GIPPEC Research Collaboration Grants


The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) is devoted to supporting and developing interdisciplinary research that addresses the medical, psychosocial, social, legal, ethical, cultural and religious problems related to advanced and terminal disease. GIPPEC creates a convergence of academic faculty from multiple departments and divisions and fosters the emergence of collaborative research teams at any clinical, academic, and/or health sites at the University of Toronto and affiliates, and with national and international partners. It facilitates the application and integration of methods from the social sciences, humanities and health sciences to problems related to palliative and end-of-life care and to the conduct of interdisciplinary research in diverse multi-centre settings.

Collaborative research includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the development and evaluation of:

  • Culturally sensitive and rigorous interdisciplinary research methods.
  • Interventions to relieve suffering in patients and families with advanced and terminal disease and in bereavement.
  • Health policy and health system issues related to the availability of palliative and end-of-life care and its integration into the management of advanced and terminal disease in diverse settings and in developed and developing countries.
  • Education of the public, health professionals and trainees in palliative and end-of-life care in developing and developed countries.
  • Legal, ethical, religious and cultural issues related to aggressive medical care in individuals with advanced disease and to assisted dying.
  • Global strategies to support the availability of palliative care, including narcotic and other analgesic medication for optimal pain and symptom control, in the context of advanced and terminal disease.
  • Priority will be given to projects that involve interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaborative research with strong evidence for collaboration.

Grant Details

Number of Awards: Depends on number and quality of applications received.

Amount of the Award: up to $15,000.




Open to all faculty and trainees.


Collaborative and interdisciplinary research within the aims of GIPPEC. GIPPEC welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, social sciences, and health sciences.


Completion of project within 2 years.


Applicant or Supervisor must be affiliated with GIPPEC.

Submission deadline

Friday, November 9, 2018.

Notification of Award

Friday, December 14, 2018

Application Details

Further information on GIPPEC and full details on requirements and how to apply can be found in the GIPPEC 2018 Research Grants document available for download. 


How to Apply

Closing Date: Nov 09, 2018 @ 11:50pm

Contact: Lesley Chalklin


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