NL SUPPORT Development Grants Program 

The Deadline for the Development Grants Program has been EXTENDED until November 28th. 

Total Maximum Amount: $20,000
Duration: 1 year (with a possibility for a 1 year extension)
Grants per Funding Cycle: Up to 5 ($100,000 in total funding)
Application Deadline: Thursday, November 15th 2018

Full competition guideilnes are available HERE.
Application forms are available HERE.
Authorization forms are available HERE.

NL SUPPORT: General Information

This Guide outlines the objectives, policies, and procedures governing the Development Grants program administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador SUpport for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit (NL SUPPORT). It applies to all applicants and award recipients unless specifically amended or declared void by both bodies.

This information is reviewed annually. Eligibility for these grants is consistent with the policies and definitions set out by CIHR (; eligibility criteria are indicated below and should be reviewed prior to submission of applications.

All applicants should carefully read the information in the latest version of the Awards Guide before preparing applications. Because it is not possible to anticipate every contingency, situations may occur from time to time that are not addressed in the Awards Guide. Prospective applicants who desire clarification regarding these programs are urged to contact NL SUPPORT [by telephone (864-6277) or e-mail to].

Funding for these grants is made available through SUpport for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit funding via CIHR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) initiative, in order to encourage the growth of patient-oriented research in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada. More information about SUPPORT Units, SPOR and patient-oriented research is available through CIHR ( and more information about NL SUPPORT specifically is available through the NL SUPPORT ( website.

Purpose & General Guidelines

The NL SUPPORT Development Grants will support an individual or a group of individuals led by a Principal Applicant. The purpose of these grants is to support small projects of high scientific quality that are of direct relevance to the mandate and priorities set by NL SUPPORT. Patient-Oriented research is research which:
  • Includes patients as partners in research
  • Addresses patient-identified priorities
  • Impacts patient outcomes directly
NL SUPPORT will award $100,000 in Development grants in 2018-2019, with a funding cap of $20,000 per grant. These grants are designed to:
·         To support patient-oriented research programs in need of support for patient engagement, integrated knowledge translation, or other early-stage activities
·         To assist researchers in establishing their research programs and applying for external patient-oriented research funding

Grant funds will be released only upon the receipt of a letter of approval from the appropriate ethics review committee (see Ethics, Once a proposal has been funded, major changes in the project design or major departures from the budget will require the prior approval from NL SUPPORT.

Full guidelines are available here.