Canadian Blood Services: Blood Efficiency Accelerator Program 2024


Canadian Blood Services (CBS)

For More Information

For more information please refer to the attached program guidelines.


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 products are defined as therapeutic products 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 can be made at any point from vein to vein, i.e., from the point of blood collection, through the processing, 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 institution as a faculty member or with Canadian Blood Services (CBS). The Primary Applicant is responsible for submitting the application, delivering the project as approved and reporting on project progress to CBS.
  • Team composition: All project teams require at least one CBS 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.
  • Program objective and research priorities: The project must have a clear plan with defined goals that will be completed within the one-year term of the grant and that are aligned with the program objective and research priorities.

Maximum Project Value


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year


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 RSO at
External Deadline

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

NOTE: The application form and competition guidelines are 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, OR5 Form).


For Questions, please contact

Inquiries should be addressed to

Office of Research

Ariah Easley, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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