Clarification on reviewer eligibility for the Project Grant competition

November 8, 2016

Contrary to information recently circulated, applicants (who meet the peer reviewer criteria) are eligible to be reviewers. As per the Peer Review Working Group recommendations endorsed by CIHR, they just cannot participate in the cluster of applications containing their own application.

In e-mails sent to a small number of reviewers for the Project Grant competition, CIHR staff noted that a Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) or a Principal Applicant (PA) on a Project Grant would not be eligible to participate in the peer review process. This was a mistake, based on outdated eligibility details from the previous competition.

We have now personally reached out to all the researchers who received the incorrect information, and we have clarified their eligibility to review. We apologize for the mistake, as well as any inconvenience that it may have caused.

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