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.

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Collaboration Grants

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The 2024 competition has closed.

TRANSFORM HF’s Collaboration Starter Grants encourage, foster, and support members of our community working collaboratively on research and project proposals that advance our mission and expand our network. Three types of supports are available:

  • Grants up to $10K for proposal development meetings, collaborative project activities, patient or Knowledge Keeper compensation and facilitation.
  • Grants up to $10K for scoping and preliminary project research and data collection.
  • Grants up to $10K for research proposal writing and editing.

Trainee Awards

Training the next generation of heart failure digital health leaders

The 2024 competition has closed.

Our Trainee Awards support University of Toronto Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral students who are conducting research that advances equitable care and incorporates lived experience. Research must be centered on one or more the following themes:

  • Field-ready point-of-care diagnostics
  • Wearables and embedded sensors / remote monitoring
  • Data science innovation in heart failure prevention, treatment, or care
  • Digital health implementation

Seed Grants

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The 2024 Seed Grant competition has closed.

Undergraduate Summer Research Program

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The 2024 USRP competition has closed.

Students in the TRANSFORM HF Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP) will have the opportunity to train alongside our multidisciplinary community of researchers to help address the grand challenge of inequity in heart failure care. Students will gain firsthand experience in the development of innovative technologies and the co-creation of proactive, personalized, and decentralized models of 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. 

 To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be registered at a Canadian academic institution as a full or part-time undergraduate student at the time of application.  
  • Be supervised by two faculty supervisors within TRANSFORM HF, one of which must be Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) affiliated, to apply for this program.

Up to two USRP awards will be reserved for Indigenous students.

Patient Partners

We need to take the opportunity to be more than a ‘patient.’ To use our voice so our expertise and experience informs and improves the quality of heart failure care.

Sharon Bray, heart failure patient partner
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.

We use the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Patient Appreciation Policy to support our People with Lived Experience partners.

The following are opportunities for people with lived experience to participate in research related to heart failure:


TRANSFORM HF Peer Review Panels

TRANSFORM HF funds research and trainees focused on digital technologies for equitable access to high-quality personalized heart failure care. Our mission is also to enable patients to become more active in their own health and engage them in all of our programs. 

Patients, caregivers and family members living with heart failure are integral members of our review panel to select funded projects and trainees. If you are interested in joining a panel, email info@transformhf.ca.