External Grants

MSFHR/CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship Program

MSFHR is partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) on its 2018 Health System Impact Fellowship Program to support the development of BC’s health policy research talent and build capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making. The Health System Impact Fellowship Program provides PhD trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy or related fields with a paid experiential learning opportunity within health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting.

Deadline: April 5, 2018
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program – Full Application

The MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program supports BC health researchers to advance their products or technologies towards practical application resulting in products or technologies that improve health outcomes and enrich BC’s health innovation ecosystem. OPENING SOON.

Deadline: April 3, 2018 – Full Application
Contact: Valerie To, vto@msfhr.org


NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants  is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Deadline: April 3, 2018
Contact: i2i@nserc.crsng.gc.ca


Mitacs Graduate Research related to social inclusion – ON-101 – Full Application

Five United Ways across Canada have come together in a pilot partnership with Mitacs to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs for research related to social inclusion. Social Inclusion as an issue is of broad interest to United Way’s across Canada and the United Way movement worldwide.  Inclusion is a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best. Social inclusion (sometimes referred to as a sense of belonging) is the act of making all groups of people within a society feel valued and important. It is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity.

Deadline: April 1, 2018 (Full Application)
Contact: accelerate@mitacs.ca


SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grants – understanding the future of Canada-UK relationships

SSHRC in Canada, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the United Kingdom, have launched this dedicated Knowledge Synthesis Grants (KSG) competition to assess the state of research knowledge on Canada-UK trade relationships, in a post-Brexit context. This funding opportunity will support researchers, teams of researchers and knowledge users in producing knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that:

  • support the use of evidence in decision-making, and the application of best practices; and
  • assist in developing future research agendas.

Deadline: March 28, 2018
Contact:  KSG-SSC@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants are expected to respond to the objectives of the Insight program and the Connection program. They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors.

Deadline: March 15, 2018
Contact: partnershipengagegrants@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca


CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 – Full application

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, the health care system, and/or health outcomes, by supporting projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Deadline: March 6, 2018 – full application
Contact: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


NIH R01 Research Grants (renewal, resubmission, revision)

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) grant is an award made to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator’s specific interest and competencies, based on the mission of the NIH.

Deadline: March 5, 2018
Applicants may also find it helpful to seek advice from an experienced investigator and to contact the Institute or Centre most likely to fund their application – see R01 Contacts.


CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support

CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, or Initiatives. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • to support planning activities, partnership development and/or increasing understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR; and/or;
  • to support dissemination events/activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher and/or knowledge user audience(s), tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Contact: SIHR Support Centre, support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.


MSFHR 2018 Research Trainee Competition

The MSFHR Research Trainee Program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding researchers who have completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship (or equivalent) program, by providing funding that helps protect time for health research activities.

Deadline: March 1, 2018  – letter of intent, April 10, 2018 – full application
Contact:   Valerie To, vto@msfhr.org