Solutions Program

SHRF Focus

Innovation and Impact
Grants

2022-23
Important Dates

Competition Launch: June 29, 2022

Information Webinar: July 13, 2022, 11 a.m. 

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Eligibility Check Cut-off: September 29, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. CST

 

Eligibility Revisions Deadline: October 6, 2022
 

Application Deadline*: November 17, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. CST


Funding Decisions: March 3, 2023


Funding Start Date: March 1, 2023
 

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

Past Competition Results 
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Opportunity
Details

Purpose and Objectives

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.

Focus Areas

Addictions

Teams should identify innovative and impactful approaches to address gaps throughout the entire addictions trajectory, which could include: education, prevention, screening, harm reduction, treatment and/or recovery strategies, through addressing questions and challenges, and developing evidence related to:

1) evidence-informed practice and patient-oriented care;

2) developing, validating and implementing strategies for treatment, recovery, or prevention of substance use from becoming harmful, including unmanaged pain, marginalization and environmental factors;

3) policy and health system improvements and communication;

4) individual and systemic barriers to access and uptake; and/or

5) patient empowerment and culturally responsive care. 

Virtual Care

Teams should understand and address questions, tackle challenges and develop evidence related to:

1) evidence-informed practice in delivering virtual care;

2) developing, validating and implementing tools and applications, including artificial intelligence, to enable virtual care;

3) issues of governance, policies and workflow; and privacy and confidentiality;

4) continuing provider education, patient empowerment and culturally responsive care; and/or

5) individual and systemic barriers to uptake by patients and providers, as well as the implementation in the larger system.

Opportunity Partners

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)

SCPOR will support up to one (1) Innovation and one (1) Impact grant to advance patient-oriented research (POR) conducted within Saskatchewan under the Addictions focus area.

 

Projects must be patient-identified priorities related to the SHRF focus area of Addictions, 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.​
 

Full details on the SCPOR opportunity requirements can be found in the

Application Package >

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)

MHRC is partnering on Innovation and Impact grants focused on advancing mental health research under the Virtual Care focus area.

 

Full details on the MHRC opportunity requirements can be found in the

Application Package >

Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

CABHI is partnering on Innovation and Impact grants that fit their mission to accelerate the development, validation, commercialization, dissemination and adoption of innovative products, services and best practices to support aging and brain health, under the Virtual Care focus area.

 

Full details on the CABHI opportunity requirements can be found in the

Application Package >

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Funding

Amount and Term

Innovation Grant

Up to $50,000 for 1 year. 

Impact Grant

Up to $150,000 for 2 years

Eligibility

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
submission:

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Information
Webinar

Other Solutions Opportunities

Partnered Focus Areas

Lung Health 

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

More information >

Collective Impact Focus Area

Rural and Remote Healthcare

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 helpdesk@shrf.ca

SHRF is also a subscribing organization to the Canadian Common CV (CCV). See specific program Application Packages for requirements. 

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

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

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