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Funding Opportunity--Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement (2012-2013)

Deadline November 1, 2012

Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) is Canada's premier health services and policy research competition — and with its strong emphasis on partnerships and knowledge translation it is also a major resource for managers and policy makers who want relevant research to inform their decision-making.

The maximum amount awarded by CIHR for a single grant is $600,000 for up to three years. CIHR (including CIHR Institutes) provides the majority of funding, and teams are required to bring in 20% of the amount requested from CIHR, from external partners (partnership contributions are in addition to the CIHR amount).

Application deadline: November 1, 2012
Anticipated Notice of Decision: April 30, 2013
Funding Start Date: April 1, 2013

(Please note that deadlines to submit requests to competition partners are in advance of the CIHR application deadline.)

Fostering Innovation in Healthcare – a new funding opportunity

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Rx&D Health Research Foundation (HRF) have partnered to better meet the needs of patients and improve the quality and efficiency of Canadian health care systems. This partnership will fund research projects that address health care delivery priorities, engage patients throughout the research process, and produce results that help strengthen health care systems across Canada.

Teams of health researchers along with health decision makers are invited to submit applications under CIHR’s PHSI 2012-2013 funding opportunity (

For more information on the PHSI funding opportunity, please contact Andrea Smith, Manager- Knowledge Translation Initiatives at (613) 941-4350 or [email protected].

Please note that development funds are available to facilitate the formation and development of partnerships between researchers and decision makers interested in applying to the PHSI program. Please see Planning Grants - Priority Announcements) ( for more information.