OHTN HIV Endgame Funding Program call

How to Apply: 

The OHTN will offer five types of grant:

  1. Winston Husbands Leadership Award in Strengthening the Response to HIV among Black Communities: salary support for emerging Black scholars, knowledge users, and service providers who work collaboratively with community stakeholders to understand and address the impact of HIV on African, Caribbean, and Black communities in Ontario.
  2. Junior Investigator Grants: salary support for emergent leaders in HIV inquiry who are preparing to establish a HIV program of data, evidence-sharing, and impact.
  3. Breaking New Ground Grants: innovative, high-reward projects that will break new ground and build evidence and programs to dramatically improve the prevention, treatment, and care cascade in Ontario. This funding stream supports the piloting, evaluation, or scale up of HIV interventions.
  4. Community Based Project and Participatory Evaluation Grants: support for community-based agencies, their staff, and people living with HIV to undertake projects, needs assessments, quality improvements, and evaluation activities that help develop and modify effective programs, services, and policies or generate data to make the case for additional HIV inquiry relevant to Ontario’s needs.
  5. Incubator Grants: project funding to establish high-risk, high-reward initiatives that will test, evaluate, and scale up innovative interventions and effective programs and services. The intervention should be solution-focused, ready for implementation, disruptive to the system, or act as accelerator to close gaps in HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and provide timely and early access to data. Monthly uptake of proposals.



Through a strategic planning process and stakeholder consultations, OHTN has identified seven priorities or key learning areas:

  1. Effective PrEP scale-up in Ontario
  2. Population-focused prevention and health promotion
  3. HIV testing
  4. Linkage, adherence, and retention in care
  5. Clinical care standards and capacity
  6. Integration of services
  7. Mental health and well-being of people living with and at risk of HIV (including stigma reduction)


Please see application guidelines for additional priority areas.


Review Process

A diverse OHTN Review Committee will review and appraise every full application submitted to the Endgame Funding Program. Review criteria are included in the application guidelines.


Important Deadlines

LOI Application Deadline: November 29, 2021 at 12pm EST

Results of LOI: December 2021

Full Application Deadline: January 24, 2022 at 12pm EST

Information Session: November 8, 2021 at 2pm EST. Please RSVP to funding@ohtn.on.ca by November 5, 2021 at 5pm EST.

External Deadline: 
Monday, November 29, 2021
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