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FAQs are based on the most recent information and are subject to change.

CCRF issues two RFPs per year: a general call (spring) and a focused call (fall). Criteria for each RFP will vary. Please check Current RFP Criteria for full details before you apply.

Typically, individual grants range from $5,000- $60,000 depending on the nature and total funds available for each RFP. Larger requests will be considered when exceptional value can be demonstrated.

Details can be found under the Grants tab when an RFP is open. 

CCRF invites proposals for scientifically sound research projects which:

  • Explore at least 1 of our 4 National Research Priorities
  • Demonstrate high impact for one or more of the following groups:
  • patients
  • the chiropractic profession
  • policymakers
  • payers (e.g., insurance organizations, health plan providers)
  • partners
  • Build meaningfully on past research or demonstrate fresh insights
  • Provide excellent value for money


Please review our Current & Past Grants for examples of previous project awards

CCRF may offer full or partial funding, which is dependent on factors such as the size of the funding pool, budget submission details, supplementary revenue sources confirmed by applicant and the anticipated project impact.

All researchers in good standing with their professional associations and academic institutions.

  • A PhD is beneficial but not required if sufficient research, publication experience and institutional support can be demonstrated or unless otherwise noted in the specific RFP call.
  • At least one Canadian team member is required and a
  • Canadian project lead is preferred.

A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) designation is beneficial but not required.

CCRF prefers projects that can be completed in 4 to 18 months, although high value projects with terms of up to 36 months will be considered.

Historically, successful proposals demonstrate excellent value for money, fresh insights and strong relevance to patients and the profession.

Participatory funding from other organizations and/or tangible support from the submitter’s applicant’s academic institution is very highly recommended.

No feedback is provided for LOIs. Upon written request, CCRF will provide succinct written feedback to unsuccessful Grant Applicants.

No. The Research Committee understands each submission is unique and important outcomes can be delivered through a variety of investments.

  • General fundraising campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Partisan political activities
  • Emergency needs
  • Religious activities

Our Research Committee team is comprised of five (5) volunteer leaders: Dr. Richard McIlmoyle (Chair), Dr. Shawn Thistle, Dr. Aaron Puhl; Dr. Katherine Hood and Dr. Peter Shipka. They are supported by CCRF Executive Director, Robert Harris and Marketing and Communication Specialist, Lisa Denvir.

No. The CCRF accepts applications from all researchers in good standing with recognized professional associations.

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