Research Western

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary U.S. agency dealing with, and the largest source of funding for, medical research in the world.

NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with specific research agendas and interests often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. Researchers from Canadian universities are eligible for many NIH funding opportunities. Please consult RDS staff early for more information on submitting to the NIH.

To help assist those applicants planning submission to the NIH/DHHS during CIHR’s transition period. The following items have been updated. Please find:


Please also note, the NIH Financial Conflict of Interest tutorial was designed by the National Institutes of Health to provide education training on what constitutes a financial conflict of interest. It provides guidance on the proper policies and practices regarding these issues and is required for anyone involved with an NIH funded project. Please visit the NIH’s website to take the online tutorial.

General information: