CIHR Project Grant – Fall 2023

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The CIHR 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.

Registration (ResearchNet): August 17, 2023 (Mandatory); please send a PDF of your completed Registration to
Faculty Research Office: August 23 (If you wish to obtain feedback or an internal review for the application allow at least two-three weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: August 30, 10 am (ROLA must be completed) Submit your complete draft application in ResearchNet
CIHR: September 14, 10 am.

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 proposed activities

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

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western.

Changes for Fall 2023: CIHR’s “What you need to know for the Fall 2023 Project Grant competition” webpage outlines key considerations and changes for this upcoming competition, including:

  • Only allowing the Times New Roman font for headings, figures, tables, etc. (Applicants must use 12-point Times New Roman font throughout their research proposals. Applicants may use other fonts and other (smaller) font sizes for text in tables, charts, figures, graphs and legends, as long as the content is still legible.)
  • Confirmation from CIHR that AI cannot be used to write your grant application.  

Please refer to the webpage for the complete listing.

Assistance with your application:
Western: CIHR Project Grant webpage – key application materials, links and other resources. 
CIHR Webinars: CIHR will host Q&A sessions.  Check here for details
Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET | Join
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET | Join
Research Officer: contact Karen Kueneman

Interdisciplinary Applications: Tri-Agency interdisciplinary Peer Review (TAIPR) committee will continue for this competition with unique evaluation criteria. Should you wish for your application to be considered for review by the TAIPR committee, you must indicate the TAIPR committee as your first suggested committee at registration. Please see mandate under code TIR. Additionally, you must clearly address your justification for committee choice and how the proposal integrates the interdisciplinary approaches to achieve the project goals. In ResearchNet, this committee selection appears as “Tri-Agency Interdisciplinary.”

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