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CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

Opportunity NameHealth System Impact Fellowship
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ValueStream A — $50,000/year
Stream B — $155,000

(Applicants must secure the remaining 30% of the award value in cash from the host partner organization at the time of application)
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationStream A — Up to 1 year
Stream B — 2 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review02-15-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-23-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review02-28-2023
Application due at agency 03-02-2023

The Health System Impact Fellowship objectives are to:

  • Support impact-oriented career paths and elevate the career readiness of doctoral trainees and post-doctoral researchers studying Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) or related fields by supporting embedded research opportunities within health system organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations) outside of the traditional university environment, enriched competency development (e.g., leadership, project management) and opportunities for mentorship and networking.
  • Expand and enrich the traditional doctoral and post-doctoral training environment by engaging health system organizations in preparing a cadre of promising doctoral trainees and post-doctoral researchers for impact-oriented careers in academic and health system organizations; and
  • Provide health system organizations with direct opportunities to realize and harness the benefits that research-trained individuals can bring to such organizations for rapid learning, improvement and evidence-informed decision-making that will advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity.


Full eligibility requirements 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 FSc Research Services at