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Important Dates

Competition Launch: June 26, 2023

Information Webinar: Watch now >

Eligibility Check Cut-off: September 28, 2023 - 4:30 p.m. CST


Eligibility Revisions Deadline: October 4, 2023

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

Funding Decisions: March 5, 2024

Funding Start Date: March 1, 2024

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

Opportunity Details

Program Purpose

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.​

Innovation Grant Objective

Support interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.​

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.

Opportunity Details

Focus Areas

Each year, focus areas are determined to address timely need, stakeholder alignment and potential for impact. In addition to the focus areas determined by SHRF, partner funding organizations support additional focus areas. 

Applications need only address one of the focus areas.

2023-24 Focus Areas

Child & Youth Health, in collaboration with Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation (JPCHF)

Additional funding is available for patient-oriented research projects in Child & Youth Health in partnership with the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

Rural & Remote Health, with the Saskatchewan Funders Forum

Lung Health, in partnership with Lung Saskatchewan

Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

Focus Areas

Opportunity Partners

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Funding Details

Innovation Grant

Up to $50,000 for 1 year. 

Impact Grant

Up to $150,000 for 2 years. 

Funding Details

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 Solutions competition and future SHRF grant competitions. 


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.


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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.

Program Contacts

We're here to help!

For questions about the Solutions Program, reach out to the program manager, Karen Tilsley:

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

For questions about other funding opportunities, reach out to

Program Contacts
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