PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

PHIRN Emerging Researcher Awards in Population Health

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Call for Applications

icon-mail-leftThe Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is pleased to announce its new competition to support emerging researchers in population health in Ontario. A minimum of three fellowships will be awarded, each for an amount $55,000 ($50,000 research stipend and $5,000 research funds). It is PHIRN’s hope and intention that these funds help emerging researchers obtain the status required to apply independently for new grants.

Criteria for Application

  • Individuals must have completed a PhD at least two years but no more than five years from the date of the application in a field relevant to population health theory, equity, or interventions research; Mentors are required to certify this status on the application form.
  • Individuals must not hold a hard-funded position in their academic or affiliated institution at the time of application.
  • Research must be undertaken at an Ontario-based university (or affiliated research institution) under the mentorship of a PHIRN member.
  • Individuals must complete the application form below, detailing how their proposed research relates to population health equity or population health interventions in Ontario.
    • Individuals must outline how the $5,000 in research funds awarded will be spent to cover costs associated with the research. Examples of acceptable costs include: software, research travel, transcription, participant honorarium, data access, statistical advice, as well as costs related to attending, or participating in, a conference relevant to the research.
    • The application form includes a 2 page CV.

 Application Form


Current Research Areas of Interest

Research proposed for this award must be in line with one of PHIRN’s two main programs (Patterns & Pathways of Health Inequities or Population Health Interventions).  At least one award will be earmarked to activities involving the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool and initiative.


The duration of the award is 12 months from the date of granting. The award will be held at the university in the name of the mentor. The university at which the selected candidate is situated will determine the title of position granted.

Application process and deadline

Individuals must submit their completed and signed application form, along with their curriculum vitae, by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Queries regarding the application process may also be directed to the address.


Deadline: Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 May 2012 10:10 )  

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