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Solutions Program
Collaborative research addressing Saskatchewan's health challenges
About Solutions

At the core of all SHRF Programs are four guiding principles that align with our strategic direction. These are: solving Saskatchewan health problems; responding to ecosystem needs; expanding partner dollars; and streamlining administrative duties. ​


The Solutions Program aims to mobilize the research ecosystem to focus and coordinate diverse skills and perspectives to address timely Saskatchewan health challenges. This is achieved by providing peer reviewed, competitive funding to support direct research costs for interdisciplinary teams, including knowledge users, conducting projects with measurable impact in focused areas.


2021-22 Innovation Grant Recipients
Dr. Stuart Skinner and the Wellness Wheel Clinic 
"Cultural Care for Addictions: A Peer Network Based Approach"

Solutions Program Grants

SHRF's Solutions Program encompasses two research grants:
the Innovation Grant and the Impact Grant.

Innovation Grant:

Objective: Creative problem-solving to catalyze innovative ideas and approaches.

Available funding: Up to $50,000

Time frame: 1 year

Impact Grant:

Objective: Advancing the translation of research into real-world and practical applications.

Available funding: Up to $150,000

Time frame: 2 years

Building your Solutions Research Team

Solutions Research Teams will require: 

- At least two Saskatchewan-based researchers from different disciplines

- At least one Saskatchewan-based knowledge-user

Solutions Research Teams are strongly encouraged to include:

- Those with lived/living experience 

- Support from community leaders/organizations, decision-makers or industry partners


2021-22 Impact Grant Recipient
Dr. Ivar Mendez
"Delivery of Virtual Care in Saskatchewan: A Strategic Framework and Roadmap for Implementation"

Solutions Focus Areas

SHRF's Solutions Program supports interdisciplinary teams of researchers working hand-in-hand with knowledge users to address timely health needs in Saskatchewan and to promote sustainable impact.

Whether it's through tackling complex problems with creative new approaches or studying the implementation of promising practices and interventions —

the focus is on solutions for better health and healthcare.

In selecting a Solutions Focus Area, SHRF considers a range of factors, including:



Stakeholder Alignment 

Partnership Opportunities 

Potential for Impact

Each year, applications for the chosen Focus Areas are accepted in the Fall. 

We aim to share a given year's Focus Areas with the research community as early as possible. Application packages and full requirements are available in late spring/early summer via the following links:

Collective Impact Focus Area

Get in touch

Questions about SHRF's Solutions Program? 

Contact SHRF's Director of Programs and Partnerships, Karen Tilsley, at

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