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Springboard Grants Program - Early Career Researcher Competition

Changes to the Sepsis Canada/CFN Early Career Researcher Funding Stream!
Please note that this funding stream will consider funding of the intersection of rehabilitation, sepsis and frailty and can include observational studies on this population, surveys, health services research, knowledge synthesis, or innovative approaches to improving clinical trial design and outcome measurements. Please see updated Project Guidelines below.

Canadian Frailty Network (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. See below for additional details and important dates.

  • AGE-WELL is a unique Canadian network that brings everyone together to develop technologies and services for healthy aging. We’re also training the next generation of innovators in this field and making Canada a world leader in technologies that help aging populations everywhere.
  • Perley Health is a unique and innovative community of care that empowers Seniors and Veterans to live life to the fullest. We are also a centre for research, education, and clinical innovation and our Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care™ conducts and shares the practical research needed to improve care. The Centre of Excellence provides opportunities for the next generation of researchers in the field of aging.
  • Sepsis Canada is a single nationally coordinated network committed to supporting research and innovation that reduces the burden of sepsis for all Canadians. Specifically, Sepsis Canada is committed to understanding the causes of sepsis, improving the prevention, detection and management of sepsis, advancing rehabilitation from this disease and building capacity within the current and next generation of sepsis researchers.

The full program guidelines can be viewed here.

Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022 by 4pm ET

Closed Competitions

Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network / Sepsis Canada Intercenter Structuring Initiative

Sepsis Canada and the Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network (CMDO) have partnered to fund an Intercenter Structuring Initiative for the period of 2022 - 2023. The objective of the CMDO/Sepsis Canada common initiative is to advance knowledge in biomedical, clinical, population health, or health systems research to address common determinants (e.g., inflammation, infection, microbiome, metabolic) in the pathogenesis, prevention, detection, management, or rehabilitation from cardiometabolic diseases, diabetes or obesity AND sepsis. This competition allows researchers who are regular members of both entities to propose intercenter collaborative projects, with the requirement for one (1) CMDO member from the province of Quebec and one (1) Sepsis Canada member based within Canada. One (1) research project relevant to these themes will be funded based on the evaluation criteria outlined in the program guidelines. Eligible projects could also involve additional international research centers.

One (1) project of excellent scientific quality that demonstrates a structuring effect for research within the networks will be funded up to $40,000 for one year (12 months) ($20,000 provided by CMDO / $20,000 provided by Sepsis Canada).

The full program guidelines can be viewed here.

Deadline: CLOSED