Grant Assist Program

Foundation Competition: Overview & Additional Information

Foundation grants are currently intended to provide 7 years of operating funding for mid-career or senior investigators to conduct programs of research. New-investigators are no longer eligible to apply. Please note that if one holds a Foundation award, one cannot hold other open funding (e.g. a Project grant). All open funding currently held by an investigator will be terminated on receipt of the Foundation award.
For additional information see the following:

September 2017 Competition Dates

  • Stage 1 Notice of Decision: December 7, 2017
  • Stage 2 Application Deadline for investigators invited to apply to Stage 2: February 6, 2018
  • Final Assessment Stage Notice of Decision: July 17, 2018

Next competition anticipated September 2018. However, please note that CIHR has convened a Foundation Grant Program Review Committee to provide strategic advice to CIHR on the Foundation Grant Program. The Review Committee's advice may impact the Fall 2018 Foundation competition.