While the BC SUPPORT Unit isn’t a funding agency, we’re happy to inform you about patient-oriented research funding opportunities offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other organizations.
If you know of a patient-oriented research funding opportunity, please email us.
The opportunities below are organized by registration deadline:
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is launching a series of Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (PIHCIN) funding opportunities.
The first Programmatic (multi-year) Grant opportunity has been launched. Funding is available for up to $250,000 per year, for four years. The CIHR application deadline will be November 28th, 2017, and letters of intent are to be submitted to provincial PIHCI networks by September 28th, 2017. Matching funding will be required.
Application Deadline: September 26, 2017
P2P Awards are offered by the BC SUPPORT Unit in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). These awards help BC-based patient-oriented research teams pilot and test the feasibility of their project, to make future grant applications stronger.
There will be at least five P2P Awards in 2018. Each award amount will be up to $20,000 for a maximum duration of 12 months.
Application Deadline: October 30th, 2017
The BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre is offering planning awards for patient-oriented research or knowledge translation projects, in the amount of $10,000 each. This award is open to patients, researchers, health practitioners, or decision makers who work or live in the area that Fraser Health serves, including satellite campuses such as SFU Harbour Centre.
Application Deadline: November 15th, 2017
Rewarding Success is an experimental funding model that is being piloted in five provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador. This initiative is similar to other funding models that have been developed to support innovation and impact, such as risk sharing, social impact bonds, and innovation prizes.
For more information, please visit the SPOR Rewarding Success webpage, or contact the CIHR.
Note: Two information webinars about Rewarding Success will provide researchers an overview of the concept, and details about each of the phases within the initiative. The first webinar will be held on September 5, 2017 from 11:00am–12:00pm Eastern Time (register here), and the second will be held on September 6, 2017 from 2:00pm–3:00pm Eastern Time (register here).
Application Deadline: November 18, 2017
This funding opportunity will support Formal Partnerships. Funded partnerships must enable reciprocal flow and uptake of research knowledge between researchers and stakeholders (both within and beyond academia) by integrating stakeholders throughout the entire research process. Researchers and stakeholders will collaborate to develop the research questions, decide on methodology, collect data, interpret the findings, and disseminate the research results. This collaboration should increase the likelihood of adoption and uptake of research results. This funding opportunity will also support multidisciplinary formal partnerships involving researchers from health and social sciences and/or humanities domains.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
The goal of this funding opportunity is to support research teams that contribute to capacity building efforts in patient-oriented research, as identified in the SPOR Capacity Development Framework, and catalyze opportunities for new/early career investigators to learn in the context of patient-oriented research teams. New/early career investigators are defined as having assumed their first independent academic position (e.g., faculty appointment) no more than five years (60 months) prior to the application deadline.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2017
This program: supports projects that contribute to sustainable and accountable community initiatives in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment, research and emerging issues in the health care workforce; encourages local and regional education campaigns on breast cancer issues which are relevant to the community in which they are based; supports initiatives that encourage local decision-making and problem-solving; and, invests in community-based health research and action research.
Application deadline: No deadline