Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization

Innovation Fund

Call for Proposals: 2017-18 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

SEAMO physicians interested in the development of cutting-edge approaches to health care delivery are invited to apply for the 2017-18 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund competition.
The competition is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). It provides short-term (one or two-year) seed funding to support innovative projects that will transform health care delivery in Ontario.

A total of $650,000 is available for the Innovation Fund competition, which is now in its 10th year. Of the approximately 30 applications SEAMO receives annually, an average of eight projects are funded.

According to the AHSC AFP Innovation Fund Framework and Guidelines, projects would be particularly innovative if they:

  • Have a definite potential to impact health care delivery
  • Are implementable and contains realistic goals
  • Have clear, measurable metrics for success
  • Offer opportunities to translate new knowledge into medical practice
  • Are transferable to other institutions, or regions, of the province

To apply for the 2017-18 competition, please submit an initial Statement of Intent (one to two pages in length) that provides a brief description of the project and its study design. For a full list of rules and eligibility criteria, please see below.

Important dates (please note SEAMO’s strict adherence to deadlines):

  • Oct. 6, 2017 (noon) — Statement of Intent deadline
  • Nov. 7, 2017 (noon) — Full Proposal deadline
  • Dec. 6, 2017 — Notification of applicants
  • Apr. 6, 2018 — Release of funding for approved projects

Statements of Intent, and full proposals, must be e-mailed to the SEAMO office at

2017-18 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund (Year 10) submission documents:

For more information, visit