Are you a researcher or a clinician who has developed an innovative product, service or health practice that could help improve brain health or quality of life for older adults?
Do you want to work as part of a collaborative health team to test that innovation in a real-world setting with the aging population?
The Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is reaching out to let you know that we’ve launched our Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2). This program is uniquely designed to greatly enhance the effectiveness of connecting point-of-care clinicians in the senior care sector with university-based researchers to collaboratively design, test and validate innovative products, services or health practice in aging and brain health in a real-world care setting. We are now seeking applicants with innovations that are aimed at finding solutions to specific care priorities for older adults living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, or are targeted at improving cognitive fitness in the aging population.
Through RCP2, CC-ABHI will provide up to $600,000 in funding per project to support those project costs directly associated with the trial testing of an innovative solution at an advanced stage of development within an aging population group in North America. Funding will be provided directly to the host institution employing the principal Investigators of the qualifying projects. In total, up to CAD $2.4 million in funding is available through this program. All projects must be completed within a 12 to 18 month period.
Note that each submission must be composed of a collaborative team of researchers, clinicians, educators, industry partners and/or end-users located worldwide. Each team must include at least one clinician and one researcher; one of whom must be identified as the principal Investigator on the project and employed by an institution that is a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee located in Canada.
Applying is easy, and can be completed in 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Read the RCP2 Call for Innovations – Information Package for complete details about the application process, eligibility and selection criteria before submitting your application form.
Step 2: Submit your Expression of Interest by 5 pm on March 30, 2017 (EST). CC-ABHI will perform a preliminary review and shortlist applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online application by April 27, 2017.
Step 3: Submit your Application Form by 5 pm on May 25, 2017 (EST).
Join one of our webinars to learn more!
Register for one of our webinars to learn more about how to submit a successful proposal for RCP2. Topics will include: keys to a successful proposal, how to submit a proposal through our online portals, funding allocation and responsibility for reporting, and much more.
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