Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award (CIHR) – deadline March 3, 2016

New Funding Opportunity for Clinician Researchers

To enable health care innovation, clinical leaders need support, particularly those leaders with a vision for innovative change, the collaborative skills to facilitate implementation, and the research capacity to develop a programmatic approach to scientific investigation.

To this end, the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) and Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new funding opportunity: The Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award. Through salary support, CIHR is contributing to the development of a strong cadre of clinician researchers across the country, who are positioned to play a role in transformative change and act as role models and mentors for a cadre of new health professional scientists.

Who should apply?
The Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award is designed for all early and mid-career regulated health professionals that are clinicians first but need protected time to engage in research that is relevant and responsive to the health system where they are embedded. This award for $75,000 for up to 4 years will help to protect 50% of the applicant’s time for research.

Relevant Research Areas?
CIHR will provide funding to support embedded clinician researchers who will focus on one of three target areas within the context of transitions of care between hospital and community: 1) Care redesign; 2) Quality of care; 3) Policy Change.

What partners are required?
In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must provide a written commitment from a health system organization partner (such as a regional health authority or a community hospital) to contribute $25,000 (cash) per year towards salary costs and $50,000 (cash or in-kind) per year towards research costs over the award duration (4 years).

Potential applicants and partner organizations can share information in an online partner linkage tool.

The deadline for applications is March 3, 2016. If you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Meredith Kratzmann at mkratzmann.ihspr@mcgill.ca.