For a list of current CIHR Funding Opportunities and related Bulletins go to Funding Opportunities.
CIHR is Canada's major federal funding agency for health research. Its objective is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system. CIHR website
Senior Grants Advisors for CIHR Programs:
Please refer to the table below for the related primary contact. If you're not sure, or the program is not listed below, please contact either Advisor.
|Partnership for Health Systems Improvement
|Student Awards (Fellowships, Doctoral, Masters, Undergraduate)
|Dissemination, Meeting and Planning Grants
|Training/Salary Awards (New Investigator, Clinician Scientist)
|Proof of Principle (contact the MILO Office: http://milo.mcmaster.ca/
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Town Hall Meeting
March 12th, 2013
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
PREPARE TO BE HEARD: HAVE YOUR SAY!
Take this opportunity to be part of the consultation process, for revisions to the new suite of research programs and the peer review process of Open Operating Programs within CIHR.
Prepare yourself by reviewing the reforms in detail: CIHR Design Discussion Document: Proposed Changes to CIHR’s Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the Peer Review Process or review the pdf version here
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hodge, CIHR Senior Grants Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 26367.
CIHR OPERATING GRANTS
MINI- CIHR SPRING 2013 INFO SESSION
Health Research Services in the Faculty of Health Sciences presented a Mini-CIHR Info Session for all potential applicants who were unable to attend the January 16th semi-annual CIHR Spring Info Session. All presentation materials are listed in the links below.
CIHR SPRING 2013 INFO SESSION
Health Research Services in the Faculty of Health Sciences presented its semi-annual CIHR Info Session on January 16th, 2013 to potential applicants applying to the CIHR Spring 2013 Open Operating Grants competition. All presentation materials are listed in the links below.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
All researchers applying for CIHR Operating Grant, note the following deadlines:
CIHR’s Registration Deadline: February 1, 2013
CIHR’s Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 8 pm EST online (NOTE: NEW CIHR ONLINE DEADLINE TIME)
McMaster’s Internal Deadline: February 20, 2013 - 4:00 pm EST online
For the current Operating Grants competition applications will be accepted in all areas of health research. (Note: As of Fall 2009, RCT applications will be included in the Operating Grants competition.)
The above dates pertain to the main CIHR Open Operating Grants competition requiring e-approval through Research NET. Funds are available throughout the year to support Operating Grants in specific research areas, under RFA Strategic Initiatives, and these will be posted under Funding Opportunities on the CIHR website.
RESOURCES FOR THE OPEN OPERATING GRANTS COMPETITION
RECENT CHANGES AND REMINDERS:
The renewed Canadian Common CV (CCV) was implemented on June 19, 2012 for all CCV subscriber agencies, including CIHR. All CIHR applicants who submit their applications on or after June 19, 2012 are required to use the renewed Canadian Common CV (CCV).
The look and feel of the CCV, as well as the information requirements for CIHR applicants will be changing. CIHR applicants will choose from three CV templates, depending on their roles and the application stage:
* Registration CV template
* Academic CV template (replaces Full Application CV)
* Knowledge User CV template
Additional CCV templates for CIHR applicants will be created to reflect requirements for the redesign of CIHR's open suite of programs and peer review system and will be available as the reforms are implemented.
The majority of data (approximately 90%) for existing CCV users will be migrated to the new CCV, however, applicants are advised that additional time will be required to enter contributions as data and to complete expertise fields.
More information, including CIHR-specific instructions and/or guidelines, will be provided through the "CIHR Funding News" on the CIHR website in June. General information about the renewed CCV for all subscribers can be found on the CCV website: http://www.commoncv.net/renewal_e.html.
CIHR's global deadline for all ResearchNET submissions online—NOW 8:00 PM—NOT 11:59 PM
CIHR Grants and Awards Guide:
For a synopsis of changes go to: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/805.html
Mandatory Peer Reivew:
Mandatory peer reivew is a proactive approach to increasing grant application success. This pre-application review by peers affords a scientific critique of a grant application prior to the administrative process carried out by Health Research Services (HRS). Peer review is available through Department contacts; see Peer Review Facilitator Contact list below. Research contacts are aligned by School, Institute, and Department as a point of contact for faculty grant applicants to solicit appropriate peer review prior to full application (and in due time following Registration). Here is a link to the Peer Review Facilitator contacts, who will serve as your first point of contact for assigning a Peer Reviewer: CIHR Peer Review Facilitator Contact Name
CIHR has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for incomplete applications. The governance of this policy is fundamental to funding grant applications and requires due diligence. For more information on this policy visit http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36729.html#2
HOW TO APPLY:
Please note that ALL applicants to the Operating Grant Program are now REQUIRED to submit BOTH their Registrations and Full Applications electronically using ResearchNet. ResearchNet is a tool available on the Internet which allows the research community to electronically submit grant registrations and applications, and allows CIHR to receive and begin processing the data and documents which comprise the application almost immediately. Registrations must be submitted through ResearchNet for each competition, even if the application is a resubmission. Full applications received from candidates who have not submitted a Registration WILL NOT be considered.
Please note that you can log in and out of ResearchNET frequently to complete tasks as part of a complete application. It is recommended that you DO NOT leave completion of online work to large single blocks of time, as volume of usage will become a factor when deadline dates are imminent.
To complete your application using ResearchNet:
NEW USERS/FIRST TIME APPLICANTS:
1. Register to obtain a CIHR PIN. This will allow you to validate your Common CV for CIHR. Please note that the CIHR PIN cannot be used to logon to the Common CV, which is an external site. If you already have a CIHR PIN, do not re-register.
2. Register with the Common CV network. This will allow you to access the Common CV. If you have already registered with the Common CV, do not re-register. During the ResearchNet e-Submission process, you will be directed to complete a Common CV (for CIHR) for each applicant by entering the data requirements which are common to all agencies on the first screen of each section (Identification, Contact Information, etc) and by completing additional CIHR-specific data.
3. Register to obtain a ResearchNet account. You should only have one ResearchNet account. If you have already accessed ResearchNet, please do not register for a new account.
4. Logon to ResearchNet, locate your funding opportunity by choosing “Apply for Funding,” and follow the on-screen instructions for BOTH Registration and subsequently, Full Application. Provide clear and concise answers to all applicable questions in one of the official languages. Be sure to use Acceptable Application Module Formats for all .pdf files.
EXISTING USERS/RETURN APPLICANTS:
1. Logon to ResearchNet, locate your funding opportunity by choosing “Apply for Funding,” and follow the on-screen instructions for BOTH Registration and subsequently, Full Application. Provide clear and concise answers to all applicable questions in one of the official languages. Be sure to use Acceptable Application Module Formats for all .pdf files.
GENERAL APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
- In ResearchNET, complete all tasks listed for your funding opportunity following the on-screen instructions (in one of the official languages).
- Determine what signatures are needed for each part of your application. See the funding opportunity, and the Meaning of Signatures in the Grants and Awards Guide.
- Print the Signature pages, found in ResearchNET needed for the funding opportunity.
- Offline, obtain signatures for all signature pages, and for any other material needing signatures.
- Scan the signature pages.
- Upload the completed AND signed signature pages to ResearchNET as part of your submission before the application deadline date.
- Review the funding opportunity How to Apply section and provide the information requested.
- Preview the Full Application Package version of your application in ResearchNET using the "Preview Application Materials" task to ensure that your application is complete.
Note: What you see previewed is exactly how your application will look when submitted to CIHR electronically.
- Indicate that you have verified the application for completeness on ResearchNET.
- Print the entire application.
- Save a PDF version of the complete submission.
- Submit the completed electronic application to CIHR through ResearchNET by completing the "Consent and Submit Application" task on ResearchNET.
Note: CIHR cannot legally accept your application until you complete this task.
- For technical help, call 613-941-9080 or e-mail support@ResearchNET-recherchenet.ca, and for more information email email@example.com.
A complete application consists of:
- A submitted ResearchNET Application including all signatures
- Task 1. Identify Participants
- Task 2. Provide Overview of Proposed Activity
- Task 3. Provide Details of Previous Funding Application(s)
- Task 4. Attach Detailed Activity Description
- Task 5. Attach Other Application Materials
- Task 6. Provide Budget Overview
- Task 7. Attach Budget and Supporting Documents
Task 8. Print, Scan and Upload Signature Pages
- Task 9. Preview Application Materials
- Task 10. Consent and Submit Application
Need Help? Please contact: Lisa Hodge, Senior Grants Advisor, Health Research Services at 905-525-9140, x26367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. ADDITIONAL CIHR RELATED LINKS:
Helpful CIHR Application ONLINE Demos
CIHR Designing for the Future: The New Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process
CIHR Designing for the Future: PDF Version of the New Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process
Guide to CIHR e-approval Main Operating Grants Competition (Sep 15/Mar1)
Canadian Institute of Health Research - Health Professional Student Research Awards
Direct Link to ResearchNet
Guidebook for New Principal Investigators
CIHR Operating Grant Frequently Asked Questions
CIHR ResearchNet Frequently Asked Questions