Internal Funding

In December 2012, North York General Hospital launched the Exploration Fund awards are made to a wide range of promising investigators. 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 Office of Research & Innovation.
Awards from the Exploration Fund

The fall 2018 fund recipients are:

Decreasing caesarean sections by supporting Trial of Labour After Caesarean section (TOLAC). A QI project at Mount Sinai, St. Michael's and North York General Hospital
Dr. Modupe Tunde-Byass
Award: $7,500

Enhancing Patient Care and Delivery through Research on the “Front-lines”: Assessing needs to build research capacity among healthcare professionals at North York General Hospital
Julie Makarski
Award: $3,786.35