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.

BRIC NS Student Award

BRIC NS is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation to offer the BRIC NS Student Research Award as a supplementary award to the Scotia Scholars Award.  Two awards of $1500 will be given annually to Master’s/PhD students working in primary and integrated health care research in an area related to the mandate of BRIC NS.

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Upcoming funding opportunities

The following funding opportunities will be launched by CIHR in 2017. These opportunities are specifically available to members of Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Networks across the country.  Each project must involve at least one other PIHCI Network and must have 1:1 matching funds.

Funding Opportunity Description Total Budget Funding Opportunity Launch Deadline
Knowledge Synthesis Grants

View 2016 Funding Opportunity

To support teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice. $50,000 for 1 year Anticipated Spring 2017 Anticipated Early Fall 2017
Comparative Program and Policy Grants

View 2016 Funding Opportunity

To support teams who wish to engage in evidence-based policy-making by analyzing and comparing various provincial policies to produce relevant, compelling research that can be used to influence policy decisions. $125,000/ year for 2 years Anticipated Spring 2017 Anticipated Early Fall 2017
Multi-year Large Grants

Open now

To support larger cross-jurisdictional research projects based on the medium and long term priorities identified by the member networks. $500,000/year for 4 years Winter 2017 Network LOI: August 11, 2017

CIHR LOI: September 26, 2017

Full application: November 28, 2017

Quick Strike Fall 2015

CIHR has announced a Quick Strike research project funding opportunity.  Quick Strike projects must be cross-jurisdictional  (involving a minimum of two member networks), 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.

Important dates

Application deadline: December 1, 2015
Anticipated notice of decision: March 31, 2016
Funding start date: March 1, 2016

Interested research teams must submit an Expression of Interest form to NS-PIHCI.  For more information contact Jessica Nowlan at j.nowlan@dal.ca.

Full competition details can be found here.