Non-Project Concept Discussion

Deadline for Intent to Declare Participation in a Concept Discussion: The sooner the better before the competition deadline.

Note: We encourage applicants to declare their intent to participate in the Concept Discussion well before the deadline. Engaging us earlier provides a better chance of securing the applicant's first choice of reviewers, including those reviewers who have participated in the relevant peer review process at CIHR.

Interested applicants should email with the following:

  1. Name of the CIHR funding opportunity to which the application will be submitted.
  2. Title of the application and summary of the proposal (<1 page).
  3. Names and email addresses of six University of Alberta faculty who may be contacted to participate as reviewers.* It is helpful to indicate the reason for each reviewer's inclusion (e.g. content expert, CIHR peer review committee member).
  4. Free form or Common CV.

*Having reviewers with different expertise can be helpful. It is possible to filter the resource database by "PRC List" for a list of UAlberta faculty who have reviewed at CIHR.

Concept Discussion Meeting: A minimum of 10 weeks before the CIHR deadline.

Note: The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) is willing to organize Concept Discussions at any time.