The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) is inviting proposals from qualified groups for additional end-of-grant funding to empower patient oriented research projects to achieve broader impacts on health, health policy and health system for Ontario. The EMPOWER Awards (Engaging Multi-stakeholders for Patient Oriented research Wider Effects & Reach) provide a structure (integrating the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit and its Research Centres) and funding (up to $25,000) to allow existing patient oriented research projects that require additional support to have impacts. Applications are invited from research teams that have completed or are completing patient oriented research studies that have demonstrable patient partnership. EMPOWER Awardees will be expected to also build patient partnership into their EMPOWER Award. EMPOWER Awards are for a maximum duration of six months. Click here to view the RFP.

Proposals are to be submitted electronically to OSSU via email to ossu@ossu.ca by 3:00 pm eastern on Thursday, January 31st, 2019. Please include “RFP – EMPOWER Awards” in the subject line. Questions regarding this RFP should be submitted to Eddy Nason (eddynason@ossu.ca).

RFP Documents