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HAHSO AFP Innovation Fund

Application Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

For a summary of the purpose of the funds and scope of projects that would be eligible for support, please see IFPOC definition of innovation. The AHSC AFP Innovation Fund 2014-2015 application package is available online. A full proposal consists of the Project Proposal P1 and Project Budget P2 forms. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31st, 2015. Maximum funding allocation is $100,000 per year x two years.

As in the past, the Department of Pediatrics will offer voluntary internal review of proposals and this process will be coordinated by Dr. Anthony Chan and Lindsay Akrong. Each proposal will be assigned to a peer reviewer with knowledge of the relevant research area – we encourage you to put forth names of possible reviewers for your proposal (see below). In addition to this, research budgets will be reviewed by Tammy Troy-Hempey and Lindsay Akrong; Dr. Lehana Thabane will provide statistical review. If you choose to opt-out of internal review, please note that budget review is still mandatory, as with all grant submissions.

Key Dates

As soon as possible
Notify Lindsay Akrong via email of your intent to apply.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Provide Lindsay Akrong (cc Dr. Anthony Chan) with the following information, should you wish internal review:

  • PI Name
  • Co-Investigator name(s)
  • Title of grant
  • Status of application (new/resubmission/extension of previous AFP-funded project/supplemental funding for existing project)
  • Suggested Peer Reviewer(s)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Submissions (completed Project Proposal P1 and Project Budget forms P2) due to Lindsay Akrong for peer review or budget review only, if opting out of peer review.

Friday, October 24th, 2014
Feedback returned to participants for polishing of application prior to submission

Monday, November 3, 2014 | 17:00 hrs EST
Deadline for electronic submission of single PDF file (titled “PI surname innovation grant application 2014-2015 competition”) to Janice Bentley at


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