Seed Grant Opportunities

Seed Grant Opportunities

At a Glance

The SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant aims to encourage a culture of learning, innovation, and advancement of science in the areas of knowledge synthesis, guideline development, knowledge translation, and patient-oriented research by funding methods projects at the conceptual stage.

NOTE: Priority is given to proposals that aim to engage and improve health outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.


Applicants wishing to apply for the seed grant must be:

  • A registered member of the SPOR Evidence Alliance

Everyone is welcome to join and membership registration can be completed at the following link:

  • A doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow or an early career researcher (i.e., full-time, independent researcher for a period of 0 to 5 years) [1] at a Canadian institution
  • If doctoral student or post-doctoral fellow, your academic supervisor/mentor must also be a member of the SPOR Evidence Alliance
  • Proposed project aligns with the annual grant theme (varies every year)

Value and Duration

  • Funding is available for two awards valued at $10,000 each for one year (non-renewable).

Past Funded Projects

Competition Results



Applications Received



Applications Funded



2021 Seed Grant Important Dates

  • Application Opens: October 4, 2021 (4:00PM ET)
  • Application Deadline: December 6, 2021 (11:59PM ET)
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: February 28, 2022
  • Anticipated Funding Start Date: April 1, 2022

For all inquiries, please contact SPOR Evidence Alliance at

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[1] Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (2020). Glossary of Funding-Related Terms. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Available at