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Pilot Grant Program

Trainee Award Program



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Chronic MSK conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, tendinopathy, neck/back pain, and acute or gradual onset of work/sports/recreation injuries are a major burden in Canada.






Grants and Awards

Pilot Grant Program


We are pleased to launch the call for the second annual Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Pilot Grants Program. Please see attached application form. In this call, up to $50,000 in total will be awarded to up to 5 grants valued at up to $10,000 each. The attached guidelines are applicable to all proposals. Additionally, partner contributions enable the following.

  • Up to 1 grant may be awarded to a proposal where one of the PIs is a Network member from Quebec.
  • Up to 1 grant may be awarded to a proposal aimed at improving MSK rehab practices to improve mobility of children.
2018 Pilot Grant

Deadline for 2018 submission:
March 16, 2018 at midnight Eastern Standard Time

Application submission and deadlines:
Please send your completed application form in a single PDF file to The deadline for 2018 submission is: March 16, 2018 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.



2017 Pilot Grant Awardees:

Congratulations to the recipients of the MSK Network's First annual Pilot Grant Program! Here is a list of the 2017 awardees:

Does Structural Damage, Joint Mechanics, or Neuromuscular Variables Predict Early Osteoarthritic Changes and Recovery Following Knee Trauma

Shawn Robbins*
Monica Maly,
Oaul Martineau
Moreno Morelli
Jean-Pierre Pelletier,
Johanne Martel-Pelletier
Tim Wideman
Felix Croteau
Harold Knowles

Operationalization of the new Pain and Disability Drivers Management Model: A Consensus study


Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme*
Dave Walton
Marc-Olivier Martel
Tim Wideman
Olivier Tri-Thrinh Lam
Frederick Wellens

Not everyone hurts the same way: A pilot study of a patient-centered approach to the identification of low back pain patients at risk for chronicity

Manon Choiniere*
Joel Katz
Lise Gauvin
Anais Lacasse
Pierre-Marie Sylvestre
Tim Wideman
Gabrielle Page
Jean Borque

Community based interventions for persons with chronic conditions: Development of an implementation fidelity framework


Julie Richardson*
Rebeccah Fleck
Linda Woodhouse
Ada Tang
Jenna Smith
Michael Pryzbeck
Christina Nowak
Genevieve Hladysh

Improving the management of low back pain in the emergency department: a feasibility study


Simon French*
Robert Brison
Jill Hayden
Kathleen Norman
Rachael Morkem
Jonathon Hill
Jordan Miller
Chad McClintock
Nicole O'Callaghan

Adapting Firefighter TEAM-Feedback Modules to Context: Building Capacity in Firefighter Injury Prevention

Kathryn Sinden*
Joy MacDermid
Heather Carnahan
Amanda Brazil
John Hay

A pilot study of multi-centred osteoarthritis gait biomechanics research: the first steps towards Canada-wide rehabilitation studies


Cheryl Kozey*
Trevor Birmingham
Janie Astephan-Wilson
Michael Hunt
Monica Maly
Derek Rutherford
Rebecca Moyer
Elizabeth Hassen
Jean-Francois Esculier
Amanda Lorbergs
Matthew Baker
Anthony Gatti
Angelo Rudic

Consequences of Ankle Sprain Injury in Youth Sport: Implications for Post-Traumatic Ankle Osteoarthritis


Carolyn Emery*
Jacob Jaremko
Greg Alcock
Trevor Birmingham
Janet Ronskey
Grogor Kuntze
Jackie Whittaker
Lisa Carlesso
Oluwatoyosi Owoeye
Clodagh Toomey
Kristen Barton

Adapting the Tools for Modified Work for Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders for Firefighters


Susan Stock*
Joy MacDermid
Julie Cote
Clermont Dionne
Nicole Vezina
Kathryn Sinden
Ouiam Didane
Chriss Ross


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