Project Grant : Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

  • The total amount available for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Project Grant competitions is $550M.
  • Within the investment allocated to each Project Grant competition, there will be a funding envelope of:
    • $13.75M dedicated to large grants. Large grants are defined as those within the top 2% largest total grant amount requested by all applicants within the competition and will vary with each competition. Individual grant applications requesting a total of more than $13.75M from CIHR will be withdrawn.
    • $12.65M (4.6%) dedicated to supporting applications with an Indigenous health research focus.

Eligibility to Apply

For an application to be eligible:

  1. The Nominated Principal Applicant must be

    a) an independent researcher or a knowledge user affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation).


    b) an individual affiliated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.


    c) an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate (see Administration of Funds, below).

  2. The Nominated Principal Applicant must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.

  3. Principal Applicants must be independent researchers or knowledge users (inclusion of one or more Principal Applicants is optional).

  4. Co-Applicants can be one of the following (inclusion of one or more is optional):

  5. An individual or an organization cannot submit more than two Project Grant applications per competition as a Nominated Principal Applicant. If the Nominated Principal Applicant submits more than two applications, CIHR will automatically withdraw the last application(s) submitted based on time-stamp of submission.

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: Registration and Application.


Deadline: 2021-March-04

The Nominated Principal Applicant must click Submit to send the registration to CIHR.



Internal Deadline: Mar 29, 2021 (SFU Signature Sheet and Application in "Submit" mode due to ORS)

External Deadline: Apr 1, 2021

The Nominated Principal Applicant must click "Submit to CIHR". The application will be sent to the Institution Paid, as part of the eApproval process, and ultimately to CIHR. The Nominated Principal Applicant will receive e-mail confirmation once CIHR receives the application.



Upcoming Deadlines

April 01, 2021April 01, 2021 Verified Date
March 29, 2021 Mar. 29, 2021 March 29, 2021 16:00:00 March 29, 2021 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Project Grant : Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches. .