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Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation

Opportunity NameCatalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ValueUp to $150,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 1 year
Application due to FSc RO at for full review09-20-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-27-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-30-2022, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 10-04-2022

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Support policy research on how changes and/or different approaches to the financing, funding, organization, governance and/or delivery of health care systems and/or services and public health systems and/or services can impact the Quadruple Aim and health equity.
  • Advance the methods and/or measurement approaches for health policy research.
  • Mobilize diverse methodologies, multiple disciplines and perspectives, and knowledge mobilization approaches to generate evidence that is relevant and useful for policymakers.
  • Provide policymakers with evidence-informed, contextualized policy options to support high-performing health systems and/or services (in the health care and/or public health settings) that advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity.
  • Foster the creation of new or strengthening of existing partnerships and collaborations between researchers, policymakers and knowledge users with lived experience to align research with policy priorities by working together in pursuit of evidence-informed health systems transformation.


For full eligibility requirements, click here.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)