Important Dates

The below dates pertain to the Expression of Interest. Following review of the Expressions of Interest, full Research Funding Applications will be solicited by the Centre of Excellence.

  • Applications Open: October 4, 2021
  • Applications Close: November 17, 2021
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: December 2021


As Veterans transition from military to civilian life, they are often referred to interdisciplinary and/or other programs for chronic pain management. Prior to entering, as they enter, and on discharge from, these programs, Veterans are often presented with self-education tools to help understand, track, and manage their chronic pain.

While we know these self-education tools exist, it is unknown to what extent self-education is effective, or what aspects of self-education may be useful, in helping Veterans manage their chronic pain. This research project is aimed at studying the effectiveness and most successful features of evidence-based self-education for Veterans managing chronic pain. This will be a one-year research project.


  • Conduct a systematic review of the literature reporting on evidence-based self-education programs or resources and their effectiveness with an emphasis on, but not limited to, Veterans.
  • Analyze the feature sets of the models (i.e., format, frequency, components, content, etc.) to identify potential gaps and/or areas for improvement.
  • Determine the optimal feature set to inform future evidence-based self-education models for Veterans.

Funding Available

The total funding available for this one-year research project is $120,000 CAD.


  • The proposed research 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 here and submit it in PDF format, along with all required attachments, via e-mail to


All Expressions of Interest are adjudicated by the Centre of Excellence. Please review our Research Proposal Rating Scale here. All applicants will be notified of the results of the adjudication. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a Research Funding Application. 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. 

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