The Sprout Grant is a joint initiative supported by SCPOR and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)  to fund patient-oriented research in the province of Saskatchewan. Research teams can apply for up to $180,000 over two years. A minimum of five teams will be funded through a competitive peer review process.  Below is a list of in-kind resources Sprout applicants can access through SCPOR.

Knowledge Translation (KT), Training and Capacity Building Platform

Below are a number of tools and webinar recordings that are helpful for teams planning both integrated and end of grant KT. CIHR has created the CIHR Integrated KT Project Proposal Worksheet1 and End-of-Grant KT Plan Worksheet2 templates designed to assist in proposal writing. The  Knowledge Translation Bibliography  is intended to provide helpful background and basic guidance for knowledge translation. The first resource listed, Guide to KT Planning at CIHR, is notably practical.

The KT Presentation has arrived! This online presentation:
-describes the basics of Integrated Knowledge Translation and End-of-Grant Knowledge Translation
-explains how Integrated Knowledge Translation and End-of-Grant Knowledge Translation intersect
-explains how Integrated Knowledge Translation and End-of-Grant Knowledge directly address Patient-Oriented Research
-describes the necessary components of Integrated Knowledge Translation and End-of-Grant Knowledge Translation plans
-enhances understanding of the recommended CIHR Integrated Knowledge Translation worksheet and End-of-Grant Knowledge Translation template provided on the SCPOR website and referenced in the bibliography provided
-provides specific writing tips for the Knowledge Translation sections of the SRPOUT Grant Application
Happy grant writing to all!

Click here for the 2018 Sprout Knowledge Translation and End-of Grant Recorded Presentation.

Synthesis Review Webinar Series – click here to access these recorded webinars.

Data Management webinar – click here to access this webinar

1. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (2012) Integrated Knowledge Translation (KT) Project Proposal Worksheet. Available from:
2. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (2012) End-of-Grant Knowledge (KT) Plan Worksheet.
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Methods Platform

SCPOR is partnered with the Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU), the Social Science Research Laboratories (SSRL), and the Clinical Research Support Unit (CRSU) at the University of Saskatchewan. Research teams may receive quotes for services from the partners and put them in their grant proposal. For a description of available services and contact information for each unit, please see the Sprout Application Package.

Patient Engagement Platform

Click here for the SCPOR Policy of Patient and Family Advisor Honoraria.

Data Platform

Click here for the Data and Data Availability Guide.

Indigenous Research and Engagement Expertise (IREE) Platform

Indigenous Research & Engagement Module Training – COMING SOON
This module training session is available to all team members at no cost. This session will focus on the fundamentals of engaging in effective research relationships with Indigenous communities. Additional information will be posted on the SCPOR website as details become available.

Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA)

Once again we are offering a Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA), $2500 for up to 25 teams. This award is used to cover costs associated with patient engagement during the period where teams are developing their research ideas and writing the Sprout grant application – for example, travel reimbursement,honoraria, and meeting costs such as room rental and parking.

Applications for PEADA closed August 15 2018

Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Evaluation Tool

The Patient-Oriented Research Evaluation tool was developed to measure the degree to which a project meets patient-oriented research criteria as defined by the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). Researcher teams are encouraged to look at this tool to help them understand these criteria. Click here for the POR Evaluation Tool.