CANFAR Research Cycle 32 – Request for proposals–Deadline extended to July 4, 2024.

CANFAR’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in Canada by funding innovative research, launching national awareness programs and building national partnerships. *UPDATED DEADLINE*

In this Innovation Research Grant competition, the grants awarded will be $40,000 for one year. The research can include all areas of HIV prevention, treatment, testing, care, and cure.

Over the past three decades, CANFAR has invested more than $26 million and awarded more than 450 grants to HIV/AIDS research projects that have led to tremendous breakthroughs in HIV prevention, testing, access to treatment, stigma, and the search for a cure.

In addition, CANFAR annually reaches over 1.5 million Canadian youth and educators through its national youth HIV awareness programs.

In addition to basic, epidemiological, clinical, and psycho-social sciences, click here to review CANFAR’s latest strategic plan for our organization’s most pressing areas of priority. 

Key dates *UPDATED*

Updated: July 4, 2024 – Innovation Research Grant Applications Due. Please submit your proposal via email to

Updated: July to September 2024 – Review Process. Grant applications will be blind reviewed and then selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee as well as external reviewers.

Updated: October 2024 – Grants to be Announced. All applicants will be notified through email of the final decisions and when all recipients are announced.

How to apply

To apply for one of CANFAR’s Innovation Research Grants for Cycle 32, please download and fill out the RFP documents and send to before the application deadline (new deadline: July 4, 2024, 5 P.M. ET). If you have any questions, please reach out to and we’ll gladly assist.

Click below to download the application packages in your preferred language. NOTE THE NEW DEADLINE IS JULY 4, 2024 AT 5 P.M. ET.


All requests for information about CANFAR’s Innovation Research Granting program and application inquiries should be directed to Kevin Noguera, Director of Operations:, 416-361-6281.