2024 Grant Program

Published: January 9, 2024

Grant funding opportunity to support dental hygiene research and education

CFDHRE is pleased to launch our 2024 grant program!

Canada’s only charity dedicated exclusively to dental hygiene research and education invites proposals for a one-year research project that will advance the dental hygiene body of knowledge and, ultimately, enhance the oral health and well-being of Canadians.

One (1) grant valued at up to $10,000 will be awarded.

Important dates
  • 11:45pm ET on February 29, 2024 - Completed applications due. See application form for complete details.
  • March 8, 2024 – Reviewer submissions due.
  • Spring/Summer 2024 - Funding decisions, notifications, and grant announcements.
How to Apply

Application Form

Terms and conditions
  • The principal applicant must be a registered dental hygienist in Canada and a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), except in the case where s/he is conducting the research as a graduate student and will be the co-applicant while her/his research advisor/supervisor will be the principal applicant. In this case, the dental hygiene co-applicant must still be a member of CDHA.
  • The principal applicant’s organization/institution must meet the requirements outlined by the Canada Revenue Agency, Income Tax Act, in their definition of qualified donees.
  • All proposals must align with the CFDHRE’s mission statement.
  • All proposals must indicate the domain within CDHA’s current Dental Hygiene Research Agenda it aligns with.
  • All proposals must be founded on existing evidence-based oral health research.
  • Applicants and recipients must adhere to Tri-Council Policy Statements on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and the framework for Responsible Conduct of Research. These are set out by Canada’s three federal research agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Knowledge translation is integral to CFDHRE’s mission. Grant recipients are required to submit their completed research in the form of a research article based on the study (or aspect of the study) supported by the grant to the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene for possible publication. For details on how to submit a manuscript to the journal, please refer to the journal’s guidelines for authors. Wide dissemination of the completed research is encouraged.
  • Grant funds will be made available to the principal applicant’s organization/institution in three installments.
How applications are assessed

Funded projects from CFDHRE involve the evaluation of applications by a group of selected reviewers with a strong track record of research, grant proposal development, and peer review experience.

Proposals will be assessed according to the criteria in the reviewers’ assessment guide. Applicants are encouraged to review the assessment criteria that the 2023 Peer Review Committee will use to evaluate submissions.

Related Links

CIHR Guidebook for New Principal Investigators Advice from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on applying for a grant, writing papers, setting up a research team and managing your time.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the program or application process, email us at foundation@cfdre.ca.