A Transdisciplinary Research Program:

A major driver of PHRI’s success over the last 25 years has been our enthusiasm for developing entirely new fields of research, forging novel collaborations, and creating an inclusive culture that welcomes and facilitates the work of new researchers from any health-related discipline, including physicians, nurses, dieticians, epidemiologists, computer scientists working on AI, geneticists, and more.

To further develop transdisciplinary research, PHRI is partnering with Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) in a new program called Transforming Tomorrow Today, with the goal of facilitating the development of new research themes and groups in Hamilton, Canada, and enable them to do world-class research.

Three researchers – who are currently not full members of PHRI – will each receive a research development operating grant of up to $200,000 per year for three years, with a 50% contribution from PHRI matched by a similar contribution from HHS or other source.

Eligible candidates can be doing research of clinical or population relevance, including translational themes, in any discipline, and must be faculty at McMaster University and/or privileges at HSS or St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

These one-time grants will be awarded on a competitive basis; all funded projects will be linked with a current PHRI Senior Scientist or Scientist who will work collaboratively with the grant recipient.

All successful programs can be expanded with further investments until they are self-sustaining. Future PHRI partnership programs will be based on an evaluation of the success of this program over the subsequent three years.

Letter of Intent Deadline: November 12, 2021, 5 pm.

Notification of Successful Letters of Intent: December 17, 2021.

For full details: Call for Proposals – Transforming Tomorrow Today Program [PDF].

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