CIHR Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot
Notify ROADS of Intent to Apply by January 4th
Registration due to CIHR by 8:00pm January 18th
Draft application due to ROADS by February 2nd
Final application due to ROADS via ResearchNet by 4:00pm February 22nd*
*Please note that applicants who do not submit their final draft by this date and time will lose access to their application on ResearchNet.
If you do not have a complete draft of your application by this date, please upload a blank document to ensure uninterrupted access to your application.
The Project Scheme is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports 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.
The Project Scheme is expected to:
Support a diverse portfolio of health-related research and knowledge translation projects at any stage, from discovery to application, including commercialization;
Contribute to the creation and use of health-related knowledge;
Promote relevant collaborations across disciplines, professions, and sectors.
Partnered/Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) projects:
CIHR will establish a minimum threshold of funded knowledge translation and commercialization projects that include a partnered/iKT approach. Competition processes and peer review for these projects will be fully integrated within the competition as a whole with no additional steps being required on the part of the applicant outside of identifying their application as a partnered/iKT and commercialization project.
The Project Scheme has no formal requirements for partnering, however, depending on the nature of the research project a commitment (cash or in-kind) from interested or engaged knowledge user(s) or other partners may be reasonably expected by peer reviewers.
The Project Scheme 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".
For an application to be eligible:
The Nominated Principal Applicant must have an academic or research appointment at an eligible institution if they are an independent researcher (SeeInstitutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).
Co-Applicants can be one of the following (inclusion of one or more Co-applicants is optional):
Individuals who hold a Foundation Scheme grant in the role of Program Leader are not eligible to apply to the Project Scheme in the role of Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant.
There is no limit to the number of applications an individual can submit to the Project Scheme.
It is expected that most Project grant budget requests will fall within a range of $50K to $750K per annum and the grant durations will range between approximately 1 to 5 years. Project grant funding levels will be commensurate with need, which is expected to vary by research field, research approach, and scope of project activities.
The number of grants expected to be funded for this Project Scheme competition will depend on the application pressure, requested grant amount and duration and peer review recommendations.
This funding opportunity has a two-step application process: Registration and Application.
If you intend to register, please contact Cynthia Belaskie, ROADS Senior Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 21581, by January 4th.
Registrations must be received by CIHR using ResearchNet by 8:00pm January 18th. Full applications received from candidates who have not registered will not be considered by CIHR.
Draft applications are due to ROADS by February 2nd. Final applications must be received by ROADS via ResearchNet by 4:00pm February 22nd. Please note that applicants who do not submit their final draft by this date and time will lose access to their application on ResearchNet. If you do not have a complete draft of your application by this date, please upload a blank document to ensure uninterrupted access to your application. Once ROADS has received your final draft, we will conduct a final review and forward the completed application to CIHR by 4:00pm March 1st.
Additional information regarding the Project Scheme: 2016 1st Live Pilot can be found on ResearchNet at: