CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 28th, March 2019

External Deadline: Tuesday 2nd, April 2019


Webinar: Thursday, January 10th, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Webinar link: click here
Telecon number (audio for the webinar is provided by telecon): 1-866-827-6872 (1081872#)

The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities) outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and to develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

The HSI Fellowship provides doctoral and post-doctoral awardees, both referred to as fellows, with a paid experiential learning opportunity within health system and related organizations where they will dedicate the majority of their time towards a program of work that advances the organization’s impact goals and contributes to improved health system performance. Fellows will be exposed to how the health system and related organizations work, how decisions are made, how research and analytic skills can contribute to an organization’s performance, and the organization’s role in contributing to improved health and health system performance.

HSI Fellows’ experiential learning will also be enhanced through two unique training offerings:

  • – Professional development training in a core set of enriched competencies (e.g., leadership, negotiation, project management, change management) designed to accelerate their professional growth and better prepare them to embark on a wider range of career paths with greater impact; and
  • – Participation in a national cohort of HSI Fellows and leaders from academic and health system and related organizations.

Additional details and program guidelines are available on CIHR’s website.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 3, 2019