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CIHR Catalyst Grant: Health Effects of Vaping

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), and the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction (INMHA), in partnership with Canadian Cancer Society are launching a one-year catalyst grant opportunity to provide funding for research aimed at further understanding the health effects of vaping.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,700,000, enough to fund approximately 27 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate.
  • The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to 1 year. 

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:

  • Youth vaping of nicotine, cannabinoid extracts, THC, and other compounds
  • Short and/or long-term health effects of vaping (including lung injury in youth and/or adults)
  • Behaviours and associated health and social impacts of vaping product use (youth and/or adults)
  • Mental health, addiction and dependence in the context of vaping (youth and/or adults)
  • Vaping policy issues related to youth and/or adults
  • Vaping and oral health (youth and/or adults)
  • Other areas related to the health consequences of vaping in youth and/or adults

Registration deadline: March 25, 2020

Application deadline: May 20, 2020

Funding start date: September 1, 2020


More information is available on ResearchNet.

Agency Name: 
Canadian Cancer Society
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
$100,000 for 1 year.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, March 23, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: