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CIHR Foundation Grant

The CIHR Foundation Grant is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new and established health research leaders, by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs. 


The Foundation Grant is expected to:

  • support a broad base of health research leaders across all career stages, areas and health-related disciplines with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study;
  • develop and maintain Canadian capacity in health research and other related fields;
  • provide research leaders with the flexibility to pursue novel and innovative lines of inquiry;
  • contribute to the creation and application of health-related knowledge through a wide range of research and/or knowledge translation activities, including relevant collaborations.

 

Eligibility:
The Foundation Grant is open to applicants in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate.

Eligible applicants will include new/early-career, mid-career and established researchers, who are independent researchers with a demonstrable track record of excellence and impact in their field of study. 

New and early-career investigators:

  • CIHR defines a new/early career investigator as someone who, at the registration deadline, has held a full-time appointment as an independent researcher (e.g., faculty appointment providing eligibility to apply for grants and/or supervise trainees) for a period of 0 to 60 months.
  • To support the objective of the program – a sustainable foundation of health research leaders – a minimum annual intake of new investigators into the Foundation Grant portfolio will be established. Competition processes and peer review for this cohort will be fully integrated within the competition as a whole with no additional steps being required on the part of the applicant.

 

More information:

Additional information regarding the Foundation Grant and upcoming program details can be found on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research website at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/47618.html.