Funded Research

Through competitive funding opportunities, TRANSFORM HF strives to incentivize and enable research collaborations as well as build network capacity and strength.

We hold several competitions throughout the year to support our community of clinicians, engineers, scientists, and trainees who are working to advance equitable access to personalized heart failure care.

Read on to learn more about our different funding programs and the projects they have supported.

Each year, TRANSFORM HF’s offers $50,000 Seed Grants to encourage, foster, and support members of our community working collaboratively on research proposals that align with our objectives and which fall under unique focus themes.

Learn more about the Seed Grant projects TRANSFORM HF has funded.

TRANSFORM HF’s annual Trainee Awards support University of Toronto graduate students ($18,000/year) and postdoctoral fellows ($40,000/year) who are conducting research that focuses on new approaches and models of care to address heart failure and inequities in care.

Learn more about TRANSFORM HF’s funded Trainee Awards.

Our Collaboration Starter Grants provide support of up to $10,000 towards initial activities of collaborative projects that align with the TRANSFORM HF mission. These activities can include preliminary project research and data collection, patient or Knowledge Keeper compensation, meeting facilitation, and proposal writing.

Learn more about TRANSFORM HF’s funded Collaboration Starter Grant projects.

The TRANSFORM HF Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) gives Engineering students the opportunity to train alongside our multidisciplinary community of researchers to help address the grand challenge of inequity in heart failure care.

Students participating in the USRP will receive an award of up to $6,000, which must be supplemented by a $2,000 contribution from their research supervisors to ensure a minimum total stipend of $8,000 for a period of 16 weeks.