Grant Assist Program

Bridge Funding

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) offered bridge funding for CIHR applications missing the funding from January 2011 to July 2016.

We are grateful to Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, the Office of the Provost, Women & Children's Health Research Institute and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry who provided funding for the bridge awards. WCHRI is provided core funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation & the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

The Women & Children's Health Research Institute and Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry independently bridged Fall 2017 Project applications missing the funding cut-off at CIHR.

Currently, we are not certain whether this support will continue.

Source of Funds Funding Expended
BRIDGE n=74  
Alberta Innovates $1,940,000
University of Alberta $569,477
Women & Children's Health Research Institute $580,000
TOTAL Expended $3,099,477
Resulting CIHR Awards $23,870,009
Resultying NSERC Awards $572,000
Resulting Other Awards $3,339,830
TOTAL Awarded $28,095,308
Return on Investment 9.06*

*The return on investment will continue to increase as individuals who are bridged continue to apply (n=20).