In the spring, CPSR worked in partnership with Dr. Mark Bayley of Toronto Rehab and Dr. Ian Graham of OHRI to submit a Letter of Intent to the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program as part of a competition for an international knowledge translation network in stroke recovery. Last week, the “Stroke Recovery Solutions” team was notified that they have been invited to submit a full proposal. They are among only 8 of 59 applicants moving to the next stage of competition. In the end, three KT networks will be funded.
Over the summer, CPSR Central will be helping co-Directors Bayley and Graham and other partners to prepare the full proposal, which is due October 17th.
Funding available to successful KT Networks is $400,000 per year for four years with the potential to renew for an additional three years. The work will catalyze the international uptake of best practices in stroke recovery, with Canada playing a leadership role. If successful, Stroke Recovery Solutions will leverage the $200k/year currently invested by CPSR in knowledge translation and give the stroke recovery community a strong knowledge translation portfolio with international reach.
PICTURED ABOVE: CPSR’s Knowledge Translation Advisory Committee met this spring to discuss the KT grant application.