As the national leader in Veterans’ chronic pain research, the Centre of Excellence funds research that improves the well-being of Veterans, and their families, suffering from chronic pain. Funding is also available for graduate scholarships. The Centre of Excellence uses a competitive application process to allocate funding. 

Current Opportunities

Please click on the funding opportunities below to learn more and apply. Following review of the Expressions of Interest, full Research Funding Applications will be solicited by the Centre of Excellence.

Research Funding

Expression of Interest: Understanding the Unique Characteristics of Chronic Pain in Canadian Veterans

Deadline to Apply: November 17, 2021

Expression of Interest: Effectiveness of Ketamine for Veterans Managing Chronic Pain and Mental Health Conditions

Deadline to Apply: November 17, 2021

Expression of Interest: Effectiveness of Self-Education for Veterans Managing Chronic Pain

Deadline to Apply: November 17, 2021


Click here to view our Funding Guidelines, which provide further information on application, review, results, funding, integrity, and Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Plus (SGBA)+. All applicants are expected to read these guidelines thoroughly before applying. Applications that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.


Results for the Spring 2021 research funding competition are as follows:

Identifying the Unique Needs of Veteran Populations to Inform Civilian Healthcare Providers:
Principal Investigator: Dr. Margaret McKinnon
Institution: Research St. Joseph’s – Hamilton

Effectiveness of Veteran Peer Coaches in Improving Veterans’ Well-being:
Principal Investigator: Dr. Feng Chang
Institution: University of Waterloo


Should you have any questions, please e-mail research@vcp-vdc.ca

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