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Up to $125,000 in Research Funding Available in World Spine Day Celebration

(TORONTO) In honour of World Spine Day and the Canadian Men’s World Cup bid, the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) and The Foundation for the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences – Canada (The Foundation) have teamed up to offer the profession’s first co-sponsored Request for Proposal (RFP) dedicated to sports science research, with up to $125,000 available in new funding.


“Chiropractic is an integral part of high-level athletics and strongly embedded within the sports performance community. At the same time, many conditions suffered by athletes – like repetitive stress, concussions, and poor ergonomics – are seen in the general public,” says Dr. Eric Helson, President of The Foundation.  


By combining resources, CCRF and The Foundation can expand the incredible work being done by Canadian research fellows, encourage international collaborations and improve care for Canadians of all fitness levels and abilities.

This is the first cooperative funding opportunity for both organizations and was inspired by this Delphi study led by RCCSS(C) Fellow, Dr. Alex Lee.


If you’re a sports science researcher with an exciting idea, CCRF and The Foundation invite you to submit a Letter of Inquiry by midnight, Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.  Final grant decisions will be made in March 2023.  For guidelines, submission details and FAQs, please visit CCRF’s website.


“Our goal is to both reduce the load on our healthcare systems and help get people back to their lives.” Added CCRF chair, Dr Chad Kulak. “By joining forces with our sports specialist colleagues, we’ll be able to expand research and fund opportunities that improve performance, access to care, and injury treatment and prevention for sports enthusiasts and competitors of all skill levels.”


Established in 1976, CCRF has been investing in national evidence-informed research, through grant awards and partnerships for over 45 years.


The RCCSS(C) is the largest post graduate organization for chiropractic sports sciences in the world and an integral part of Canada’s sports health community. The Foundation was created to support Sports Chiropractic research and researchers through scholarship awards and funding opportunities.


Grants for Canada’s first co-funded and sports specific RFP are made possible through the generous support of private donors, corporate partners, the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and Provincial Associates, representing clinicians from across the country. Their vision and commitment to evidence-based national research is greatly appreciated.


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