Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Bone and Joint Institute

Pilot Grant Program

2017 Competition Details (Closed - for reference only)

Up to $80,000 in total will be awarded to up to 8 grants valued at up to $10,000 each. The regular guidelines are applicable to all proposals. Additionally, partner contributions enable the following.


  • 2017 Pilot Grant Competition is now closed. The next round of Pilot Grant Awards will open in fall 2017
  • Full application procedures available soon

2017 Pilot Grant Awardees 

Congratulations to the recipients of the MSK Network's First annual Pilot Grant Program! Here is a list of the 2017 awardees:

Does Structural Damage, Joint Mechanics, or Neuromuscular Variables Predict Early Osteoarthritic Changes and Recovery Following Knee Trauma (Shawn Robbins*, Monica Maly, Oaul Martineau, Moreno Morelli, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Tim Wideman, Felix Croteau, Harold Knowles)

Operationalization of the new Pain and Disability Drivers Management Model: A Consensus study (Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme*, Dave Walton, Marc-Olivier Martel, Tim Wideman, Olivier Tri-Thrinh Lam, Frederick Wellens)

Not everyone hurts the same way: A pilot study of a patient-centered approach to the identification of low back pain patients at risk for chronicity (Manon Choiniere*, Joel Katz, Lise Gauvin, Anais Lacasse, Pierre-Marie Sylvestre, Tim Wideman, Gabrielle Page, Jean Borque)

Community based interventions for persons with chronic conditions: Development of an implementation fidelity framework (Julie Richardson*, Rebeccah Fleck, Linda Woodhouse, Ada Tang, Jenna Smith, Michael Pryzbeck, Christina Nowak, Genevieve Hladysh)

Improving the management of low back pain in the emergency department: a feasibility study (Simon French*, Robert Brison, Jill Hayden, Kathleen Norman, Rachael Morkem, Jonathon Hill, Jordan Miller, Chad McClintock, Nicole O'Callaghan)

Adapting Firefighter TEAM-Feedback Modules to Context: Building Capacity in Firefighter Injury Prevention (Kathryn Sinden*, Joy MacDermid, Heather Carnahan, Amanda Brazil, John Hay)

A pilot study of multi-centred osteoarthritis gait biomechanics research: the first steps towards Canada-wide rehabilitation studies (Cheryl Kozey*, Trevor Birmingham, Janie Astephan-Wilson, Michael Hunt, Monica Maly, Derek Rutherford, Rebecca Moyer, Elizabeth Hassen, Jean-Francois Esculier, Amanda Lorbergs, Matthew Baker, Anthony Gatti, Angelo Rudic)

Consequences of Ankle Sprain Injury in Youth Sport: Implications for Post-Traumatic Ankle Osteoarthritis (Carolyn Emery*, Jacob Jaremko, Greg Alcock, Trevor Birmingham, Janet Ronskey, Grogor Kuntze, Jackie Whittaker, Lisa Carlesso,  Oluwatoyosi Owoeye, Clodagh Toomey, Kristen Barton)

Adapting the Tools for Modified Work for Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders for Firefighters (Susan Stock*, Joy MacDermid, Julie Cote, Clermont Dionne, Nicole Vezina, Kathryn Sinden, Ouiam Didane, Chriss Ross)