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Innovation Grants for Research Impact in Traumatic Brain Injury

Opportunity NameInnovation Grants for Research Impact in Traumatic Brain Injury
AgencyCanada Brain Research Fund (CBRF)
ValueUp to $460,000
Indirect CostsTBD
Duration2 years
Registration at agency09-27-2023, by 5:00PM
Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-11-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-18-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-23-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-25-2024, by 5:00PM

The purpose of the Innovation Grants for Research Impact in Traumatic Brain Injury is to generate creative, novel and practical evidence-based solutions that address stakeholder-identified needs, listed below in no particular order, to improve the trajectory of recovery for individuals after brain injury. With the knowledge that behaviour, practice and policy changes are made possible by creating solutions that work, proven through rigorous academic research in collaboration with stakeholders, we expect the projects funded through this opportunity will have a substantial impact, especially for health care providers and patients.


Applicants must select one stakeholder priority to be addressed in their research project and, as much as possible, use the details in the hyperlinked document for each priority as a starting point for the project design. Applications that cover more than one of the stakeholder priorities above will be considered.

  • Stakeholders should be engaged at each stage of the research process to ensure meaningful outcomes are achieved through co-creation of solutions. Appropriate budget should be allocated to support these activities.
  • Research applications can be related, but must be distinct from any other currently funded projects. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify Brain Canada immediately should overlap arise from new funding awarded during the application and review process of this funding opportunity.
  • Applicants must be able to initiate the project in June 2024 when funding is expected to begin, conditional on providing proof of institutional approvals to Brain Canada (e.g., ethics) prior to funding release.

This funding opportunity is open to interdisciplinary research teams of two or more members and must include a minimum of two independent investigators, see below, one of which must be designated as the Principal Investigator.

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