CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, the health care system, and/or health outcomes, by supporting projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Research Areas:

  • The Project Grant program is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate: "To excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system". The onus is on the applicant to clearly demonstrate the alignment of the application with CIHR's mandate.

Important Dates:

Competition 201709PJT 201803PJT
Registration Deadline 2017-08-15 2018-02-06
Application Deadline 2017-09-15 2018-03-06
Anticipated Notice of Decision 2018-01-23 2018-07-10
Funding Start Date 2018-04-01 2018-10-01
Agency Name: 
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
The combined total amount available for CIHR’s 2017-18 Investigator Initiated Research Programs (which will include the Project Grant: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, and Foundation Grant: 2017-18 competitions) is approximately $575M.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: