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The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR)’s annual conference is Canada’s largest gathering of health care policy makers, managers, researchers, students and stakeholders. Held at a different location every year, it is attended by 600+ delegates annually. Don’t miss out on the chance to feature your work.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Convergence of Health Policy and Evidence – Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The conference will take place from May 12-15, 2014 at the Hilton Toronto. For further registration details, click here

To view our updated list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NSHRF's new Grants Management System (GMS) platform and Operating Grants, click here

Applications for Development/Innovative Grants and Establishment Grants can be access on Monday, February 3 at 12:00PM (AST) in our new GMS system. There will be no registrations this year. View our Schedule of Funding Opportunities page for more information.

 

The NSHRF is pleased to announce that it’s REAL Knowledge Program will be providing funding for up to three successful students from Nova Scotia* to attend the Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute (SI).

Held in Quebec City from June 9-11, 2014, the purpose of this SI is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation research as well as opportunities and challenges in this field. The SI will provide participants with the chance to network with colleagues including national and international KT experts. The theme of the 2014 SI is “Knowledge Translation for 4 Ps (patients, providers, public and policymakers”.

The SI is free for trainees and costs $1000 for junior faculty (covers registration, accommodation for 2 nights, course materials and food associated with the SI). Junior faculty is defined as new faculty or any faculty new to KT.

Deadline for applications is March 14, 2014. For further application details, click here.

The NSHRF’s REAL Knowledge Program will be covering the cost for up to three successful applicants from Nova Scotia. To learn more, contact George Collier, Manager, REAL Knowledge Program. 

*students from Nova Scotia are considered to be those that are enrolled at Nova Scotia universities or academic institutions and engaged in research activities relevant to the NSHRF mandate. 

Canada and the European Commission have agreed to renew and expand a joint program that promotes collaboration among researchers in their countries in the area of science and technology.
 
The project, known as ERA-Can Plus, is a joint initiative of the EC’s European Research Area and the Canadian government. The project, launched in October, provides opportunities for Canadians and Europeans, including early-career researchers and postdoctoral fellows, to collaborate on research projects.
 
Participants in ERA-Can Plus will be able to apply for research support through Horizon 2020, a major EC funding initiative that is making available 80 billion Euros ($116 billion Canadian) over seven years starting in early 2014.
 
To learn more about the program, click here
 
 
The NSHRF will be moving to a new electronic Grants Management System platform for competitive programs in 2014. 
 
The development of this new system is in its final stages and will be officially launched no later than February 3, 2014. By February 3, 2014 applicants will be able to access the applications for Development Innovative and Establishment Grants. Potential applicants and team members are encouraged to register now in the new system at gms.nshrf.ca. Detailed user guides will be available shortly.
 
Application Requirements for the Development Innovative and Establishment Grants will be available no later than January 30, 2014. Potential applicants are encouraged to follow the NSHRF on Twitter as we will Tweet when new materials are available. 
 
Applicants should note that they will have to re-link their Canada Common CV (CCV) to their NSHRF account by validating the PIN for NSHRF. Applicants should also note that a CCV is required for all academic team members and the PI must ensure that her/his most current CCV is linked to the application in the system. To read the steps to validate the PIN, click here.
 
If you require assistance through this process or have any questions about the new system, please contact our helpdesk at helpdesk@nshrf.ca or phone 902-424-8833. 

Each year, the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) recognizes leaders in the health services and policy research community. From trainees to senior investigators, IHSPR celebrates researchers who are making a difference.

These opportunities include:

CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year ($10,000): The Article of the Year Award recognizes published research that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. To apply, click here.

CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award ($1,000):  The Rising Star Award recognizes the research excellence or innovative knowledge translation initiatives of graduate students (Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral fellows). To apply, click here

The Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation invites students to submit essays to the Student Essay Competition.

Essays should be up to 3,000 words long (excluding references and appendices) and address any topic in health services or health policy.

The Hall Foundation will award three prizes annually for the best submissions:
 
  • Best doctoral submission $1500
  • Best masters submission: $1250
  • Best undergraduate submission: $1000

The Student Essay Competition deadline is March 31, 2014. Winners are recognized at the 2014 Canadian Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) Conference May 12 - 15, in Toronto, Ontario.

For competition details, click here