Apply Now: CIHR Health System Impact Fellowships

Apr 11th, 2017


Apply Now: CIHR Health System Impact Fellowships



To learn more, visit the Health System Impact Fellowship funding opportunity.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for expression of interest to host partner organizations*: Mid April (dates vary - review each partner profile carefully!)
  • CIHR application deadline: May 23, 2017 (extended from May 9th!)
  • Anticipated notice of decision: July 27, 2017
  • Anticipated funding start date: September 1, 2017

*This deadline pertains only to organizations included in the host partner database.

Funds available: 39 Fellowships!!

  • $2.8 million, enough to fund approximately 39 awards (your takeaway message: it’s worth applying!). 
  • New funds added from CIHR’s Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Branch for data science-related applications


  • Support impact-oriented career paths and elevate the career readiness of individuals with a PhD in health services and policy research (HSPR) or related fields by supporting experiential learning opportunities in Canada outside of the traditional scholarly environment, enriched competency development (e.g., leadership, project management), and national cohort participation;
  • Expand and enrich the traditional post-doctoral training environment by engaging health system and related organizations in preparing a cadre of promising PhD graduates for successful careers;
  • Provide health system and related organizations with direct opportunities to realize and harness the benefits that PhD-trained individuals can bring to such organizations for improved decision- making.

35+ organizations are committed to hosting fellows - discover the opportunities, make a difference, and apply today!


Where can I learn more?

For more information and details, please visit the funding opportunity,  or contact CIHR at 613-9541968 or

This funding opportunity is offered by the CIHR Institutes of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), Aging (IA), Aboriginal Peoples¹ Health (IAPH), Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Infection and Immunity (III), Population and Public Health (IPPH), and the CIHR Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Branch in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec -Santé (FRQS), Mitacs and its Elevate program, and the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA).



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