AGE-WELL: 2024 AgeTech Advance Healthy Aging Research Program



For More Information

For additional information, please visit the  AGE-WELL website for:

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


AGE-WELL has launched a Call for Proposals for the 2024 AgeTech Advance: Healthy Aging Research Program.

As AGE-WELL completes its 10-year mandate as a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), the network is advancing Canada’s aging innovation ecosystem through three interconnected pillars: capacity building (EPIC-AT – funded through CIHR Health Research Training Platform); technology adoption (envisAGE – funded through the Strategic Innovation Fund Steam 5); and research (funded through the Strategic Science Fund). No one pillar alone is sufficient. The 2024 AgeTech Advance: Healthy Aging Research Program supports the critical research pillar of the ecosystem, focusing on technology-enabled solutions that support healthy aging.

The 2024 AgeTech Advance: Healthy Aging Research Program will support innovative projects that:

  • Advance the development of novel technology-enabled solutions or validate existing technologies in new environments to enhance older adults’ lives and support healthy aging
  • Support a better understanding of the development, implementation and adoption of AgeTech such as co-creation approaches with older adults or caregivers, ethics and technology, barriers to AgeTech adoption, etc., that may strengthen pathways to impact for Canadian AgeTech innovations
  • Include and meet the needs of populations at risk and equity-deserving groups of older adults and care partners.


This program seeks to fund mature projects with established protocols that are able to meet their objectives and deliverables within 18 months. It is expected that projects will have the required team members, partners and stakeholders in place by September 30, 2024.

The Nominated Principal Investigator must be an independent researcher affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation) at the time of funding.

5 projects must involve an Early Career Researcher (ECR) as a Principal Investigator (PI) or CoPrincipal Investigator (Co-PI). ECRs are highly encouraged to serve as the Nominated PI. An ECR is a researcher within five years of the date of their first independent research-related appointment.

Additional requirements:

  1. The Nominated Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator(s) must hold substantive roles in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.
  2. Co-Applicants can be independent researchers, knowledge users or trainees.
  3. The Ultimate Recipient (Institution paid) is required to execute an Ultimate Recipient Agreement or equivalent with AGE-WELL to enable the transfer of funding.

Maximum Project Value

Up to $175,000 depending on matching funding and available program funds

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

18-month award terms with no possibility for extension


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

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

Applicant to submit online application form and supporting documents through AGE-WELL’s Forum Research Portal.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through AGE-WELL’s Forum Research Portal. A link and instructions for accessing the research portal will be added to the Call for Proposals web page for this call. Details about the application module sections and instructions are included in the attached application guide.


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For Questions, please contact

For general inquiries about this funding opportunity, please contact the AGE-WELL Network Management Office research management team:

Office of Research

Ariah Easley, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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