The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency responsible for funding health research in Canada.

Funding Opportunities 

All current CIHR funding opportunities are listed on ResearchNet.

Our Services

R+I provides a wide range of services and resources to support applications from McGill researchers to CIHR, such as application guides, workshops, and grant review services.

To access the resources and for questions on CIHR funding opportunities, please contact katarina.stojkovic [at] (Katarina Stojkovic) for general inquiries.

The main investigator-driven program, the Project Grants Program, is described below:

Project Grant Program

Project Grants are 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 expected to:

  • Support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
  • Contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge;
  • Promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors.

This program is available twice a year (Spring and Fall - please consult the R+I Funding Opportunities Database to see McGill's internal deadlines) and involves the submission of a registration and a full application. Applications follow a committee-based peer review process. This process involves the evaluation of applications by a group of reviewers, who have the required experience and expertise to assess the quality and potential impact of the proposed research and research-related activities, within the context of the program's objectives. These reviewers are grouped into Peer Review Committees based on their expertise and the topics of applications submitted to these committees.


Project Grant Funding Opportunity Details

CIHR Project Biosketch - Quick Reference Guide

Project Grant Co-Applicant CV – Quick Reference Guide

Interpretation Guidelines - Project Grant Adjudication Criteria

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