CIHR Project Scheme – 2nd Live Pilot

2016 Project Scheme – Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR)

Live Pilot 2 (Summer/Fall)

Description:  The Project Scheme is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint.  The Project Scheme is expected to:

  • Support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
  • Promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors;
  • Contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge.

Amount and Duration: Project grant values and durations will be commensurate with the requirements of the project proposed, and will vary depending on the field, proposed approach, and scope of activities. There is currently no cap on Project Scheme grants. CIHR anticipates that Project grants will reflect the wide variety of projects presently funded in various Open programs with values ranging from approximately $50,000 to $750,000 per year and grant durations ranging between approximately 1 to 5 years.

Eligibility: In the Project Scheme, CIHR anticipates supporting a diversity of projects from all areas of health research. Eligible applicants will include one or more independent researchers and/or knowledge users affiliated with an eligible institution. The Project Scheme is accessible to eligible applicants working independently or in teams. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a Research Grant at Western.

Please note: Current timelines are subject to change.


Expected Registration Period



Full (draft) Application and ROLA Submission to RDS



CIHR Full Application Deadline



June 30th, 2016 – August 23rd, 2016



September 13th, 2016 @ 5PM EDT



September 20th, 2016


General REGISTRATION Notes (based on 1st Live Pilot):

  1. Registrations must be prepared, finalized and submitted to CIHR by the applicants using ResearchNet. Your Registration will go directly to CIHR when you click “submit”.
  2. Registration is mandatory.
  3. In the first Live Pilot (Winter, 2016), project participants could not be changed between the Registration and Full application stages. CIHR hasn’t posted Live Pilot 2 details yet.
  4. You must include a CIHR Common CV (see CIHR instructions).
  5. Make sure you have the following as per CIHR Registration Instructions (

–          a ResearchNet account

–          a CIHR PIN in ResearchNet

–          access to Common CV


  1. This competition will use the eApproval process.  Applications must be submitted by the researcher in ResearchNet for review by Western’s Research Services. Research Services is responsible for forwarding the applications to CIHR prior to the sponsor deadline.
  2. ROLA Proposals must be submitted and approved by Chair, Associate Dean Research and RDS prior to application submission to CIHR.

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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