The Phase 2 funding opportunity for SPOR Chronic Disease Networks has been announced by CIHR. In response to this call, we are now requesting applications for projects wishing to be part of the Can-SOLVE CKD Phase 2 research program.

Project applications are due Friday, September 17. An application form and request for proposals are available for download below. We are also pleased to host a Q&A session for prospective applicants on August 30 at 3:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT (Register here).

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How much funding is available?

Funding is available for the period of April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2027. The anticipated budget is seed funding of up to $200,000 per project over four years with a requirement of at least 1:1 matched funding. Applicants are therefore expected to partner with their local institutions, provinces/territories, industry, charities, and foundations to secure matching contributions.

What are the objectives of this opportunity?

This funding opportunity is focused on:

  • Mobilizing research-generated knowledge from the first phase of Can-SOLVE CKD to improve health care systems and practices in order to enhance health outcomes and support a sustainable health care system; and/or
  • Carrying out implementation science to examine the effective interventions, tools, and models of care from the network’s first phase that can be adapted and/or made more accessible across multiple community and health contexts

The proposed work, activities, and budget are required to align with these objectives.

Where can I learn more?

The full CIHR funding opportunity is available here.

Who is eligible to apply?

At this time, the opportunity is limited to:

  • Existing Can-SOLVE CKD researchers with evidence-based practices, programs, principles, procedures, products, pills or policies generated in Phase 1 (inclusive of Pediatric Committee projects)

We anticipate a future intake that could allow for new projects and/or mobilization of work that was not part of Phase 1. However, the short application timeline does not allow us to consider new applications at this time.

What are the timelines?

Project applications are due September 17.

Request for project applications issued August 23
Q&A session for applicants (REGISTRATION) August 30
Project application deadline September 17
Proposals reviewed and scored against evaluation criteria September 17-24
Can-SOLVE CKD Sustainability Planning Committee presentation review and prioritization exercise September 27 – October 1
Invitation of selected proposals to provide letters of support from matched funding partners October 1
Full submission to CIHR November 9
Notice of decision by CIHR March 31, 2022
Finalize protocol, budget justification and work-plan for institutional contract to start funding April 30, 2022

How do I apply?
Please complete the application form and submit it to Cynthia MacDonald ( by September 17.

Who can I contact for help?
Please direct all questions to Cynthia MacDonald (

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