PSI Launches the 2024 Competition for the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship
PSI Foundation is very pleased to announce the 2024 competition for the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship. This Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a new investigator 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.
Please note: Knowledge translation must be the fundamental purpose of this Fellowship and must be demonstrated in the application.
Amount and Duration of Funding
This program offers two options for a funding timeline for salary support: A maximum of $150,000 per year for two years; OR a maximum of $100,000 per year for three years.
Please note: 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.
Eligibility of Candidate
For the 2024 competition, PSI has set the eligibility criteria for candidates as follows:
The candidate for the Fellowship must be either:
- Within six (6) years of their first academic appointment and have demonstrated potential for high impact research work
- Please note: PSI has adjusted this eligibility requirement in recognition of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Dedicating at least 50% of a full-time schedule to the Fellowship
- A practising physician with a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) 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.
- A clinical fellow in Ontario who is a practising physician having direct patient care responsibilities, with a supervisor who has an academic appointment and that can provide the necessary research supervision and infrastructure (including administering the grant at the sponsoring institution). A letter of support from this supervisor must be included in the application.
Important Information in Funding Guidelines
The Funding Guidelines contain important information regarding the award, including PSI’s definition of knowledge translation, sponsoring institution requirements, and funding criteria.
Please review this document before applying.
How to Apply
Similar to the previous years, PSI is launching the 2024 competition through a Letter of Intent (LOI) process. Please note that for this competition, applicants are required to submit their applications directly to PSI, not through the institution.
We require all applicants to submit the completed LOI directly to PSI via the PSI Online Grants Management System (https://psifoundation.smartsimple.ca/) by June 5th, 2023 at 5pm EST. LOIs will be reviewed by the PSI Grants Committee in July/August 2023.
PSI will invite successful applicants to submit full applications by November 6th, 2023 at 5pm EST, which will undergo internal review for a final funding decision in December 2023.
Please contact the PSI Office to discuss any questions you may have about submitting an application for funding.