Research Western

NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program supports focused interdisciplinary collaborative research projects involving any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences.  Proposed research projects should be innovative, and lead to health benefits for Canadians, more effective health services, and/or economic development in health-related areas.  All applicant teams are required to demonstrate that they will engage and collaborate with a knowledge/technology user that could benefit from the results of the research.  Typically, support will be for up to three years for defined projects with clear milestones and decision points.

The CHRP program is jointly funded by CIHR and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).  For more information, please consult the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program details on the NSERC website.  Beginning in 2012, applications will be submitted to CIHR through it's ResearchNet portal.


In the context of improved health for Canadians, the CHRP objectives are to:

Information Session - April 17, 2012 (Presentation)

Letter of Intent

CIHR Deadline: May 15, 2012

To apply for a CHRP program grant, researchers must first submit a Notification of Intent through ResearchNet.

Full Application (upon invitation)

RD&S Internal Deadline: 23 September  2012

Sponsor's Deadline: 1 October 2012

Applications must be submitted by the deadline date. Please contact RD&S as soon as possible as you work through your application.

Full applications for the CHRP program must also include a separate ROLA proposal.

Program Contact

Silke Nebel
SSB 5163

519-661-2111 x87970