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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

Establishment Grant
Up to $120,000
over 3 years
Eligibility Check Cut-Off: February 28

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 for 2 years
Eligibility Check Cut-Off: February 28

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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Health System Impact Fellowship
Doctoral Award $50,000 per year for 1 year;
Postdoctoral Award$77,500 per year for 2 years
Deadline: April 2

Are you a PhD trainee or post-doctoral fellow studying health services and policy or a related field looking to apply your research and analytical talents to a specific health policy challenge at a Saskatchewan host institution? SHRF is partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Research to advance the development of Saskatchewan’s health services and policy research talent and enhance capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making. 

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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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Patient-Oriented Research Leadership Grant Competition II
$250,000 per grant
Eligibility Check Cutoff: October 25

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, to promote dynamic applications of patient-oriented health research innovations.  

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Collaborative Innovation Development Grant
$50,000 for one year
Eligibility Check Cutoff: September 20

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
$180,000 per team
Eligibility Check Cutoff: October 1

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 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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