The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Generate relevant and timely evidence about the impacts of innovations in how healthcare systems and services are organized, delivered, governed, held accountable, financed, and/or funded on the Quadruple Aim goals and equity, and which innovations have the most potential for transformative impact in the Canadian context;
  • Respond to a policy and/or decision maker’s evidence needs and help to inform decisions, policies or actions that advance achievement of the Quadruple Aim goals and health equity for all; and
  • Catalyze future transformative, collaborative research between researchers, policy and/or decision makers, healthcare providers and patients that can be pursued through CIHR’s Project Grant competition or other relevant strategic funding competitions.


Click here for a list of eligibility requirements.

Funding Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,700,000, enough to fund approximately 17 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year.
  • Of this $1,700,000:
    • $1,600,000 is available to fund 16 applications relevant to the CIHR – IHSPR Pool. Of this 1,600,000:
      • $100,000 is available to fund 1 application relevant to the CIHR-IA relevant research area.
    • $100,000 is available to fund 1 application relevant to the CIHR-IMHA Pool.
    • Applications relevant to each pool will be funded top down in order of ranking. Remaining applications in the competition will be pooled together and funded in rank order.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity by emailing their Research Facilitator as soon as possible.


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) October 19, 2021
Submission to Sponsor October 26, 2021

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.