Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is dedicated to excelling in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health outcomes for Canadians. As part of this commitment, CIHR conducts multiple funding competitions for investigator- and strategic/priority-driven research. These funding opportunities cover a wide range of health-related topics and have deadlines throughout the year. To explore and apply for CIHR funding, researchers can visit ResearchNet and navigate to the  View All Current Opportunities section.


Details for the Fall 2023 Project Grant competition are available on the CIHR website. Please check the CIHR for Further Updates.

  • Registration deadline: August 17
  • Application deadline: September 14 (UofA deadline one week prior to this)

Fall 2023 competition deadlines:

  • Submission of Full Application to RAS: September 1, 2023, 4:30 pm Edmonton time
    • The proposal request (with complete application attached) must be submitted through Researcher Home Page with department and Faculty approvals obtained before this date to ensure a full administrative review. This means the proposal request should be submitted before August 30, 2023, to allow time for the department and Faculty to approve. Late applications will only receive a compliance review. More information about internal review can be found here.
  • Submission of approved application in ResearchNet: September 13, 2023, 10:00 am Edmonton time. This must be completed by the applicant.

More information

Both the University of Alberta's Research Partner Network (RPNet) and your college or faculty's  Associate or Vice Dean of Research provide a range of proposal development supports for researchers applying for CIHR grants. These supports include:

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

To learn more about the specific CIHR research development supports available to you, please contact the affiliated research partner Gareth Corry or reach out to your faculty's Vice Dean or Associate Dean of Research. Additionally, you can explore our resource database to access a comprehensive selection of support documents and other print resources.


For more information, please contact:

Gareth Corry
Research Partner, College of Health Sciences

CIHR University Delegate

The CIHR University Delegate Network meets monthly via teleconference to keep the health research community informed of the CIHR's research directions, initiatives, and decisions. They actively seek the views of the community on policy and implementation matters. Dr. Christian Beaulieu (Department of Biomedical Engineering) serves as the current CIHR University Delegate for the University of Alberta. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CIHR's policies, directives, decisions, or initiatives, please reach out to Dr. Christian Beaulieu at

Volunteer With the CIHR

Become a member of the CIHR’s College of Reviewers:  Register here

Join a CIHR Institute Advisory Board (IAB):  Register here

Quick Links