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Grants to Canada Researchers for Research Projects Related to Organ Donation and Kidney Disease

Allied Health Kidney Research Grant

GrantWatch ID# 175520
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/22/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of $60,000 per year to Canada researchers for studies related to kidney disease and organ donation. Eligible applicants include technicians, nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists. Funding is intended for research in the areas of population and public health, translational research, health systems and services, clinical research, or basic/biomedical research.

For additional information regarding these categories, see:

Lived Experience inclusion in Grants:

The KFOC encourages the inclusion of lived experience or patient partners in research projects. Lived experience partners may be included in any applicant category other than principal applicant. If co applicants are lived experience partners, they may submit a simple CV. In all eligible categories they should also include a letter which details their reason for involvement in the work. Please note that lived experience partners must be compensated for their inclusion in the project and are eligible for compensation from grant funds. Please ensure compensation is detailed in project budget. 

The following research priority areas were identified:

  • Innovative research with the potential for transformational change:
    • This includes research that is new, unique and potentially unconventional. These are ideas that have the potential for high impact but may span too diverse a range of disciplines or be at a stage too early to fare well in the traditional peer review process. The funding is intended to help kidney researchers pilot a project and become competitive for larger, national level grant opportunities.
  • Stakeholder-identified priorities to improve patient outcomes:
    • These priorities were identified through kidney-related James Lind Alliance exercises, as well as KFOC surveys & HORIZONS 2022 workshop. They are grouped into 5 themes:
      • Communication & Connectivity,
      • Health System Approaches,
      • Promoting Health & Quality of Life,
      • Keeping your Kidneys Healthy,
      • Treatment of Kidney Disease
  • Health systems and population health research:
    • This priority focuses on increasing awareness of the impact of kidney disease on patients and improving their access to evidence-based treatments and optimal care.

For additional information regarding these priorities, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this competition, the principal applicant must be an allied health professional, including but not limited to, nurses, psychologists, social workers, technicians, dietitians physiotherapists, pharmacists, and occupational therapists.

The KFOC defines a Nominated Principal Applicant as an individual who:
- Is an independent researcher
- Is an allied health professional
- Will be responsible for the direction of the proposed activities; and
- Will assume the administrative and financial responsibility for the grant or award; and
- Will receive all related correspondence from the KFOC.

Co-applicants may be from outside of the allied health specialty, but the majority of the work must be within an allied health sector and the principal applicant must be an allied health practitioner.

Funds are not provided for research conducted by a principal/co-applicant as part of his/her Master’s Degree.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada does not support indirect costs. The definition of indirect costs of research for the purposes of this policy is costs that cannot be directly associated with a particular research program or operating grant, including but not limited to costs associated with the operation and maintenance of facilities (from laboratories to libraries); the management of the research process (from grant management to commercialization); and regulation and safety compliance (including human ethics, animal care and environmental assessment).

Pre-Application Information
- Application Deadline: March 22, 2023
- Notice of Decision: Anticipated May 2023
- Funding Start Date: July 01, 2023

There is no limit on the number of grants that a Co-Applicant may apply for or hold. Please note that Primary applicants may only hold ONE Allied Health Kidney Research Grant.

Estimated Size of Grant

Term of Contract
One or two-year grants are available from the Foundation.

Contact Information

For further information on application submissions, please contact:
Christine Marquis
Research Grants and Awards Manager
Telephone: 438-812-5098

Kidney Foundation
880-5160 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, QC H3X 2H9
514-369-4806 /

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