Workshop: CIHR Open Operating Grant Program


McIntyre Medical Building Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Office of Sponsored Research Workshop

CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (Competition Registration: August 15, 2013, for submission September 16, 2013)


When:   June 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where:  McIntyre Medical Building, Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504


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. Rod McInnes

Professor of Human Genetics

Department of Biochemistry

Director, Lady Davis Research Institute
Alva Chair in Human Genetics

The workshop will include:


- Helpful tips towards achieving success in this competition

- Advice on writing your grant

- Insights on peer review process

- A Q&A session with Drs. Madrenas and McInnes 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.


To RSVP, please send an email with “CIHR OOGP Session” as the subject heading to:  Vera Milbradt, Administrative Officer, 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.