Primary Healthcare Research Day

Registration is now open for Primary Healthcare Research Day 2017!

Primary Healthcare Research Day, now in its fourth year, is an opportunity for learners, decision-makers, citizens, and researchers from a variety of disciplines to come together and celebrate primary healthcare research happening across the province.  Research Day is presented by Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC).  The day is focused on the role that research has in improving primary healthcare service and delivery.

BRIC NS is pleased to offer and award for best student poster given at Primary Healthcare Research Day.

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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

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.