Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship

This funding opportunity is now available on ResearchNet. Application deadline: February 22, 2024

The Health System Impact Fellowship is led by CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in partnership with CIHR’s Institute of Aging (IA), Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Institute of Genetics (IG), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), Institute of Infection and Immunity (III), Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH), Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies (CRPPHE), Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN), Fonds de recherche du Québec –Santé (FRQS), Michael Smith Health Research BC (Health Research BC), Research New Brunswick (ResearchNB) and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).


The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides highly qualified PhD trainees and postdoctoral researchers in health services and policy research/related fields with the opportunity to develop embedded research projects/programs that address the most pressing problems faced by health system organizations and to support evidence-informed decision-making.

Central to this program is participation in a national cohort and professional development aligned to the HSPR Enriched Core Competency Framework.

Program components

The HSI Fellowship comprises two streams aligned to different career stages: PhD & Postdoctoral Fellow Streams (launched annually): These streams are for PhD trainees and postdoctoral researchers who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program or have completed their PhD, and provides a one or two-year embedded research experiential learning opportunity within a health system organization.

Funds Available

How to find a host partner organization

Our host Partner Linkage Tool will feature a list of organizations that have expressed interest in hosting doctoral trainees or post-doctoral fellows. Note: This is not a mandatory tool. Applicants may pursue opportunities with profiled organizations and/or organizations that are not profiled.

Are you a health system organization looking to host a fellow?

Anticipated Timelines

These timelines are estimates and subject to change.

Launch Date: Late Fall 2023
Information Webinar: January 9 2024 12pm-1pm ET for applicants. Join here.
Applications Due: Winter 2024
Fellowship start date: September 1, 2024

Contact information

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For general inquiries please contact:

Disclaimer: The information contained in this pre-announcement of the Health System Impact Fellowship is subject to change and does not commit CIHR or partners to the requirements outlined in this version.

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