2019-2020 Seed Grant Competition (Archived)

2019 Seed Grant Competition: Advancing the Science of Patient Engagement in Research


At a Glance

The SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant aims to foster a culture of learning and innovation for graduate trainees and early career investigators in the areas of knowledge synthesis, clinical practice guidelines, and knowledge translation in a patient-oriented research environment.

  • Up to two awards are available at a value of $10,000 for one year
  • Each applicant will be assessed on the following three assessment criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Impact, and Study Feasibility

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Advancing the Science of Patient Engagement in Research

For the purpose of this grant, patient engagement is defined as a meaningful and active collaboration in governance, priority setting, conducting research and knowledge translation.[1]


  • The applicant, or their academic supervisor, must be a member of the SPOR Evidence Alliance
  • Must be a doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow, or an early-career investigator (a full time, independent researcher for a period of 0 to 5 years) at a Canadian institution

 Important Dates

  • Application Opens: May 29, 2019 (12:00PM EDT)
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 (11:59PM EDT)
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: September 3, 2019 (delayed to September 30th)
  • Anticipated Funding Start Date: October 1, 2019 (delayed to end of October)


For all inquiries, please contact Meghan Storey at StoreyM@smh.ca



[1] http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/48952.html#p