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Solutions Program

Collective Focus


Application Package coming soon

Important Dates

Competition Launch: June 2023

Information Webinar: TBA

Eligibility Check Cut-off: TBA


Eligibility Revisions Deadline: TBA

Application Deadline*: Fall 2023

Funding Decisions: Spring 2024

Funding Start Date: Spring 2024

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


Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Solutions Program is to support collaborative and engaged research for the development and implementation of innovations to address timely Saskatchewan health needs and create a sustainable impact in a focused area​.

Impact Grant Objective

Support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.

Focus Area

Rural and Remote Health in Saskatchewan

Opportunity Partners

SHRF and partners are collectively supporting the Rural and Remote Healthcare focus area to support solutions and improve access to safe, integrated, quality healthcare for all residents of Saskatchewan.

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Impact Grant

Up to $150,000 for 2 years

Amount and Term


Research Team Requirements

The Solutions program aims to support research with the potential to make a difference in
Saskatchewan for the selected focus area. Therefore, research teams should be collaborative and constituted to support the goals of the proposed research and potential impacts, with the program purpose and opportunity objectives in mind.

The following minimum team requirements must be met at both eligibility and application

  • Two (2) Saskatchewan-based researchers from different disciplines as applicants, including one of whom meets the eligibility requirements for a Principal Investigator

  • One (1) Saskatchewan-based knowledge user applicant

  • Any additional team membership requirements listed for partner priority areas. 

Additionally, consider:

  • Having people with lived/living experiences on the team is strongly encouraged. If this role is not represented on the research team, please justify at eligibility.

  • Once the minimum team member requirements are met, additional team members from within or outside Saskatchewan may be included in any role.

  • There is no maximum number of team members; however, all team members should have a clear role and demonstrate how their expertise is beneficial in addressing the research question(s) and/or potential impacts.

  • To support mentorship and capacity building, teams are encouraged to have both early career and established investigators, with trainees as appropriate. Novice and early career researchers applying as the Principal Investigator are encouraged to include experienced colead(s).

  • Having relevant supporters, including health system decision-makers, community leaders, community organizations, industry partners, etc. are strongly encouraged, as appropriate for the proposed project.


The information webinar will be recorded and posted here following the session.

Other Solutions Opportunities

SHRF Focus Areas

More information >

Partnered Focus Areas

More information >

Only one application per Principal Applicant can be submitted to the Solutions Program each year, including all focus areas and funding opportunities.

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 Align Grant, reach out to

Karen Tilsley

For questions about the SHRF RMS, reach out to

Tanya Skorobohach

For questions about other funding opportunities, reach out to

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