CIHR Project Grant – Spring 2021

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Deadline dates for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2021 Project Grant competition are later than in previous years.

Amount: funding levels are proportionate to the requirements of the research proposed, which is expected to vary by research field, research approach, and scope of proposal activities

Registration: March 4, 2021 (Mandatory)
Faculty Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least 2-3 weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: March 19, 2 pm; Submit your complete draft application, CCVs and attachments in ResearchNet along with ROLA proposal
CIHR: April 1, 2021, 2:00 pm ET

Description: The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes by supporting projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. The Project Grant program is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate: “To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system”.

More information and applications…   Full Applications are to be processed through Western Research  and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

Project Grant applications are created in ResearchNet. Instructions are embedded in ResearchNet, and available on the Western Research Project Grant page.

Questions: CIHR is hosting “Ask Me Anything” sessions designed to answer the questions researchers have about the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition. Links to attend the sessions and ask questions in advance are located on the CIHR Webinar page. Any additional webinars will be posted there as they become available.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 15:00 pm ET 
  • Friday, February 5, 2021 at 13:00 pm ET 

CIHR will also host webinars Feb 23, at 1-2 p.m. and Mar 10, at 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Check here for webinar details as they become available. 

There are several changes to the competition for Spring 2021—please review CIHR’s Summary of Changes

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Kueneman, Karen
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