Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: UP TO 3 YEARS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 24, 2013
Sponsor's: Oct 01, 2013

Subject Areas: Knowledge Translation, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program is a joint initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The CHRP program supports innovative interdisciplinary collaborative research projects requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. Proposed research projects must have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and lead to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system. Funding for CHRP projects can be for up to three years for defined projects with clear milestones and decision points.

LOI Application Due May 15, 2013 using RsearchNet. A CHRP info session will be held on Monday, April 15h, from 1-2 pm in the Health Sciences Addition, room HSA 101. The session will provide the opportunity to talk to a current CHRP holder and a previous CHRP review panel member about the program. Contact: Silke Nebel ( Only applicants successful at the Letter of Intent phase are eligible to submit a full application.

Application Details:

Both NSERC and CIHR criteria are used to determine eligibility for the CHRP Program. Application must include at least two Principal Applicants (including the Nominated Principal Applicant), one from the natural sciences or engineering community and one from the health sciences community. The Nominated Principal Applicant and the other Principal Applicants must qualify as an independent researcher.

Beginning in 2012, applications will be submitted to CIHR through its ResearchNet portal. More information about application requirements, how to apply, and deadlines can be found on the CIHR Web site. A signed Form 183A (letter of support and company or organization profile) from the knowledge/technology user organization (the partner) must be uploaded to ResearchNet before the application is submitted. For more information go to "Task: Identify applicant partner".This Funding Opportunity participates in the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits their application, it will be electronically directed to the Research Institution for review and approval. The eApproval process allows Administrators at a Research Institution to review and electronically approve applications for which the applicant has identified their institution as the Institution Paid. Once the applications are reviewed and approved by the Research Institution, they will submit the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant. When completing the application on ResearchNet, detailed instructions on the eApproval process are available in the "Electronic Approval tool for Research Institutions - Applicant's Guide" under the Project Details task.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Martin,Antoinette

Sponsor Contacts:

160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 941-2672