Peer Review Committees and Mandates – Doctoral Research Award

CIHR Doctoral Research Awards are provided to trainees who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada or abroad.

The evaluation of Doctoral Research Award applications focuses on the applicant's track record, characteristics and abilities as well as the research proposal and environment/support.

Applications are assigned to one of the two committees described below based on the scientific area of the proposed research activities*.

*Note: The scientific area is based on CIHR’s four broad themes. Generally, applications related to the biomedical and/or clinical research themes are categorized as part of the biomedical scientific area while applications related to the health services and/or social, cultural, environmental and population health research themes are categorized as part of the health research scientific area. A particular theme of research may overlap scientific areas; however, it is the candidate’s responsibility to determine which is most appropriate, representing more than fifty percent of the research project.

Doctoral Research Award – A (DRA)

This committee reviews Doctoral Research Award applications to assess the candidate’s potential of attaining competence as a prospective researcher in biomedical and/or clinical research.

This committee reviews Research Award – B (DRB)

Reviews Doctoral Research Award application’s to assess the candidate’s potential of attaining competence as a prospective researcher in health services research and/or social, cultural, environmental and population health research.

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