Page last updated: July 19, 2017
CIHR Project Grants - Fall 2017
- CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2017 Competition Launch and Webinars. 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. 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 note that the guidelines in ResearchNet are for both the Fall 2017 and the Spring 2018 competitions.
- Registration period: July 11 to August 15, 2017
- Application period: August 16 to September 15, 2017 (funding start date: April 2018)
- CIHR Announcement: Delay of next Project Grant Competition (May 5, 2017). The Project Grant Competition registration that was to close on May 30, 2017 will be delayed until August 15, 2017, with an application deadline of September 15, 2017. To mitigate the impact of this delay on the research community, CIHR will financially extend all existing Open Operating and Project Grants scheduled to expire between September 30, 2017 and March 30, 2018 until March 31, 2018. Subsequent competition dates will be determined through the above-mentioned consultation process. Read the full announcement.
CIHR Foundation Grants - 2017-2018 Competition
- The Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Roderick McInnes, has announced an update to its Foundation Grant program. Of note the following changes have been made to the program effective with the 2017-18 competition:
- The total funding envelope for the Foundation Grant program will be reduced from $200M to $125M, with the $75M reduction will be redirected to the Project Grant program.
- Early career investigators (ECIs) will not be eligible to apply to the Foundation Grant program; starting with the 2017-18 competition, but CIHR will ensure that the success rate of ECIs is equalized in the Project Grant program. Any ECIs who have already submitted a registration to the current 2017-18 competition will have their registrations withdrawn.
- CIHR Foundation Grant Program: 2017-2018 Competition. CIHR has officially announced the timelines for the next Foundation Grant Program (2017-2018). Compete details are now available in ResearchNet.
- Registration deadline: August 8, 2017
- Stage 1 application deadline: September 12, 2017
CIHR Updates and News Archives
- U of T Hosts Forum with CIHR President - June 12, 2017
- Message from the Acting President of CIHR - April 5, 2017
- Minister of Health announces Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - March 31, 2017
- Update on the Project Grant and Foundation Grant competitions: Dr. Jeff Latimer answers questions from the research community regarding the Project Grant and Foundation Grant competitions - January 19, 2017
- CIHR Foundation Grants 2016 webinar slidedeck - September 28, 2016
- CIHR Project Grants Fall 2016 webinar slidedeck - September 27, 2016
- UofT CIHR Foundation and Project Grants Info session slidedeck - September 29, 2016
- Final Update from Dr. Paul Kubes, Chair of the CIHR Peer Review Working Group - September 14, 2016
- CIHR Peer Review Recruitment and Final Peer Review Working Group Update (PDF): A message from the Vice-President, Research and Innovation to the University of Toronto's CIHR Community - September 14, 2016
- CIHR: Upcoming Question and Answer webinars on the Fall 2016 Project Grant application and the 2016 Foundation Grant stage 1 application. To see the complete webinar schedule for both programs, to register to a session and for more information, please visit the CIHR Learning activities and resources webinar page.
- Update on CIHR 2016 Fall Project and Foundation Grant timelines and Peer Review Working Group Recommendations (PDF): A message from the Vice-President, Research and Innovation to the University of Toronto's CIHR Community - August 17, 2016
- Second update from Dr. Paul Kubes, Chair of the CIHR Peer Review Working Group - August 16, 2016
- Update on Program Structure and Peer Review Changes at CIHR (PDF): A message from Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Reserach & Innovation to the University of Toronto's CIHR community - August 5, 2016
- Update from Dr. Paul Kubes, Chair of the CIHR Peer Review Working Group - August 2, 2016
- Federal Science Review & Consultation - Points for Discussion (PDF): A message from Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation - July 12, 2016.
- Outcomes of the working meeting to discuss CIHR peer review processes - July 13, 2016
- Program Structure and Peer Review Changes at CIHR (PDF): A message from Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation to the University of Toronto's CIHR Community - July 5, 2016
- Message from the Minister of Health to Canada's health research community - July 5, 2016
- Tri-Agencies adopt Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management June 15, 2016
- Government of Canada Launches Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science June 13, 2016
- Letter from Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR, on the release of the Foundation Grant pilot competition report May 2016
- Open letter from Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR, to Canada's health researchers April 14, 2016
- CIHR Project Scheme Workshop slidedecks posted from January 7, 2016
- Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Compliance - Support from U of T libraries
- Project Scheme Live Pilots - Q & A
- 2015 Grant Writing Workshop - CIHR: The Changing Landscape (Slidedeck 18/06/15)
- Health Research Roadmap II: Capturing Innovation to Produce Better Health and Health Care for Canadians
- CIHR Town Hall - Slidedeck posted from January 15, 2015
- Integration of CIHR's legacy open programs
- Useful Links for CIHR Foundation Scheme Applicants
- CIHR Summary of results of the Stage 1 review process for the first Foundation Scheme Pilot (PDF version)
- CIHR Application Strategy Workshop - Webinar Link from January 15, 2014 and the complete CIHR Slidedeck
- CIHR Reforms of Open Programs and peer review: questions and answers
- UofT TAHSN Response to CIHR Proposed Changes April 2012 (PDF)
- CIHR University Delegate, News & Bulletins
CIHR APPLICATIONS TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY
IMPORTANT: Faculty are strongly encouraged to submit their CIHR applications for both editorial and scientific review. The combination of sciencific review and editorial review is the most effective way to increase the probability of funding success.
FMRO provides editorial reviews free of charge for St. George campus-based researchers, please contact the editors as soon as possible. Click here for details.
The Departments with web-based information on their scientific review process are:
Researchers in other Departments should contact their own Department for assistance.
IMPORTANT! BRIDGE FUNDING: Those researchers on the St. George campus who may be eligible to apply for bridge funding following an unsuccessful research application MUST have had both scientific and editorial reviews prior to submission.
My Research Applications (MRA). Applicants MUST have submitted their application information online via the My Research Applications portal. This is an online submission process to obtain institutional approval on research applications. Please note that you will be required to upload a copy of the application to this online submission. Please complete this step as early as possible and at least several days ahead of the deadline to insure all approvals are obtained on time. Please visit the OVPRI's MRA webpage for complete information an this process
Please note there are still two elements to a research application at the University of Toronto: your proposal to the sponsor, and University approval to apply. MRA facilitates University approval to apply, replacing the RIS Application Attachment form (aka Blue form). MRA does not replace the need to submit your final proposal to the sponsor.
Dean's Letter of Support for Career Awards
Clinician Scientist Training Award, Clinician Scientist Salary Award, and New Investigator Salary Award applications require letters of support from the Dean of Faculty, as well as documentation from the Chair of the applicant's University Department.
Where required, the Letter of the Dean will be provided through the Faculty of Medicine Research Office. Please contact Daniel Harney or 416-978-3488 at least 10 working days in advance of the agency deadline.
Principal investigators located at hospitals must consult with the hospital research office at the administrative site of a grant. For further information on applications that must be administered through the University please contact Cindy Faber, tel: 416-978-5834
Dean's Letter of Support for Career Awards
Clinician Scientist Training Award, Clinician Scientist Salary Award, and New Investigator Salary Award applications being submitted through hospital research institutes should contact their institution's hospital research office for guidance, as the Letter from the Dean will be provided by the hospital's Vice President, Research.