Canadian Frailty Network /New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Frailty and Aging Research Engagement Initiative

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Requirements Guide

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Department of Social Development are pleased to offer the following opportunities: 


These Programs are intended to support mutually agreed upon research knowledge translation projects that are consistent with the CFN’s priorities and scientific standards and support educating and training the next generation of highly qualified personnel (HQP) in New Brunswick through the CFN Summer Student Awards (SSA) and Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program (IFP). 

Research Grant Programs

The Specific Research Grant program (research and knowledge translation in the area of frailty) offers $400,000 per year for up to 5 years for research in the Province of New Brunswick, with CFN and the NB department of Social Development through NBHRF each contributing $200,000 per year. Opportunities to support projects with a multi-provincial scope is preferred by CFN, consistent with their national mandate as a Network Centre of Excellence (NCE).

Specific CFN Funding Programs included:
Catalyst Grants, Knowledge Translation Grants and Strategic Impact Grants.

Awards Program

The awards program includes:

Summer Student Award (SSA): Awarded annually at $6,592 per award, CFN contributing  $2,500 if 2 are awarded or $4,000 if only one is awarded.

Interdisciplinary Fellowships: Up to two awarded annually

Masters: $25,000 with CFN and NBHRF contributing $12,500 each

PhD: $35,000 with CFN and NBHRF contributing $17,500 each

Postdoctoral/ Health Professional: $50,000 with CFN and NBHRF contributing $25,000 each. 


To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must have an academic or research appointment which allows the individual to pursue the proposed research project 
  • Must conduct research within a New Brunswick institution

Application Process

Candidates must apply to the CFN research grants competition. Candidates must also notify NBHRF of their CFN application by email and attach to it all documents and materials submitted to the CFN competition.  The NBHRF/CFN will co-fund all applications that have met both scientific meritorious and financial cut-off requirements and will work with institutions in New Brunswick to administer awards.   

Application Instructions At-A-Glance

1. Complete the regular CFN grant application via the CFN website 

Applicants will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of and follow the CFN grant application process as outlined on the CFN website at 

Application deadlines vary by award category.  Specific details are outlined on the CFN website.   

2. NBHRF Requirements and Common CV

  • The CFN applicants are to advise NBHRF by email at of submission of their application, and attach to the email the documentation submitted with the CFN grant application
  • In addition to any CFN required CCV’s, a completed Common CV must be created (and/or updated) in the Canadian Common CV system using the template entitled "NBHRF Template" for the applicant as part of the NBHRF/CFN application process. Using the CV Funding option, select Funding Source NBHRF, and then selectCV Type NBHRF Template.   This is the version that must be sent to NBHRF by email ( ).  
  • Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of your application.  Please ensure that you email the correct version of your CCV in your NBHRF application.


CFN’s normal peer review process will be utilized to assess the merit of applications submitted to the program.  Notification letters will be issued by the Canadian Frailty Network.

Final Report

Grant Recipients are required to submit a Final Report within 90 days of the project end date by completing the NBHRF final report form found by logging into your NBHRF account.    

If the project has been funded by a national agency, a copy of the agency's final report must also be included with the final report submission. Also please submit the financial statement for this account from your institution’s financial services department.  It must be uploaded as an attachment using the “Browse” button on the form. 

For additional information or questions please contact:

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

10 Knowledge Park Drive
Suite 100
Fredericton, NB
E3C 2M7