Seed Grant

Seed Grant Opportunity

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

Past Opportunities


Each competition will have a call for a specific research area that is of relevance to the Alliance. The theme for the 2019 competition was, “Advancing the Science of Patient Engagement in Research”.

The intent is that the ideas and concepts generated at this stage will lead to future project grants.


  • 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

 Funded Projects

Competition Results
Applications Received


Applications Funded


Future Opportunities

Follow us on twitter @SPORAlliance to get up to date information on the next funding call.