Funding Opportunities

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are offering several Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (PIHCIN) funding opportunities in 2018.

BC-PHCRN (the BC node of the PIHCIN) may be able to provide assistance in the research development and application process; for instance, we can provide guidance for development and submission of SPOR PIHCIN funding applications and networking opportunities with primary health care researchers and/or clinicians in BC and across the ten other provincial/territorial networks in Canada. For more information, email info@spor-bcphcrn.ca.


Knowledge Synthesis Grants

To support cross-jurisdictional teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses or scoping reviews relevant to the priorities of the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network, contributing to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice across multiple jurisdictions.

Cross-jurisdictional research projects to be funded through this opportunity must be feasible for completion during a time frame of up to 12 months and must have high potential to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, scalability and/or policy and program impact of primary and integrated health care innovations.

Max. funding from CIHR: $25,000/year for 1 year
Estimated # of grants to be funded: 5 grants
Requirements: View detailed requirements on CIHR ResearchNet

All projects must be cross-jurisdictional in scope, involving a minimum of two member networks. Applicants must secure partner contribution from non-federal sources to match the CIHR contribution at a minimum of 1:1 ratio. The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is offering matching funds to support the highest ranked BC applications that are successful in the CIHR competition. Details

A letter of support from the tripartite leadership of each member network involved is required. In order to obtain this letter of support, applicants must submit an online letter of intent to the PIHCI networks by January 15, 2018. Feedback will be provided by February 7, and a draft application incorporating any feedback must be submitted by February 21.

The PIHCI networks will assist in connecting researchers, patient partners, and knowledge users to build cross-jurisdictional teams. To connect with the BC-PHCRN (the PIHCI network for BC), email info@spor-bcphcrn.ca.

Timeline

  • November 3, 2017: Competition launch
  • January 15, 2018: Letter of intent due to PIHCIN (online form)
  • February 7, 2018: Feedback provided by PIHCIN
  • February 15, 2018: Request for matched funding from MSFHR due
  • February 20, 2018: Applications eligible to receive MSFHR matching funds receive confirmation of support
  • February 21, 2018: Draft application due to PIHCIN
  • March 6, 2018: Application due to CIHR
  • May 1, 2018: Funding start date

Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grants

This funding opportunity focuses on two areas: 1) Comparative policy analyses across different provincial/territorial health system contexts and related health outcomes and 2) Comparative analysis of programmatic innovations in health care delivery that could scale to a system level.

Max. funding from CIHR: $62,500/year for 2 years
Estimated # of grants to be funded: 5 grants
Requirements: View detailed requirements on CIHR ResearchNet

All projects must be cross-jurisdictional in scope, involving a minimum of two member networks. Applicants must secure partner contribution from non-federal sources to match the CIHR contribution at a minimum of 1:1 ratio. The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is offering matching funds to support the highest ranked BC applications that are successful in the CIHR competition. Details

A letter of support from the tripartite leadership of each member network involved is required. In order to obtain this letter of support, applicants must submit an online letter of intent to the PIHCI networks by January 15, 2018. Feedback will be provided by February 7, and a draft application incorporating any feedback must be submitted by February 21.

The PIHCI networks will assist in connecting researchers, patient partners, and knowledge users to build cross-jurisdictional teams. To connect with the BC-PHCRN (the PIHCI network for BC), email info@spor-bcphcrn.ca.

Timeline

  • November 6, 2017: Competition launch
  • January 15, 2018: Letter of intent due to PIHCIN (online form)
  • February 7, 2018: Feedback provided by PIHCIN
  • February 15, 2018: Request for matched funding from MSFHR due
  • February 20, 2018: Applications eligible to receive MSFHR matching funds receive confirmation of support
  • February 21, 2018: Draft application due to PIHCIN
  • March 6, 2018: Application due to CIHR
  • May 1, 2018: Funding start date

To facilitate the cross-jurisdictional research required for this funding opportunity, CIHR and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) have partnered to create a dynamic cohort of complex, high system users. Those applying are encouraged to use the dynamic cohort as a way of assisting in the rapid turn-around required for these cross-jurisdictional research projects. For more information, please visit the Dynamic Cohort.

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