Opportunity Details

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CIHR Foundation Grant

Sponsor CIHR
Internal Deadline2017-08-08
External Deadline2017-08-08

Registration Deadline2017-08-08
Application Deadline - Stage 1*2017-09-12
Application Deadline - Stage 2*2018-02-06
Anticipated Notice of Decision - Stage 12017-12-07
Anticipated Notice of Decision - Final Assessment Stage2018-07-17
Funding Start Date2018-07-01

*Academic Units have assumeg the responsibility for institutional review and electronic submission of applications for the CIHR Foundation, CIHR Project, SSHRC Insight, SSHRC Insight Development, and NSERC Discovery Grants competitions.  Research Grant and Contract Services will no longer be completing the electronic submission for these grants, but will be supporting Academic Units in their review of applications as they may require. If you are intending on applying to any of these competitions, please contact your Grants Facilitation Officer, Associate Dean (Research) or equivalent unit signatory to obtain information on deadlines and processes for institutional review and electronic submission for your unit.

The Foundation Grant program is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs.

The Foundation Grant program is expected to:

  • Support a broad base of health research leaders across all career stages, areas, and health-related disciplines including basic, biomedical research with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study;

  • Develop and maintain Canadian capacity in health research and other related fields;

  • Provide research leaders with the flexibility to pursue novel and innovative lines of inquiry;

  • Contribute to the creation and application of health-related knowledge through a wide range of research and/or knowledge translation activities, including relevant collaborations.

New/Early Career Investigators: Special Consideration

New/Early Career Investigators are eligible to apply to the Foundation Grant competition as Program Leaders. To support the objective of the program – a sustainable foundation of health research leaders – a minimum annual intake of New/Early Career Investigators into the Foundation Grant portfolio will be maintained. Eligibility for consideration as a New/Early Career Investigators is outlined in the eligibility section below.

The success of New/Early Career Investigators in the Foundation Grant program will be actively monitored. Peer reviewers will be instructed to take into consideration the career stages, research fields and institutional settings of all applicants.

Please note that for any application with multiple program leaders all Program Leaders must be New/Early Career Investigators to be considered a new investigator application.

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Last updated: 2017-04-07 10:47:02



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