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McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging Trainee Engagement Fund

Research Admin Offices:

    Funding Type:


    Opportunity Type:

    • Grant


    Up to a maximum of $1,500 to support older adult and/or caregiver engagement in existing research projects as well as training and guidance for meaningful engagement from Collaborative researchers and partners.


    • DeGroote School of Business
    • Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Humanities
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Health Sciences



    Internal Deadline:

    April 14, 2023

    Sponsor Deadline:

    April 14, 2023


    Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow who is engaged in aging-focused research? The McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging Trainee Engagement Fund provides funding and supports for trainees to meaningfully and ethically engage older adults and/or caregivers in their research. 


    Applicants must be:

    • Registered in a McMaster University graduate studies program or employed as a McMaster University postdoctoral fellow.
    • A member (or willing to become a member) of the McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging (as a member of the Collaborative, recipients are expected to actively participate in Collaborative activities and trainee events).
    • Engaged in existing research with a focus on aging that is supported by a supervisor who is a member of the Collaborative (or willing to become a member).

    The proposed project must:

    • Be led by the applicant and supervised, and supported, by a McMaster University researcher.
    • Demonstrate meaningful impact and ethical engagement of older adults and/or caregivers in their research.
    • Support the engagement of older adults and/or caregivers in the applicant’s existing research (e.g., meet with older adults/caregivers to provide feedback on their interview guide; present their findings for help in interpretation and determining knowledge mobilization strategies; recruitment of an older adult to be a peer research assistant).

    The Collaborative can provide:

    • Guidance in determining if this funding opportunity is the right fit
    • Support in formulating your engagement plan
    • Training and mentorship in the area of patient-oriented aging-focused research

    Please note that no previous experience in patient-oriented research is necessary.

    All applicants must contact the Collaborative prior to completing an application to discuss the funding opportunity, process, and confirm eligibility (this may be initiated at any time of the year).


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