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.

Proposals

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  

Eligible projects

The project must:

  • Have the potential to benefit childbearing families in Ontario
  • Be a research project that reflects midwifery philosophy of care — taking into account Ontario midwives' unique scope of practice and model of care — and contribute to the knowledge base for low intervention health care
  • Be presented within the allotted budget
  • Be completed within the specified timeline

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).

Learn more about the 2020 Midwifery Research Grant recipients.

Send questions about 2021 grant applications to researchgrants@aom.on.ca.

Grants

 

Mentored Midwifery Research Grant

Career Midwifery Research Grant

Amount up to $4,000 up to $30,000
Applicant eligibility
  • Must be a midwife or midwifery student in Ontario
  • Must be currently enrolled in a master's or PhD program or within five years of completing a master's or PhD
  • 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 registered midwife in Ontario
  • Must be affiliated with a university 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.

 

How to apply
  1. Submit your notice of intent:
    date TBA 
  2. Submit your complete application package: date TBA

Your package must include:

  • Application and budget form
  • Research proposal
  • 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:
    date TBA
  2. Submit your complete application package: date TBA

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

Instructions and forms for the 2021 Mentored Midwifery Research Grant will be available soon.

Instructions and forms for the 2021 Career Midwifery Research Grant will be available soon.