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.
Only projects studying methodological advancements of guideline development in a patient-oriented research setting will be considered; guideline projects themselves are not eligible for inclusion. Successful projects must have a strong focus on patient-oriented research.
Applicants wishing to apply for the seed grant must be:
- a doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow or an early career investigator (i.e., full-time, independent researcher for a period of 0 to 5 years) at a Canadian institution, and
- a member of the Alliance (prospective applicants are required to complete member registration prior to applying)
Funding for two Seed Grants valued at $10,000 each is available for the 2021 competition.
December 6, 2021: Application deadline
February 28, 2022: Notice of decision
April 1, 2022: Funding start date