Announcement: Health System Impact Fellowships
A NEW funding opportunity for PhD graduates (post-docs) who are interested in applying their research and analytic talents to critical challenges faced by health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and who want to benefit from professional work experience, mentorship from health system and academic leaders, and professional development training in an expanded set of competencies (e.g., leadership, project management, change management) designed to accelerate professional growth. To learn more, visit the Health System Impact Fellowship funding opportunity.
The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
Duration, amount, and partnership requirements:
Both one- and two-year fellowships will be offered:
Who should apply?
Eligibility is open to individuals who obtained their PhD degree in HSPR or related fields (e.g., public and population health, health economics, epidemiology, political science, etc.) within five years of the application deadline or will complete their PhD by the funding start date (September 1, 2017). Applicants are required to secure joint guidance from supervisors in a health system or related organization (the “host partner organization”), and an academic institution.
**How to find a host partner organization:
Over 30 organizations from across the country have already confirmed their interest and commitment to host Health System Impact Fellows. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Health System Impact Fellowship partner database and to contact these organizations directly to discuss ideas and explore fit. Alternatively, applicants may independently seek out a host partner organization.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,588,000, enough to fund approximately 35 awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.
Where can I learn more?
This funding opportunity is offered by the CIHR Institutes of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), Aging (IA), Aboriginal Peoples¹ Health (IAPH), Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), and Population and Public Health (IPPH), in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec -Santé (FRQS), Mitacs and its Elevate program, and the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA)
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