CIHR SPOR PIHCI Programmatic Grants Success

We are extremely happy to report that BRIC NS researchers and knowledge users were partnered in three of the four successful applications to the CIHR SPOR PICHI Programmatic Grants competition.

In total, 12 pan-Canadian teams (at least four provinces partnered in each)  submitted final applications for $1 million CIHR funding (plus $1 million matching contributions) over four years. Nova Scotia was the lead for one of these projects and a partner in four. CIHR funded four projects (33.3% success rate).

Nova Scotia’s full partnerships in each of the three listed funded projects is monumental. All three involve working collaboratively with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, patients, clinicians, and community primary healthcare practices to improve care for patients with complex needs.

  1. Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services. Led by QC (C Hudon) with SK, NS & NL. NS investigators include L. Edwards, T. Sampalli, R. Gibson, F Burge.
  2. Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources (SPARK) Study. Led by ON (A Pinto) with SK, MB, NS & NL. NS investigators include L Jackson, F Burge, E. Marshall, R. Gibson, L Edwards, T Sampalli.
  3. SPIDER-NET, A Structured Process Informed by Data, Evidence and Research-Network: An approach to support primary care practices in optimizing the management of patients with complex needs. Led by ON (M Griever) with QC, NS, MB & AB. NS investigators include M Grandy, F. Burge.

Congratulations to all and a huge thank you to those offering matching funds in the form of cash and in-kind contributions. These include:

  • Dalhousie Family Medicine
  • Dalhousie Faculty of Health (Schools of Nursing, and Occupational Therapy)
  • Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
  • Dalhousie Vice President’s Research Office (VPR)
  • Doctors Nova Scotia
  • NSHA Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation Office
  • NSHA Primary Health Care, Family Practice and Chronic Disease Management
  • Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)
  • Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU)

Funding Opportunities: Knowledge Synthesis and Comparative Program and Policy Analysis

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have announced two funding opportunities for BRIC NS and other Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations networks across the country.

The Knowledge Synthesis grants are available for projects of up to 1 year, must include at least 2 participating provinces, and have a maximum of $25,000 available from CIHR in total per funded project (with 1:1 matching funds required).

The Comparative Program and Policy Analysis grants are available for projects of up to 2 years, must include at least 2 participating provinces, and have a maximum of $125,000 available from CIHR in total per funded project (with 1:1 matching funds required).

These competitions include an internal Network-level Common LOI. The purpose of the Common LOI process is to formally identify to the PIHCI Networks  the projects that intend to apply to the CIHR opportunities so that we can ensure relevance to provincial priorities, facilitate any other cross-provincial collaborations required, and provide adequate support to obtaining letters of support etc.

Application timeline:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Common LOI submission deadline

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feedback sent to teams about LOI submissions

  • Will indicate if support can be given. Teams may be given an opportunity to make revisions and re-submit.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Draft proposal to PIHCI Networks deadline

  • To address any feedback from the LOI stage
  • To guide Networks Letter of Support writing
  • To inform our policy partners and any matching funders

Friday, February 23, 2018

Letters of Support provided to teams

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CIHR Submission Deadline

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please get in touch with BRIC NS as soon as possible for support with your application.

BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners

Recipients and supervisors

Photo: BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners and their supervisors (L-R): Dr. Lois Jackson, Holly Mathias, Dr. Amy Bombay, Jad Sinno, Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener, Jaimie Carrier, Sydney Breneol, Dr. George Kephart, Alysia Robinson (Dr. Janet Curran is absent).

BRIC NS, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, was pleased to present 5 Student Research Awards on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at the Dalhousie University Club. 

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Operating Grant : SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grants

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have announced an exciting funding opportunity for BRIC NS and other Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations networks across the country.

The Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grants are available for projects of up to 4 years, must include 4 participating provinces, and have a maximum of $1 million available from CIHR in total per funded project (with 1:1 matching funds required).

This competition includes an internal Network-level LOI. The purpose of this LOI process is to formally identify to the PIHCI Networks  the projects that intend to apply to the CIHR opportunity so that we can ensure relevance to provincial priorities, facilitate any other cross-provincial collaborations required, and provide adequate support to obtaining letters of support etc.

Application timeline:

  • NEW DEADLINE September 6: Network LOI due
  • September 26: CIHR LOI due
  • November 28: CIHR application deadline

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please get in touch with BRIC NS as soon as possible for support with your application.

*This post was updated on July 31 2017 to include the Network LOI details.