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CIHR Doctoral Research Award

NEW THIS YEAR:  Institutions are responsible for the submission of CIHR Doctoral Award applications through ResearchNet; applicants who identify McGill University as the “Institution Paid” (the institution to administer the funds) must submit their CIHR Doctoral Award application to ResearchNet by September 28th, 2015.


Award Overview

Program CGS Doctoral
Value &
(up to 3 years)
Deadline McGill University deadline 28 September 2015
How to Apply Online application and all supporting documents submitted directly to CIHR by deadline
Contact Please contact CIHR directly
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Eligible students planning to identify McGill University as the "Institution Paid” (the institution to administer the funds) must submit their CIHR Doctoral Award application to ResearchNet by 28 September 2015-17:00 EDT

** Referees must complete and upload forms by 26 September 2015 - 17:00 EDT ***


Consult the CIHR-ReaserchNet for the agency eligibility rules to apply for the award.

Interdisciplinary research

Students seeking support for interdisciplinary research in areas covered by more than one of NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC (for example, research in Biomedical Engineering) should consult with one of the granting agencies well before any applicable deadlines.

Required Documents

  1. Online application form (must register first)
  2. McGill transcript ordering information

How to Apply

Note: This funding opportunity requires the use of ResearchNet to apply for funding.

To complete your Application, follow the instructions identified in the Doctoral Research Award "Application" Phase Instructions.

An overview of CIHR's application processes can be found under "Apply for Funding" on the CIHR website

Signature Pages on Doctoral Applications

  1. Print the signature page PDF file which is found on ResearchNet.
  2. Verify the requirements for original signatures by consulting Required Signatures on Application Forms and Meaning of Signatures on Application Forms in the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide.
  3. Note: Only Supervisor(s) Signatures are required. Printed names should always accompany signatures.
  4. Institutional signatures are not required on the pages at the time of application.
  5. Scan and upload the signed signature pages, including the routing slip, as one PDF (not exceeding 30 MB), in the Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting the application.
  6. All required signatures must be obtained and uploaded on ResearchNet prior to the Research Institution's (Institution Paid) deadline date.
  7. The Research Office will electronically approve and forward the application to CIHR, they are, in fact, confirming that all required signatures have been obtained.


PDF icon CHIR Doctoral Information Presentation Fall 2015

Post-Award Information

If you have been awarded the above fellowship, please see Accepting, activating, and maintaining your award.