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 Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA), Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV), Northern Alberta Clinical Trials + Research Centre (NACTRC), Peter Lougheed Fund, and Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) offerred bridge funding to September 2018 Project applications just missing the funding cut-off.

Source of Funds Funding Expended
BRIDGE n=69  
Alberta Innovates $1,940,000
University of Alberta $419,477
Women & Children's Health Research Institute $540,000
TOTAL Expended $2,899,477
Resulting CIHR Awards $23,282,229
Resultying NSERC Awards $572,000
Resulting Other Awards $3,653,299
TOTAL Awarded $27,507,528
Return on Investment 9.49*