The awards provide funding for ten investigators at nine institutions, along with over ninety other investigators, collaborators, knowledge users and partners, and thirty trainees who are working together to improve care for this vulnerable population.
TVN works to break down health care silos by facilitating a collaborative and patient-centric approach across disciplines and sectors to identify gaps in care and develop solutions to complex questions that would not normally be funded by existing agencies. As a national network, we look for cross-provincial research teams from multiple disciplines and multiple institutions. We focus on those with multiple chronic conditions, across all settings of care — from acute and critical care to community-based care, and the Catalyst projects funded range across the care continuum.
Catalyst Grants fund projects of up to one year in length that catalyze creativity, novelty, and innovation. Projects funded include pilot studies, and novel and innovative approaches aligned with TVN strategic research priorities, and with translational capacity toward improving care for the seriously ill elderly, and social innovation or commercialization.
A backgrounder is attached listing the grant recipients, their projects and host institutions. More information about the Catalyst Grant program is available at: www.tvn-nce.ca.