SHRF offers a suite of funding programs aimed at stimulating and developing health research activity and capacity in Saskatchewan, and working to fulfill our vision of "Building a healthy Saskatchewan through health research". SHRF encourages and supports a broad range of human health research, including basic biomedical science, clinical research, health services and system research, and research into the cultural, social and environmental determinants of population health.
Our funding programs fall into two categories: SHRF Programs and Partnership Programs. We are the sole administrator of SHRF Programs, while Partnership Programs are collaborations with other funding agencies and organizations and may be administered by SHRF or our funding partners.
SHRF programs are aligned with the provincial Health Research Strategy. Accordingly, funds in all our programs (50% in some programs and 100% in others – see program description) are protected for research in priority areas. To read descriptions of the five Provincial Health Research Priority Areas click here.
SHRF programs evolve as the research environment in Saskatchewan changes. We welcome suggestions from researchers and administrators that might help us improve our programs.
Below you will find links to important information about SHRF policies and processes for our funding programs. Please also refer to specific program pagesfor important information, including eligibility, dates, allowable expenses, and criteria used for peer review. All forms are available for download from this website’s library.
All applicants to SHRF funding programs are required to prepare a Canadian Common CV (CCV). SHRF uses information from the CCV in the peer review process. In addition, the information populates the Interprovincial Directory of Researchers, an online source of research expertise in Saskatchewan and Canada.
If you have questions about our funding programs, please contact Karen Glazebrook, Funding Programs Manager.