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Important Dates

Competition Launch: December 7, 2023

Information Webinar: December 13, 2023 - 12 p.m. CST

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Eligibility Check Cut-off: January 18, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Eligibility Revisions Deadline: January 26, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Full Application Deadline*: March 14, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. CST

CV Update Deadline**: April 26, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Funding Decisions: June 14, 2024

Funding Start Date: July to October 2024 - 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.

Opportunity Details

Opportunity Details


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. 

Focus Area

Opportunity Partners

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Support available for minimum of two (2) eligible applications in the area of Patient-Oriented Research.

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

Funding Details

Amount and Term

$150,000 for up to three years


Principal Applicant Requirements

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, 2024).


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

Considerations for eligibility extensions may include:

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

  • Career interruptions, including periods of leave, sabbaticals, or other hiatuses,

  • Career transitions, defined as a researcher who is making a major shift from another discipline into a health research discipline, or a health care practitioner moving from a career primarily focused on clinical practice to one that emphasizes research activities; and

  • Limited term appointments.


See full details in the application package


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 competition year and all future SHRF grant competitions. 


Information Webinar


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. 

How to Apply

Additional Application Resources

It is the Principal Applicant's responsibility to support their team members throughout the application process. SHRF has resources to aid the Principal Applicant and team members through the application process.

​If you or your team members are experiencing barriers or difficulties participating in the application process, please contact SHRF so that we may find ways to make the process more accessible.

Other documents, such as CV Templates and Forms for Co-Applicants without internet access can be downloaded from SHRF's Resource page.

Additional Resources

Program Contacts

We're here to help!

For questions about the Establishment Grant, reach out to the program manager, Pawan Kumar:

For questions about the SHRF RMS, reach out to Tanya Skorobohach

For questions about other funding opportunities, reach out to

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