CIHR Open Operating Grant Program


McIntyre Medical Building Meakins Room 521, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Invitation from the Office of Sponsored Research

CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (Competition Registration February 1, 2013, for submission March 1, 2013)

When: January 8, 2013 | 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: McIntyre Medical Building, Meakins Room 521


As the largest of their open competitions, CIHR has set aside a total of $220 million for grants in this competition. It is anticipated that this will fund a minimum of 400 new grants for this competition.

The workshop will feature presentations by:

Dr. Joaquín (Quim) Madrenas
Full Professor, Tier I Canada
Research Chair in Human Immunology
Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University
Executive Director of the CIHR Human Immunology Network (CHIN)

Dr. Gordon Shore
Professor of Biochemistry and Oncology
Member of the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University
Internationally recognized researcher on cell survival and death mechanisms

The workshop will include:

  • Helpful tips towards achieving success in this competition
  • Advice on writing your grant
  • Incorporating knowledge translation into your proposal
  • A Q&A session with Drs. Madrenas and Shore concerning submission to the OOGP

CIHR's Strategic Plan states: "Knowledge creation, the first tenet of CIHR's mandate, is the source of changes to our understanding of the world around us. Each new contribution to the field of health science and technology brings us one step closer to understanding the origin of diseases and developing the most effective ways of delivering care and promoting health. Because all scientific progress stems from curiosity-driven questions, CIHR has always provided - and will continue to provide - strong support for discovery-based research."

Attendance at this workshop is highly recommended for any researchers who are planning to submit an application to this competition.

Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, please send an email with “CIHR OOGP Session” as the subject heading to:  Vera Milbradt, Grants Administrator, at vera.milbradt [at]

Any questions regarding the workshop or application should be addressed to: Maureen Donato, Grants Officer, at maureen.donato [at] or 514-398-5184.


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