Registration deadline: February 5, 2020.
Deadline to submit Research Project Information Form: February 27, 2020.
Applicant’s e-submission deadline on ResearchNet: March 3, 2020.
You may continue to work on your proposal after you have submitted your paperwork to ORS. Please see ORS website for further information about eSubmission Procedures.
Sponsor deadline: March 4, 2020.
- To support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation proposals at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization
- To promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors
- To contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge
The Project Grant program is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate: “To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system”.
The total amount available for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Project Grant competitions is $550M. The Project Grant competition will also have a specific funding envelope to support early career researchers (ECRs).
Funding is augmented by CIHR Institute Priority Announcements (PAs) that award grants in specific research areas relevant to the Institutes’ mandates. PAs offer additional sources of funding for highly ranked and competitive applications that were not funded through the Project Grant competition budget.
The Project Grant program has no formal requirements for partnering; however, depending on the nature of the research proposal a commitment (cash or in-kind) from interested or engaged knowledge user(s) or other partners will be reasonably expected by peer reviewers.