CIHR – Partnerships for Health System Improvement 2015


CIHR - Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Branch in partnership with internal and external partners

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The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support teams of researchers and decision makers interested in conducting applied health services and policy research that will be useful to health system managers and/or decision makers.


Must be at least 2 Principal Applicants – Faculty member and a Knowledge User.

Funding Availability

Max. $400,000 per grant – funds for approximately 12 grants.

Applicants must secure partnership contributions from Project Specific partners and/or Competition Partners equivalent to a minimum of 20% of the total grant amount requested from CIHR. The partnership contribution can be a combination of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Note: 20% is the minimum requirement. There is no upper limit on partner contributions to a project.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 3 years

Special Notes

Applicants interested in obtaining Competition Partner support are required to contact their potential competition partner to request supporting documentation no later than the date indicated by the competition partner. Please refer to specific requirements for each competition partner in the 2015 PHSI Partners.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

Please hit ‘Submit’ on ResearchNet on or before the internal deadline.

External Deadline

How to Apply

This funding opportunity follows the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits the application, it will be directed electronically to the Research Institution which the applicant has identified as the Institution Paid. The Research Institution will review the application and submit their approval electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant

For Questions, please contact

Ian McCuaig
Acting Program Delivery Coordinator, Open Programs
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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