The goal of the Transitions in Care (TiC) CIHR multi-Institute initiative is to improve the health and well-being of all peoples in Canada by supporting research that transforms the health system to optimize the outcomes of patients experiencing transitions in care. Since the launch of the initiative in 2018, 53 projects have been funded across Canada using a number of different funding mechanisms.

The focus of this funding opportunity is to support inter-disciplinary teams that are poised and ready to optimize health outcomes during transitions in care. The grants will provide support to co-develop, implement, evaluate, and equitably spread and/or scale (share) pragmatic solutions to challenges associated with transitions in care from a clinical, health care or health system perspective.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Produce results that are applicable, adaptable and ready for equitable spread and/or scale (sharing) by a healthcare or community care provider through implementation research that is relevant to clients/patients/families, communities, and decision-makers;
  • Improve health outcomes, client/patient/families experiences, effectiveness, and lower the cost of care within two or more of the Transitions in Care (TiC) focus areas through identifying, evaluating and implementing evidence-based and/or effective interventions;
  • Build novel multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships with individuals, communities and organizations in Canada that have interest in transformative research in care transitions by promoting engagement, recognition and respect for health research expertise across an array of health disciplines, research pillars, and industry; and
  • Build and promote relevant capacity to conduct research in transitions in care, including training and early career development by supporting teams that actively engage established researchers, early career investigators, trainees, and knowledge users.

Total Funding Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $11,520,000, enough to fund approximately twelve (12) grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $240,000 per year for up to four (4) years, for a total of $960,000 per grant.


CIHR will be hosting webinar(s) to support participants with the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, visit the Webinars page.

Partner Linkage Tool

CIHR is providing a Partner Linkage Tool that is intended to facilitate connections should there be interest. This is not a mandatory tool. Information is provided on a volunteer basis and does not confer any advantages in the evaluation and funding of applications. The table will be updated weekly, until the application deadline. If you would like to use this tool, please complete a short survey. The information you provide will appear on a public CIHR web page. Please note that potential applicants are not required to use the linkage tool or contact those who have submitted their information.

Application Deadline: January 25, 2022

Anticipated Notice of Decision: August 31, 2022

Funding Start Date: August 1, 2022

Competition LinkCIHR Team Grant: Transitions in Care – Phase 2