2019 4th Quarter Update

PSI News and Updates Cover photo with text Posted: January 21, 2020

PSI Foundation provides quarterly updates to keep Ontario’s physicians and the general public informed about our activities and achievements. If you have any feedback about these updates, please email the PSI Foundation office.

The fourth quarter of 2019 was very busy and included some exciting and special initiatives. Read on to find out more.

Grants and Awards Approved in December

More than 30 applications totalling $2,272,500 were approved at the December Grants Committee meeting. At this meeting, the Grants Committee reviewed the standard funding streams (New Investigator Grant, Health Research Grant, etc.), as well as applications for the 2020 Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship and 2020 Research Trainee Fellowship. The Committee also reviewed the applications for the one-time 50th anniversary funding streams: the PSI-50 Mid-Career Clinical Research Award and 2020 Mental Health Knowledge Translation Fellowship.

More information about the funded studies is available on PSI’s Funded Research page. The fellowship and award recipients and their programs of research will be featured on the PSI website in early 2020.

We thank all of the applicants for their submissions, external peer reviewers for enhancing the scientific rigour of our granting program, and Ontario institutions for supporting PSI with the award process.

Enhancements to Funding Guidelines Beginning January 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the maximum amount and duration for Health Research Grants and Healthcare Research by Community Physicians Grants has been increased to $250,000 over three years, with a maximum of $100,000 for any year.

In addition, the $1,500 limit in the operating grant budget for costs associated with attending scientific meetings to present or costs for publication (e.g., open access fees) has been removed. However, detailed justification in the application for such items is required.

Funding guidelines and applications forms have been updated accordingly.

New Online Grants Management System

In an effort to improve our stakeholders’ experiences and streamline application and post-award deliverables submissions, PSI Foundation will be replacing the current online grant application system in early 2020.

We will outline important details on our website and notify applicants, grantees and institutions of the important changes in January/February 2020.

Stay Connected

Thank you to all of our stakeholders for supporting PSI Foundation and our mission to improve the health of Ontarians. As we recognize our 50th anniversary in 2020, we are proud of what we have been able to achieve thus far and excited about what is to come.

We always aim to have strong relationships with our grantees and the physician community. Follow us on Twitter to stay connected and up to date with our news, and contact the PSI Foundation office if you have any questions about the items in this update.

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