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.

Project Grant Program Overview

Project Grant
Funding ObjectiveSpecific ideas/projects with a defined endpoint (i.e., individual projects that make up your research program)
Funding DurationUsually 1-5 years
Budget RequestMax 12.5M in total;
but usually $ 50K-750K/year
Review ProcessProject 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 Cycle2 separate competitions per year
Restrictions to Principal InvestigatorMax 2 applications (each application must be different)
Special ConsiderationNew/early career investigators (specific funding envelope); Indigenous health research (complementary iterative peer review)
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