Why participate

Benefits for Fellows

Impact Fellows receive numerous benefits, including:

  • One-year paid embedded fellowship (value: $70,000) to contribute their research, analytic and evaluation skills within an Ontario Health Team (OHT)
  • Advanced training in evaluation, implementation science, and other topics to support them in their OHT role
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities with health system leaders, academics, and other embedded research fellows

In addition to gaining valuable work experience, training, and mentorship, Fellows are able to apply their skills to real-world challenges and contribute to meaningful impact.

Benefits for Host OHTs

OHTs who host an Impact Fellow gain a number of benefits, including:

  • Access to a fully funded research fellow for one year, working on projects aligned with local OHT priorities
  • On-the-ground support for evaluation and other data-intensive activities
  • Develop local capacity for implementation, evaluation and performance measurement
  • Be part of a network of host OHTs, sharing and learning from each other
  • Expanded relationships with the academic and research community


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