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Health System Impact Fellowships (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows)

Deadline: April 05, 2018  11:59:00 pm



Funding Opportunity: Health System Impact Fellowships (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows)

 A funding opportunity offered by CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in partnership with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH), the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), the Institute of Infection and Immunity (III), the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) and in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), and Mitacs

Information Webinar #1: December 11, 2017 (details below)

Information Webinar #2: January 15, 2018 (details below)

Application deadline: April 5 2018
Anticipated NOD: July 31, 2018
Anticipated start date: September 1, 2018

Health System Impact Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows): Overview

The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields (e.g., public health, informatics, economics, nursing), a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations), and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

This is the second launch of the HSI Fellowship program and it now contains a stream for doctoral trainees and a stream for post-doctoral fellows.

Who should apply?

Stream A: a trainee who is enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree and studying HSPR or related fields for their doctoral training at Canadian CIHR eligible institution by the application deadline (please read the Funding Opportunity details). 

Stream B:trainee who has obtained their doctoral degree in HSPR or related fields no more than five years prior to the application deadline or who has completed their PhD requirements by the start date of the award (please read the Funding Opportunity details) 

Duration, amount, and partnership requirements:

  • The maximum amount per doctoral award is $ 50,000 per year for a maximum of 1 year. Of this:
    • Stipend: $45,000
    • Professional development training and research allowance: $5,000
  • The maximum amount per post-doctoral award is $155,000 total for 2 years. Of this:
    • Stipend: $70,000 per year
    • Professional development training and research allowance: $7,500 per year
  • CIHR, MSFHR and Mitacs will contribute up to a maximum of 70% of the total award value and applicants must secure the remaining 30% of the award value in cash from the host partner organization
    • The NBHRF will commit the full 30% partner contribution for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows working with public and not-for-profit organizations and half of the 30% partner contribution for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows working with private sector organizations in New Brunswick.

How to find a host partner organization:

Please refer to the Host Partner Organization page for a list of organizations that have expressed interest in hosting doctoral trainees and/or post-doctoral fellows. The list is not exhaustive; applicants may also approach organizations that are not on the list.

Where can I learn more?

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