HIV Endgame Funding Program

How to Apply: 

OHTN has launched a new call for the HIV Endgame Program.


The OHTN will offer seven types of grants:

  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 Grant: salary support for emergent leaders in HIV inquiry who are preparing to establish an HIV program of data, evidence-sharing, and impact.
  3. Student Leadership Grant: for excellent PhD students who are interested in working closely and collaboratively with the OHTN to drive change, contribute to rapid learning and improvement in our sector, and build HIV innovation capacity in Ontario.
  4. Breaking New Ground Grant: project funding for 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
  5. Implementation Science Grant: project funding for the development of sustainable, effective HIV programs and services. This funding stream will support implementation science initiatives that will contribute to a rapid learning system for HIV.
  6. Community Based Project and Participatory Evaluation Grant: 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.
  7. Incubator Grant: 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 grant application guidelines for additional priority areas.


Review Process

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


Important Deadlines

LOI Application Deadline: July 18, 2022 at 12pm EST

Results of LOI: mid-August 2022

Full Application Deadline: October 17, 2022 at 12pm EST


Information Session: June 28 at 12pm EST. Please RSVP to by June 24 at 5pm.


Please review the application guidelines, as deadlines differ for each grant.

External Deadline: 
Monday, July 18, 2022
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