Igniting Discovery Grants

Our WE-SPARK Igniting Discovery Grants provide seed funding to stimulate the development of early-stage, novel, and innovative health research and education projects in Windsor-Essex. These projects may include studies related to emerging topics in health, addressing gaps, catalyzing new ideas, generating and disseminating knowledge, and sparking collaborations. 

Guidelines and Forms:

2022 Guidelines - Background, Funds Available, Requirements, Eligibility, Conditions, and Contact Information

Letter of Intent Form - Deadline April 1st, 2022, 5:00PM (Submitted online through REDCap)

Application Form - Deadline May 6th, 2022, 5:00PM (Submitted online through REDCap)


If you have, or are considering, submitting a grant to a National/International health funding competition, please consider the WE-SPARK Incentive Grant Program which is designed to support researchers be successful for future external funding.


To view our previously funded WE-SPARK grants, visit our project page, where you can filter by various parameters.