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Canadian Paediatric Society

Developmental Paediatrics Advocacy Grant

Priority will be given to projects that support one or more of the goals and objectives in the CPS Strategic Framework 2017-2022, lead to increased collaboration between clinicians, and integration of services for children at risk or with developmental conditions.

Created by the CPS Developmental Paediatrics Section, the grant will provide up to $5,000 in funding for one year. Grant funds will be awarded in two instalments: 75% upon selection and 25% six months into the project, upon receipt of a progress summary report. A full report of activities and documentation of expenditures will be required six months after completion of project.

Submission deadline: March 31, annually


Eligible projects will:

  • Be hospital or community-based
  • Follow the ethical guidelines of the CPS as outlined in the CPS Code of Ethics
  • Attempt to better understand or design an intervention relating to advocacy and child development in Canada
  • Be completed within a one-year from time of disbursement of funds

Project activities may include feasibility studies, focus groups, meetings, or needs assessments. Implementation activities, in the context of a pilot project, may include service delivery, outreach and promotion. Projects cannot involve continuing medical education activities, salary or honoraria for investigators, or funding for infrastructure.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Belong to the CPS Developmental Paediatrics Section.
  • Spend more than 70% of their time in a Canadian practice setting.
  • Not have received any funds in relation to this application totaling more than $5,000


Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Submissions must include:

  • A project description (maximum 4 pages) with the following headings:
    • Abstract/project summary (maximum 300 words)
    • Objectives and rationale
    • Detailed description of project including target population, anticipated project outcomes and justification for the need for funding
    • Dissemination plan
  • A detailed estimated budget (maximum 1 page)
  • An abbreviated CV (maximum 4 pages) for each project contributor
  • Timelines for major project activities
  • Letter of support from leader at location of proposed project

Last updated: Feb 16 2018