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Arthritis Society Canada - Strategic Operating Grants

Opportunity NameStrategic Operating Grants
AgencyArthritis Society of Canada
ValueUp to $150,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 3 Years

Letter of Intent (LOI)

LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review 03-20-2024
LOI due at ORS for full review03-25-2024
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review04-05-2024
LOI due at agency04-09-2024

Full application (by invitation only)

Application due to FSc RO at for full review08-19-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review08-26-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review08-29-2024
Final application due at agency 09-01-2024

To support research proposals aligned with the Society’s new Strategic Plan 2020-2025: Accelerating Impact – Research Strategy which aims to identify research avenues that focus on areas of highest priority to patients and achieve the highest levels of scientific excellence and rigour.  Applications must focus on innovative research efforts in the following priority areas:

  • Pain research
  • Osteoarthritis research
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Childhood arthritis
  • Work-related research


There is a limit of one SOG application per Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator in a competition.

Note – A PI can hold only two Arthritis Society Canada-funded grants or awards across all Arthritis Society Canada or partnered competitions as PI/Co-PI at any time. PIs/Co-PIs can apply to only two competitions per year. Applications for subsequent funding can be submitted in the final year of a current grant.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at