Training Grant : Patient-Oriented Research Training Grant – Health System Stream

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 2nd, September 2022

External Deadline: Thursday 8th, September 2022


RIS will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them. 

The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is a national coalition of federal, provincial and territorial partners, including patients (a term inclusive of individuals with personal experience of a health issue and informal caregivers, including family and friends), health authorities, academic health centres, charities, philanthropic organizations, private sector, and others, dedicated to the integration of research into care.

Patient-oriented research (POR), which is foundational to evidence-informed health care, refers to a continuum of research that engages patients, health professionals, decision makers, researchers and other knowledge users and communities as partners: from initial studies in humans to comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, to the integration of research results into the health care system and clinical practice.

The CIHR Strategic Plan 2021-2031 sets a vision of best health for all, powered by outstanding research. Through the objectives of this funding opportunity and the application of a POR approach, SPOR will contribute to the acceleration of several CIHR Strategic Plan priorities, more specifically:

Patient-Oriented Research Training Grant – Health System Stream

The Patient-Oriented Research Training Grant – Health System Stream represents one component of the SPOR Capacity Development Initiative launched in May 2019 and aligns with the CIHR Strategic Action Plan on Training.

The aim of the Patient-Oriented Research Training Grant – Health System Stream is to build capacity for the uptake of POR in the health system by providing non-governmental Canadian health systems or related organizations (“the NPA organizations”) with an opportunity to embed POR principles, practices, and findings within Canadian health care contexts. This will be accomplished by implementation specialists employed at the NPA organizations who will receive training, mentorship, and practical opportunities to embed POR within their organizations. These grants are intended to be flexible to meet the specific needs of each NPA organization, its implementation specialist, and their community.


To meet the criteria outlined in the Objectives section, applications submitted to this funding opportunity are required to address the following aspects of a POR approach:

Knowledge Mobilization and Integration of Evidence in Health Decisions

  • An implementation project must be conducted which embeds POR principles, practices and findings within the mandate, policies, and/or activities of the NPA organization to support the translation of research results into practice. The implementation project must be feasible within the duration of the grant and provide the implementation specialist with opportunities to apply their training toward the project.
  • The NPA organization must describe in the application the knowledge mobilization activities that it will undertake.

Training and Capacity Development

Indigenous Health Research

See ResearchNet for additional information.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 13, 2022