Wounds Canada supports Canadians who have wounds or are at risk for wounds, in part by supporting researchers working in the areas of wound prevention and/or management.

If you are doing skin- or wound-related research you may be eligible to apply for a research grant from Wounds Canada. Three grants are currently available: The Wounds Canada Pamela E. Houghton Grant ($1000), the Wounds Canada Young Investigator Grant ($1000) and the Wounds Canada Open Grant. To receive a research grant, the applicant must be a Wounds Canada member in good standing.

Deadline for submission is Monday, August 16th at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Pamela E Houghton Grant ($1000)

The Pamela E. Houghton Grant was created to honour Pamela Houghton, one of Canada’s foremost researchers and educators in the area of wound care. Over many decades she has mentored students—many of whom became leaders upon graduation—and provided volunteer support to Wounds Canada in the areas of research, writing, critical review, advice and active participation in events. This grant helps to support her legacy of research, leadership and mentorship.

Eligibility

The principal investigator must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant currently active in the area of wound prevention or management in Canada
  • a member in good standing of Wounds Canada

The project will:

  • extend no more than two years
  • relate to wound prevention, wound management, skin health, patient or health-care professional education, advocacy or policy related to skin or wound management
  • have a mentorship component, either in the research being undertaken or in its applicability
  • meet ethics standards for the type of research being undertaken
  • acknowledge Wounds Canada’s contribution in published materials

Review

Wounds Canada’s Grant Selection Committee will review applications and make their decisions based on the criteria listed above. The committee membership will consist of a combination of:

  • Researcher(s) in the area of skin and wounds and be associated with Canadian academic institutions
  • Clinical expert(s) in the area of skin and wounds
  • Patient(s)
  • Health policy expert(s)
  • Representative(s) of Wounds Canada

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • How the project supports the advancement of skin health and wound care in Canada
  • How the mentoring component of the project will serve as a meaningful pathway for other researchers, skin health/wound care practitioners or patient advocates
  • How the project meets the technical requirements of design, ethics and publication of results

Reporting Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Report within two years that the project has been completed
  • Demonstrate within three years that the dissemination plan outlined in the application is being undertaken

Wounds Canada Young Investigator Grant ($1000)

The Wounds Canada Young Investigator Grant was created to support researchers at the beginning of their career in skin health and/or wound care, or patient advocacy for preventative health care relating to skin health and/or wound care.

Eligibility

  • The principal investigator must meet the following criteria:
    • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant currently active in the area of wound prevention or management in Canada
    • 25 years of age or younger
    • not currently holding a part-time or full-time appointment at an academic institution at a rank of assistant professor or higher and/or has not held an academic position of any type for more than 4 years
    • a member in good standing of Wounds Canada
  • The project will:
    • extend no more than two years
    • relate to wound prevention, wound management, skin health, patient or health-care professional education, or policy related to skin or wound management
    • meet ethics standards for the type of research being undertaken
    • acknowledge Wounds Canada’s contribution in published materials

Reporting Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Report within two years that the project has been completed
  • Demonstrate within three years that the dissemination plan outlined in the application is being undertaken

Review

Wounds Canada’s Grant Selection Committee will review applications and make their decisions based on the criteria listed above. The committee membership will consist of a combination of:

  • Researcher(s) in the area of skin and wounds and be associated with Canadian academic institutions
  • Clinical expert(s) in the area of skin and wounds
  • Patient(s)
  • Health policy expert(s)
  • Representative(s) of Wounds Canada

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • How the project supports the advancement of skin health and wound care in Canada
  • How the grant will act as an important milestone in the career of the applicant in the area of skin health or wound care in Canada
  • How the project meets the technical requirements of design, ethics and publication of results

Wounds Canada Open Grant ($1000)

The Wounds Canada Open Grant was created to support researchers in any area relating to skin health and/or wound care or patient advocacy for preventative health care relating to skin health and/or wound care.

Eligibility

  • The principal investigator must be
    • a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant currently active in the area of wound prevention or management in Canada
    • a member in good standing of Wounds Canada
  • The project will:
    • extend no more than two years
    • relate to wound prevention, wound management, skin health, patient or health-care professional education, advocacy or policy related to skin or wound management
    • meet ethics standards for the type of research being undertaken
    • acknowledge Wounds Canada’s contribution in published materials

Reporting Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Report within two years that the project has been completed
  • Demonstrate within three years that the dissemination plan outlined in the application is being undertaken

Review

Wounds Canada’s Grant Selection Committee will review applications and make their decisions based on the criteria listed above. The committee membership will consist of a combination of:

  • Researcher(s) in the area of skin and wounds and be associated with Canadian academic institutions
  • Clinical expert(s) in the area of skin and wounds
  • Patient(s)
  • Health policy expert(s)
  • Representative(s) of Wounds Canada

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • How the project supports the advancement of skin health and wound care in Canada
  • How the project meets the technical requirements of design, ethics and publication of results
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