PHSI awards support research to address health system priorities

24 June 2015

MSFHR is pleased to partner with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on the 2015 Partnerships for Health System Improvement competition.

Through this program, MSFHR encourages partnerships between researchers and decision-makers to conduct research that is relevant to health system priorities in BC. MSFHR will provide matching funds of 20% of the total amount requested from CIHR, up to a maximum of $80,000 per project over the duration of the award term. A total of $240,000 is available to support successful applicants to the 2015 CIHR-PHSI competition.

To be eligible for matching funds, proposed research projects must clearly address one of the following provincial health system priorities:

  • Rural health services in BC: How best to meet the range of health service needs for rural and remote communities
  • Primary and community care in BC: Focusing on re-energizing the commitment to realize patient-centred integrated primary and community care
  • Future directions for surgical services in BC: Focusing on improving timely access to appropriate surgical treatments and procedures

Full application instructions and guidelines

Funding will be provided in part through the Health Services and Policy Research Support Network, administered by MSFHR, which funds and builds capacity for health services and policy research in BC that focuses on health system evaluation, redesign, and innovation.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT).

For more information, contact:

Cindy Soules
Manager, Research Programs (Provincial Initiatives)