CIHR Project Grant

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, the health care system, and/or health outcomes, by supporting projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.


Funding Opportunities in Specific Research Areas (Updated: 2017-12-21)

Project Grant: Spring 2018 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

  • Funding is augmented by CIHR Institutes Priority Announcements (PA) that can award grants in specific research areas relevant to the Institutes’ mandates through the Project Grant competition.
  • In order for a grant to be considered for funding through a PA, applicants must select a relevant PA from the drop-down menu in their ResearchNet application form. Selection of PA is not available in the registration form.


Registration Deadline February 6, 2018
Internal Deadline February 26, 2018
Application Deadline March 6, 2018
Notice of Decision July 10, 2018
Funding Start Date October 1, 2018


Agency Name: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
•Within the overall competition budget, there will be a specific funding envelope of $12.5M over the multi-year terms of the grant for large grants. Large grants are defined as those within the top 2% of total grant amount requested by all applicants within the competition and will therefore vary with each competition. Thus, individual grant applications requesting a total of more than $12.5M from CIHR will be withdrawn. •The Project Grant competition will also have a specific funding envelope to support Early career investigators. •The number of grants funded will depend on the requested budgets and peer review recommendations. •Project grant funding levels are proportionate to the requirements of the research proposed, which is expected to vary by research field, research approach, and scope of project activities.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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