Operating Grant: Spread and Scale of Existing CBPHC and eHealth Innovations

Since 2010, CIHR has invested over $584M in research projects in the areas of community-based primary health care (CBPHC) and eHealth. Throughout this timeframe, the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), in partnership with several other CIHR Institutes, led two major initiatives in these areas, namely, Community-Based Primary Health Care and eHealth Innovations. Both of these initiatives had flagship programs that centered on improving health outcomes and care delivery through the development and evaluation of models of care and/or eHealth innovations.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support projects stemming from a peer reviewed grant/award issued by a research funder that are determined to be relevant to the following research areas:

  • Community-Based Primary Healthcare (CBPHC)
  • eHealth Innovations


The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $700,000, enough to fund approximately 10 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $70,000 per year for up one (1) year.


  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher and be appointed at a CIHR eligible institution. 
  2. At least one project participant, other than the Nominated Principle Applicant, must be a decision-maker (knowledge user) associated to the new site, new setting, or new population.
  3. The applying team must be comprised of at least one trainee in the role of Co-Applicant.

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


SFU signature sheet, routing slip and copy of full application are due no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.Overhead is 0%. Please see agency website for more info.

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