Training Contact
Pierre Zwiegers
Training Coordinator
(604) 875-2345 ext. 5567 | Email


The purpose of this initiative is to provide a maximum of $10,000 in funds to facilitate innovative training activities that will foster Patient-Oriented Research (POR) training/mentoring within research projects focused on childhood brain-based developmental disabilities. Proposals will be reviewed and projects approved until funds are expended. Please relay any further inquiries to  

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Who is eligible to apply?

Any patient-partner, trainee, or researcher involved with a research project focused on childhood neurodisabilities.

Application Process:

  • Propose a unique project/activity addressing a demonstrable gap in training/knowledge within the area of patient-oriented research (download the application package).
  • Provide a preliminary budget (up to $10,000* for a period of 12 months) in support of addressing a unique training gap. 
  • Submit your completed application via email to no later than October 15th, 2018. 

A review panel will evaluate the applications (download the evaluation framework). Winners will be notified by November 30th, 2018, with the official award announcement confirmed at CHILD-BRIGHT’s 2018 Annual meeting.       

*Note that no more than $2,500 of travel expenses can be requested

The successful applicant(s) will: 

  • Create synergies with SPOR entities or groups with mutual interests. 
  • Provide CHILD-BRIGHT with a one-page update (including multimedia where possible) every six months for a period of up to two years. 
  • Acknowledge CHILD-BRIGHT funding support of the project on all public-facing materials, according to CHILD-BRIGHT’s branding guidelines (provided at award confirmation).
  • Grant CHILD-BRIGHT permission to promote the project through CHILD-BRIGHT communication channels.
  • Make available for use the finalized training output with CHILD-BRIGHT Network members and other stakeholders with an interest in pediatric-focused POR.