CIHR-PHSI & CAI research grant opportunities


The Michael Smith Foundation For Health Research (MSFHR) is partnering with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on the Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) 2015 competition. The purpose of the PHSI program is to support teams of researchers and decision makers interested in conducting applied and policy-relevant health systems and services research that is useful to health system managers or policy makers and strengthens the Canadian health system.

B.C. researchers interested in being considered for MSFHR support for their application to the CIHR-PHSI competition are invited to submit their request and the required information as outlined in these funding guidelines by Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Community Action Initiative Funding Opportunity

Call for letters of intent – Promoting mental health and wellness in older adults and/or their caregivers

Deadline: September 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time)

The Community Action Initiative (CAI) is issuing a call for letters of intent for proposals to promote mental health and wellness in older adults, including those with low incomes, immigrant or refugee, and Aboriginal peoples living in community, assisted living, or residential care settings. Proposals that focus on a direct service to older adults with chronic health conditions are encouraged. Proposals that focus on promoting mental health and wellness in family caregivers of older adults will also be considered.

This funding opportunity is linked to a larger service delivery opportunity, and thus implemented through a two-stage process. In this first convening stage, agencies will apply for a convening grant, which will be used to explore appropriate potential partnerships, and design a comprehensive service innovation program. Applicants who receive a CAI convening grant (approximately 25 convening grants, valued up to $10,000 each) will then proceed to the second stage, where they will be invited to apply for a service innovation grant valued up to $200,000 to support a project lasting two to three years.

For more information, download the call for letters of intent.