CIHR Partnerships for Health System Improvement

The intent of the Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program is to strengthen Canada's healthcare system through collaborative, applied and policy-relevant research. PHSI is Canada's premier health services and policy research funding opportunity — and with its strong emphasis on partnerships and knowledge translation, it is also a major resource for managers and policy makers who want relevant research to inform their decision-making. PHSI funds teams of decision-makers and researchers to conduct applied health services and policy research.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funds PHSI projects in partnership with other health research funding agencies and decision-making organizations. CIHR provides most of the funding (up to a maximum of $400,000 over three years) and applicants find the remainder – 20% of the amount requested from CIHR – from other partners. There is no limit on partner contributions, and support can be financial or in-kind.

The NSHRF has a collaborative agreement with CIHR to be a competition partner on this funding opportunity. This means that we will consider financially supporting applications in which Nova Scotia researchers and/or decision makers figure prominently.

The details of our specific requirements are outlined in the PHSI Requirements Document (PDF Attachment). The required information must be submitted to the Program Assistant. Date to submit is September 10, 2015. Application details are available on the CIHR's website.

Contact Details:

Linda Waterhouse, Program Assistant
Telephone: (902) 424-4537

Helpful Information:

CIHR's "Top 10 Tips for PHSI's Success" from PHSI merit reviewers.

CIHR funding opportunity details. Please ensure that you review the changes outlined under the "Funds Available" section.

PHSI Requirements Document (PDF Attachment)

Deadline to submit required information to NSHRF: September 10, 2015