Pre-announcement: SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation (PIHCI) – Knowledge Synthesis

Expected funding opportunity launch: November 2017
Expected full application deadline: February 2018
Expected funding start date: May 2018

In November 2017, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will launch the SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation (PIHCI) – Knowledge Synthesis funding opportunity through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), with scientific leadership shared across the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health, the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, the CIHR Institute of Aging, in collaboration with the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. 

This funding opportunity will support cross-jurisdictional projects that respond to one or more of the Network priorities, which were determined in consultation with the PIHCI member networks and their stakeholders. These priorities can be found (for reference only) in the Additional Information section of the PIHCI Programmatic Grants funding opportunity. 

The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to support cross-jurisdictional teams of researchers and knowledge users to produce knowledge syntheses or scoping reviews relevant to the priorities of the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network, contributing to the use of synthesized evidence in decision-making and practice across multiple jurisdictions. 

Cross-jurisdictional research projects to be funded through this opportunity must be feasible for completion during a time frame of up to 12 months and must have high potential to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, scalability and/or policy and program impact of primary and integrated health care innovations. 


The total amount available from CIHR for this funding opportunity is $125,000, enough to fund approximately five grants. The maximum CIHR annual amount per grant is $25,000 for up to one year. 

  • Applicants must secure partner contribution from non-federal sources to match the CIHR contribution at a minimum of 1:1 ratio.

  • All projects must be cross-jurisdictional in scope, involving a minimum of two member networks. Only one project may be funded per unique grouping/combination of jurisdictions. An exception will be made if funds are remaining after all fundable applications with unique grouping/combinations of jurisdictions are funded.

N.B.: It is also strongly recommended that applicants interested in applying to this funding opportunity consult with the relevant member networks prior to conceptualizing an application. 

Visit the CIHR website for the official funding opportunity launch. 

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