CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Opportunities for Trainees

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  1. The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program
  2. IHSPR Article of the Year Award
  3. IHSPR Rising Star Award
  4. IHSPR Travel Awards for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and new investigators
  5. CAHSPR Student Poster Prize

Opportunity Details

The Health System Impact Fellowship Program

Part of a three-pronged Training Modernization Funding Initiative launched by CIHR-IHSPR and The Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA), The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields (e.g., public health, informatics, economics, nursing), a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health system and related organizations outside of the traditional scholarly setting (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities), and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

For further details on application deadlines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database.

IHSPR Article of the Year Award

This award is intended to recognize published research that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. IHSPR will consider articles related to:

  • research that has had a clear impact or potential impact on policy or practice (e.g., decision maker uptake, change management for improved practice); or
  • research that breaks ground in the way health services or policy research is conducted (e.g., innovations in methodology, novel theory or application of theory, new approaches to existing problems).

For further details on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the IHSPR Article of the Year Award page.

IHSPR Rising Star Award

The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is dedicated to supporting graduate students and post-doctoral Fellows and to recognizing the research excellence and knowledge translation initiatives of these emerging health services and policy researchers at an early stage in their career.

Objectives:

  • To recognize the research excellence and innovative knowledge translation (KT) initiatives of graduate students (M.D., M.A., M.Sc. and PhD) and post-doctoral Fellows studying in health services and policy research at a Canadian institution
  • To recognize research and/or KT contributions for which a graduate student or post-doctoral Fellow has had primary responsibility
  • To promote careers in health services and policy research

For further details on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the IHSPR Rising Star Award page.

IHSPR Travel Awards for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and new investigators

IHSPR will provide travel awards for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and new investigators to attend and present their research at meetings, conferences (including international conferences) and/or symposia that align with the Institute's mandate and advance their professional development and/or knowledge translation initiatives in health services and policy research.

The Travel Awards program is administered through ResearchNet and is launched twice a year: June and December. For further details on application deadlines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database at those times to view the funding opportunity.

CAHSPR Student Poster Prize

Each year at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference IHSPR sponsors the Student Poster Competition. This competition is designed to encourage graduate students to attend and showcase their work at CAHSPR, Canada's pre-eminent health services and policy research conference, and to recognize the outstanding research efforts of up-and-coming health services and policy researchers.

Three prizes are awarded in the amounts of $1,200, $1,000 and $800 for first, second and third prize, respectively.

Please visit the CAHSPR website for abstract submission and other annual conference information.

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