Solutions Program
Solutions Program

Partner Focus

Innovation and Impact Grants

Important Dates

Competition Launch: August 3, 2021

Eligibility Check Cut-off: EXTENDED September 29, 2021 - 4:30 p.m. CST
 

Application Deadline*: EXTENDED December 7, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. CST


Funding Decisions: February 23, 2022


Funding Start Date: March 1, 2022
 

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

About our Partnerships

SHRF seeks to engage local and national partners to align research with the needs of the province, increasing the investment in quality research for better health care and healthier communities.

Whether or not you have been involved in research before, the Solutions Program is a way
to contribute to the collective effort of research that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the people in SK.


Engagement of new and existing partnerships helps SHRF to respond to SK health challenges. We look for partners throughout the duration of the program – from the development of ideas to the final opportunity – we are all in this together. 


There are several ways to be involved in the pathway – reach out to SHRF to determine how you can contribute to the Solutions.

Opportunity

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Focus

In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

 

Purpose 

All applications must focus on direct benefits for persons with dementia and their caregivers and address one or more of the following areas related to dementia: 

 

  • Diagnosis

  • Prevention/Risk Reduction

  • Culturally Sensitive Care

  • Long Term Care

  • Palliative Care

  • Social Inclusion

Available Funding

Innovation Grant
Amount: $50,000
Term: 1-year
Objective: Support 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.

Opportunity

Chronic Diseases in Indigenous Communities

In partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd.

 

Purpose 

At least one of the following target chronic diseases within Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan: 

  • Type 2 Diabetes (T2D);

  • Heart Failure; or

  • Chronic Respiratory Diseases Disease (i.e. COPD or PF-ILD) 


Projects must then align with Boehringer Ingelheim’s Pathways Framework, which reflects the values, strategic objectives and principles of BICL to support ongoing investments in Indigenous health initiatives with Indigenous peoples across Canada.

See Application Package for full details on the framework, eligibility and team requirements. 

Available Funding

Impact Grant
Amount: $150,000
Term: 2-year
Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams that include knowledge-users and knowledge-keepers to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address the focus area in this competition. Projects will focus on the transformation and structural changes required to address conditions which maintain health gaps and disparities. The project must be consistent with the goals, values, and the self-determination of Indigenous health within communities and relationships. 

Opportunity

Lung Health

In partnership with The Lung Association of Saskatchewan

 

Purpose 

Mobilizing the research community and its partners to focus and coordinate their diverse skills and perspectives to address timely Saskatchewan health challenges.

Applicants under this partner opportunity must address one or more of the following areas related to lung health: 

 

Indigenous Peoples Health
Investing in research which considers how to better serve Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan regarding lung health is important to The Lung Association of Saskatchewan. Research that is relevant to Indigenous People of Saskatchewan and incorporates both traditional Indigenous practices and demonstrates impact in lung health and lung health practices, is an essential step in providing culturally sensitive healthcare. 

 

Lung Health
There are significant public health concerns associated with tobacco, cannabis, and vaping use. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is concerned about the health impact on lung health and encourages continued research into the health effects of inhaling substances. 

 

Patient and/or Caregiver Education
Patients and caregivers have key roles in self-managing lung disease to live as well as possible. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is interested in research which examines the kind of patient and caregiver education that is essential to better self-manage lung disease. Of particular interest, is research that examines the health outcomes related to patient and caregiver education.

Available Funding

Innovation Grant

Amount: $50,000
Term: 1-year
Objective: Support 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.

OR

Impact Grant
Amount: $150,000
Term: 2-year
Objective: Support 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.

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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