RTO/ERO Foundation Call for proposal - Understanding and Addressing Isolation and Loneliness in Family & Friend Caregivers of Seniors

In preparation for its next round of funding, the RTO/ERO Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for projects that advance our collective knowledge about the impact of social isolation and loneliness on unpaid (family and friend) caregivers of seniors (65+) in Canada; and/or that evaluate innovative interventions to improve their social engagement and mental health.

The Foundation will award four grants of $25,000 each for well qualified projects.

Areas of focus:

  • Advancing our understanding of how social isolation and loneliness impact the health and well-being of unpaid caregivers;
  • Focusing on different types of caregivers such as elderly, multi-generational, indigenous, LGBTQ+ and immigrants;
  • Focusing on caregivers of special needs recipients, such as those who are managing frailty or dementia;
  • Focusing on specific geographic areas: urban, small community, rural or remote settings;
  • Bringing researchers and communities together to find practical and innovative solutions to the challenges of isolation and loneliness for caregivers and their care recipients.

Eligibilty:

  • Funds must be received and administered by a registered Canadian charity
  • Academic researchers are encouraged to join forces with community organizations to apply evidence to real life situations
  • Projects must receive ethics approval prior to funds being distributed
  • Applications are welcome from anywhere in Canada
  • For projects being conducted in French, all applications must be submitted in English

For more information, visit the website

Expressions of interest will be accepted until midnight EST on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Top scoring applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by January 31, 2020. Deadline for detailed proposals will be Sunday, April 6, 2020 at 12:00am.

For a detailed document regarding 2019 Call for proposal, please contact ors@sfu.ca. 

Upcoming Deadlines

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January 19, 2021January 19, 2021 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: RTO/ERO Foundation Call for proposal - Understanding and Addressing Isolation and Loneliness in Family & Friend Caregivers of Seniors In preparation for its next round of funding, the RTO/ERO Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for projects that advance our collective knowledge about the impact of social isolation and loneliness on unpaid (family and friend) caregivers of seniors (65+) in Canada; and/or that evaluate innovative interventions to improve their social engagement and mental health. .
April 06, 2021April 06, 2021 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: RTO/ERO Foundation Call for proposal - Understanding and Addressing Isolation and Loneliness in Family & Friend Caregivers of Seniors In preparation for its next round of funding, the RTO/ERO Foundation is seeking expressions of interest for projects that advance our collective knowledge about the impact of social isolation and loneliness on unpaid (family and friend) caregivers of seniors (65+) in Canada; and/or that evaluate innovative interventions to improve their social engagement and mental health. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.
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