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INNOVATION FUND

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The Innovation Fund is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) resulting from the Academic Health Science Centre Alternative Funding Plan. The Innovation Fund has funded over 1500 projects during the past 13 years, and is available to the more than 5,000 academic physicians working in 17 of Ontario’s Academic Health Science Centres.

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Innovation Fund Supports over 115 Covid-19 Research Projects!

Search over 1000 Innovation Fund Projects in our Extensive Database


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 Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee

The Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee (IFPOC) manages the Innovation Fund.  IFPOC is chaired by Dr. Richard Weisel (University Health Network), and includes Dr. Davy Cheng, Vice-Chair (London Health Sciences Centre), Dr. Blake Woodside (OMA representative and Toronto General Hospital), Dr. Victor Han (London Health Sciences Centre), Michael Hillmer (The Ontario Ministry of Health), Dr. Rachel Holden (Kingston General Hospital), Dr. Stephen Holzapfel (Women’s College Hospital), Dr. Rajin Mehta (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Dr. Roy Masters (The Ottawa Heart Institute), Dr. Paul Moayyedi (Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization – Hamilton), Andrea Proctor (The Ontario Ministry of Health), and Carrie-Ann Szorady (The Ontario Ministry of Health).

YEAR XIV (2021-2022) FRAMEWORK

Latest Framework Version

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G1 FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Funding Request Form (G1) has two purposes:

a)    To confirm that previously funded projects are on track and should receive their second year funds
b)    To confirm that projects selected by the Governance Organization have been reviewed and approved by the relevant hospital and university.

A G1 is required annually from EACH Governance Organization, regardless of whether or not they are submitting new projects for funding.

NEW: It also includes an option to submit projects for consideration by IFPOC for the next Innovation Fund Showcase.

Download Form G1

Use of the G2 Form is intended for the purposes of substitution of either project leads or entire projects.  It is only to be used when required.

Specific rules regarding how and when substitutions may occur can be found in the Framework.

PLEASE NOTE that no substitutions will be permitted:

a)    If no “contingency” projects have been previously reviewed by IFPOC
b)    If any Innovation Fund money has already been spent

Download Form G2

Policy Confirmation Form G3 confirms a Governance Organization’s: selection process, conflict of interest guidelines, definition of innovation (if different or more specific than those of IFPOC), and health care priorities (if you have any for Innovation Fund).

Download Form G3

A new form (G4) is being implemented, to facilitate requests for Leave (maternity, paternity, medical, family medical) and COVID-19 related extensions. The G4 aims to standardize the information being requested of Project Leads and their Governance Organizations. We hope this will reduce the number of questions, speed up the process and make it more transparent.

Download Form G4

Deadlines vary and are dependent on local Governance Organization rules. Please contact your local Governance Organization for details.

AMOSO (Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario) Patricia Telfer or AMOSO Team patricia.telfer@lhsc.on.ca or amoso@lhsc.on.ca
Baycrest (Baycrest Medical Services AFP Association) Lora Tachjian ltachjian@baycrest.org
Bruyere (Bruyere Academic Medical Organization) Jo-Anne Dusseault jdusseault@bruyere.org
CAMH (CAMH Medical Services Association) Contact CAMH or https://ifpoc.org/contact-us/
CHEO (Children’s Hospital Academic Medical Organization) Samira Chamaa schamaa@cheo.on.ca
Hamilton (Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization) Clare Mitchell mitchc@mcmaster.ca
Holland Bloorview (Bloorview MacMillan Services Association) Dr. Golda Milo Manson gmilomanson@hollandbloorview.ca
MSH UHN (Mount Sinai Hospital – University Health Network Academic Medical Organization) Richard Getty or Jeff Murphy richard.getty@uhn.ca or jeff.murphy@uhn.on.ca
NOAMA (Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association) Mark Facca Mfacca@noama.ca
Royal Ottawa Hospital (Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Academic Medical Organization) Christopher Brown cbrown@medco.ca
SEAMO (Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization) LeeAnne Howland or Danielle Claus seamo@queensu.ca or danielle.claus@queensu.ca
St. Michael’s (St. Michael’s Hospital Medical Services Organization) Marcos Pinto Marcos.Pinto@unityhealth.to
Sunnybrook (Sunnybrook Medical Services Alternative Funding Plan Association) Karen Wong or Lynne Bridgman lynne.bridgman@sunnybrook.ca

karen1.wong@sunnybrook.ca

The Ottawa Heart Institute (University of Ottawa Heart Institute Academic Medical Organization) Richard Batty rbatty@ottawaheart.ca
The Ottawa Hospital (The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization) Connie Colasante ccolasante@toh.on.ca
Women’s College Hospital (Women’s College Hospital Academic and Medical Services Group) Contact Women’s College Hospital or https://ifpoc.org/contact-us/
Association médicale universitaire de l’Hôpital Montfort / Hôpital Montfort Academic Medical Organization Sébastien Landry sebastienlandry@montfort.on.ca

A complete Project Proposal consists of two documents: the Project Proposal P1 and the Project Budget P2. In order to be eligible for funding, both elements must be included in the submission to your Governance Organization. To download a P1, for details about the P1, please see page 15 of the Year VII Framework.

Download Form P1 - GenericDownload Form P1 - HAHDownload Form P1 - NOADownload Form P1 - AMO

Deadlines vary and are dependent on local Governance Organization rules.   Please contact your local Governance Organization for details.

A complete Project Proposal consists of two documents:  the Project Budget P2 and the Project Proposal P1.  In order to be eligible for funding, both elements must be included in the submission to your Governance Organization.

Download Form P2

Instructions on how to insert a new row into P2

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Deadlines – a final report should be submitted within 60 days after completion of the project first to the AHSC AFP Governance Organization.  Once the Governance Organization has reviewed and approved the report, they will submit it to IFPOC.  All Final Reports must be received by IFPOC within 2 years after the end of the term of Innovation Funding (e.g. Projects receiving one year of funding in March 2013 must report by March 2016, and Projects receiving two years of funding in March 2013 must report by March 2017).  At the end of this period, regardless of status of the project, a report is required and unspent funds must be returned.  If no report is received, an explanation should be provided to IFPOC and the Ministry and ALL IF funding for the project will be returned.

A complete Final Report consists of two documents:  the Final Report P3, and the Final Budget P4.  Both elements must be included in the reporting to your Governance Organization.

Download Form P3Download Form P3 AMODownload Form P3 HAH

Deadlines – a final budget should be submitted within 60 days after completion of the project first to your AHSC AFP Governance Organization. Once the Governance Organization has reviewed and approved the budget, they will submit it to IFPOC.  All Final Budgets must be received by IFPOC within 2 years after the end of the term of Innovation Funding (e.g. Projects receiving one year of funding in March 2013 must report by March 2016, and Projects receiving two years of funding in March 2013 must report by March 2017).  At the end of this period, regardless of status of the project, a budget and report is required and unspent funds must be returned.  If no budget or report is received, an explanation should be provided to IFPOC and the Ministry and ALL IF funding for the project will be returned.

A complete Final Report consists of two documents:  the Final Budget P4, and the Final Report P3.  Both elements must be included in the reporting to your Governance Organization.

Download Form P4

Instructions on how to insert a new row into P4

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Due Date: December 31 annually

May only be used in year immediately following funding year, to extend a one-year project to a two-year project.

It indicates that a project status has changed from a one-year project to a two-year project, tells us how much Year 2 funding is being approved, and changes the due date of the final report. It then also requires that the GO fill in an online “Interim Report”.

Download Form P5

Instructions on how to insert a new row into P5

instructions-P2_P4

Please fill in and submit to your GO if you have been asked to provide an update to your Covid-19 project.

Download Form P6

D is a declaration by Project Leads whose projects were selected as “alternates” during the initial round of any given competition. If these Projects Leads are later invited to proceed with their project, they must first fill in Form D for review and approval by their Governance Organization and by IFPOC.

Download Form D

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