2014 HSPRSN Partnership Awards launched

25 June 2014

MSFHR is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Health Services & Policy Research Support Network (HSPRSN) Partnership Program.

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 $80,000 per project to investigate issues that address provincial health system priorities.

A total of $260,000 is available to support successful applications to the 2014 competition. If there are more successful applications during 2014 than can be supported by the HSPRSN Partnership Program, funds will be allocated based on the rank order established by the funding partner.

> Apply to the 2014 HSPRSN Partnership Program

Currently, MSFHR has a partnership agreement with CIHR’s Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI); however, other competitions requiring matching funds that are launched in 2014 will be considered as well. The funding partner(s) must be willing to enter into a partnership agreement with MSFHR for award administration.

The deadline for completed applications for matching funds from the CIHR-PHSI program is 4:30 p.m. (PST) on September 3, 2014. For full application details, 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.