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Dear Members & Colleagues,

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 INVENT Kickstarter Awards - funding intended to help Principal Investigators initiate new international study sites in INVENT Network Member Countries.

Network Council approved establishing this competition with the support of partnership funding in order to help facilitate international collaboration in clinical VTE research by enabling start-up activities that are not covered by primary funding. 

Competition Details

Award Funding: Up to $20,000 (CAD).

Eligible expenses:

  • Research Ethics / 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
  • 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

Eligibility: Principal investigators of INVENT Endorsed Studies are eligible to apply (Not Endorsed? See below)Both the principal investigator and a collaborating (lead) investigator at another INVENT Network Member country must be named on the application. 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.

Not yet endorsed by INVENT? If a study is not endorsed by the network, a Study Endorsement Application must be completed and sent concurrently along with the Kickstarter Award Application. The application will only be considered if the study is approved for Study Endorsement.

Application deadline: May 2, 2022

Award funds: Award funding will be sent directly to the collaborating (lead) investigator at the new participating international site, to be applied towards their start-up costs

Award selection: Applications will be reviewed by peer reviewers with no direct conflicts of interest. 

Submission instructions: Please send a completed Kickstarter Award Application Form by email: by May 2, 2022.

More information? If you have any questions about the competition or about the Study Endorsement Process, please contact us by email at


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