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Current Funding Opportunities

Competitions listed as Open are currently accepting applications. Eligibility Closed specifies competitions that are open to applications that successfully passed eligibility only.

Competitions listed In Review are past the application deadline, but results have not yet been publicly announced.

The results of competitions listed as Closed are publicly available.

Details for Closed competitions refer to the specific competition. Deadlines and requirements may be updated prior to the launch of the next competition.

Open

Open Competitions

Connections

Open
2024-25 Align Grant
Call #1
Available Funding:
up to $10,000
for one year
Deadline:
March 27, 2024
Focus: Teams working in any area of human health

Objective: Support activities for research teams to increase research relevance, coordination, and potential for impact, increase quality and success of Saskatchewan applications to peer-reviewed funding, and support the development of Saskatchewan research and health professional trainees.
In Review

In Review Competitions

Partnerships

In Review
Canadian Institute of Health Research Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)

2024 Health System Impact Fellowship
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Available Funding:
$50,000 for 
one year for doctoral trainees
$155,000 for
two years for postdoctoral researchers
Deadline:
February 22, 2024
Focus: Health services and policy research

Objective: Opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations.

Connections

In Review
2023-24 Mobilize Grant 
Call #2
Available Funding:
up to $10,000
for one year
Deadline:
February 14, 2024
Focus: Any area of human health

Objective: To fund knowledge mobilization activities in relevant and practical settings and mediums, with the aim of improving the applicability and impact of health research in Saskatchewan.

Capacity

Eligibility deadline passed
2024-25 Establishment Grant
Available Funding:
$150,000 for up to
three years
Focus: Any area of human health

Objective: Support early-career researchers in Saskatchewan in establishing an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges. 
Eligibility Deadline:
January 18, 2024

Full Deadline:
March 14, 2024
Opportunity Partners:
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Partnerships

Abstract deadline passed
Canadian Cancer Society

2024 Research Training Awards
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Available Funding:
MSc students:
$30,000/year 
PhD students:
$45,000/year
Postdoctoral Fellows: starting at $65,000/year
Abstract Deadline:
January 17, 2024

Application Deadline:
February 29, 2024
Focus: Cancer

Objective: Support growth and innovation in the next generation of diverse cancer researchers in all research pillars (i.e., biomedical; clinical; health services; and social, cultural, environmental and population health) at the Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels. 

Note: To address structural and systemic barriers to inclusion, and increase diverse representation in the cancer research ecosystem, Canadian Cancer Society only accepts applications for Black and Indigenous trainees at the MSc level.

Connections

In Review
2023-24 Mobilize Grant:
Truth and Action
Available Funding:
$10,000
for one years
Deadline:
December 12, 2023
Focus: Reconciliation

Objective: Support knowledge mobilization activities in relevant and practical settings and mediums, with the aim of improving the applicability and impact of health research in Saskatchewan. Proposed activities must address any of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, and be guided by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals in the project team.

Partnerships

In Review
Parkinson Canada 

2024-26 Research Competition Postdoctoral and Clinician Scientist Fellowships
Available Funding:
Postdoctoral
$90,000 over 2 years

Clinician scientists
up to $150,000 over two years
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Deadline:
December 5, 2023
Focus: Parkinson's Disease

Objective: Supports promising researchers as they discover new ways to understand and diagnose Parkinson’s disease, new treatments, and ways to improve quality of life for people impacted by Parkinson’s.

Partnerships

In Review
Mental Health Research Canada & MITACS

2023 Indigenous Mental Health Studentships
Available Funding:
$15,000 over 
4 or 6 month term
Deadline:
November 30, 2023
Focus: Mental Health

Objective: Funding opportunity for Indigenous university, college or postgraduate students across the country to work with their academic supervisor and partner with a local service provider or Indigenous community organization conducting research in mental health.

Partnerships

In Review
Alzheimer Society Canada 

2023-24 Research Program Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards
Available Funding:
Doctoral awards
$129,000 over 3 years

Postdoctoral awards
$150,000 over two years
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Deadline:
November 3, 2023
Focus: Dementia

Objective: Provides opportunities for research training for promising individuals to begin the process of becoming future independent investigators or gain additional research experience in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
In Review

Solutions

2023-24 Innovation Grant
Available Funding:
$50,000
for one year
Focus: Each year, focus areas are selected. Applications must address one of the following:
Child & Youth Health
Rural and Remote Health
Lung Health
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving or advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the named focus areas.
Eligibility Deadline:
September 28, 2023

Full Deadline:
November 16, 2023
Opportunity Partners:
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In Review

Solutions

2023-24 Impact Grant
Available Funding:
$150,000
for two years
Focus: Each year, focus areas are selected. Applications must address one of the following:
Child & Youth Health
Rural and Remote Health
Lung Health
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving or advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the named focus areas.
Eligibility Deadline:
September 28, 2023

Full Deadline:
November 16, 2023
Opportunity Partners:
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Partnerships

In Review
MS Canada

2024-25 Research Grants -
Discovery and Catalyst Grants
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Available Funding:
up to $300,000
for up to 3 years
Deadline:
October 3, 2023
Focus: Multiple sclerosis

Objective: Funding that allows researchers to develop and test new and innovative research questions and pursue pioneering approaches that have high potential to advance the MS field and various research projects aligned with MS Canada’s (MSC) new strategic plan.

Partnerships

In Review
MS Canada 

2024-25 endMS Research and Training Awards - Doctoral and Postdoctoral
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Available Funding:
Doctoral awards
$22,000 per year
for up to 4 years

Postdoctoral awards
$41,000 per year
for up to 3 years
Deadline:
October 3, 2023
Focus: Multiple sclerosis

Objective: Provides opportunities for research training and broadening the scientific understanding of MS for students currently enrolled in a PhD program or completed a Doctoral program (PhD, MD or equivalent) pursuing Postdoctoral training.

Partnerships

In Review
AGE-WELL

2023 Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards
Available Funding:
MSc awards
$15,000 for one year

PhD awards
$20,000 for one year

Postdoctoral awards
$45,000 for one year
Focus: Technology and aging

Objective: Funding to highly qualified master's, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and provide them with access to training and mentorship opportunities in multi-disciplinary research environments and to its industry and community partners. 
Deadline:
May 12, 2023

Partnerships

In Review
Canadian Institute of Health Research Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)

2022 Health System Impact Embedded Early Career Researcher Award
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Available Funding:
$400,000 for 4 years
Deadline:
May 17, 2023
Focus: Health services and policy research

Objective: Opportunity for early career researchers to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations.
Closed

Closed Competitions

Partnerships

Closed
Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

2022 Spark Program
Available Funding:
up to $50,000
for one year
Deadline:
December 2, 2022
Focus: Innovative point-of-care solutions for older adults, persons with dementia, and their care partners addressing one of the Innovation Themes:  1) Caregiver support, 2) Aging in place, 3) Cognitive and mental health, 4) Care coordination and navigation, and/or 5) Financial health and wellness

Objective: Empower point-of-care staff to translate their insights into innovative and scalable solutions that can improve the lives of older adults, persons with dementia, and their care partners in Canada and worldwide.
Closed

Partnerships

Canadian Institute of Health Research
Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)


2022 Implementation Science Teams Grant - Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC)
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Available Funding:
up to $400,000 per year
for up to five years
Deadline:
November 29, 2022
Focus: Health services and policy research

Objective: Improve our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, adapt, and/or spread/scale evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions that encompass intersectoral collaborations within and/or beyond the formal health care delivery system in order to advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity.
Closed

Partnerships

Mental Health Research Canada

2023 Mental Health Impact Studentships
Available Funding:
$15,000
for
six months
Deadline:
August 29, 2022
Focus: Mental health

Objective: Supports Master-level trainees to work on a mental health research project with their academic supervisor and community partner.

How To Apply

Each application must be made online through SHRF’s Research Management System (SHRF RMS). All follow up documents will be accessed there. Our system helps facilitate the peer review process. 

SHRF provides CV templates to be used by co-applicants in the various roles - Researcher, Knowledge User or Person with Lived Experience. These SHRF templates are found on the Resource page.

Our Resource page has more information and technical support to help you throughout the application process. 

You can also find helpful How-To videos on our YouTube page. 

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Ongoing Support

Ongoing Support

Strong partnerships are at the core of innovative health research. SHRF joins with other funding agencies, non-profit organizations, industry and other health research supporters to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment. SHRF partnerships benefit the Saskatchewan research community by combining resources to support research through programs offered by SHRF or the partner and by leveraging each other’s strengths, connections and resources. 

If you are a potential partner organization or a researcher looking for matching support, contact fundinginfo@shrf.ca to discuss ways we can work to support Saskatchewan's health research ecosystem. 

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