In search of: researchers, patients and community partners
TRANSFORM HF is set up to fund research into heart failure care and prevention that has translational potential and patient-centered design. We also fund projects by trainees focused on new digital technologies and community engagement to advance health equity.
This funding drives scientific, professional, entrepreneurial, and patient engagement or Indigenous health training and mentorship to get novel projects off the ground.
Competition closed March 2021.
Collaboration starter grants of up to $10,000 encourage, foster, and support members of our community working collaboratively on research and project proposals that align with the goals of TRANSFORM HF.
Requirements: Applicants must briefly describe their proposal and how it relates to our mission, and justify how the grant will be used (e.g., proposal development meetings, collaborative activities, facilitation, research proposal writing, editing, patient compensation). Applications must reflect diverse perspectives and disciplines in their pursuit of digital health innovations. Applicants must be investigators or trainees affiliated with TRANSFORM HF.
Training the next generation of heart failure digital health leaders
Competition closed June 2021. Results will be published in August 2021.
TRANSFORM HF accepted applications for master’s, PhD and postdoctoral (PhD or MD) fellowship awards. Applicants must:
- Focus on new approaches and models of care to address heart failure, rooted in technological solutions for digital medicine and remote patient management that are proactive, personalized, and empower Canadians to better manage their own health.
- Apply more than one of the following lenses: basic science, clinical practice, data science/machine learning, Indigenous health, lived experience, health systems, and policy change.
- Possess near-term translational potential from labs to clinics and homes.
- Involve at least two co-supervisors from the TRANSFORM HF community affiliated with the University of Toronto, representing different disciplines.
Award levels are set at $18,000/year for master’s/PhD trainees and $40,000/year postdoctoral fellows. All are renewable for a second year, depending on progress and potential.
Funding will begin September 2021 barring COVID-related delays in the review process.
All awardees will be enrolled in the First Nations Governance Information Centre’s Fundamentals of OCAP course and the Ontario Cultural Safety Program. If they have previously completed these programs, TRANSFORM HF will seek to provide equivalent training.
Competition will launch in fall 2021.
Welcoming people who live with heart failure to join our mission.
TRANSFORM HF prioritizes new innovations in care that make actual differences on the ground. To that end, we encourage patients, caregivers and family members to get in touch with us. We need your help to plan the best research projects, test and conceptualize new technologies, participate in events, and explore how you think heart failure care should be improved.
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