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Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN)

Transforming the future of health care for frail elderly Canadians

Call for large-scale, transformative research projects

Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) invites researchers and their teams to submit proposals for large-scale, patient-centred, multi-year transformative research projects that have the potential to radically improve systems of care for frail elderly Canadians.

Unique opportunity.  This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to help shape the course of care for millions of frail elderly Canadians.  TVN will fund a select, limited number of innovative research projects that demonstrate superior potential for generating significant and measurable economic, social and health benefits for the Canadian health care system.

Shaping future direction.  Winning, accepted proposals will shape the longer-term strategic focus of the TVN Network for the 2017-2022 funding cycle that will be defined in 2016.  Preference will be given to proposals that build on previously funded TVN research and that improve the uptake or application of existing evidence to improve models of care.

Target population.  More than 1.1 million older Canadians are in frail health: experiencing multiple health challenges, social isolation and struggling to manage their care needs.  Their numbers more than doubling in the next 20 years, frail elderly Canadians occupy most hospital intensive care and acute care beds, rely on multiple prescription medicines and require long-term, home-based and residential facility care.

This is TVN.  TVN is Canada’s network for frail elderly care solutions. Funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence, we partner with health care providers, universities, the private sector and community agencies to support research, study medical technologies, share knowledge and train care professionals to improve frail elderly care practices and outcomes across all settings of care.  Recognizing that frail elderly Canadians may be nearing the end of life, TVN is dedicated to their advance care planning and end-of-life care.

Next steps for proponents.  Researchers should visit  to review eligibility requirements and application guidelines.  Also, address your questions and comments to Dr. Perry Kim, TVN Research Manager, at and 613-549-6666, x 6208.






Knowledge Synthesis Grants competition linked to the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, focusing on one of the six future challenge areas. 

In this competition, proposals are sought that address the challenge area of: What effects will the quest for energy and natural resources have on our society and our position on the world stage? 

The funding opportunity description is currently posted on SSHRC’s website with an application deadline on September 10, 2015.  Please note that Genome Canada has partnered with SSHRC to co-fund relevant knowledge synthesis grants proposals, subject to the SSHRC merit review process. Results will be announced in November 2015. 

We anticipate offering 15 awards valued at up to $25,000 each.  The synthesis reports will be due no later than May 13, 2016.  Successful applicants will be expected to attend two knowledge mobilization workshops, in Ottawa (December 2015) and Calgary (June 2016), to discuss the knowledge syntheses. Travel costs for these meetings must be included in the budget submitted as part of the application. Details on the meetings will be provided to successful applicants. 

These grants are not intended to support original research; rather they are intended to support the synthesis of existing research knowledge on the topic and the identification of knowledge gaps. 

For further information, contact Jacques Critchley, Senior Program Officer, Future Challenges, at 613 992 5145 or  JACQUES.CRITCHLEY@SSHRC-CRSH.GC.CA


October 30, 2015 Deadline to apply for the second This link will take you to another Web site Canada First Research Excellence Fund inaugural competition

 SSHRC Insight Grant 

Important changes will be made to the Insight Grants (IG) funding opportunity for the October 2015 competition:

The application and submission will use the existing online system at the SSHRC website.  

However, the following changes will be implemented this year.

Elimination of the Notice of Intent (NOI)
Reduction of the maximum grant to $400K
Reduction of the annual maximum to $100K
Clearer directives to adjudication committee members regarding their role in scrutinizing grant budget.
Implementation of a committee budget envelope to encourage greater scrutiny

 Fulbright Canada Programs

You will find below a list of all our programs for Canadian Scholars and Students. November 15, 2015

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

We are seeking a researcher from one of our 37 partner Universities to lead six specific analysis projects using its 2013 Mental Health Survey data and to serve as a co-author on six additional analysis projects using the same survey data .  The work will be performed for the Canadian Armed Forces Mental Health Directorate Please note that this competition has a security requirement as described in the Statement of Work. March 2016

Research Office's Internal Deadline

The RO deadline is 2 weeks before the sponsor deadline for most applications and proposals. Two weeks provides RO with time to review the application package and return it to the researcher in the event that any changes are required before the submission. 

Exceptions to the two week deadline are Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and RO-Administered Internal Grants. Applicants are encourages to work with RO at the earliest stage of application.

Other programs may have exceptions as well. These exceptions are communicated to researchers via group email list.

Other Internal Deadlines

Some units may have their own internal review deadlines. Applicants should check with their department, faculty to see if there are internal deadlines for review and signing of applications/proposals.

Agency Deadlines

Selected agency deadlines are listed in the Important Deadline Section. These deadlines are obtained from agency websites but are subject to change. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review agency websites and correspondence for current deadline dates.

Important Deadlines



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