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OHTN HIV Endgame Funding Program

Opportunity NameHIV Endgame Funding Program
AgencyOntario HIV Treatment Network
ValuePolicy & Practice Leader Grants —  Up to $75,000/year 
Breaking New Ground Grants — $50,000 to $150,000/year 
Implementation Science Grants — $150,000 to $250,000/year 
Indirect CostsTBD
DurationPolicy & Practice Leader Grants — Up to 3 years 
Breaking New Ground Grants — Up to 2 years 
Implementation Science Grants — Up to 3 years 

Letter of Intent (LOI)

LOI due to FSc RO at for full review10-03-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-11-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review10-14-2022, by 9:00AM
LOI due at agency 10-18-2022, by 12:00PM


Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-03-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-09-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-12-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-16-2023, by 12:00PM

The Endgame Program funds groundwork to support the design, implementation, improvement, and scale-up of programs and services that move Ontario closer to reaching the HIV endgame. The program supports data, evidence-sharing, and impact activities that will: 

  • meet the needs of populations in Ontario most affected by HIV 
  • drive changes in policy and practice across the HIV prevention, engagement, and care cascade 
  • lead to more integrated health and social services 
  • identify effective ways to address the social determinants of health for communities most affected by HIV 
  • contribute to a rapid learning HIV health and social system 

The grants listed under this opportunity include: 

  1. Policy & Practice Leader Grant: provides salary support for leaders who are interested in working closely and collaboratively with the OHTN to drive change, contribute to rapid learning and improvement, and build HIV innovation capacity in Ontario. 
  2. Breaking New Ground Grant: project funding for innovative, high-reward projects that will break new ground and build evidence and programs to dramatically improve the prevention, treatment, and care cascade in Ontario. The project should address a clear care or quality gap in the current HIV care cascade, or health and social system and work to achieve impact at the front lines of HIV prevention and care. 
  3. Implementation Science Grant: project funding for the development of sustainable, effective HIV programs and services. This funding stream will support implementation science initiatives that will contribute to a rapid learning system for HIV. 

OHTN has identified seven priorities or key learning areas: 

  1. Effective PrEP scale-up in Ontario 
  2. Population-focused prevention and health promotion 
  3. HIV testing 
  4. Linkage, adherence, and retention in care 
  5. Clinical care standards and capacity 
  6. Integration of services 
  7. Mental health and well-being of people living with and at risk of HIV (including stigma reduction) 


Individuals must:

  • Have a documented history of working in a collaborative and culturally respectful way with people living with HIV, clinicians, community-based organizations, policy makers, and researchers;
  • Have a demonstrated track record of involvement in research that has influenced policy or practice;
  • Hold a position (e.g. clinician, health or program planner, decision maker, service provider) that enables the grantee to influence policy or practice;
  • Hold an appointment in an appropriate host organization (hospitals, HIV agencies, research institutes, and university faculties and departments);
  • Have primary employment and residence in Ontario.

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