2013 HSPRSN Partnership awards launched

9 July 2013

MSFHR is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 Health Services & Policy Research Support Network (HSPRSN) Partnership awards.

These awards, offered annually since 2005, support BC researchers in applying to peer-reviewed national or international competitions that require matching funds as a condition of award. Successful applicants will receive up to $100,000 per project to investigate issues that address HSPRSN priorities and evaluate health system redesign or change initiatives. A total of $300,000 is available to support successful applications to the 2013 competition.

Currently, MSFHR has a partnership agreement with CIHR’s Partnerships for Health System Improvements (PHSI); however, other competitions requiring matching funds that are launched in 2013 will be considered as well. The funding partner(s) must be willing to enter into a partnership agreement with MSFHR for award administration.

Completed applications are due by 4:30 p.m. (PST) on September 17, 2013. For information on the application process, download the competition guidelines.

HSPRSN Partnership awards help advance health services research in BC by leveraging funding and encouraging collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. Previously funded projects have focused on the:

  • Impact of community-based HIV/AIDS services on health care access and outcomes.
  • Factors influencing how older adults transition through long-term care.
  • Effectiveness and sustainability of a program to reduce falls and related injuries among home-care patients.