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Call for Proposals--Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN)

Deadline February 15,  2010

Background on PHIRN Call for Proposals

The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to support high-quality health research that addresses complex issues that affect health equity and or explores population-based health interventions.

PHIRN is calling for proposals for small research and capacity building grants under its two programmes: Patterns and Pathways of Health Inequities in Ontario and Population Health Interventions in Ontario details attached). To know more about PHIRN, please visit our website at: You must indicate in your application which of the two programmes your proposed research or capacity building activity is most suitable.

Available Funds

The minimum amount one can apply for is $25,000 and the maximum amount is $75,000. Only one application per person will be accepted in the course of a fiscal year.

Deadline for Submission of Proposals

The deadline for the submission of proposals is Monday, 15 February 2010. Submissions must be received by midnight, EST.

Submission Procedure

An online application form will be available as of 12 January 2010 on the PHIRN website at This application form includes:

  • a summary of the proposed research or capacity building activity (maximum one page)
  • description of the proposed research or capacity building activity (maximum five pages)
  • a budget and budget justification (maximum one page)
  • a curriculum vitae of the principal applicant (maximum two pages)

Should you have any questions regarding this call for proposals, please contact Dr. Corinne Packer by phone at (613) 562-5800 x8108 or by e-mail at [email protected].

[Source: Health Equity Council List,]