DoM CIHR Project Grant Internal Review Process

The Department of Medicine (DoM) will be conducting a CIHR internal peer review process for the Fall 2023 Project Grant competition. The DoM internal review will run in parallel to the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) Office of Research review process. The DoM stream will only engage qualified reviewers who have been successfully awarded CIHR grants at least twice as a Principal Applicant and have participated in CIHR Peer Review Committees.

The DoM Office of Research will randomize CIHR applications to enter the FoMD (non-selected reviewers) versus the DoM stream (selected reviewers). The applicants will be notified as to which review stream their CIHR application has been selected to enter. Each Applicant will be assigned two qualified reviewers. The individuals will meet at least once in-person or via Zoom.

  • The DoM internal review process is required for all researchers affiliated with the DoM who have never received a full CIHR Project Grant as Principal Applicant.

  • Applicants who applied in the Spring 2023 competition and are re-submitting to the CIHR Fall 2023 competition, but did not participate in the FoMD internal review, will also need to participate (Anticipated Notice of Decision for the Spring 2023 competition is July 20, 2023). 

  • Participation in the internal review process is strongly recommended for all other Principal Investigators even if they have a record of CIHR Project funding. However, this is not mandatory.

  • Participation in the internal review process in the DoM or FoMD stream is required for the FoMD's bridge funding eligibility, in case the CIHR application does not receive funding.

Researchers who will be (or are considering) applying to the CIHR Project Grant Fall 2023 Competition should notify the DoM Office of Research of their Intent to Apply as soon as possible via email to

Place in the Subject line: Notice of Intent to Apply CIHR Project Grant Fall 2023_{Your Name}

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