Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was created under a 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.” In pursuit of this mandate, the CIHR holds multiple funding competitions for both investigator- and strategic/priority-driven research, with deadlines occurring throughout the year.

All CIHR funding opportunities can be found on ResearchNet under the View all Current Opportunities tab. For more information on available CIHR funding opportunities, please contact Angela McCormick, the affiliated Research Partner, at

Deadlines at a Glance

CIHR Project Grant: 2023 Competition

ResearchNet Registration Phase:

  • RAS Internal Submission Deadline: N/A
  • Final CIHR Deadline: February 8th, 2023 at 6:00 pm MST

Full Application Phase:

  • RAS Internal Submission Deadline: February 24, 2023 at 4:30 pm MST (submit to RAS via the Researcher Home Page)
  • Final CIHR Deadline: March 7, 2023 at 10:00 am MST

Who Can Help Me?

Both the University of Alberta’s Research Partner Network (RPNet) and your faculty’s Associate or Vice Dean of Research offer several proposal development supports to researchers applying for CIHR grants, including, but not limited to: 

  • Peer review services
  • Workshops
  • Submission guideline documents
  • General support

For more information on the specific CIHR research development supports available to you, please contact the affiliated research partner, Angela McCormick, at, or reach out to your faculty’s Vice Dean of Research. You can also browse our resource database to find our full selection of support documents and other print resources.

CIHR University Delegate

The CIHR University Delegate Network meets once a month via teleconference. Their mandate is to keep the health research community within universities and other affiliated institutions informed of the CIHR's research directions, initiatives, and decisions, and to solicit their active participation in awareness activities. Through their University Delegates, the CIHR seeks the views of the health research community on key policy and implementation questions, and is therefore attentive to all concerns expressed by University Delegates and the communities they represent.

The University of Alberta’s current CIHR University Delegate is Dr. Christian Beaulieu (Department of Biomedical Engineering). If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CIHR and their policies, directives, decisions, and/or initiatives that you would like addressed, please contact him at

Volunteer With the CIHR

Become a member of the CIHR’s College of Reviewers. Find more information on memberships and the application process »

Join a CIHR Institute Advisory Board (IAB). Find more information on the application process »

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