Request for Letters of Intent to submit a proposal-CFDR requests LOIs for the 2016 annual grants competition is now OPEN.

Please send in your completed Letter of Intents to before September 15, 2015 

Regular Grant Competition

CFDR’s maximum grant size is now $20,000.  In addition, there is an allowance in the research project’s budget for dissemination/travel costs of up to $1,000.

Grants are awarded in the following categories:

  • Outcomes of intervention: objective measures of the effect of a nutrition intervention in all practice areas
  • New roles for dietitians in meeting health needs of all Canadians: implementation and evaluation of novel service delivery in new environments
  • Identification of vulnerable groups and their nutritional needs: enhanced understanding of who are the nutritionally vulnerable, their nutritional needs and means to address these needs
  • Determinants of food choice: identification of factors and attitudes that influence the food choices made by consumers

Guidelines for smaller budget projects under $5,000 (pdf, English, French)
Guidelines for full grant applications ($5,000 to $20,000) (pdf, English, French)
Application Form (doc, English, French)
New! Photos and Photo Release Form (pdf)

The decisions of the Scientific Review Committee are final.  Applicants whose proposals are not funded have the opportunity to address feedback and resubmit in a subsequent funding cycle.

Collaborative Research Projects

CFDR offers a Collaborative Research Program to look at specific research topics of interest to the dietetic community and to collaborative partners. One such project was completed in June 2010 in collaboration with the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. This project examined the "state of the knowledge" in dietary sodium among consumers, health professionals, the food industry and other constituent groups. The objective of this collaborative research project was to understand perceptions and motivations that impact or relate to the reduction of dietary sodium intakes of Canadians. 

Opportunities exist for organizations in both the private and public sectors to work collaboratively with CFDR on research projects of mutual interest. Please contact the Foundation's Executive Director at 416-357-3022 or for more information about collaborative research initiatives.


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Nutrition Research in Focus

Nutrition Research in Focus (NRF) is a flagship research program of CFDR.  The program features a grant for a large-scale $50,000 project focused on a “hot” topic — one specific area of nutrition or dietetic research in which there is a current need for more information. The project will uncover results that industry, food producers, government and others will find valuable and will fill a knowledge gap for those in dietetic practice.  All CFDR constituents are given an opportunity to determine the focus area for the program.

The topic for the 2014 Nutrition Research in Focus program is
Investigating nutrition-related behaviours of baby boomers: from attitudes and knowledge to actions in health promotion and disease prevention
A total of $50,000 is available for one research project.
Application deadline: CLOSED
Download the Request for Proposals here.
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