International funding opportunities

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) programme call 2016

Living well with dementia

Application deadline: May 26, 2016

Anticipated notice of decision: November 30, 2016

Funding start date: October 1, 2016

Funds available: The total Canadian amount available for this funding opportunity is $706,000 (CAD) enough to fund approximately two (2) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.

  • CIHR will contribute up to $117,666 (CAD) per year for 1 grant for a maximum of three years.
  • AGE-WELL NCE will contribute up to $117,666 (CAD) per year for 1 grant for a maximum of three years.

The focus of the 2016 Call Challenge of the AAL Programme is to fund information and communication technology (ICT) based innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects with a clear route to market that support people with dementia and their caregivers to live in dignity and provide satisfaction through all stages of dementia.

Eligibility: Consortium composition of at least 3 independent eligible organizations (legal entities), from at least 3 different AAL Partner States participating in the Call for Proposals; English as the language of the proposal.

Partner countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark,  France, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

CIHR Canadian eligibility requirements

A Partner matching tool is available to connect with other partner states.

Information day: An informational webcast will be available online within a few days of March 8, 2016.

Info day webcast

AAL

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme is a common funding activity of member states of the AAL Association, with the financial support of the European Commission, based on article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The AAL Programme calls are complementary to the Horizon 2020 calls related to Active and Healthy Ageing under Societal Challenge 1.

The AAL Call 2016 is part of the AAL Programme that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. As part of the work-programme, the AAL is launching a Call for Proposals: “Living well with dementia: Providing integrated solutions based on information and communication technology to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their communities.”

More Years, Better Lives Joint Programming Initiative (JPI-MYBL)

Call 2016: Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models

Application Deadline: April 12, 2016

Anticipated Notice of Decision: November 1, 2016

Funding Start Date: February 1, 2017

Funds Available: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,500,000, enough to fund approximately up to 5 grants.

The maximum amount per grant is $300,000 - up to $100,000 per year over 3 years.

Of this $1,500,000:

  • $1,000,000 is available to fund the Canadian component of applications relevant to the mandate of CIHR.
  • $500,000 is available to fund the Canadian component of applications relevant to the mandate of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Joint Programming is a new approach to foster collaboration and coordination in R&D in Europe and Canada and is a member-states driven activity. JPI-MYBL seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and Canadian research programs related to demographic change.

Welfare models are deeply embedded in historical, cultural and economic contexts, and there are rarely simple transferable lessons. However, comparative studies can help us to understand the implications, strengths and weaknesses of particular institutional configurations, and how well they meet the needs of particular population groups. A better understanding of these differences can help policymakers identify potential ways of meeting needs, as their own models evolve in response to changing pressures and circumstances.

This is an international funding opportunity: Each proposal must involve a minimum of three eligible applicants from at least three different countries participating in the call. The maximum number of eligible participants in a project consortium is seven. The consortium should be reasonably balanced, not more than two eligible applicants per country/funding organization are allowed.

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands

Read more about this opportunity at JPI MYBL

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