International Network of VENous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Networks

Fall 2023 Kickstarter Awards


The network and its partners have established the INVENT Kickstarter Awards to provide funding to support international study expansion of INVENT Endorsed Studies. These funds are intended to help Principal Investigators of academic studies endorsed by the network to initiate new international sites at INVENT-member countries. 

The goal is to support international collaboration by providing funding to enable start-up activities that are not covered by the primary funding for the study.

Amount: Up to $20,000 (CAD) per award

Application Deadline: October 27, 2023

​Eligible expenses

  • Research Ethics Board / Institutional Review Board fees
  • Study insurance
  • Salary for research personnel to prepare grant applications to obtain funding in the jurisdiction of the identified international collaborator (for example, but not limited to, applying for funding from the CIHR in Canada; NIH in the United States; European research funding agencies, etc.)
  • Salary for personnel to prepare regulatory applications, introduce the study to local staff, liaise with local departments and prepare local study documents
  • Central meeting costs
  • Patient recruitment costs

Ineligible expenses

  • Salary support for investigators and travel-related costs.


  • Principal investigators of INVENT Endorsed Studies are eligible to apply. (Not Endorsed? Don't worry! See below). Both the principal investigator and a collaborating (lead) investigator at another INVENT-member country must be named on the application.
  • During each award cycle, a principal investigator may only submit one application for a Kickstarter Award. Those who have submitted previous applications, both successful and unsuccessful, are eligible to apply to subsequent award calls.

Have a clinical VTE study not yet endorsed by INVENT? 

Relevant Dates

Applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year. The network is currently accepting applications Fall 2023 Kickstarter Awards Competition.

Application and Award Selection Process

Please send a completed Kickstarter Award Application by email: Applications will be reviewed by peer reviewers with no direct conflict of interests.

Award Administration

Kickstarter Awards will be sent directly to the collaborating (lead) investigator at the new participating site, to be applied towards their start-up costs.

More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the INVENT Kickstarter Awards, please contact us by email:

Kickstarter Application Forms (Fillable)


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