Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Canadian Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment in Aging Research Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Hub

This funding opportunity is now available on ResearchNet. Application deadline: July 10, 2024

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Canadian Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment in Aging Research Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Hub.

This funding opportunity is led by the CIHR Institute of Aging in collaboration with the Azrieli Foundation, including its Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE).


The KM Hub is a key part of CIHR’s new Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment in Aging (BHCIA) research initiative. The BHCIA KM Hub will serve as a national, centralized research resource for researchers, knowledge users, including persons with lived and living experience (PWLLE) of dementia and their care partners (i.e. family, friends, care givers and care providers), and will foster collaboration amongst the broader cognitive impairment in aging and dementia community.

The KM Hub, building upon an existing infrastructure, will promote and amplify new research findings,  facilitate the application of evidence to practice and contribute towards a growing, pan-Canadian learning and collaborative community with a shared commitment to brain health and cognitive impairment in aging research.

The objectives of the KM Hub are to:

Applicants will be required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), and those successful at the LOI phase will be expected to attend a Strengthening Workshop prior to submitting a full application.  The Strengthening Workshop will bring together applicant teams through a collaborative forum to discuss the brain health and cognitive impairment research landscape and to encourage synergy between applicant teams.


CIHR will be hosting webinar(s) to inform participants about the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, visit the Webinars page.

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is anticipated to be $1.625M , enough to fund one team as the KM Hub ($1.5M) and up to five travel and development grants ($125,000) for the Strengthening Workshop. The maximum amount of the KM Hub funding is anticipated to be $250,000 per year for 6 years.

Anticipated Timelines

These timelines are estimates and subject to change

Launch: August 2023
Webinar: September 2023
Letter of intent: January 2024
Strengthening Workshop (location TBC): April 2024
Full application deadline: July 2024
Notice of decision: December 2024

The official CIHR funding opportunity will be posted on ResearchNet in the coming weeks.

For a full list of CIHR funding opportunities, please visit ResearchNet.

Contact information

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Disclaimer: The information contained herein is anticipatory only and does not represent an official funding commitment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Accordingly, the information, contained herein may differ from the official funding opportunity that will be published on ResearchNet

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