Operating Grant : New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health (2021)

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


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Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 14th, April 2021

External Deadline: Tuesday 20th, April 2021


The SickKids Foundation-CIHR-IHDCYH New Investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health program seeks to strengthen Canada’s capacity and knowledge to respond to children’s health challenges and needs. The grants are jointly sponsored by SickKids Foundation and the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). New investigators may obtain up to three years’ support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors that has the potential for significant impact on children’s health outcomes.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to both SickKids Foundation’s mission and IHDCYH’s mandate:

SickKids Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. For more information, please consult the SickKids Foundation website.

IHDCYH’s mandate is to support research that ensures the best start in life for all Canadians and the achievement of their potential for optimal growth and development. As a life-cycle based Institute, this broad mandate covers defined time periods and a wide range of issues pertaining to human development: pre-conception; fertilization; embryonic and fetal development; the health of the mother and father; and the health and development of infants, children and youth (up to 25 years of age).

Funds Available

CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,800,000, enough to fund approximately six (6) grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to three (3) years, for a total of $300,000 per grant.
  • Of this $1,800,000:
    • $300,000 is available to fund applications relevant to IHDCYH’s mandate;
    • $1,500,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the mission of the SickKids Foundation.

Visit the New Investigator Research Grants funding opportunity on the SickKids Foundation website for further details on funds available.

Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: February 16, 2021