OHTN HIV Endgame Program - Spring 2021-22 Awards


Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).


HIV Endgame Program


The HIV Endgame Program - Game Changer Awards, supports people and projects (including innovative, discovery-based and investigator-driven-game-changing projects) that have the potential to:

  • Meet the needs of populations in Ontario most affected by HIV.
  • Drive changes in policy and practice across the HIV prevention, engagement, and care cascade.
  • Lead to more integrated health and social services.
  • Identify effective ways to address the social determinants that have a negative impact on the health of communities most affected by HIV.
  • Contribute to a rapid learning HIV health and social system.

The Game Changer Awards provide project funding to generate game-changing knowledge, and pilot and scale-up game-changing interventions. There are two types of Game Changer Awards: Breaking New Ground and Implementation Science.


For eligibility criteria, please refer to the application guidelines related to the award on the HIV Endgame Program website.

Maximum Project Value

Breaking New Ground: $50,000 to $150,000.

Implementation Science: $150,000 to $250,000.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Breaking New Ground: up to two years.

Implementation Science: up to three years.

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

Please submit a PDF copy of your LOI, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Applicant submits LOI application via the OHTN grants portal.

Internal Deadline

Please submit a PDF copy of your full application to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Applicant submits full application via the OHTN grants portal

How to Apply

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to the application guidelines related to the award on the HIV Endgame Program website.  

For Questions, please contact

For questions regarding this Request for Proposals, please contact: 

Arju Nishimura 
Coordinator, HIV Endgame Program 
416-642-6486 x2247 

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x53429

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