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CCRF Fuels Innovation with over $100,000 for Early Career Researchers

Today, the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) announced it will dedicate its Fall 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) to Early Career Researchers (ECRs). This new call will bring CCRF’s investment in national research projects to approx. $1 million in the last 2 years, including these dynamic recent grant awards.

“The decision to continue to fund ECRs for 2021 was compelling,” says Dr. Richard McIlmoyle, CCRF’s Research Committee Chair. “Throughout the pandemic, suffering due to neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) issues has risen at an alarming pace while ECR funding from many traditional sources has dropped. We believe our profession must actively invest in the next generation and we’re proud to demonstrate our steadfast support through this new funding round.”

This granting opportunity is open to all Canadian-based Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in chiropractic and adjacent healthcare fields who are working toward or have received PhDs in the last five years or who have a suitable publication history. So, if you’re an ECR with a project that identifies or explores gaps in current knowledge, expands on existing studies, or activates new technology, CCRF invites you to submit a Letter of Inquiry by midnight, Thursday, November 11th, 2021.  Final grant decisions will be made in March 2022. Guidelines, submission details, and FAQs can be found on our website:

“Research is about creating a brighter future for patients and our profession,” said Dr. Chad Kulak, CCRF Chair. “That’s why it’s crucial for CCRF to make this investment with the support we receive from chiropractic visionaries across our country.”

“The expertise and innovation we saw from ECRs applicants last year were incredible,” Dr. McIlmoyle added. “With over $100,000 available through this latest RFP –and individual grants starting at $5,000 –we anticipate announcing a number of important new studies next spring.”

CCRF grants are possible thanks to the very generous support of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Provincial Associates, representing clinicians across Canada. We’d also like to recognize our growing community of private donors, who have made a strong personal commitment to national research.

The CCRF invests in national evidence-based research to improve the health of those suffering from NMSK pain and disability. If you believe in the value of research and the future of our profession, the CCRF invites you to support our ground-breaking work by visiting

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