Canadian Blood Services: Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program 2022


Canadian Blood Services

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Canadian Blood Services website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The objective of the Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program is to improve the efficient and appropriate utilization of blood products, while maintaining the safety of the blood system. To achieve this objective, the Program will support innovative research projects that seek new knowledge or accelerate the application of existing knowledge. In the context of this competition, blood product is defined as a therapeutic product derived from the donation of blood or blood components and includes red blood cell and platelet concentrates, plasma and plasma derivatives (including plasma protein products), and hematopoietic stem cells (including those derived from cord blood). Improvements may be realized at any point from vein to vein, that is, from the point of blood collection, through the manufacturing, distribution, and blood banking processes, to clinical utilization. Projects with a defined knowledge translation strategy to accelerate the uptake of the study findings or of existing knowledge by the knowledge user group will also be prioritized.  


• Primary Applicant: The Primary Applicant must be affiliated with a Canadian academic program as a faculty member or with Canadian Blood Services. The Primary Applicant is responsible for submitting the application, delivering the project as approved, and reporting on project progress to Canadian Blood Services.

• Team composition: All project teams require at least one Canadian Blood Services employee. All project team members must have a defined role in the project, and their expertise must be clearly required to adequately address project goals. 

Maximum Project Value

max $30,000 per grant

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year

Special Notes


Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

Applicant to submit complete Application Package (Application Form and supporting documents) by email to

NOTE: Application Form is attached.

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).


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For Questions, please contact

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Office of Research

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

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