CIHR Funding News

  • November 17, 2016
  • News


Issue 228

Peer Review – Matching the Right Applications to the Right Reviewers

For the Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition, CIHR is embarking on a new matching process for the Conflict and Ability to Review step. In a podcast, CIHR Associate Vice-President Jeff Latimer provides an overview of how the matching is done and what reviewers can expect from the process. Listen to the podcast

Clarification on Reviewer Eligibility for the Project Grant Competition

Applicants who meet the peer reviewer criteria are eligible to be reviewers. As per the Peer Review Working Group recommendations endorsed by CIHR, they just cannot participate in the cluster of applications containing their own application. Read more…  

CIHR Takes Concrete Steps to Strengthen Indigenous Health Research in Canada

Speaking at the National Forum on the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Alain Beaudet, announced new steps the agency is taking to strengthen its relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and, ultimately, improve Indigenous health outcomes in Canada.

CIHR announced that it is increasing its investments in Indigenous health research to a minimum of 4.6 per cent of its annual budget – approximately $46 million per year. This amount is proportional to Canada’s Indigenous population (First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples make up approximately 4.6 per cent of the Canadian population).

Increased funding is just one way that CIHR is re-engaging in a dialogue with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Read more about the announcement

Summary of CIHR Funding Opportunities

The following is a list of funding opportunities which CIHR and its partners posted between November 1 and November 14, 2016.

To view these opportunities, please use the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database.

Simply select the opportunity from the list which is sorted alphabetically.

  • Catalyst Grant: Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
  • Operating Grant: Optimizing the VSV Vector towards an HIV Vaccine
  • Operating Grant: Sugar and Health
  • Other: CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award
  • Other: Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2016-2017)
  • Other: Collaborative Centres of HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research
  • Other: Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (2017)