2023-24
Important Dates

Competition Launch: December 2, 2022

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

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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.

Past Competition Results 
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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 Academic 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. 

Download the SHRF Academic CV Template

Focus Area

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

Opportunity Partners

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Partner funding will be allocated a minimum of two (2) eligible applications in the Patient-Oriented Research priority area in partnership with Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR).

Applicants under this partner opportunity 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.

The knowledge generated from the projects are intended to improve health care systems and practices, leading to greater quality, accountability and accessibility of care.

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

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Opportunity
Details

Purpose

The purpose of the Establishment Grant is to assist early-career researchers in Saskatchewan in establishing an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges and achieving the research productivity necessary for obtaining major funding from national and other external agencies. 

Funding

Amount and Term

Up to $150,000 is available from SHRF.

The grant provided is for up to three years.

Eligibility

Principal Applicant

Requirements

Principal Applicant

Individuals applying to this funding opportunity must meet the requirements of the Principal Applicant as defined by SHRF, as well as program-specific eligibility requirements. 


Please see the SHRF Funding Guide for definition of an eligible Principal Applicant. In addition to this definition, Establishment Grant Principal Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 


The qualifying appointment must be held 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 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:

If, at the time of application, the Principal Applicant holds a limited term appointment that ends prior to the funding end date, they are still eligible to apply. However, if the application is successful, a condition of funding will be applied where institutional confirmation of a new appointment that extends the full length of the funding period will be needed.

 

See full details in the application package >

Information
Webinar

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 helpdesk@shrf.ca​.

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 drobertson-boersma@shrf.ca.

For questions about the SHRF RMS, reach out to

Tanya Skorobohach helpdesk@shrf.ca.

For questions about other funding opportunities, reach out to fundinginfo@shrf.ca.