Call for Research Proposals

Regulatory Research Award:

Innovative Approaches to the Study of Health Profession Regulation

Application Deadline: November 4, 2022

The College of Optometrists of Ontario is launching a Regulatory Research Award (RRA) to fund innovative and high-quality projects focused on the regulation of optometry and other health professions. Regulatory research is a relatively new field, and the College recognizes its importance in developing an evidence-base for future policies and regulatory structures, especially those that enhance and support public safety.

The award is open to Canadian investigators with project budgets of up to $40,000 a year for up to 3 years.

All submissions are peer-reviewed by panels formed by the College’s Research Steering Group, which oversees all College research funding programs. Panelists adhere to principals of confidentiality, conflict of interest, fairness, and transparency, and utilize a Reviewer Guide to score each proposal.

The application form is available for download here:

If you have any questions about the award, the appropriateness of your project, or the application process, you can email Chad Andrews, the College’s Director of Research and Policy.