List of Funding Tools

Your organization can help fund health research in various ways with CIHR. From capacity building to knowledge creation to knowledge translation, you can be involved anywhere in the research lifecycle with one of the following funding tools:

Capacity Building Grants
Funding tool Goal Award amount per annum Award duration Competition launch date Application deadline Usual funding start date
Master's Award Support students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field in Canada $17,500 stipend Up to 1 year June February September
Doctoral Research Award Support students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in a health related field in Canada or abroad $30,000 stipend

$5,000 research allowance
Up to 3 years June October May
Fellowship Award Support candidates at the post-Ph.D. or post health professional degree

Fund and recognize researchers early in their career
$40,000 $50,000 stipend


$5,000 research allowance
Up to 5 years June and December October and February April and July
New Investigator Award Enable new investigators to develop independence

Fund researchers who are new to their full time appointments (less than five years)
$60,000 Up to 5 years June September July
Knowledge Creation Grants
Funding tool Goal Award amount per annum Award duration Competition launch date Application deadline Usual funding start date
CIHR Open Operating Grant Program Support research proposals in all areas of health research, including randomized controlled trials No maximum funding Up to 5 years June and December September and March April and October
Knowledge Translation Grants
Funding tool Goal Award amount per annum Award duration Competition launch date Application deadline Usual funding start date
Planning Grant Support planning activities and partnership development Up to $25,000 One year February, June and October
Dissemination Event Enable widespread dissemination and implementation of research findings Up to $25,000 One year February, June and October
Collaborative Health Research Projects Support focused collaborative research projects involving health science and either natural sciences or engineering No maximum funding Up to 3 years March Letter of intent
May

Full application
October
April
Knowledge Translation Supplement Grant Enable widespread dissemination and implementation of research findings Up to $100,000 One year February, June and October
Knowledge Synthesis Grant Support teams of researchers and knowledge users

Promote decision-making and practice based on synthesized evidence
Up to $100,000 for knowledge synthesis

Up to $50,000 for scoping reviews
One year June and December September and February March and October
Knowledge to Action Grant Move knowledge into action by linking researchers to knowledge users

Support implementation projects
Up to $100,000 Up to 2 years June October April
Proof of
Principle Phase I
Advance discoveries or inventions towards commercialization Up to $160,000 One year June and December February and
September
October and April

To learn more about these funding tools, or to find out about our funding programs, please contact the Partnership and Citizen Engagement branch at pce.pec@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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