CAAIF/CIHR-III Food Allergy Research Grant

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 31st, August 2023

External Deadline: Wednesday 6th, September 2023


Please note: The Memorial Deadline for this competition has been extended by an additional day to accommodate Labour Day Break (September 4, 2023).

The objective of the CAAIF/CIHR-III Food Allergy Research Grant is to fund a research grant focused on the area of food allergy research.

There are two awards available for $100,000. One Award is designated for an early career researcher.

The Research Grant is for one year, non-renewable.

Applications must be submitted by September 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm in the time zone of the applicant



  • –  Project must fall within CAAIF’s mission and the mandate of the CIHR-III.
  • – An applicant must hold an academic position (as a primary appointment), at a CIHR eligible institution, which allows the individual to engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project and includes the ability to supervise trainees and publish research results. The Nominated Principal Applicant must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the award.

– To apply for the Early Career Researcher Award, the Applicant must be an Early Career Researcher within the first 60 months of their first academic appointment by the application deadline.

      • – In the case of creation of a new faculty position, applicants must submit confirmation via a letter from their Dean or Chair or Division Director to clarify the specifics of their new appointment (e., amount of protected time available, local infrastructure in place).
      • – For research applications involving Indigenous Peoples, at least one applicant must self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provide evidence of meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples.
      • – The applicant must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and have submitted a Certificate of Completion.
      • – At the time of submission deadline, the Nominated Principal Applicants are ineligible if they hold or have already held peer-reviewed grants as NPA with a total sum value of $300,000 or more. This includes, but is not limited to, peer-reviewed funding from CIHR, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), or Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In addition, those currently holding another similar salary award, such as a Canada Research Chair Award, New Investigator Award or Early Career Investigator award from any source will be considered ineligible.

More details can be found here.

Funding Sources

Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: June 14, 2023