Current Funding Opportunities

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Request for Proposal: Summative Program Evaluation of Praxis Spinal Cord Institute Activities Funded by Western Economic Diversification (WD) Canada

This independent evaluation will examine the effectiveness of the implementation to date of the Praxis-WD Initiative, assess achieved outcomes in the planned timeframe, and make recommendations for improvement.

We are requesting Intent to Bid notices and questions by January 22, 2021.

The closing date for proposals will be January 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Find the full RFP here.

Health Economics Standing Call for Proposals

This standing call for proposals is to contract for Health Economics services to be provided to Praxis Spinal Cord Institute from November 1, 2019 through March 31, 2022.

Read the full standing RFP and Scopes of Work here.

Past Opportunities

Request for Proposal: Knowledge Exchange Platform Planning For the Period February 1 to April 30, 2021

This request for proposal (RFP) is to contract services to assist with development of a Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) Mockup with a plan for development of a functioning site, and a supporting comprehensive Knowledge Mobilization Plan/Strategy.  The services are to be provided to the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute (hereinafter referred to as Praxis) for the term February 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021

Intent to Bid Notice: Notice must be submitted no later than January 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST.

Read the full RFP here.

Request for Applications: Identifying Strengths and Gaps in the Provision of Essential Community-based Health Services for Canadians with Spinal
Cord Injury

Given the importance of accessing essential services for the health and wellness of individuals with SCI both during and after the pandemic, the focus of this RFA is to identify strengths (i.e. best practices) and gaps in the provision of essential community-based health services for Canadians living with SCI. The goal is to address these gaps by facilitating access to essential services and/or policy change across Canada.

Deadline to submit proposal: Friday, October 16, 2020

Full RFA and Application ->

Request for Applications: Spinal Cord Injury Implementation and Evaluation Quality Care Consortium

Praxis is pleased to support the expansion of SCI-IEQCC and invites RHSCIR site stakeholders (i.e. Principal Investigators, QI Leads, etc.) affiliated with Canadian RHSCIR Rehabilitation sites outside of Ontario, with an interest in and the capacity to work with the SCI-IEQCC Leadership Team, to apply for funding to implement one or more of the six domains listed in the RFA.

Expression of Interest: Monday, October 5, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020

Full RFA and Application ->

Request for Applications: Canadian Spinal Cord Stimulation Team Planning

Spinal cord stimulation has shown promise to improve autonomic and motor function in individuals with SCI. To facilitate the translation of this technology to individuals with SCI and into clinical practice, we are supporting Canadian researchers, clinicians, and consumers to form a collaborative team to develop a major grant proposal for external funding agencies for a multi-centre study on spinal cord stimulation.

Deadline to submit proposal: Friday, November 13, 2020

Full RFA and Application ->

Praxis SCI COVID Awards

* Applications are now closed. View the winners here.

Full application deadline: Monday, May 11, 2020 at 11:59PM PDT.

Given the impact of COVID-19 on SCI, there is a need to rapidly develop resources to facilitate the care, health, and wellness of individuals living with SCI. In response, Praxis is providing SCI COVID Awards to bring together members of our community to address these critical needs and share information in Canada.

Full RFA and application guidelines can be found here.

Development and Enhancement of Localized Networks to Optimize the Delivery of Spinal Cord Injury Care in Canada

Extended deadline for Registration of Intent: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

Full application deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

To promote implementation and adoption of SCI evidence at the regional/provincial level, Praxis is requesting applications for initiatives that will lead to strong localized networks that engage various SCI stakeholders and relevant organizations to facilitate and champion practice and policy changes to optimize the local delivery of care for people with SCI in Canada.

The total amount available for this competition is $75,000 CDN. Up to 3 awards will be funded, each for a maximum duration of 1 year and to a maximum award amount of $25,000.

Full RFA and application guidelines can be found here.

Advancing the Evidence and Implementation of Activity-Based Therapy to Enhance Neuro-restoration in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Extended deadline for Registration of Intent: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

Full application deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.

Praxis is launching an open call on activity-based therapy (ABT) in order to increase evidence in this field to support implementation of ABT protocols across the SCI continuum.

The total amount available for this competition is $300,000 CDN. Up to 3 projects will be funded, each for maximum 24 months.

Full RFA and application guidelines can be found here.