MSFHR match funding support for two 2018 CIHR PIHCI grant competitions

MSFHR is pleased to offer matching funds to support the highest ranked BC applications that are successful in the following Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation (PIHCI) competitions:

Knowledge Synthesis Grants

Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grants

Knowledge Synthesis Grants

  • These one year, $25,000 grants will support cross-jurisdictional teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses or scoping reviews relevant to PIHCI Network priorities.
  • Projects must have high potential to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, scalability and/or policy and program impact of primary and integrated health care innovations, and contribute to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice across multiple jurisdictions.
  • MSFHR will provide matching funds of up to $12,500 total to support research led from the province.

Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grants

  • These two year, $62,500/yr grants will support comparative analyses that:
    • Compare policies across provincial/territorial health system contexts and the related health outcomes.
    • Compare programmatic scalable innovations in health care delivery and their policy impact.
  • To support BC’s leadership in this area, MSFHR will provide matching funds of up to $62,500 total over a two-year period to support research led from the province.

In both instances, projects must be cross-jurisdictional in scope, be relevant to PIHCI Network priorities, and involve a minimum of two member networks. Applicants must secure partner contribution from non-federal sources to match the CIHR contribution at a minimum of 1:1 ratio.

The PIHCI networks will assist in connecting researchers, patient partners, and knowledge users to build cross-jurisdictional teams. To connect with the BC-PHCRN (the PIHCI network for BC), email info@spor-bcphcrn.ca.

MSFHR matched funding

To support BC’s leadership in the field of patient-oriented research MSFHR will provide matching funds to support the highest ranked BC applications in the Knowledge Synthesis and Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grants.

MSFHR will provide matching funds of up to:

  • $12,500 total for Knowledge Synthesis Grants.
  • $62,500 total over a two-year period for Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grants.

Teams are encouraged to find additional sources of match funding, including in-kind contributions (to a maximum of 50 percent). This may enable MSFHR to fund additional successful applications, pending confirmation of available funding.

Eligibility

To be eligible for MSFHR match funding, applying teams must:

Application timeline

Applicable to both Knowledge Synthesis and Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grants

Jan 15: PIHCI network LOI due

  • Please note, this is an online form, available here.
  • The PIHCI networks will then assist in connecting researchers, patient partners and knowledge users to build cross-jurisdictional teams, secure a letter of support from the tripartite leadership of each member network, and provide feedback to strengthen the grant by February 7.

Feb 15: Request for matched funding from MSFHR due

  • Requests for MSFHR matching support should be submitted by email to the BC PHCRN (attn.: Alexandra Warren at info@spor-bcphcrn.ca). See the application requirements section below for further details.

Feb 20: Applications eligible to receive MSFHR matching funds receive confirmation of support

  • Letter of support to follow.

Feb 21: Draft application due to PIHCIN

  • This must incorporate any feedback provided during earlier stages.

Mar 6: Application due to CIHR

May 1: Funding start date

Application requirements for MSFHR matching funds

Applications for MSFHR matching funds should be received by BC PHCRN by February 15. Requests for MSFHR match funding will be assessed per the eligibility requirements noted above.

The application should include:

  • Project title.
  • Name and coordinates of the BC NPA or PA.
  • The amount of match funds requested from MSFHR.
  • A draft budget that clearly identifies the funds requested from MSFHR and demonstrates how these funds, as well as the funds received from CIHR, will be used in BC.
    • Applications receiving MSFHR funds will be subject to the ‘Use of Grant Funds’ section of the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) Financial Administration Guide. For more information on allowable costs for these funding opportunities, refer to CIHR’s website.
  • An overview of funding and/or in-kind support sought or confirmed to date from other sources.
  • A CIHR partnership form with the candidate and partner contributions sections completed.

Questions?

Alexandra Warren
604.822.3226
info@spor-bcphcrn.ca

For further information on the SPOR PIHCI Grants, please visit the BC Primary Health Care Research Network and associated sections of the CIHR website (Knowledge Synthesis Grant / Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grant).