Collaborative Health Research Projects initiative (CHRP) – Artificial Intelligence, Health & Society

Special call for research on artificial intelligence (AI), health and society

Investigating impacts of AI on the health sector

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced the next competition of the Collaborative Health Research Projects initiative. This includes a special call focused on artificial intelligence, health and society.

Successful projects will bring together researchers from natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities, to collaborate on innovative artificial intelligence research applied to health. They will also investigate ethical, legal, and/or societal impacts associated with the development, scale and spread of artificial intelligence in the health sector.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $24.875 million. Of this amount, up to $5.975 million may be available through CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC to fund applications relevant to the special call. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

The deadline to submit a letter of intent is May 29, 2018, and the deadline to submit a full application is October 30, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in March 2019.

Details about this funding opportunity….

Register for a webinar on how to apply, which will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern).

For Western researchers interested in applying, please note the following:

  • Please click here for Guidelines and application details
  • CHRP Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Western’s Deadlines: 

LETTER OF INTENT (Phase 1)
LOI Review (completed by RD&S) May 15, 2018
ROLA submission due May 22, 2018
LOI Internal Submission May 22, 2018
LOI External Submission May 29, 2018
FULL APPLICATION (Phase 2)
Internal full application review (completed by RD&S) October 1, 2018
ROLA submission due October 23, 2018
Internal full application October 23, 2018
External Submission (2:00 p.m.) October 30, 2018

Please note that the Nominated Principal Applicants (2) must be one from the natural sciences or engineering community, and one from the health sciences community, therefore they must meet the NSERC Eligibility Criteria and be at an institution eligible to receive funds from NSERC.

Please contact Nicole Kaniki, Consultant, Research Development (Western) by e-mail or phone at Ext.87182.

For more information, contact:
CIHR Contact Centre
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

 photo credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Artificial Intelligence Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times Faster via photopin (license)

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Kueneman, Karen
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