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November 2011

CIHR's Knowledge Translation Branch Announces the Second Launch of the New Science Policy Fellowships Program

November 7, 2011

Science Policy Fellowships Program

Here is your chance to learn about and have an impact in the policy world. Contribute to bringing evidence to inform health policy. Understand how evidence informed decision making works. We are offering fellowships for "embedded" researchers in the policy world.

This new and exciting Funding Opportunity was launched for the second time on October 14, 2011 with a new series of policy assignments. This program provides highly qualified candidates at the doctoral, post-doctoral, new investigator and mid-senior investigator stages of health research with the opportunity to learn more about current Canadian health policy activities and the science/policy interface.

The CIHR KT Branch has partnered with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research to help foster positive exchanges between health researchers and policy makers. The program aims to help bridge the gap between the worlds of science and policy making by providing funding for researchers to undertake fellowships at Health Canada and the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Support will be provided through short-term policy assignments for highly qualified individuals who are engaged in health research to participate in and contribute to the policy making processes while learning first-hand about the intersection of science and policy.

Application deadline: December 5, 2011
Funding start date: April 1, 2012

For more information on this funding opportunity, please view our promotional video on the CIHR YouTube channel and/or contact Jasmine Lefebvre, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at (613) 952-8965 or by e-mail at