Research Western

CIHR Foundation Grant

The CIHR Foundation Grant is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of establised health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative, high-impact reesarch programs.

Mid Career/Senior Investigators will be awarded 7-year grants.

*New/Early Career Investigators - Update July 17, 2017

As per the recent announcement from Dr. Rod McInnes, CIHR Acting President, Early Career Investigators (ECIs) are not eligible to apply to the Foundation Grant competition as a Program Leader. For the purposes of the Foundation Grant competition, CIHR defines a New/Early Career Investigator as someone who, at the registration deadline (August 8, 2017), has held a full-time appointment as an independent researcher (e.g. faculty appointment providing eligibility to apply for grants and/or supervise trainees) for a period of 0 to 60 months.

CIHR is updating the Peer Review Manual and other supporting documentation in the coming weeks.

Key Deadlines

Foundation Grant: Registration Process

**The names of all Program Leaders must remain unchanged between Registration and Application.

Foundation Grant: Stage 1 Application Process

Foundation Grant: Stage 2 Application Process

Note: When you submit your Registration in ResearchNet, it will be sent directly to CIHR. When you submit your Application in ResearchNet, it will be routed through Research Development & Services for review and final submission to CIHR.