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Important Dates

Competition Launch: December 2, 2022

Information Webinar: December 15, 2022 - 12 p.m. 

Watch the webinar here >

Eligibility Check Cut-off: January 19, 2023 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Eligibility Revisions Deadline: January 26, 2023 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Full Application Deadline*: March 16, 2023 - 4:30 p.m. CST

CV Update Deadline**: April 27, 2023 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Funding Decisions: June 15, 2023

Funding Start Date: July to October 2023 - 1st of Month

*Check with your institution for internal deadlines and allow time to obtain required approvals.

**CV Updates are only accepted for the Principal Investigator. CV updates will not be accepted for other Applicant/Investigator roles.

Important Information: CV Requirements

SHRF values our ability to adapt to changing trends, aligning with the needs and priorities of the province and our stakeholders. We are committed to achieving operational excellence by ensuring our processes are improved and optimized for the best user experience, which is why we have created an Researcher CV template to be used when applying to SHRF’s programs.


This template replaces the Canadian Common CV template for the 2023-24 Establishment Grant competition and future SHRF grant competitions. 


Purpose of the Grant

Assist early-career researchers in Saskatchewan to

  • Establish an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges

  • Achieve the research productivity necessary for obtaining major funding from national and other external agencies. 

Focus Area

This is an open call. Applications may address any area of human health. 

Opportunity Partners

Additional Funding and Requirements

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Support available for minimum of two (2) eligible applications

in the area of Patient-Oriented Research priority area

Applications must be patient-identified priorities and engage Patient Partners as members of the research team throughout the process.


Patient Partners include those with personal experience of a health issue, as well as informal caregivers, including family and friends, community or public representatives, individuals from patient organizations or others who have lived experience with illness.

Applicants interested in this funding pool will have additional application and post-award requirements. See full details in the application package.


Funding Details

$150,000 for up to three years

Amount and Term


Principal Applicant


Individuals applying to this funding opportunity must meet the definiton of Principal Applicant as defined by SHRF in the SHRF Funding Guide.


They must also hold a qualifying appointment in Saskatchewan at, or above, the rank of Assistant Professor (or equivalent), with the expectation and opportunity to undertake research. Adjunct appointments alone are not sufficient for eligibility.

The Principal Applicant must be within the first five years of their initial research-related appointment, as of July 1 in the application year (i.e. July 1, 2023).


Individual eligibility scenarios will be assessed by SHRF on a case-by-case basis.

Considerations for eligibility extensions may include:

  • Institutionally approved leaves during eligibility period. 

  • Part-time appointments during eligibility period (see SHRF Funding Guide for what constitutes part-time).

  • Concurrent completion of Ph.D. studies during eligibility period.

  • Career transition, defined as a researcher who is making a major shift from another discipline into a health research discipline, or a health care practitioner beginning a research career; and

  • Limited term appointments


See full details in the application package


The recorded webinar will be posted here once available.

Register for the webinar here >

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. Click on 'Login to Apply' to access the system from any page on our website. For help with the system, contact​.

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. 

Program Contacts

We're here to help!

For questions about the Establishment Grant, reach out to

Dani Robertson-Boersma

For questions about the SHRF RMS, reach out to

Tanya Skorobohach

For questions about other funding opportunities, reach out to

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