CFN - Knowledge Translation Grants 2019


Canadian Frailty Network (CFN)

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2019 Knowledge Translation Grants


Canadian Frailty Knowledge is pleased to announce the 2019 Knowledge Translation (KT) Grant Competition. Designed to bridge the gap between evidence and practice, they are looking for scaleable projects that initiate or improve the implementation and/or adoption of evidence to improve the health and functioning of older adults living with frailty and/or their family/friend caregivers.

For the 2019 KT competition, CFN has identified two priorities.  The scope of the projects may vary depending on the setting’s readiness and capacity for change and/or the KT strategy.

  1. Enhancing integrated models of care to improve frailty outcomes. This priority is intended to support KT and implementation projects focused on practice and service. This includes initiatives aimed to improve health and functioning of older adults with frailty and/or the accessibility and/or quality of care in any setting. For example, using prompts in primary care to systematically screen older adults for frailty, and provide thorough assessments with appropriate referrals for patients with frailty.
  2. Strategies for improving functional outcomes in older adults living with frailty and/or their caregivers.This priority focuses on KT and implementation projects that provide quality care for older adults with frailty to improve their health outcomes, which may include helping them stay active, slowing the progression of frailty, and/or reducing the need for early entry to long-term care. For example, using pre-habilitation or reablement to improve physical function or quality of life for older adults with frailty.


The 2019 KT competition is open to all interested investigators. Prior CFN funding is not required. For CFN Network Investigators, submitted KT proposals should not overlap the end-of-grant KT activities identified in any previously funded CFN project. KT projects proposed must address one of the priority areas (see above), and must have multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teams.

Funding Availability


Maximum Project Value

There is no maximum amount for a single KT proposal. The budget justification within submitted proposals will be a major evaluation criterion. All proposals require partners who have committed cash and/or eligible in-kind contributions from NCE-eligible partners on a 1:1 basis, at a minimum.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Projects of 18 months in duration or less will be considered.


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

External Deadline

Intent to Apply (IA): NEW! The IA form must be completed and submitted using CFN’s online platform, Forum.

Internal Deadline

Application (if invited): Applicant to submit copy of application, partner support letters, CV's and required signatures along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

Application (if invited): To submit a full Application, go to CFN’s Forum website to complete the Application online. For more detailed instructions, please review the KT2019 Application Instructions.


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Amanda Lorbergs, PhD
Phone: (613) 549-6666, ext. 7965

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