Deadline: 3 March 2016
Applicants are invited to apply for Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award funded through Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF). The RAF is intended to support transformative and impactful research that aligns with CIHR’s Research Priorities and is multi-disciplinary in nature.
The award is aligned with the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Strategic Plan priority “Learning Health Systems” with an objective to train and fund new generation of researchers who can provide scientific leadership in learning health systems. The award is also aligned with the foundational strategic directions of the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA).
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $4,500,000.
funding will focus on one of three target areas:
- Care redesign: re-organization and/or development of innovative health care services at an organizational and inter-organizational level to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of patient care.
- Quality of care: a systematic program of interventions at a health system level that leads to better patient outcomes (health), stronger system performance (care) and enhanced professional development.
- Policy change: the implementation of funding, law, regulation, procedure, administrative action, incentive, or voluntary practice of governments and other institutions to achieve specific health care goals
The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:
- To provide salary support for up to four years to clinician researchers working in a health system setting enabling them to conduct original research that is relevant and responsive to the health system where they are embedded.
- Contribute to generating a strong cadre of clinician researchers across the country that will play a role in transformative change and act as role models and mentors for a cadre of new health professional scientists.
An individual researcher who:
- is autonomous regarding their research activities; and
- has an academic or research appointment which:
- must commence by the effective date of funding; and
- allows the individual to pursue the proposed research project, to engage in independent research activities for the entire duration of the funding, to supervise trainees, and to publish the research results; and
- Obliges the individual to conform to institutional regulations concerning the conduct of research, the supervision of trainees, and the employment conditions of staff paid with CIHR funding.
- At the time of application, applicants must:
Hold an active Canadian license to practice as a health professional
- Be an early or mid-career health services and policy researcher with up to 12 years of experience past their qualifying degree at the time of application.
- Have a written commitment from a health system partner organization
- Have a written commitment from the applicant’s employer to protect a minimum of 50% of the applicant’s time for research for the duration of the award. This represents no less than 20 hours per week.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via website.
For more information, please visit Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award.