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Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)

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Deadline Date:

01/21/22 4:30 PM CST


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Saskatchewan researchers affiliated with eligible IHEs for research projects related to pediatric and maternal health. Applicants must complete a preliminary application to ensure project and applicant eligibility. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that can demonstrate potential for significant impact based on scientific excellence and relevance to children’s and maternal health.

The Pattison Children’s Research Grant Program aims to support interdisciplinary research projects with the potential to enhance pediatric and/or maternal health care in the following departments within the Saskatchewan Health Authority:
  • Children’s Surgery
  • General Pediatrics/Outpatients
  • Developmental Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Treatment
  • Acute Care Pediatrics
  • Children’s Emergency
  • Pediatric Intensive Care and Step Down Unit (PICU)
  • Programming/Initiatives
  • Pediatric Subspecialties (e.g. endocrinology, hematology, rheumatology, etc.)
  • Oncology and Day Medicine
  • Maternal/Labour and Delivery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

To be eligible, applicants must describe how their proposed research fits with one or more of the following 2021-22 research priority areas in addressing children’s and/or maternal health:

  • Novel therapeutics e.g. therapeutic use of cannabinoids; and/or
  • Remote access and artificial intelligence; and/or
  • Indigenous health; and/or
  • Improvements to provincial quality of care; and/or
  • Improvements to maternal and pediatric care. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 172544

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

A minimum of 4 teams will be funded through a competitive peer review process administered by SHRF

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each team may request a total maximum of $50,000 for their research project.

Term of Contract:

Each team may request funding for up to 1 year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Principal Applicants must be based primarily in Saskatchewan with an affiliation at a Saskatchewan institution that allows them to hold funding at an institution where SHRF has an MOU. For a current list of eligible institutions, please see or contact SHRF.

Team Eligibility Requirements:
- There must be a minimum of three (3) applicants with interdisciplinary expertise working collaboratively on this proposal and fulfilling the following criteria. There is no maximum number of team members, but feasibility of meaningful collaboration should be considered.
- There must be at least one applicant team member based in Saskatchewan fulfilling the following three roles. Each person can only fulfill a single role for eligibility purposes:
1. Researcher
2. Knowledge-User who is a health care provider
3. Person with lived experience (i.e. patients and families)
One person from the above list must meet the eligibility requirements for principal applicant.

- No funding is to be used for indirect costs of research.
- Funds may not be transferred to institutions out of province and may not support trainees or research staff based outside of Saskatchewan.
- This grant does not provide funding for costs explicitly associated with preparing future grant applications.
For further information, see

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates
- Competition Launch October 12, 2021
- Information Webinar October 26, 2021 (11:30 a.m. CST)
- Eligibility Check Deadline November 19, 2021 (4:30 p.m. CST)
- Eligibility Decisions November 26, 2021
- Eligibility Revisions December 3, 2021
- Application Deadline* January 21, 2022 (4:30 p.m. CST)
- Funding Decisions March 31, 2022
- Funding Start Date May 1, 2022
* Check with the host institution for internal deadlines and allow time to obtain signatures

The Pattison Children’s Research Grant Program application has two steps: 1) Eligibility Check and 2) Application. Both steps must be completed and submitted online using the SHRF Research Management System (SHRF RMS)

Following the Eligibility Check deadline (November 19, 2021) eligibility assessments and recommendations will be shared by SHRF with Pattison Children’s Grants Committee for confirmation. All eligibility decisions, and follow up questions or concerns as applicable, will be sent to principal applicants on the Eligibility Decisions date (November 26, 2021).

Multiple revisions following annotated revisions requests from SHRF can occur until a final decision can be made or the eligibility revisions deadline date has passed (December 3, 2021).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact SHRF with any questions about eligibility at their earliest convenience prior to preparing and applying.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

SHRF Research Management System:

For questions about Pattison Children’s and their research support:
Lisa Guttormson, Information Systems Manager or Alicia Osses, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation 306-931-4887 or

For questions about eligibility, program guidelines, CCV template or the peer review process:
Cara Spence, Ph.D, Acting Director of Programs and Partnerships, SHRF -
Chelsea Cunningham, Ph.D, Programs and Peer Review Manager, SHRF -
For general inquiries:

For questions about application form or technical help with the SHRF RMS:
Tanya Skorobohach, Programs and Peer Review Coordinator, SHRF -
For SHRF RMS technical issues:

For any technical issues with the CCV website:
Centralized helpdesk at CCV
1-888-603-4178 (toll free) or

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