Research Grants

Midwifery-led research, which focuses on normal pregnancy, birth, postpartum and early newborn care, is essential to supporting informed decision-making for midwives and clients.

Provided through funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Mentored Midwifery Research Grant and the Career Midwifery Research Grant support Ontario-relevant research that improves care for midwifery clients and their families. Go to how to apply.

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NEW THIS YEAR! A focus on midwifery SUSTAINABILITY! 

Eligible projects

The AOM is seeking proposals from midwifery researchers that engage the theme of sustainability! 

The project must:

  • Articulate the potential to impact one or more of the following elements:
    • The funding model (TPA-MPG agreement)
    • The model of midwifery care (continuity of care, informed choice, choice of birthplace)
    • Power and privilege including bullying, racism and/or colonialism in the profession 
    • Intra-professional structure and function within MPGs
    • Interprofessional relationships, attitudes, opportunities and barriers
    • Health system barriers incl. scope of practice restrictions, lack of hospital integration
    • Midwife leadership
    • Midwives’ mental health and wellbeing 
  • Be relevant to the AOM's strategic goals 
  • Be presented within the allotted budget
  • Be completed within the specified timeline

The AOM is committed to inclusive and equitable funding practices as part of its commitments to the restoration and renewal of Indigenous midwifery and the advancement of racial equity in the profession. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of our community including Indigenous, Black and racialized midwives. 

Reviewers

Proposals will be adjudicated by:

  • Members of the AOM's Midwifery Research Work Group (MRWG)
  • External peer reviewers and midwife researchers with experience in peer review and expert knowledge in submissions' subject matter or methodology  

Adjudication process

The adjudication will consist of four steps:

  1. Application screening by AOM staff to ensure eligibility, accuracy and completeness.
  2. Striking a peer review committee comprised of MRWG members and external reviewers with expert knowledge on the subject matter or methodology.
  3. Declaration of conflict of interest by peer reviewers, guided by the AOM's Conflict of Interest Policy.
  4. All applications are reviewed by the peer review committee for merit and relevance to the objectives laid out in the application package, using the grant-specific assessment criteria (see below).
Send questions about 2022 grant applications and/or eligibility to researchgrants@aom.on.ca.

Grants

 

Mentored Midwifery Research Grant

Midwifery Project Grant

BORN Data Access Research Grant

Amount

up to $4,000 up to $34,000 up to $5,000

Applicant eligibility

  • Must be a midwife or midwifery student in Ontario
  • Must work under the supervision of a mentor (an individual who is autonomous regarding their research activities and has an academic or research appointment)

For help finding a mentor, read: 
Finding a Mentor (PDF, 364 KB)

  • Must be a midwife in Ontario
  • Must be affiliated with a university, college or Indigenous educational institute in Ontario
  • Can be from teams of investigators. The team must identify a single person as principal investigator, to whom correspondence should be directed. The principal investigator will be accountable to the AOM for compliance with the conditions of the award and for the provision of reports, financial statements, and all other aspects of the grant.
  • Must be a midwife or student midwife in Ontario
  • Mentored applicants must work under the supervision of a mentor who has experience in the analysis of BORN data and/or expertise in biostatistics or statistical science
  • Career applicants must be faculty at a Ontario-based university, college or Indigenous educational institute and have experience with the analysis of BORN data and/or expertise in biostatistics or statistical science 

How to apply

  1. Submit your notice of intent: due September 26, 2022
  2. Submit your complete application package: due October 24, 2022

Your package must include:

  • Application and budget form
  • Research proposal including Indigenous sovereignty and equity considerations
  • Applicant and mentor's CVs
    (attached as a separate PDF)

Successful applicants will provide a description of their research, results, and a report on expenses to the AOM within one year and 18 months after the dissemination of the grant.

  1. Submit your notice of intent: due September 26, 2022
  2. Submit your complete application package: due October 24, 2022

Your package must include:

  • Application and budget form
  • Investigator contributions cover letter (if applicable)
  • Research proposal including Indigenous sovereignty and equity considerations
  • CV(s) (attached as a separate PDF)

Successful applicants will provide a description of their research and results, as well as an expense report, within one and two years after the dissemination of the grant.

  1. Submit your notice of intent: due September 26, 2022
  2. Submit your complete application package: due October 24, 2022

Your package must include:

  • Application and budget form
  • Investigator contributions cover letter (if applicable)
  • Research proposal
  • CV(s) (attached as a separate PDF)

Successful applicants will provide a description of their research and results, as well as an expense report, within one and two years after the dissemination of the grant.

Instructions and forms

Download the Mentored Research Grant Application Instructions for further guidance on completing your application.

Complete and submit the Mentored Midwifery Research Grant Application and Budget Form

Download the Midwifery Project Grant Application Instructions for further guidance on completing your application.

Complete and submit the Midwifery Project Grant Application and Budget Form

Download the BORN Data Access Grant Application Instructions for further guidance on completing your application.

Complete and submit the BORN Data Access Grant Application and Budget Form