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Connections Program

Truth and Action

Research Connections

Important Dates

Competition Launch: August 31, 2022

Information Webinar: September 21, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m. 

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Application Deadline*: October 25, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. CST

Funding Decisions: December 14, 2022

Funding Start Date: January 1, 2023

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

Past Competition Results 
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Purpose and Objectives

Research Connections Grants aim to increase health research relevance, usability, and uptake by supporting short-term, targeted, knowledge mobilization or knowledge sharing initiatives taking place in, and having a practical application for Saskatchewan Knowledge Users.

Knowledge sharing and mobilization initiatives can encompass any activity that promotes and/or produces the use of established knowledge, including those that evolve from research or Traditional ways of Knowing, and may involve knowledge synthesis; dissemination; transfer; exchange; and/or co-creation of knowledge. 

Knowledge sharing includes connection with Knowledge Users. These individuals represent organizations that are interested in the practical application of knowledge. A Knowledge User may be a practitioner, health system manager, policymaker, educator, decision-maker, health care administrator, community leader or an individual from a health institution, patient group, government organization, etc.

Focus Area

The primary objective of this call is to facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings. Proposed activities must address any of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, and be guided by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals in the project team.

See examples of eligible activities in the Application Package


Amount and Term

Up to $10,000 is available from SHRF.

No matching funds are required but are encouraged where available.

The grant provided is for up to one year (12 months).


Principal Applicant

and Team Requirements

Principal Applicant
The Principal Applicant is the individual who is responsible for the overall direction of the proposed activities, assumes administrative responsibility for the funds, reporting requirements, and receives all related correspondence from SHRF. The Principal Applicant submits the application to SHRF and is responsible to meet the submission deadline. The Principal Applicant can be a Knowledge User, Researcher, or Person with Lived Experience (see SHRF Funding Guide for full definitions).

The Principal Applicant must be from a non-profit organization, postsecondary institution, or health agency in Saskatchewan that has a Memorandum of Understanding with SHRF OR is a CRA-qualified donee organization that can provide a statement of account to SHRF upon completion of the grant term.

The Principal Applicant must reside within Saskatchewan for the duration of the award.

Project Team Requirements
Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives must be represented on the project team. Team members can participate in one of the following roles:

  1. Applicants: individuals who contribute to the intellectual or scientific direction of the proposed work. They share responsibility for the direction of the proposed activities. They are designated as Principal Applicant, Co-Principal Applicant, or Co-Applicant based on their level of leadership responsibility and involvement. Individuals in these roles may be Researchers, Knowledge Users, or People with Lived Experience.

  2. Personnel: individuals tasked to carry out aspects of the activity and are compensated from the grant funds, including trainees and research staff.

  3. Supporters: individuals or organizations who provide a specific service in a limited and defined role in the proposed activities, have an interest in the project outcomes (i.e. a Knowledge User organization) or represent the private industry.

The role and responsibilities of each team member, including supporters, should be described (details under Application Requirements). Supporters must provide a letter of support.


The webinar recording will be posted here once available.

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

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