Geriatrics / Gerontology Research & Training – Call for Proposals

The Retired Teachers of Ontario
Ontario and British Columbia
Posting Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Closing Date:
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:30pm
Submitting Proposals: Electronic format in English
Deadline: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Notice of Decision: Mid-October, 2017
Email:  with the subject: RTO/ERO Foundation Grant - Geriatrics 

The Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO/ERO) Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity for research projects that focus on enhancing the quality of life of aging adults. This competition is open to qualified grantees based in Ontario and British Columbia.

The RTO/ERO Foundation Board of Directors, with support from the Grant Review Committee, will make decisions for funding approval. 



Up to two (2) grants of $25,000; projects should have a 1-year timeframe.

Decisions will be based on the following:

  • The application was received at the Foundation Office on or before the deadline date.
  • The research project team includes a geriatrician* (a specialist in geriatric medicine) and a role for trainees. Note: Only one application per Principal Investigator (PI)
  •  The research project meets the Overall Goals, and these key criteria: clinically-relevant/health services projects (not basic science) that focus on enhancing quality of life of aging adults are developed with and for older adults,  demonstrate how their reach can be broadened beyond local (i.e. to underserved areas)
  • Preference will be given to projects that: are multidisciplinary or collaborative with other community


See here for more information. 

Yolanda Bronstein, Director, Granting & Donor Stewardship RTO/ERO Foundation
18, chemin Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
T: 416-962-9463 x 245 Toll Free: 1-800-361-9888