Research Western

NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program supports focused interdisciplinary collaborative research projects involving participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community.  Proposed research projects must be innovative, have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT), and lead to health benefits for Canadians including 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 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). For more information, please consult ResearchNet Funding Opportunities for program details.

Important Dates


LOI Review (completed by RD&S)

May 22, 2017

ROLA submission due

June 1, 2017

LOI Internal Submission

June 1, 2017

LOI External Submission

June 6, 2017


Submission of draft for review and feedback by Research Development

October 18, 2017

ROLA submission due

October 27, 2017

Internal full application submitted in ResearchNet

October 27, 2017

External Submission (2:00 p.m.)

November 1, 2017

Submission Process

Letter of Intent (Phase I)

Full Application (Phase II - upon invitation)


For more information, or questions relating to the CHRP program, please contact Nicole Kaniki, Consultant, Research Development (519-661-2111 ext. 87182).