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CIHR Update - Foundation Grant and Project Grant Deadline Announcement

Fri. Aug. 19, 2016

Second update from Dr. Paul Kubes, Chair of the CIHR Peer Review Working Group

First, I would like to thank the CIHR community for their patience and suggestions. I appreciate the variety of perspectives that have been presented, and I assure you that your feedback has been a key element of the Working Group’s deliberations. I would also like to thank the members of the Working Group, including those from CIHR, for changing their summer plans to devote time to this important work. We all want to get this right, but we do realize that time is of the essence, especially since we can now confirm the dates for Fall 2016 Project Grant competition and the Foundation Grant competition. Read more

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 Timelines for the next Foundation Grant and Project Grant funding opportunities

Foundation Grant - The next Foundation Grant funding opportunity will be available on ResearchNet the week of August 29, 2016. Please note that the Foundation Grant funding opportunity is proceeding without significant changes, as per the update from the Peer Review Working Group.

* Anticipated registration period: August 30 to September 13
* Anticipated application period – Stage 1: September 14 to October 13 (application available the day after the registration deadline)
* Anticipated funding start date: July 2017

Further competition details, including other important dates, will be described in the funding opportunity.

Project Grant - The next Project Grant funding opportunity will be available on ResearchNet the week of August 29, 2016. Please note that the application and peer review process of the Project Grant competition are being modified as per the recommendations of the Peer Review Working Group.

* Anticipated registration period: September 8 to September 20
* Anticipated application period: September 8 to October 18 (application available as soon as the registration is submitted)
* Anticipated funding start date: April 2017

Further competition details, including other important dates, will be part of the funding opportunity.

Note: Applicants can either send one application as a program leader through the Foundation Grant competition; or up to two applications as a Nominated Principal Investigator through the Project Grant competition.

It is important to note that as long as an individual holds a Foundation Grant in the role of program leader, he or she is not eligible to apply to the Project Grant competition in the role of principal applicant.

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