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CIHR - Integration of Legacy Open Programs

The implementation of CIHR’s new Open Suite of Programs and peer review processes includes a transition plan to gradually phase-out existing Open programs while phasing-in the two new funding schemes, the Project Scheme and Foundation Scheme.

CIHR has been piloting the new Project Scheme design elements in many of these programs to ensure applicability of the new design while also identifying opportunities to further remove barriers to successfully integrate the partnered/integrated knowledge translation programs.

As the pilot results have been positive, these programs will be integrated into the new open funding schemes. The approximate deadlines for the final competition for each of these programs are:

Legacy Open Program

Competition Launch Date

Approximate Application Deadlines

Funding Start Date

Transitional Open Operating Grant

November 2013

March 2015*

July 2015

Knowledge Synthesis

June 2015

January 2016

June 2016

Knowledge to Action

June 2015

October 2015

March 2016

Partnerships for Health System Improvement

June 2015

October 2015

June 2016

Industry-partnered Collaborative Research

June 2015

September 2015

April 2016

Proof-of-Principle (Phase I and II)

June 2015

September 2015

April 2016

New Investigator Salary Award

July 2015

December 2015

July 2016

*Actual

To ensure a smooth transition, minimum thresholds will be established for partnered/integrated knowledge translation applications in the Project Scheme and for new/early career investigators in the Foundation Scheme.

CIHR will continue to monitor and make adjustments based on pilot results to safeguard the reliability, consistency, fairness, and efficiency of the competition and peer review processes. More information.

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