Network Research Funding for 2018 - 2020


Kids Brain Network


Eligible projects for this two-year funding mechanism will emphasize innovation, have national scope, and possess potential for cross-disciplinary networking and synergy with past Kids Brain Health Network efforts. Successful teams will address issues that are relevant to patients, parents and caregivers, improve the quality of life of individuals with NDD, and identify stakeholder partners who will help shape and implement the research agenda. Research project submissions need to have translational capacity toward commercialization or social innovation, and present leveraged funding opportunities. The proposed research and activities should move new knowledge to impact, provide promise of sustainability, and develop partnerships with institutions and/or industrial/community partners for material support and who will benefit from the project deliverables.

New members of KBHN who have not previously received KBHN funding are encouraged to apply, whether as members or leads of a research team, as are existing research teams that are currently supported by KBHN.


Request for Applications 2017

Kids Brain Health Network is currently in its 8th year, with a primary focus on research into early diagnosis, intervention and support for care and best practices across neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2019, KBHN will be applying to the NCE program for a five-year renewal of funding, extending from 2020-2025. In preparation for this renewal application, KBHN is soliciting project proposals for Network Years 9-10 (2018-2020) to establish outstanding research teams that can demonstrate early impacts and contribute toward our network renewal efforts into the next five years of success, and beyond.


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

Internal Deadline

NOTE: Must register by May 31/17

External Deadline

How to Apply

Summary of Application Process

Registration of Intent to submit an application: Utilizing the Registration Summary Template, provide the name of the PI, their affiliation, funding category applying to, and a brief concept/pitch (1-2 brief paragraphs) to summarize the research plan and prospective outcomes. Go to the Registration Page to provide project details and submit the Summary document. The registrations will be published online to enable the applicants to find project commonalities that could lead to collaborative and/or combined efforts. This will also be a means for non-engaged researchers to seek connections with the various proposals;

Proposal Development: Refer to the RFA & Guide for specific element development. A question and answer link is provided to help with questions in regard to proposal construction. It is appropriate to consult with Kids Brain Health Network Research Management and Knowledge Translation Core staff during the development stage to ensure appropriate considerations are accounted for in the planning of the proposal. The issues that these consultations address will be posted on the Q&A page;

Proposal Submission: The application receipt deadline is Sept 11, 2017. Details for online electronic submission of the application package will be provided to Principal Investigators who have registered their proposal;

Proposal Review: Reviews of each application will be undertaken by the Kids Brain Health Network Research Management Committee, in consultation with the international Scientific Advisory Board, in line with the criteria outlined above and in the Application Guide[LINK]. The Board of Directors will make the final decision as to which projects should be funded and the budgets based on the review recommendations.


For Questions, please contact

Submit questions via our Q&A webpage or contact us directly at Follow us on twitter @KidsBrainHealth and we will be posting updates using #KBHNRFA.

Office of Research

Katie Meyer Beck, Director, Research Support Services
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54059

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