CIHR Spring 2019 Project Grant Update, Funding Pre-announcements and Other Health-related Funding Opportunities


Spring 2019 Project Grant Competition- Updates

The Project Grant Program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.

Upcoming Registration deadline: Feb 6, 2019
Application deadline: March 6, 2019 (SFU internal March 1, 2019)


Important updates:

  • Support tools: CIHR has updated the Learning for Applicants tools and is offering a number of webinars in French and English. 
  • NEW eligibility update: Per the announcement made on January 7, 2019, Foundation grantees originally funded as early career researchers (ECRs) are now eligible to apply for Project Grants in the role of Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant, starting with the Spring 2019 Project Grant competition.
  • Update on Registration Submission Process: Please review new registration submission requirements here.
  • Priority Announcements: CIHR is pleased to support a number of Priority Announcements PAs as part of the Spring 2019 Project Grant Competition. NEW: Note that applications rated below 3.5 are not eligible for funding through PAs since they were assessed as being non-competitive.
  • Cannabis priority research areas 
  • Data science, management and stewardship
  • Human Development, Child and Youth Health 
  • Musculoskeletal, Skin and Oral Health 
  • Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes


CIHR Funding Pre-announcements for Joint Transnational Calls

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) continues its long-standing collaboration with the European Commission (EC) by supporting seven joint transnational calls in 2019. Below are the pre-announcements.

Call topic: Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing Well
Canadian funding: $353K CIHR
Deadline: May 2019 (full application)

Call topic: Cardiovascular Research Projects driven by Early Career Scientists
Canadian funding: $600K CIHR
Deadline: April 2019 (full application)

Call topic: EJP Rare disease: accelerate diagnosis and/or explore disease progression and mechanisms
Canadian funding: $1.85M Canada ($1.35M CIHR; $500K FRQS)
Deadline: February 2019 (pre-application) & June 2019 (full application)

Call topic: Personalized medicine towards Implementation
Canadian funding: $1.85M Canada ($1.35M CIHR; $450K FRQS)
Deadline: March 2019 (pre-application) & June 2019 (full application)

Call topic: Antimicrobial Resistance Call on Diagnostic and Surveillance
Canadian funding: $3.8M Canada ($1.8M CIHR; $2M IDRC)
Deadline: February 2019 (pre-application) & June 2019 (full application)

Call topic: Multinational research projects on Personalized Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Canadian funding: $350K CIHR
Deadline: March 2019 (pre-application) & June 2019 (full application)

Call topic: Transnational Biomarkers in Brain Disorders
Canadian funding: $900 K Canada ($450 K CIHR and $450 K FRQS)
Deadline: 11 March 2019 (pre-application) & 27 June 2019 (full application)


For more information on how to apply, please feel free to join in on the following webinars:

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:30 EST (in English) – Register
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 9:30 EST (in English) – Register
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:30 EST (in French) – Register


Other Health-Related Funding Opportunities

Food, Environment, and Health Program Evaluation 2015-2020
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Deadline: February 11, 2019
IDRC requests proposals for the provision Evaluation team to conduct an evaluation of the Food, Environment and Health (FEH) program, where requirements are described in section 2, the Statement of Work (“Services”).

AGE-WELL 2019 Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Accelerator Funding
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Do you have an innovative idea that has the potential for real-world impact at the intersection of technology and aging? AGE-WELL’s SIP Accelerator funding program supports innovative post-discovery projects.