Health System Research Fund – Capacity Awards and Calls for Targeted Research

by Admin on September 9, 2013

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Announcing two new funding opportunities through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund – the Capacity Awards and Calls for Targeted Research. The Health System Research Fund (HSRF) was launched in June 2012 with the HSRF Program Awards. Through the HSRF Program Awards, the ministry is funding 11 high impact research and/or knowledge translation and exchange programs that will support work across the health system in key priority areas.

HSRF Capacity Awards will provide small project-based grants ($150,000 to $350,000/year) and intend to build research and knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) capacity in areas of strategic importance to the ministry and the decision-makers across the health system. These will be three-year grants, starting April 2014.

HSRF Calls for Targeted Research will fund focused research submissions in nursing, problem gambling and tobacco control ($50,000 to $250,000/year). These topics were identified as priority areas in the HSRF Program Awards call in June 2012; however the external review panel did not recommend any submissions in these areas for funding. To maintain capacity in these three priorities, the ministry will solicit and fund focused research on topics of interest to policy makers and knowledge users in these areas. These will be two-year grants, starting April 2014.

Successful applications for both the Capacity Awards and Calls for Targeted Research will demonstrate scientific rigour and research excellence, as well as relevance, as judged by panels of external experts. For more information, or to apply for funding, please visit our website at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/ministry/research/ or email researchunit@ontario.ca

Important Dates

  • NOI Deadline for Capacity Awards: October 4, 2013
  • Capacity Awards Application Deadline: November 12, 2013
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision for Capacity Awards: March 2014
  • Funding Start Date for Capacity Awards: April 2014
  • NOI Deadline for Calls for Targeted Research: October 1, 2013
  • Calls for Targeted Research Application Deadline: November 4, 2013
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision for Calls for Targeted Research: March 2014
  • Funding Start Date for Calls for Targeted Research: April 2014

Vasanthi Srinivasan
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health System Strategy and Policy Division
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Hepburn Block, 8th Floor
80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto ON M7A 1R3
Tel: (416) 327-7261
Email: vasanthi.srinivasan@ontario.ca

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