Request for Applications focuses on timing and intensity of rehabilitation therapy post-stroke

Request for Applications on Timing and Intensity of Rehabilitation Therapy Post-Stroke: Up to four awards of up to $200,000 each

CPSR invites collaborative proposals focused on optimizing the dose and timing of sensory-motor rehabilitation and recovery interventions following stroke. The goal is to address fundamental unanswered questions through collaborative proof-of-principle studies. It is expected that the outcomes of this research will form the basis of larger applications to other agencies (e.g., CIHR, HSF). Both preclinical (basic) and clinical research are encouraged, provided a clear rationale is included as to potential translational impact of the research for people living with stroke. 
Funding Available
Up to four awards of up to $200,000 per grant will be awarded. The time period for conducting the research will be October 2019 to March 2022 (2.5 years).

Read the full RFA here

Key dates
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019
Notification of Award: Friday, September 13, 2019
Funding Start Date: October 1, 2019
Funding End Date: March 31, 2022

Registrations and full proposals should be submitted by email to:
Farrell Leibovitch
Director, Research and Training Programs
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext 7548

Please note: Another Call for Proposals is planned for early 2020. The focus of the call will be on cognition-related research, including aphasia. Details to come!


2018 CPSR Collaborative Innovation Grant Competition Recipients and 2018 CPSR Trainee Awards Winners:

2017 Catalyst Grant and Implementation Science Grant winners:


2017 CSPR-REPAR Catalyst Grant winners:


2016 Catalyst Grant winners:


Past Catalyst Grant winners:


CaSTOR grants:

Canadian Stroke Trials for Optimized Results (CaSTOR) is a joint initiative of the Canadian Stroke Consortium and the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. The top-ranked CaSTOR grant in 2017 was awarded to CanStim, a national initiative to develop guidelines and test brain stimulation to boost recovery.

Read the full list of award winners 2017-CaSTOR awards

Telerehabilitation grants:

In February 2013, CPSR announced a $1.3-million national initiative to deliver “telerehabilitation” to the homes of more than 200 people living with stroke in at least 10 Canadian cities — the first step towards improving access to desperately needed stroke-recovery services. Researchers in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia were awarded funds to test innovative ways to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy and lifestyle coaching to people who are recovering at home after a stroke. The telerehab initiative is a joint effort of Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Researchers are publishing a lessons-learned report on their findings and a toolkit for other investigators.

Read the full list of telerehabilitation projectsTelerehehabilitation projects .docx