Additional McMaster Awards & Funding

McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)

Research Grants

Deadline to apply: March 1
Funding available: Up to $40,000 over 12 months

Do you have an innovative idea that has the potential for real-world impact at the intersection of technology and aging? AGE-WELL's SIP Accelerator funding program supports innovative post-discovery projects focused on the commercialization and/or knowledge mobilization of solutions to real-world problems (e.g. technologies, services or policies) aligned with AGE-WELL's mission and vision. The program will also provide strategic mentorship and training opportunities from the AGE-WELL network and its partners, in addition to financial support. McMaster applicants should apply directly to the AGE-WELL 2019 SIP and notify Audrey Patocs at of intent to apply.

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Deadline: April 30
Funding available: ​$40,000 over one year; six grants available (one per McMaster Faculty)

MIRA/Labarge Catalyst grants offer the opportunity to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research focused on mobility in aging, where mobility may include physiological, social, and financial mobility, as well as mobility within community or health systems. These grants are intended to stimulate new collaborations and allow researchers to collect preliminary data, conduct feasibility or pilot studies, or scaling of interventions. The ultimate goal of this funding is to support future proposals for full-scale studies. Each Faculty, through the Associate Dean (Research), is asked to nominate one proposal to be funded by MIRA.  Submissions should include researchers from at least three different McMaster Faculties as meaningful contributors to the project. These grants require matching funds of at least $5000 (up to $2500 may be in-kind contributions) from alternate sources to support the project.

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2019 application deadlines: February 25, June 3, and September 23
Funding available: MIRA can support access fees ($3,000) for up to 10 CLSA data applications

MIRA members are eligible for support in accessing CLSA data, a national database tracking 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85 over a period of 20 years. Data access applications are accepted three times per year. Researchers should notify Audrey Patocs by emailing her at prior to applying for CLSA data access to be considered for MIRA funding. MIRA funds will be allocated only to projects that do not have any other funding for this purpose.

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Deadline: Rolling
Funding available: Matching funds up to $100,000

In order to improve the positioning of McMaster's researchers in external funding competitions, MIRA and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging have allocated funding that may be used to match or leverage external funds. This process is intended to be used for requests related to externally funded, peer-reviewed grant competitions that require a matching component.

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