Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization

Innovation Fund

2017-18 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

The 2017-18 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund competition is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). It provides short-term (one or two-year) seed funding to support innovative projects that will transform health care delivery in Ontario.

A total of $650,000 is available for the Innovation Fund competition, which is now in its 10th year. Of the approximately 30 applications SEAMO receives annually, an average of eight projects are funded.

According to the AHSC AFP Innovation Fund Framework and Guidelines, projects would be particularly innovative if they:

  • Have a definite potential to impact health care delivery
  • Are implementable and contains realistic goals
  • Have clear, measurable metrics for success
  • Offer opportunities to translate new knowledge into medical practice
  • Are transferable to other institutions, or regions, of the province

For a full list of rules and eligibility criteria, please see below.

Important dates (please note SEAMO’s strict adherence to deadlines):

  • Oct. 6, 2017 (noon) — Statement of Intent deadline
  • Nov. 7, 2017 (noon) — Full Proposal deadline
  • Dec. 6, 2017 — Notification of applicants
  • Apr. 6, 2018 — Release of funding for approved projects

Statements of Intent, and full proposals, must be e-mailed to the SEAMO office at

2017-18 AHSC AFP Innovation Fund (Year 10) submission documents:

For more information, visit