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OHTN Junior Investigator Grant

Opportunity NameJunior Investigator Grant
AgencyOntario HIV Treatment Network
ValueUp to $40,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 3 years

Letter of Intent (LOI)

Letter of Intent (LOI) due to FSc RO at for full review10-20-2023
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-27-2023
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review11-01-2023, by 9:00AM
LOI due at agency 11-03-2023, by 12:00PM

Full application

Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-02-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-04-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-11-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-15-2024, by 12:00PM

Provides funding for emergent leaders in HIV inquiry who are preparing to establish a HIV program of data, evidence-sharing, and impact. Projects should be relevant to the areas of rapid learning and improvement. The program of data, evidence-sharing, and impact should aim to fill knowledge gaps in HIV prevention and care or evaluate interventions to improve programs and services.

Rapid 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) 

Populations Most Affected by HIV 

  1. People living with HIV 
  2. Men who have sex with men 
  3. People who use drugs 
  4. African, Caribbean and Black communities 
  5. Indigenous communities 
  6. Women* 

Women* = Cis and Trans women, including African, Caribbean and black women, women who use drugs, Indigenous women, and other women who face systemic and social inequities, are more likely to be exposed to HIV through a sexual or drug using partner.


To be eligible, individuals must:

  • Hold a primary appointment in an appropriate host organization in Ontario. Eligible institutions include university faculties and departments, research institutes and hospitals, and HIV agencies.
  • Have primary employment and residence in Ontario.
  • 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.

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