Scholarships and Awards
External Award: The 2019 Health System Impact Fellowship competition
The 2019 Health System Impact Fellowship competition is now open for applications. This is an opportunity for health researchers to address health policy challenges.
SFHR is partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) on its Health System Impact Fellowship Program to support the development of BC’s health policy research talent and build capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making.
The Health System Impact Fellowship Program provides PhD trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy or related fields with a paid experiential learning opportunity within health system organizations including health authorities, as they apply their research and analytic talents to specific health policy challenges faced by their hosts. The Fellows also benefit from professional development opportunities, participation in a national cohort, mentorship with health system and academic leaders, and protected time for academic research.
Following the success of the 2018 partnership which enabled 13 new Fellows to be awarded in BC, MSFHR is partnering with CIHR again to increase the number of funded researchers working within BC health system organizations, pool resources to reduce duplication in the system, and build capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making.
Who should apply?
Trainees who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree and studying health services and policy research or related fields for their doctoral training at Canadian CIHR eligible institution by the application deadline (stream 1).
Trainees who have obtained their doctoral degree in health services and policy research or related fields no more than five years prior to the application deadline, or who have completed their PhD requirements by the start date of the award (stream 2).
The maximum amount per doctoral award is $50,000 per year for a maximum of 1 year (including $5,000 professional development training and research allowance).
The maximum amount per post-doctoral award is $155,000 total for 2 years (including $7,500 per year professional development training and research allowance).
- Applications open: December 17, 2018
- Information webinar: January 10, 2019, 9 a.m. PST
- Full application deadline: April 2, 2019
- Anticipated notice of funding decision: July 18, 2019
- Anticipated start of funding: September 1, 2019
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