Canadian Blood Services: Blood TechNet Award Program


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 BloodTechNet Award Program is to facilitate the development of innovative educational projects that network the transfusion, cellular therapy and transplantation communities in Canada. To achieve this objective, the Program will support projects delivering educational tools and resources that support the development of skills, knowledge and expertise of the health professionals in this network. The BloodTechNet Award Program supports the Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation’s goal of mobilizing knowledge in order to promote excellence in transfusion and transplantation medicine. Examples of resources developed through previous BloodTechNet Award Program competitions can be found online. 

The project must have a clear plan with defined educational goals and deliverables that will be completed within the one-year term of the award. 

While not mandatory, priority will be given to projects that are collaborative in nature and, when relevant, include team members from a variety of health care professions, departments, organizations and/or jurisdictions. Applicants are encouraged to propose collaborations with Canadian Blood Services and can contact for help identifying potential collaborations.


  • Applicant: The Applicant must be a health professional belonging to the transfusion, cellular therapy and/or transplantation communities in Canada. The BloodTechNet Award Program is targeted towards medical lab technologists, nurses and physicians. The Applicant is responsible for submitting the application, delivering the project as approved, and for reporting on the project to Canadian Blood Services
  • Team composition: There is no restriction on the number of team members; however, all team members must have a defined role in the project, and their expertise must be clearly required to adequately address the project goals.

Funding Availability

The total budget available for this competition is $50,000.  The number of awards funded will depend on the requested budgets and the recommendations of the review committee. 

Maximum Project Value

up to $50,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

one 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 a signed copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Applicant to submit complete application to sponsor by email to

Application form can be found in 'file attachments' below.

NOTE: Sponsor external deadline is on a Sunday.


File application 2020152.29 KB
PDF icon Guidelines 2020206.88 KB
For Questions, please contact

Centre for Innovation


Office of Research

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

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