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Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) 6:2020

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) program is designed to align the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system. This is achieved by providing opportunities for researchers to propose solutions to priority health system challenges and partner with Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs); this partnership includes support and access to expertise within Alberta Health Services (AHS) and other health system partners to test a promising solution in the Alberta context. These tests of implementation will help AHS identify and advance solutions that improve health care quality, health outcomes and value for Albertans.

In order for a proposal to be considered for funding, it must be developed in partnership with one or more SCN. Proposals need to address a priority health system challenge in Alberta that will demonstrate significant impact/cost savings. All PRIHS 6 applications must include:

  • Co-Primary Investigators’ with one primary lead who holds an academic or research appointment at an Alberta-based Institution and one lead from the SCN Leadership Team.
  • SCN Leadership that are identified as lead or co-lead of a project are expected to recuse themselves from the internal Expression of Interest (EOI) SCN selection process. SCN Executive Leadership are exempt from all involvement in PRIHS EOI and Full Application process review, evaluation and selection processes and panels.
  • The SCN Chief Program Officer (CPO) and SCN Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) are not eligible to apply to this competition.
Agency Name: 
Alberta Innovates
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Up to $7,000,000 over a maximum of 3 years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, February 7, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: