Team Grant : Canada-EU Smart Living Environments – Transitions in Care (Canada-European International Cooperation on Smart Living Environments that Address Transitions in Care Challenges for Ageing People)

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 15th, April 2020

External Deadline: Wednesday 22nd, April 2020


SIRI will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

Information Webinar:
CIHR will be holding an online information session to answer applicants’ questions and provide further information regarding eligibility and the application process. Date and time: October 3, 2019 at 11 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) // 5 PM Central European Summer Time (CEST). To register, click here

This funding opportunity is one of several that are part of the CIHR Transitions in Care (TiC) multi-Institute Initiative and aims to build a collaboration of stakeholders in Europe and Canada in the domain of smart living environments for ageing people that will focus on the development, integration and evaluation of eHealth innovations addressing transition in care challenges in order to improve health outcomes.
Funding the Canadian component of the team requires that a proposal also includes one or both of the following research areas as relevant to ageing people.

Focus Areas

  • Changing health status or care: Individuals facing changes in their health status (i.e., suffering a stroke) or living with chronic or complex health conditions that exacerbates (i.e., atrial fibrillation). These individuals may experience several handovers among health providers, institutions, hospital units and/or have a change in care location (e.g., home to hospital; community care to tertiary care).
  • Key populations to optimize transition in care outcomes: Populations at increased risk of adverse transition in care outcomes include First Nations, Inuit and Métis people; individuals residing in rural and/or remote communities; individuals who are transgender; individuals with an intersex condition; older adults and new ageing populations (i.e., survivors of diseases/conditions that previously led to early death); new immigrants; and those who experience systemic, cultural and/or language barriers.

The Canadian component of the team grants will require a minimum of two (2) partnerships in Canada, which requires at least one (1) Health System Partner and one (1) eHealth Innovation Partner. It is strongly encouraged that applicants also work with patient/family/caregivers and clinicians.
For other partner requirement including the minimum number of countries needed please review European Commission funding opportunity details.


  • The total amount available to the Canadian component of the team from CIHR is CAD $1,920,000, enough to fund up to two (2) grants.
  • The maximum CIHR amount per grant is $240,000 per year for up to four (4) years for a total of $960,000 per grant.

Please note: Canadian applicants must secure partnership contributions equivalent to a minimum of 30% of the total grant amount requested, with a minimum of half (15% contribution) of the amount representing a cash contribution (i.e., a total of $288,000 partner match is required per grant with a minimum of $144,000 as a cash contribution per grant), for a total grant value of up to $1.248 million per grant over four (4) years.

European Commission

  • An amount of EUR 4 million will be reserved for proposals focusing on cooperation with Canada.
  • The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Participation of SMEs is encouraged.

Partnering Tool
In order to assist the establishment of international, collaborative teams, it is encourage you use the following CIHR partnering tool or the EC partnering tool which offers researchers the opportunity to search for partners and to present their expertise to the community. This is an optional step in the application process and does not confer any advantages to the applicants.

How to Apply
The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: 1a. Full Application to the European Commission and 1b. Abbreviated CIHR Application. For details, visit Researchnet.

Contact information
For guidance on proposal submission for the European Commission funding opportunity please refer to the H2020 Online Manual.
For all inquiries about this funding opportunity on ResearchNet please contact:
CIHR Contact Centre
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178


Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 4, 2019