IHSPR Article of the Year Award 2014-15

Recognizing ground-breaking health services and policy research

Timeline and Funding

Nomination deadline February 13, 2015
Anticipated Notification of decision April 1, 2015
Funding per award one $10,000 award is awarded annually

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Description

The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is dedicated to supporting the advancement of health services and policy research in Canada. To this end, we are pleased to launch the 2014-15 competition of the IHSPR Article of the Year Award.

Objectives

This award is intended to recognize published research in a peer-reviewed journal that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. IHSPR will consider articles related to:

  • Research that demonstrates a clear impact or potential impact on policy, practice, or health outcomes (e.g., decision maker uptake, change management for improved practice);
    OR
  • Research that breaks ground in the way health services or policy research is conducted (e.g., innovations in methodology, novel theory or application of theory, new approaches to existing problems).

Award

One (1) award will be distributed. The award will be granted to the lead author(s) on the top article for research as described in the above stated objectives.

The award recipient will receive the following:

  • An award of $10,000;
  • The opportunity to receive the award and/or deliver an invited talk at a CIHR-IHSPR or partner event (and up to a maximum of $2,000 in conference registration and travel support to attend);
  • Promotion of the author and award winning article through various CIHR channels, including the CIHR website and CIHR-IHSPR newsletter;
  • A certificate of excellence from CIHR-IHSPR.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award will be granted to the lead author(s) of the top rated article;
  • In the case where the lead authorship is shared, the award will be shared equally between the authors;
  • The lead author of the article must have conducted the research for the article in a Canadian institution. Canadians and non-Canadians are eligible;
  • The article must be original research or research synthesis and must have been published in a peer-reviewed journal between January 1, 2013 and February 13, 2015 (both hard copy and electronic/web-based publishing are acceptable within the stated timeframe);
  • Applicants can apply to the Rising Star Award or the Article of the Year Award, but not both;
  • Applicants may only submit one article per competition year.
  • Applicants cannot have previously received an Article of the Year Award.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominations are invited from the health services and policy research and decision-maker communities;
  • Self-nominations are accepted.

Review Process and Evaluation

Applications will undergo an initial assessment by IHSPR staff to ensure that they are eligible, complete, and relevant to IHSPR's mandate and/or priority research areas. Only eligible, complete, and relevant applications will proceed to the application review stage.

A review committee comprised of members of IHSPR's Advisory Board will review the applications. Final decisions rest with the Institute's Scientific Director.

Nominations will be evaluated based on:

  • The relevance and strength of the journal for the target audience of the article's research findings or policy implications.
  • The extent to which the article contributes to the advancement of health services and policy research in Canada by:
    • Showing a clear impact or potential impact on policy, practice, or health outcomes;
      or
    • Breaking ground in the way health services or policy research is conducted.
  • The overall strength and clarity of the article.

How to Apply

All nominations must include the following:

  • A completed online nomination form [ HTMLPDF fillable (107 KB) | PDF non-fillable (166 KB) ], which requires the following information:
    • A full citation of the published article (authors, title, name of journal, year, volume, issue, page numbers)
    • Brief explanation (300 word maximum) of how the article has contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada
  • An electronic or hard copy of the published article
  • In cases where the lead author is not the first author of the article, nominations should include a signed letter from the first author acknowledging the role of the nominated author and their eligibility for the award.

Please submit the completed nomination form and an electronic or hard copy of the nominated article by mail or email, on or before February 13, 2015 to Liz Drake (see contact information below). Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Contact information

Inquiries pertaining to the IHSPR Article of the Year Award can be addressed to:

Liz Drake
Associate, Strategic Initiatives
Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
160 Elgin Street, 10th floor (Mailroom)
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
Email: Elizabeth.Drake@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Previous Article of the Year Award Recipients: