Project Grant: Fall 2019 Competition – Registration

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Inquire with Unit

External Deadline: Wednesday 6th, February 2019


A new process was established beginning September 2013 whereby Academic Units will be assuming the responsibility for institutional review and electronic submission of applications for the CIHR Project, CIHR Foundation, SSHRC Insight, SSHRC Insight Development, and NSERC Discovery and RTI Grants competitions.  Research Grant and Contract Services will no longer be completing the electronic submission for these grants, but will be supporting Academic Units in their review of applications as they may require. If you are intending on applying to any of these competitions, please contact your Grants Facilitation Officer, Associate Dean (Research) or equivalent unit signatory to obtain information on deadlines and processes for institutional review and electronic submission for your unit.

CIHR is pleased to announce the launch of the Project Grant: Spring 2019 Project Grant competition.

Please note the following key dates:

Registration Deadline: February 6, 2019
Application Deadline: March 6, 2019
Funding start date: October 1, 2019

Please note that a small number of committee mandates have been updated for the Fall 2018 competition based on input received from Committee Chairs, Scientific Officers and reviewers. No committees have been merged or removed. CIHR will continue to consult with the research community to update additional committee mandates—and make other changes, as needed—for the Spring 2019 competition. Applicants are encouraged to read all committee mandates carefully.

Please feel free to direct all additional inquiries about this funding opportunity to the CIHR Contact Centre at

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

The Project Grant program will:

  • support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
  • promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors; and,
  • contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge.

Within the overall competition budget, there will be a specific funding envelope to support new/early career investigators. Competition processes and peer review for this cohort will be fully integrated within the competition as a whole with no additional steps being required on the part of the applicant.

For more information on the Project Grant program, visit CIHR’s website.

For information on the Priority Announcements (Specific Research Areas), visit here.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: July 24, 2019