Grant Assist Program


Response to Reviewers Section & Key Issues to Consider with Project Application Resubmissions

Dr. Gary Lopaschuk (Member; Diabetes, Obesity, Lipid & Lipoprotein Disorders) will share his thoughts on preparing the response to reviewers section and key issues to consider for submissions.

Time & Date: 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm on 13 July 2018
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)

Q&A with Spring 2018 CIHR Project Peer Reviewers

Join us to hear from Dr. Sarah Hughes (Member, Developmental Biology, Fall 2017; and Member, Cell Physiology, Spring 2018) and Dr. Rhonda Rosychuk (Scientific Office, Public, Community & Population Health; Spring 2018). They will share their insights regarding the Project grant peer review process. There will be significant time for questions.

Time & Date: 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm on 19 July 2018
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)

Tips for the Most Significant Contributions Section of your Project Application

Dr. Neesh Pannu and Dr. Richard Lehner will share their suggestions for completing the Most Significant Contributions section, both from their experience as funded applicants and as CIHR reviewers. Kathleen Ismond will also speak from her extensive experience as a grant writer/editor.

Time & Date: 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm on 23 July 2018
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)

Spring 2018 Project Competition Update

There are 2800 applications under review with 57 peer review committees, and CIHR has committed ~$275 million to the Spring 2018 Project competition.

Anticipated Notice of Decision: July 10, 2018
Funding Start Date: October 1, 2018 (Updated 11May2018)

CIHR Institute Advisory Board Renewal

CIHR received 390 applications as part of their Institute Advisory Board renewal process.  (Updated 11May2018)

Anticipated Fall 2018 Project Competition Timeline

July 2018: Posting of Funding Opportunity Details on ResearchNet
~August 15, 2018: Registration due
~September 12, 2018: Full application due
(Information from CIHR CARA-UD Teleconference, May 10, 2018)

Clarification on Funding Rates for each of the Fall 2017 Project Peer Review Committees

On March 7, 2018, CIHR posted additional information and data slides clarifying the Fall 2017 project grant results, explaining why each of the PRCs have slightly different funding rates. (Updated 11Mar2018)