PSI acknowledges that mid-career can be a challenging time for physician researchers. During this phase, there are often additional academic roles and responsibilities including committee work, leadership positions, and mentoring of junior investigators, while clinical work continues. PSI recognizes the importance in supporting this phase of an investigator’s trajectory.
PSI Foundation is very pleased to announce a new funding opportunity: 2023 PSI Mid-Career Knowledge Translation (KT) Fellowship. This Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a mid-career physician researcher in Ontario who has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete high-impact knowledge translation research. The Fellowship funds, dedicated to salary support, must protect at least 50% of the Fellow’s time to conduct such research.
Amount and Duration of Funding
This program offers two options for a funding timeline for salary support:
A maximum of $400,000 over two years;
A maximum of $400,000 over three years.
The award is intended to protect at least 50% of the fellow’s time to undertake research, regardless of whether the award is taken over two or three years.
Matching Funding Requirements
The sponsoring institution is required to fund 50% of the total award.
For example, if the fellow requests a total support of $400,000 over two years, then PSI will fund $200,000 over two years ($100,000 per year) and the institution is required to co-fund $200,000 over two years ($100,000 per year).
For this competition, the candidate for the Fellowship must be:
- A practicing physician in Ontario with a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario licensed M.D. having direct patient care responsibilities and an academic appointment, thus eligible to apply for their own research grants as an independent investigator
- Within five (5) to fifteen (15) years of their first academic appointment and have demonstrated potential for high impact research work
- Dedicating at least 50% of a full-time schedule to the Fellowship
Important Information in Funding Guidelines
The Funding Guidelines contain important information regarding the award, including PSI’s definition of knowledge translation, matching funding requirements, and funding criteria. Please review this document before applying.
Please note: Knowledge translation must be the fundamental purpose of this Fellowship and must be demonstrated in the application. This is funding opportunity is not an additional PSI operating grant.
How to Apply
PSI is launching this competition through a Letter of Intent (LOI) process. Applicants are required to submit their applications directly to PSI.
We require all applicants to submit the completed LOI directly to PSI via the PSI Online Grants Management System by June 1st, 2022 at 5pm EST. LOIs will be reviewed by the PSI Grants Committee in July 2022.
PSI will invite successful applicants to submit full applications, which will undergo internal review for a final funding decision in December 2022.
Please contact the PSI Office to discuss any questions you may have about submitting an application for funding.