The goal of the Transitions in Care (TiC) CIHR multi-Institute initiative is to improve the health and wellness of Canadians by supporting research that transforms the health system to optimize the outcomes of patients experiencing transitions in care.


This funding opportunity is one of several planned as part of the Transition in Care (TiC) Initiative. The focus is to support inter-disciplinary teams that are poised and ready to optimize transition in care outcomes. The grants will provide support to implement, evaluate, spread, and scale pragmatic solutions to problems associated with transitions in care from a clinical, health care or health system perspective.

The TiC team grants are expected to:

  • Produce results that are applicable, adaptable and ready for equitable spread and scale by a health provider through implementation research that is relevant to patients, communities, and decision-makers;
  • Improve health outcomes, patient experience, effectiveness, and lower the cost of care within two (2) or more of the TiC focus areas through identifying, evaluating and implementing evidence-based and/or effective solutions, including eHealth solutions;
  • Build novel multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships with individuals and organizations in Canada that have interest in transformative research in care transitions by promoting engagement, recognition and respect for health research expertise across an array of health disciplines, research pillars, and industry;
  • Build and promote relevant transitions in care research capacity, including training and early career development, by supporting teams that actively engage established researchers, early career investigators, trainees, and knowledge-users.


For an application to be eligible:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution (See Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).
  2. The research team must include Principal Applicants from each of the following roles (including the Nominated Principal Applicant). Note that one individual can represent more than one role.
    1. A scientific lead (an independent researcher);
    2. A clinical lead;
    3. Patient/family/caregiver;
    4. A health system decision-maker;
    5. An eHealth innovation partner (Stream 2 only).
  3. The NPA must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and have submitted a Certificate of Completion (see How to Apply section).
  4. Any research applications involving Indigenous Peoples must include a knowledge user who self-identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provides evidence of having meaningful and culturally-safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples.

Mitacs Funding Eligibility

In addition to the above:

  • If applying for the additional funding from Mitacs, the team must include at least one graduate student and/or post-doctoral fellow in  the field of transitions in care; must involve a partner organization that meets Mitacs partner organization eligibility criteria (for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Canada); and must contact Mitacs to obtain their application form.

For general eligibility requirements for individuals, refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements.

Funding Available

Applicants should review the Use of Grant Funds section of the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) Financial Administration Guide for a complete listing and description of allowable costs and activities.

The following expenses will be considered eligible for funding received through this funding opportunity:

  • Release Time Allowance: up to a maximum of $50,000 per knowledge-user, per grant.
  • The Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS 2 – Chapter 9 Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada) recognizes the importance of respecting the culture and traditions of Indigenous Peoples (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and acknowledges the necessity to incur expenditures in that regard in the conduct of research. As such, the Agency considers these expenditures eligible for payment from the grant holder’s grant funds (with appropriate backup documentation);
    • Costs related to community mobilization and engagement, including culturally relevant promotional items such as, tobacco, cloth, feasting and gift-giving for honoring ceremonies and cash reimbursements (in a method acceptable to the individual or community being reimbursed) to compensate community participation; and
    • Contracts and/or consultant fees for knowledge translation and communication activities for Elders, community members, and other Knowledge Holders involved in activities related to the Indigenous community.

The following expenses are not eligible for support through this funding opportunity:

  • The cost associated with the implementation of interventions except if they form part of the partner’s in-kind contribution.

Useful Links


CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist January 17, 2019
Submission to Sponsor January 24, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.