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CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2022
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 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.
The Project Grant program is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate: "To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system".
Priority Announcements (PAs) offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific research areas. Refer to the Project Grant: Fall 2022 Priority Announcements
The Project Grant program is expected to:
- Support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation proposals at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
- Promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors; and
- Contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge.
- The Nominated Principal Applicant must be:
- 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) at the time of funding. - if the Nominated Principal Applicant is a knowledge user, there must be at least one Principal Applicant who is an independent researcher OR
- an individual affiliated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
- an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
- The Nominated Principal Applicant must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.
- The Institution Paid must be authorized to administer CIHR funds before the funds can be released (see Administration of Funds).
- Principal Applicants must be independent researchers or knowledge users (inclusion of one or more Principal Applicants is optional).
- Co-Applicants can be one of the following (inclusion of one or more is optional):
- independent researchers;
- knowledge users;
- 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.
- Applicants must comply with CIHR’s Policy on Identical / Essentially Identical Applications (see Section 5.2 Application Administration Guide).
- Individuals who hold a Foundation Grant in the role of Program Leader are eligible to apply to the Project Grant competition in the role of Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant only 18 months prior to their grant expiry date. Please contact CIHR if you have questions about your eligibility.
Early Career Researchers (ECRs)
Inclusion within this cohort is based on the ECR eligibility status of the Nominated Principal Applicant, at the application deadline.
All time spent in full-time independent research appointments/positions will be taken into consideration when determining eligibility irrespective of time spent in a clinical component or other duties (i.e., administrative, academic, etc.). Should an applicant hold or have held a part-time appointment/position, CIHR will count that time as 50% (e.g., a one-year part-time appointment/position will count for 6 months towards the maximum).
Leaves of absence will be considered in the calculation of eligibility (i.e., will not count towards the maximum) and should be included in the Employment section under Leaves of Absence in the Common CV.
The total amount available for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Project Grant Competitions is $650M.
NPI to submit a copy of application, routing slip and signature sheet to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NPI must hit "submit" on ResearchNet on or before the internal deadline. The application will then be accessible the the Grants Officer to review.
The Grants Officer will review the application and submit their approval electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant. To complete your application, follow the instructions for this program along with any additional specific instructions and submission requirements list on the CIHR Project Grant website
Application (External) Deadline
SFU Signature Sheet and Full Applications are due to ORS 3 business days before the application deadline.