graphic Igniting Discovery GrantsWE-Spark Health Institute is accepting applications for its Igniting Discovery Grants.

Grants available for development of health projects

WE-Spark Health Institute is now accepting applications to stimulate the development of early-stage, novel, and innovative health research and education projects in Windsor-Essex.

The WE-Spark Igniting Discovery Grants provide funding for projects that have any health research focus across all health themes: biomedical research; clinical research; implementation science; educational health programs; health services research; and social, cultural, environmental, and population health research.

Additional grants are also available:

  • Cancer Research, funded by the Seeds4Hope Program, Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
  • Childhood Cancer Research, funded by ChildCan
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Research, funded by the Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association
  • The Tayfour and Emara Research Grant, funded by Fouad Tayfour and Barry Emara

The objective of the grants is to provide new research teams and programs with support to pursue quality projects and encourage exploratory and discovery-oriented projects, and boost collaborations in the Windsor-Essex community and beyond.

The letter of intent deadline is 5 p.m. April 1. They are non-competitive and used to assign reviewers. The funding start date is September 2024.

For complete information including guidelines and application forms, visit the WE-Spark Health Institute website.

Find a list of previously funded projects at