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Funding & Other Opportunities

Current opportunities

The Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children is hiring a Research Coordinator (Child Health Equity). Applications are due by June 11th, 2022. The posting and application instructions can be found at this link.

Partner opportunities

2021 Catalyst Grant CompetitionCLOSED (Awarded by the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children)

The theme for this year’s competition is “Engaged Research for Child Health Equity”. Further details are available here.


Letter of Intent – Friday October 1, 2021 – 12 (noon) EDT
Full Application – Friday December 3, 2021 – 12 (noon) EDT

Funded projects

2020 Catalyst Grant Competition (Awarded in partnership with the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children)

This inaugural competition invited applicants to submit unique concepts, approaches or methodologies that have the potential to meaningfully improve outcomes and address inequities for children and their families as a result of the pandemic.

Project Title: Coping with COVID: A quasi-experimental, longitudinal study of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income children and their families ($74,900)

Principal Investigator: Michal Perlman, Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE, University of Toronto

Co-Investigators: Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto; Michael Baker, University of Toronto; Olesya Falenchuk, University of Toronto.