Levmax-Health provides funding to help enable a health research and innovation ecosystem in Alberta by supporting nationally competitive projects that align with Alberta Innovates’ strategic priorities.

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Program at a Glance

Program Status: Active
Priority Area(s): The LevMax-Health program is an enabling mechanism to advance Digital Health in Alberta.


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: Yes
Organization Type: Academic Institutions & Researchers


Tri-Agency Spring 2024 Competition

This current opportunity seeks high-quality applications from Alberta-based post-secondary academic institutions that have been submitted to Tri-agency competitions and will advance Digital Health in Alberta.

Tri-Agency includes Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as well as CIHR Institutes.   

This specific funding opportunity has two thematic areas for consideration:

  1. Research
  2. Health System Transformation

Objectives of LevMax-Health are to:

  • Advance digital health research and innovation in Alberta to improve health outcomes and maximize economic benefits.
  • Support research and innovation clients in Alberta to advance Digital Health.
  • Leverage partner relationships to advance Digital Health innovation in Alberta.


The LevMax-Health program will contribute to the project’s original Tri-agency application budget, up to a maximum of $750,000 CAD for a maximum term of 36 months. Final decisions on budget and term are at the sole discretion of Alberta Innovates.

Open Intakes

LevMax Health Program - Intake

Due date: August 23, 2024 4:00 pm

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*The LevMax competition is not open to individual scholarship or fellowship applications submitted by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.*

Projects must: 

  • Align with the objectives of the LevMax-Health Program.
  • Have the Nominated Principal Applicant based in Alberta.
  • Align with at least one of the thematic areas.
  • Have received results (competition score and peer review comments) from a Tri-agency competition from February 1, 2024, to July 31, 2024, but were not funded.

See Program Guide linked above for full details.

How To Apply

  1. Review and familiarize yourself with the Program Guide
  2. Access, complete, and submit the Application form on SmartSimple, the online application portal.
  3. Upload all supporting documents from the Tri-agency funding program, including:
    1. Original application
    2. Reviewer comments
    3. Reviewer scores
    4. Letter of decision from Tri-Agency organization

Evaluation Process

All applications are reviewed and evaluated to determine fit with the LevMax-Health program objectives and intended outcomes. Internal and external reviewers (if required) are engaged to evaluate Applications. Funded projects may be required to provide a graphical abstract if requested by Alberta Innovates.

All investment decisions are at the sole discretion of Alberta Innovates.

Katie Mertens

Business Partner, Health Innovation

Open and Upcoming Intakes

LevMax Health Program - Intake

This opportunity seeks to leverage high-quality, Alberta-based applications from Tri-Agency competitions to advance Digital Health in Alberta.  


Application Deadline: August 23, 2024 4:00 pm

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