AGE-WELL 2018 Strategic Investment Program Accelerator Funding




Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator Funding


AGE-WELL’s SIP Accelerator funding program supports innovative post-discovery projects focused on the commercialization and/or knowledge mobilization of solutions (e.g. technologies, services or policies) aligned with AGE-WELL’s mission and vision.

The program provides:

  • financial support;
  • training opportunities; and
  • strategic mentorship.

AGE-WELL is dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. The aim is to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through technologies and services that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation.


The competition is open to researchers based at Canadian institutions working in the field of technology and aging.

Investigators will be expected to include partner organizations in their projects, including as part of any knowledge dissemination or commercialization planning. Such organizations should be described in the application. For reporting purposes, all partnership activities and contributions (cash and in-kind) should be quantified in the application. The quality and level of support will be explicitly rated and those with stronger contributions will be given priority. Cash contributions committed through letters of support will be requested from partners by either AGE-WELL or the project lead’s home institution.

Maximum Project Value

$40,000 - The program will also provide strategic mentorship and training opportunities from the AGE-WELL network and its partners in addition to financial support.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

12 months


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

PI to submit copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

PI to submit application through AGE-WELL’s Forum Research Portal.

For more information on the program, eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the AGE-WELL SIP Accelerator webpage.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

 Jennifer Wong, AGE-WELL Research Program Administrator (

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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