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.


Read more about the Health System Impact Fellowship

Interested in applying?

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  • Important Dates

  • Applications Open

    December 14, 2023

  • Information Webinar for Applicants

    January 09, 2024, 9:00 a.m. PT

  • Application Deadline

    February 22, 2024

  • Anticipated Notice of Decision

    August 01, 2024

  • Funding Start Date

    September 01, 2024


The 2024 CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship webinar took place on January 9, 2024.

Please send an email to to get a copy of the presentation.