Canadian Frailty Network (CFN)
CFN welcomes proposals for research, knowledge translation or quality improvement studies directly addressing the “top ten” Canadian frailty priorities generated by the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership.
Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition will use the results from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the voices of older Canadians living with frailty into the agenda.
This Catalyst Grant Program supports scalable implementation studies, feasibility studies, translational studies or quality improvement studies that investigate novel and innovative approaches, methodologies and/or technologies, including social innovations and novel approaches to policy change.
Studies must focus on older Canadians living with frailty and/or their families and caregivers and protocols must include frailty assessment of all study participants using a published and validated frailty assessment instrument appropriate for the care setting.
Applicants must hold an academic or research appointment at a CFN network member institution, and must also be eligible to receive grant funding from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. Individuals from any discipline are encouraged to apply.
Project Team Requirements
Project teams must be multi-sectoral, multi-institutional and multidiscplinary. In addition to researchers, partners and knowledge users, project teams must meaningfully engage older adults and their family/friend caregivers in all aspects of the project/process. There are also specific requirements regarding the development of highly qualified personnel (HQP).
Projects with multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams will be funded to a maximum of $100,000. Proposals must include partners who have committed cash or eligible in-kind contributions on a 1:1 basis to CFN funding. To be clear, as an example, if you request $100,000 from CFN you will need to secure an additional minimum $100,000 in partner cash or in-kind contributions.
up to 16 months
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Required Intent to Apply: PI to submit document to apply@CFN-nce.ca
Only those projects that submit an Intent to Apply by the due date will be eligible to later submit for consideration a full application package.
Please note: After submission of the Intent to Apply, no additional Principal Investigators or Co-Investigators may be added to the project.
The application process has changed from previous CFN competitions. The application is completed online in Forum, and all supporting documents are available on Forum and must be uploaded to Forum once completed. Please review the Program Guidelines, Application Instructions and Sample Application carefully before submitting your Intent to Apply.
More information can be found on the CFN website.
PI to submit Full Application packages using Forum, CFN's online application and reporting system.
Please note: The application process has changed from previous CFN competitions. The application is completed online in Forum, and all supporting documents are available on Forum and must be uploaded to Forum once completed. Please review the Program Guidelines, Application Instructions and Sample Application carefully before submitting your full pplication Package.
More information can be found on the sponsor website.
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).