CIHR is Canada’s primary federal agency for health research. For more information about their full range of programs, see the CIHR website. A full list of current CIHR funding opportunities can be found on ResearchNet.
|Funding Objective||Specific ideas/projects with a defined endpoint (i.e., individual projects that make up your research program)|
|Funding Duration||Usually 1-5 years|
|Budget Request||Max 12.5M in total;
but usually $ 50K-750K/year
|Review Process||Project Grant applications follow a single-stage committee-based peer review evaluation process. As part of this process, expert reviewers will review their assigned applications remotely by focusing on the concept (i.e., significance and impact of the research) and the feasibility (i.e., approaches and methods, and expertise, experience and resources) of the proposal. Then, at the face-to-face committee meetings, these same reviewers will meet to streamline, discuss, and rate the applications. Their assessments are used as the basis for funding recommendations.
For more information on the review process, click here
|Competition Cycle||2 separate competitions per year|
|Restrictions to Principal Investigator||Max 2 applications (each application must be different)|
|Special Consideration||New/early career investigators (specific funding envelope); Indigenous health research (complementary iterative peer review)|