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to Improve the Quality of Life for the Elderly

Drummond Foundation Grant

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Canada researchers for research projects in the areas of aging and the elderly. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life of seniors, with a focus on physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged older adults, their families, and caregivers.

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GrantWatch ID#: 172796

Estimated Size of Grant:

The individual Applicant may request a maximum of $25,000

Term of Contract:

One year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Applicants are eligible if they are new to the Drummond Foundation (have not yet received a grant from the Drummond Foundation) and are:
A. An early-career investigator (within 6 years of first appointment in a university or in a university affiliated research institute), or
B. A mid-career or senior investigator clearly making a bridge to a new field.

To receive a grant from the Drummond Foundation, the Principal Investigator must:
- Have a University and/or Research Institute appointment to administer funds via a Canadian university-affiliated account.
- Have secured the ethics approval certificate for the research project by October 31, 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

The Application process is composed of two phases:
- Phase 1: A Letter of Intent, submitted by May 15, 2020. Letters of Intent will be evaluated, and successful
Applicants will be notified by June 23, 2020 as to their eligibility to submit a Research Proposal.
- Phase 2: A Research Proposal, submitted by September 4, 2020. Research Proposals will be evaluated by the
Drummond Foundation’s Scientific Advisor and a panel of external reviewers. All Applicants will be informed of the
decision regarding their proposal by January 31, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For any questions, please contact Michèle Modin, Research Grants Coordinator, at

Email letter of intent and proposal to:
Michèle Modin, MPA, Research Grants Coordinator, The Drummond Foundation

Mail a copy of the proposal to:
P. Stuart Iversen
Secretary, The Drummond Foundation
1350 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1201
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J1

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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