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Research grants and funding opportunities that align with provincial needs and build and broaden Saskatchewan's capacity for health research and innovation.

Current Opportunities How to Apply

Patient-Oriented Research Leader Awards
$250,000 per award
Register by February 15
Apply by March 15

Are you someone who can lead meaningful collaborations between researchers, decision makers, patients, families, communities and clinicians to facilitate the creation, exchange and uptake of patient-oriented research? SHRF and SCPOR will support patient-oriented research leaders, at any career stage, who will exemplify and champion the mandate and goals of SCPOR by leading a research program in the areas of indigenous health and/or mental health and addictions. 

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Ideas That Inspire
Up to $25,000
Register by January 31
Apply by March 15

Do you have an idea that inspires? The Lung Association of Saskatchewan (LAS) and SHRF have partnered to fund research grants throughout Saskatchewan in support of the new Respiratory Research Center (RRC) with the shared goal of “discovery for healthy breathing”. This grant will support inter-disciplinary teams doing human health and translational research projects with the aim of applying that knowledge for the benefit of patients. 

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Establishment Grant
Up to $120,000
over 3 years
Apply by March 15

Are you a new health researcher in Saskatchewan? Our Establishment grant supports research projects that help you get your health research program established within the province so you can achieve the research productivity necessary to obtain longer-term, more substantial funding from other sources and continue working towards better health for Saskatchewan residents and beyond.

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Research Fellowship
$50,000 per year
Apply by March 15

Have you completed your doctoral degree within the past three years and are looking for more specialized training to advance your research career and develop your skills as an independent investigator? Are you an experienced, active, health researcher in Saskatchewan looking for highly qualified personnel? Our fellowship award provides two years of salary support and an allowance for research professional development to research fellows and supervisors who apply together with a proposed project. 

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Research Connections
Up to$10,000 per event
Next Deadline: April 10

Are you looking to put health research into action? Do you need support for a creative and impactful event or activity? Research Connections provides matching funds to support targeted events or activities that facilitate collaboration and mobilize research knowledge to improve health. 

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Collaborative Innovation Development Grant
$50,000 for one year
Next Deadline:
September 22 (LOI)
December 15
(Full Application)

Does your team have a research idea that is creative, novel and innovative? Does your idea have the potential to benefit the health of Saskatchewan residents and beyond, but you need seed funding for the initial steps that will strengthen future funding requests? This grant program can help! 

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Sprout Grant
$100,000 to each team
Invited Applications Due:
October 17

Are you looking for support to grow your ideas to improve health care and patient outcomes? Does your team engage patients as partners and include researchers, health care providers and health system decision-makers? Check out our new Sprout grant!

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SHRF programs evolve as the research environment in Saskatchewan changes and a greater emphasis is placed on innovation and collaboration. We welcome suggestions from researchers, administrators and those that might help us improve our programs and funding opportunities. To provide your feedback, contact us

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