Operating Grant: 2011-2012 - Funding Decisions Notification (September 2011 Competition - 201109MOP and 201110MOP)
Determination of Grants Approved
In approving the results of the Operating Grant: 2011-2012 (September 2011) competition, Scientific Council (SC) took into account:
- the commitment to fund at least 400 grants and to maintain or increase the average value of these grants;
- the need to provide the highest level of funding, considering the constraints on CIHR's budget;
- the balance between size of grant and number of grants awarded;
- the establishment of a specific maximum portion of the budget ($12.5M) for large grants;
- the continuing commitment to follow rank order in the funding of all applications to CIHR competitions; and
- the integration of the Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) program into the Open Operating Grants Program.
Total applications in the competition: 2294
Fundable applications (rated ≥3.5): 1494
Total non-RCT applications: 2119
Total RCT applications: 175
Total large grant applications (within totals above): 39
Total fundable non-RCT: 1414
Total fundable RCT: 80
Total fundable large grants (within totals above): 22
Total funded non-RCT: 372
Total funded RCT: 29
Total funded large grants (within totals above): 7
Operating grants funded from the core competition budget: 401
Est. number of additional full term Operating grants funded through Priority Announcements*: 15
Est. number of additional bridge grants funded through Priority Announcements* and other sources (up to): 90
Data below on average grant size and average grant duration are calculated based on the grant size and duration post peer review (and after the across the board cut). This will differ from annual corporate statistics which are based on actual grants paid out.
Total est. number of grants approved within the Operating Grant: 2011-2012 (September) competition (up to): 506
Large grants: The total number of grants approved includes 7 large grants with an average total grant size of $2.02 M. In the current competition any grant with an annual average value of $279,551 or more was considered a large grant.
Average full term total grant size from the Operating Grant 2011-2012 (September) competition: $600,026.
Median full term total grant size from the Operating Grant 2011-2012 (September) competition: $594,505
Average duration of full term grants: 4.11 years
Funding of these grants was made possible by reducing the recommended budgets of the funded proposals by a maximum 19.6% over peer review recommended amounts. We were able to approximately maintain the average value of grant compared to the previous competition.
*Priority Announcements represent additional sources of funding beyond the core competition budget that are available for funding of highly ranked applications that meet specific relevance criteria defined by CIHR's Priority Announcement partners. In applying for the Operating Grants competition, applicants can identify up to three Priority Announcements to which their application may be relevant.
Level of Investment
Est. core competition investment: $ 240.6 million over eight years, up slightly from $240.2 million for the previous competition.
Est. Full-Term Priority Announcement Investment: $ 4.9 million
Est. Bridge grant investment (up to): $ 9 million.
Other facts and frequently asked questions relating to the Open Operating Grant Program are available on the CIHR website, in the document archived – CIHR Open Operating Grant Program, Competitions Frequently Asked Questions.
Since some of the applications were approved conditional on meeting certain conditions, these specific applications will not appear in the detailed funding decisions database until and unless conditions are met.
The deadline for receipt of applications to the next (March 2012) Operating grant competition is Thursday March 1, 2012 by 8:00pm ET. All applicants who intend to submit an application to this competition must register their intent to apply to CIHR by Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:00 pm ET (Note the change in time which was previously midnight and is now 8:00 pm ET).
Visit our website for more information on the registration process. Applications will be accepted only from those who have registered by the deadline on Thursday, February 2, 2012 by 8:00 pm ET. If you register and then decide not to apply, please notify CIHR as soon as possible to indicate that you are withdrawing from the competition.
Funding Decisions Data Report
201109MOP: Access the "Operating Grant" funding decisions data report.
201110MOP: Access the "Operating Grant: 2010-2011 Additional One-Year Grants" funding decisions data report.
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