CIMVHR Funding Opportunities

CIMVHR TPL Research Initiative – Call for Proposals


The CIMVHR TPL Research Initiative encourages researchers from relevant fields to submit project proposals to compete for access to funding to accelerate research and improve the health and well-being of Canadian military, Veterans, and their families. This opportunity has been made possible through the support of True Patriot Love and the True Patriot Love Fund. The True Patriot Love Fund was established in January 2015 for the purposes of supporting research to discover new treatments, establish evidence-based programs, and increase access to programs and treatments dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of Canadian military members, Veterans, and their families.

The initiative will support priority research areas including but not limited to:

  • Military family health;
  • Transition throughout the military and Veteran life course;
  • Mental and/or physical health research and rehabilitation in Canadian military, Veterans or families;
  • The ethics of health care and the healing of moral injury as it relates to service; and
  • Analysis of provincial health data, or other relevant datasets, for the purposes of advancing military, Veteran and family health research.


The goals of this initiative are to:

  1. accelerate research and support emerging approaches to improving the health and well-being of Canadian military, Veterans, and their families; and
  2. disseminate research results through knowledge translation activities in support of sharing evidence-based information across a network of researchers, health care providers, industry, government, and philanthropic organizations to better inform future research and policy making.

Eligible Applicants

Proposals must be led by at least one Principal Investigator who is an academic researcher affiliated with a Canadian CIMVHR University Member. Proposals from international affiliates can only be considered if done in collaboration with a Canadian CIMVHR University Member. Consideration will be given to proposals that identify additional collaborators, including other academic institutions / research hospitals, as well as government representation.

Funds Available

CIMVHR is expecting to award a select number of seed funding projects (approximately $5,000 – $25,000) as well as a select number of larger projects (approximately $50,000 - $60,000). Contributions for this initiative are subject to volume of applications received and availability of funding from the sponsor.


Final proposals must be submitted to on or before June 29, 2018 for consideration and evaluation.

Additional Guidelines

Application Template


CIMVHR is available to discuss the feasibility of your proposed research prior to completing and submitting the proposal.

For further information, please contact:
Madelaine Meehan
Project Manager
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
Queen’s University
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 74533