Internal Funding

Person conducting research at NYGH

In December 2012, North York General Hospital launched the Exploration Fund, a competitive granting competition designed to provide initial funding for staff and physicians to develop new ideas for the delivery of care. Among the first of its kind in Canada, the Exploration Fund was seeded with a donation by Brad and Kathy Badeau, and their contribution has been augmented by the hospital, the North York General Foundation and the Sellors Family.

The Sellors Family Research Grant is a designated time-limited fund within the Exploration Fund, to support research in the areas of autoimmune disease, neurology, and quality of life. 

Awards have been made to a wide range of promising investigators, from a surgeon studying the effects of music on children undergoing elective surgery, to a geriatric emergency nurse trying multisensory interventions to help calm patients with dementia. Already, Exploration Fund recipients have leveraged the support to submit proposals for external funding, make presentations at conferences, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.

There are normally two competitions per year – fall and spring. For more information about the Exploration Fund, please contact the Research and Innovation.

Awards from the Exploration Fund 

The spring 2020 fund recipients are:

Small grant category - Emergency Response Fund, COVID-19 pandemic:
Drs. Katie Dainty and Rohit Mohindra
Understanding Patient Experience of a Follow-up Clinic for High-Risk Patients with COVID-19

Small grant category:
Dr. Anna Geagea
A Multi-centre, Adaptive, Randomized, Open-label, Controlled Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Investigational Therapeutics for the Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients

Small grant category:
Dr. Michelle Greiver
Data on Patient Record Trajectory for Linkage (DataPRinT Linkage)

Small grant category:
Dr. Karen Tu
Development of the INTernational ConsoRtium of Primary Care BIg Data Researchers – INTRePID

See the list of past Exploration Fund recipients.