CIHR Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship

The CIHR Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides highly qualified candidates support at the doctoral and post-doctoral level to help develop BC’s health policy research talent and build capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making.

This program aims to enhance understanding and communication between health researchers and health system decision-makers to promote the uptake of evidence-informed policy and reinforce the importance of policy-relevant research.

By partnering with CIHR on this fellowship program, Health Research BC can support PhD trainees as well as post-doctoral fellows and leverage its funds to increase the number of successful applicants based at eligible BC host institutions and placed in BC-based host partner organizations.

Information webinar: Please send an email to to get a copy of the presentation held on December 21, 2022.

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  • Important Dates

  • 2023 competition launch

    December 20, 2022

  • Information webinar for applicants

    December 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. PT

  • Application deadline

    March 2, 2023

  • Anticipated notice of decision

    August 2, 2023

  • Funding start date

    September 01, 2023