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. The current CIHR institutes are: Aboriginal People's Health; Aging; Cancer Research; Circulatory & Respiratory Health; Gender & Health; Genetics; Health Services & Policy Research; Human Development & Child and Youth Health; Infection & Immunity; Musculoskeletal Health & Arthritis; Neurosciencse, Mental Health & Addiction; Nutrition, Metabolism & Diabetes; & Population & Public Health.
Operating & Resource Grants
CIHR's Operating Grant program is the most common funding source for researchers in the health sciences. This program offers two competitions annually. All applicants must register their intention to apply for a new or renewal Operating Grants and/or Resource Grants. Applications for which there has been no registration will not be accepted by CIHR. CIHR has prepared a Guide for new Principal Investigators that covers tips for writing a successful grant application, which will be particularly useful for early career researchers.