Information to be uploaded directly to the EventsAir submission portal 

  • Names and contact information for principal investigator and co-investigators and agency administering the funds
  • Up to four (4) keywords for expertise required to review this proposal
  • Summary of proposal for public release (max. 200 words)

Information to be attached in individual PDFs (11-pt font, 2.5-cm margins, single line spacing) 

  • Cover letter (include, if applicable, previous committee concerns if a similar or related proposal has been submitted to the PFC in the past but was not funded)
  • Research project proposal (max. 4 pages), which should include: 
    • Objectives of the research and the underlying hypothesis 
    • Present state of knowledge relevant to the proposal and relevant work done by the applicant  
    • Research design including a timeline for major activities, methodologies, analysis of results and criteria for evaluating outcomes 
    • Relevance of the proposal to physiotherapy 
    • Plans for the dissemination of results 
    • A list of references in acceptable scientific format (not ordinarily exceeding two pages)
    • Source and amount of other funding applied for or received for this project
  • Copies of the following certificates, if applicable*: 
    • Ethics certificate for research involving human subjects 
    • Subject consent forms 
    • Consent letters from collaborating agencies (access to data, patients) 
    • Certification for animal care 
    • Requirement for containment (biohazards)
  • Completed Project Funding and Budget Information Form
  • Personal data lists for all principal investigators, co-investigators, and consultants, including:
    • Name, address, email
    • Hours per week allocated to project
    • Role on the project
    • Education: university or institution and location, degrees and qualifications granted, field and year completed
    • Research and professional experience (starting with present position, list training and experience in reverse chronological order: year, location, position/title)
  • Publications lists (max. 2 pages) for all principal investigators, co-investigators, and consultants, including:
    • List of all peer-reviewed articles published or accepted for publication during the last five years 
    • List of any prior publications (more than five years old) or non-peer reviewed publications directly relevant to the present application 
    • List of other funding awards held currently or in the last five years (including source of funding, purpose of award, amount of award, and time period of award) 

*If any of these certificates are to follow, please email them to foundation@physiotherapy.ca after submission.