Important Dates

The below dates pertain to the Expression of Interest. Following review of the Expressions of Interest, Full Knowledge Mobilization Proposals will be solicited by the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence.

  • Applications Open: August 22, 2022
  • Applications Close: October 14, 2022
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: November 2022


One of the most common conditions amongst Veterans living with chronic pain is musculoskeletal pain, including arthritis. Based on research from the 2018 Canadian Armed Force Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-up Survey, the prevalence of arthritis among Veterans was 39.2%.[i] As identified by the 2021 Canadian Pain Task Force Report, research is needed to explore the risk and protective factors specific to Veterans.[ii]


This Knowledge Mobilization project is aimed at understanding, and disseminating information on, how to effectively support members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans in the early prevention of osteoarthritis. This will be a one-year project.

CPCoE defines knowledge mobilization projects as the creation of a knowledge mobilization strategy, dissemination plan, and associated product(s). This process includes identifying main message(s), knowledge user(s), knowledge goal(s), and knowledge product(s) in consultation with people with lived experience. Examples of these items are highlighted below. Awarded applicants will be supported by the CPCoE knowledge mobilization team in building their knowledge mobilization strategy.

  • Main Message(s): a clear and concise headline explaining key takeaways
  • Knowledge User(s): stakeholder groups such as Veterans and their families, clinicians, researchers, policymakers, partner organizations, etc.
  • Knowledge Goal(s): create awareness, influence clinical practice, influence policy, etc.
  • Knowledge Product(s): public-facing plain language summary, infographics, posters, videos, webinars, evidence briefs, social media campaigns, etc.

Funding Available

The total funding available for this project is $100,000 CAD.


  • The proposed project must aim to improve the lives of Canadian Veterans, and their families, suffering from chronic pain;
  • The Principal Investigator identified must be an independent researcher affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution with an academic appointment that continues until the conclusion of the funding period;
  • The Principal Investigator identified must have successfully completed a course in Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Plus (SGBA+) from a recognized Canadian institution and submit a Certificate of Completion for verification.

How To Apply

CPCoE uses an e-mail application process. Please complete the Expression of Interest and the Terms and Conditions and submit both documents in PDF format, along with all required attachments, via e-mail to


All Expressions of Interest are adjudicated by the Centre of Excellence. Applicants can reference the CPCoE Rating Scale used here. All applicants will be notified of the results of the adjudication. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a full knowledge mobilization plan. Applicants who are not successful will be withdrawn from the competition.


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. 

[i] Perera, Essence, et al. “ChronicPain: The Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-upSurvey.” Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, vol. 7, no. S2, 2021,pp. 29–42.,

[ii] Canada, Health. “Government ofCanada.”, / Gouvernement Du Canada, 12 May 2021,

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