FAQs are based on the most recent information and are subject to change.

CCRF issues two RFPs per year: a general call (spring) and a focused call (fall). Criteria for each RFP will vary and can be found HERE when the RFP is open. Please check for details before you apply.

Grants range from $10,000 to $250,000. Details related to the grant range and total funding cap vary and can be found under the Grants tab when an RFP is open. 

Projects may be funded in whole or in part. Decisions are based on factors such as the size of the funding pool, budget submission details, supplementary revenue sources and anticipated project impact. In cases where partial funding is offered, applicants will be contacted and provided additional information specific to their submission. 

All researchers in good standing with their professional associations. A PhD is not required if sufficient research, publication experience and institutional support can be demonstrated or unless otherwise noted in the RFP details for a given call. A Canadian project lead is preferred and at least one Canadian team member is required. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) designation is beneficial but not required. See Who Is Eligible for more details.

CCRF staff is pleased to provide administrative assistance upon request. Proposal content is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Submit your LOI by email, to info@chiroresearch.ca. See How to Apply for more details. If email is not possible, please contact us at (416) 585-7902 ext. 238

LOIs, cover letters and other correspondence can be addressed to The CCRF Research Committee

CCRF prefers projects which can be completed in less than 36 months. Projects exceeding this limit will be considered with suitable justification.

Our Research Committee reviews every submission meeting RFP call criterion utilizing a proprietary assessment tool. As CCRF welcomes a range of proposals we do not publish detailed content guidelines. Previous successful applications have demonstrated high potential value for Canadian patients and/or the chiropractic profession. 

Our Research Committee team is comprised of five (5) volunteer leaders: Dr. Richard McIlmoyle (Chair), Dr. Shawn Thistle, Dr. Aaron Puhl; Dr. Katherine Hood and Dr. Peter Shipka. Research Committee members serve 3-year terms. Members are supported by CCRF Executive Director, Robert Harris and Marketing and Communication Specialist, Lisa Denvir.

No. The Research Committee understands each submission is unique and important outcomes can be delivered through a variety of investments.

No. The CCRF accepts applications from all researchers in good standing with recognized professional associations.

No feedback is provided for LOIs. Upon written request, CCRF will provide succinct written feedback to unsuccessful Grant Applicants.

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