of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront.

    In total there are 24 research topics for which we are seeking proposals, ranging from exploring emerging technologies for aging-at-home to housing innovation models.

    To apply for a grant, applicants must be a faculty member with a post-secondary institution in Ontario and work with at least one graduate student who will assist in completing the research assignment. Funding will be available to support research expenses and student stipends, but not faculty salaries.

    Interested researchers should submit a proposal via email to research@sidewalktoronto.ca no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on August 24, 2018. Winners will be notified no later than September 10, 2018.

    The attached program description offers more details on the research topics, deliverables, rights and responsibilities, evaluation and administration, etc.

    Additional information can be found at:

  • Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

    Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

    Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce that a new round of Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) is now open.

    The GAPP funds public-private research collaborations focused on developing genomics-derived technologies that address opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits or other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and tools. The program provides a unique opportunity for Receptor organizations to collaborate with an ’omics researcher, and to leverage their R&D investments with public funding.

    Key Program Highlights:

    Budget: $300K – $6M (total)
    Co-funding: 1/3 Genome Canada (max), 1/3 Receptor (min), 1/3 Other
    Award duration: 1 – 3 years
    Stage: Downstream R&D/validation/pilot
    Funding recipient: Genome Canada award to academic partner only

    To Apply:

    Please contact Shobha Ramsubir, Senior Manager, Business Development & Research, to initiate your application and to obtain the application form – applicants are encouraged to do this well ahead of the intake dates. Applications are due to Ontario Genomics on Aug 20th, 2018 at 9 am.

    NEW! Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases: Clinical Implementation Projects

    Genome Canada has launched a national initiative for the clinical implementation of precision health, focusing on a rare disease pilot program as a foundational step. In order to initiate this ambitious program, Genome Canada is encouraging the submission of projects to the Genomic GAPP. Please contact us for more information or see link below.

    Learn More:

    Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)
    Previously Funded GAPP Projects
    Additional Funding Opportunities
    Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases: Clinical Implementation Projects

  • CIHR Funding Opportunities

    CIHR Funding Opportunities

    CIHR announced the following funding opportunities through the Institute of Health Service and Policy Research and Institute of Population and Public Heath.

    Transitions in Care

    Understanding the health impact of inactivity

    The Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity funding opportunity is the first component under the CIHR Transitions in Care Initiative aimed at improving the health and wellness of Canadians by supporting research that informs the health system to optimize the outcomes of patients experiencing transitions in care. Read more…

    Application Deadline: August 21, 2018
    Anticipated Notice of Decision: December 11, 2018
    Anticipated funding start date: December 1, 2018

    Best and Wise Practices

    The focus of the Best and Wise Practices Grants is to support groups of researchers and knowledge users to identify best and wise practices in two (2) or more of the identified TiC focus areas. The grants will also provide support to groups that require additional evidence gathering and/or the building of relevant relationships and partnerships to address challenges, gaps and/or barriers related to improving care transitions and mitigating negative patient outcomes resulting from poor transitions. Read more…

    Anticipated timelines:
    Application Deadline: October 10, 2018
    Anticipated Notice of Decision: February 28, 2019
    Funding Start Date: March 1, 2019


    Under the Transitions in Care (TiC) multi-Institute strategic initiative, CIHR has designed a new funding opportunity to address improved health and wellness by transforming health systems for optimized outcomes for individuals experiencing transitions in care. The Team Grants are component 4 under the CIHR TiC multi-Institute initiative.

    The TiC Team Grants will offer pragmatic solutions to problems associated with transitions in care from a clinical, health care or health system perspective. The funding opportunity will use a partnerships approach where multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research teams will identify ways to develop, implement, evaluate and/or scale and spread evidence into practice to optimize transitions in care outcomes within two or more of the TiC primary focus areas.

    The Team Grants will require partnership with the health system. In addition, projects integrating eHealth innovation will also require a health technology partner.

    The total CIHR amount that will be available for this funding opportunity is $9.6M, enough to fund approximately ten (10) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. Applicants will be required to secure, by the application deadline, partnership contributions equivalent to a minimum of 30% of the total grant amount requested. Of that partnered amount, a minimum of half (i.e., 15%) of the amount must be a cash contribution.

    Anticipated timelines:
    Program Launch: Summer 2018
    Application Deadline: Fall 2018
    Notice of Decision: Winter 2019
    Funding Start Date: Winter 2019

    Applicant webinar: September 4, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT, to register click here

    ICS Travel Awards

    IHSPR will provide funding for Trainees (master’s and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows) and New Investigators for applications requesting support to travel to national and international meetings, conferences or symposia to present research that is determined to be relevant to the following strategic research area

    •  Healthy aging in the community
    • Innovations in healthcare financing and funding (including international comparisons)
    • eHealth Innovations
    • Learning health systems

    Read more…

    Application deadline: August 23, 2018
    Anticipated notice of decision: November 6, 2018
    Anticipated funding per award: $1,500
    Anticipated funding start date: October 1, 2018

    ICS Planning & Dissemination Grants

    CIHR-IHSPR will provide funding for applications for dissemination activities that are determined to be relevant to the following strategic research areas:

    • Healthy aging in the community
    • Innovations in healthcare financing and funding (including international comparisons)
    • eHealth Innovations
    • Learning health systems

    Read more…

    Anticipated launch date: July 31, 2018
    Application deadline: September 11, 2018
    Anticipated notice of decision: November 29, 2018
    Anticipated funding per award: $10,000
    Anticipated funding start date: December 1, 2018

    Operating Grant: Evaluation of Interventions to Address the Opioid Crisis

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has recently launched a funding opportunity for new opioid-related intervention evaluations.

    The Operating Grant: Evaluation of Interventions to Address the Opioid Crisis will provide rapid information on the effectiveness of interventions and practices put in place to address the most urgent elements of the opioid crisis. The interventions and practices must be relevant to one or more pillars of the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS) (i.e. prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement).

    More details

    To facilitate the linkage between knowledge users and researchers, CIHR has established a tool whereby knowledge users and researchers may signal their interest in this opportunity. Note that the use of the tool is not required for participation in this funding opportunity. If you would like to use this tool, please complete the following short survey.

    CIHR will also be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will focus on a review of the funding opportunity and questions from participants. Register for the webinar.