CIHR - Launch of the Project Grant: Fall 2017 Competition

Tue. Jul. 11, 2017

CIHR is pleased to announce the launch of the Project Grant: Fall 2017 Project Grant competition.

Please note the following key dates:

Registration period: July 11 to August 15, 2017

Application period: August 16 to September 15, 2017

Funding start date: April 1, 2018

As announced on July 10 by Dr. Rod McInnes, Acting President, changes have been made as a first step to improving the Project Grant competition. Read the full message

Upcoming webinars

To support this funding opportunity, CIHR will be holding a series of Question and Answer webinars on the Project Grant: Fall 2017 application. Webinars will start on Thursday, July 20 and will provide participants with a brief overview of recent changes and an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information and to register, please visit the CIHR Webinars page.

Please feel free to direct all additional inquiries about this funding opportunity or webinars to the CIHR Contact Centre at

As you begin to prepare your CIHR registration and full application there are a number of resources on the CIHR website and internally at UWinnipeg that we encourage you to take advantage of. 

Internally there are colleagues who are willing to review your application, sit down and talk to you about the application process, provide tips for preparing the application, etc.  If you are interested in being connected to someone inside – or outside – your department please let Jennifer Cleary know.

Externally, CIHR has some great resources that I encourage you to read before you start writing your application.  They are all found on the Project Grant information page (see link below).  Here you will find the peer review manual (read it!), selection committee information, and the merit indicators used to review applications.

The internal deadline for the full proposal will be Monday, August 28th.   If you would like a more comprehensive internal review by a colleague we encourage you to have the application ready ASAP.   If you are interested in being matched with an internal reviewer please let Jennifer Cleary know shortly after you submit your registration.