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. The Sprout Grant application package is available at this link. Below is a list of in-kind resources Sprout applicants can access through SCPOR.

REMINDER: the second and last PEADA Award deadline is July 20, 2018. Don’t miss out on up to $2500 toward engaging patient advisors in your research planning and grant writing. Click here for the application.

SCPOR Contact:

Kate Dunn
Program Facilitator
Saskatchewan Cent re for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) | 306-966-7656

SHRF Contact:

Olesya Hursky
Funding Programs Officer
Saskatchewan Health Rese arch Foundation (SHRF) | 306-975-1695

Information Webinar for the Sprout Grant

This webinar will:

  • Highlight what’s new this year
  • Outline eligibility and other requirements
  • Provide tips about applying
  • Give you a chance to ask your questions

If you missed the webinar and want to see it, the link to the recording is available here.

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 Platform

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

Data Platform

Click here for the Data and Data Availability Guide.


Eligibility Check Cut-off: October 1, 2018
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018 (4:30 p.m. CST)

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,honouraria, and meeting costs such as room rental and parking. Click here for the application.

Application deadlines are June 28 and July 20, and funds must be spent by November 1, 2018.

Knowledge Translation (KT), Training and Capacity Building Platform

  • integrated Knowledge Translation (ikt) Template for proposal writing – COMING SOON
  • 2018 Sprout Knowledge Translation and End-of Grant Recorded Presentation – COMING SOON
  • Synthesis Review Webinar Series – click here to access these recorded webinars.
  • Data Management webinar – click here to access this webinar.
  • Knowledge Translation Bibliography – COMING SOON!

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-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.