Seed Grant

Seed Grant Opportunity

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).

Current Opportunity

  • There are no seed grant opportunities available at this time.

Past Opportunities

Past Funded Projects

Competition Results



Applications Received



Applications Funded42


For all inquiries, please contact SPOR Evidence Alliance at

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