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Research Funding Opportunities for Laurier and Affiliated Researchers

Our Research Funding Program provides grants to find optimal ways to participate in lifestyle changing recreation. Researchers are invited to submit projects that will result in a stronger understanding of how to improve the overall health-related quality of life for youth in our community.

CPAC's advisory committee will only consider applications that are complete, fit the funding category, include all the required information, and are submitted on time. If you are applying for project funding, you will be required to submit a final report when the project is complete, and before you apply for any future grants.

CPAC has three application intake periods each year: Jan. 1, May 1 and Sept. 1. Each round of funding has $10,000 committed to fund research projects. Successful applicants will be notified of funding by Jan. 15, May 15 or Sept. 15.

Who can apply?

Laurier faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students who would like to study the areas of physical activity, healthy eating, healthy living, or related fields are eligible. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us.


2019 Intake #1: Jan. 1

  • Dec 1, 2018: Call for applications
  • Jan 1, 2019: Application submission deadline (4:30 p.m. EST)
  • Jan 15, 2019: Funding notifications

2019 Intake #2: May 1

  • April 1, 2019: Call for applications
  • May 1, 2019: Application submission deadline (4:30 p.m. EST)
  • May 15, 2019: Funding notifications

2019 Intake #3 - Sept. 1

  • Aug. 1, 2019: Call for applications
  • Sept. 1, 2019: Application submission deadline (4:30 pm EST)
  • Sept. 15, 2019: Funding notifications

How do I apply?

Complete the application form to apply for a Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities Research Fund.

Please ensure you submit all required supporting documentation with your completed application in person or email (PDF or Word format only). If you need this form in a different format, please contact us.

Drop off completed applications in person, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to:

Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities 
Research Fund Application
Attn: Dr. Kim Dawson/ Nicole Vandermade
5th Floor Kinesiology Office
Bricker Academic Building
75 University Ave West
Waterloo, Ontario

Submit completed applications by email (PDF or Word only) to Nicole Vandermade at

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Jan. 1, May 1 and Aug. 1. Only complete applications will be considered.

Contact Us:

Nicole Vandermade, Program Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3209