Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the federal agency that supports university-based research and training in the health sciences. The CIHR concept involves a multi-disciplinary approach, organized through a framework of 13 "virtual" institutes; each one dedicated to a specific area of focus, linking and supporting researchers pursuing common goals.
CIHR offers funding through the following programs:
- Project Grant Program
*Please note that the Foundation Grant program is being discontinued.
Project Grant Program
The Project Grant Program is the most common funding source for researchers in the health sciences. This program offers two competitions annually.
Upcoming Project Grant deadlines
- Registration deadline: February 9, 2022
- Internal application deadline: TBD
- External application deadline: March 9, 2022
The Initiatives program funds research in priority areas. Approximately one-quarter of CIHR's $1 billion budget is provided to support priority-driven research. Types of Initiatives grants include but are not limited to catalyst grants, operating grants, project grants, and team grants.
Current priority areas are listed below. Please click on the links to learn more and find specific funding opportunities: