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 2018 Competition Dates

  • Stage 1 Notice of Decision: December 18, 2018
  • Stage 2 Application Deadline for investigators invited to apply to Stage 2: February 6, 2019
  • Final Assessment Stage Notice of Decision: July 16, 2019

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 2019 Foundation competition.