Current and Upcoming MTRF Competitions


Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) – Application Announcement 2018

The 2018 Funding Competition is Now Closed.

Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) of Centennial College and College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) are very pleased to announce the 2018 Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF) competition.

The MTRF funding competition is now open to support high quality and rigorous research in massage therapy and we invite researchers to submit research project proposal until the application deadline on August 31, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET). Grant recipients will be announced by December, 2018.

In this cycle of funding competition:

  • Up to $80,000 grant amount is available to fund projects.
  • The maximum grant amount for a project is $40,000.
  • The number of grants will depend on the number of quality submissions received.

Eligible research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Massage therapy effectiveness, efficacy and safety
  • Access to and delivery of massage therapy services
  • Professionalization of massage therapy
  • Massage Therapy competencies and competency assessment
  • Evaluation of massage therapy practice

To Apply for General Research Topics:

After carefully reading the MTRF Guidelines (, complete the MTRF Application Form and compile all required documents. Create an account ( on the website and submit your complete application including MTRF Application Form, Proposal and all supporting documents electronically via your account on the website by August 18, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET).


Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding the MTRF funding competition or the application process, please contact:

Dr. Pouria Tavakkoli Avval
Program Manager of MTRF, Centennial College
Tel: 416-289-5000 ext. 8593