CIHR Project Grant

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the federal agency that supports university-based research and training in the health sciences. 

For details on the CIHR Project Grant, see below. For all other CIHR funding opportunities, please see the U of T Research Funding Opportunities Database and CIHR's ResearchNet.

Please note that the Foundation Grant program has been discontinued.


Project Grant Program


The Project Grant Program is geared towards researchers in the health sciences. This program holds two competitions annually. 


The Fall 2022 average grant size and duration was approximately $825,970 over 4.46 years. For more information, see the Project Grant: Fall 2022 results page.


1-5 years

Nearest deadlines

  • Registration deadline: February 7, 2024
  • UTM editorial review deadline: February 12, 2024*
  • UTM MRA deadline: February 26, 2024
  • RSO MRA deadline: February 28, 2024**
  • External application deadline: March 6, 2024
  • Anticipated notice of decision: July 17, 2024
  • Funding start date: October 1, 2024

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**Only applications that have a corresponding, approved MRA will be eApproved by the University on ResearchNet. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all deadlines are met.