Grant Assist Program

Concept Discussion for Non-Project/Non-Foundation CIHR Applications

Deadline for Intent to Declare Participation in a Concept Discussion: The sooner the better before the competition deadline.

Note: We encourage applicants to declare their intent to participate in the Concept Discussion well before the deadline. Engaging the Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) earlier provides a better chance of securing the applicant's first choice of reviewers, including those reviewers who have participated in the relevant peer review process at CIHR.

Interested applicants should email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca with the following:

  1. Name of the CIHR funding opportunity to which the application will be submitted.
  2. Title of the application and summary of the proposal (<1 page).
  3. Names and email addresses of six University of Alberta faculty who may be contacted to participate as reviewers.* It is helpful to indicate the reason for each reviewer’s inclusion (e.g. content expert, CIHR peer review committee member).
  4. Free form or Common CV.

*Having reviewers with different expertise can be helpful. It is possible to filter the resource database by “PRC List” for a list of UAlberta faculty who have reviewed at CIHR.

Concept Discussion Meeting: A minimum of 10 weeks before the CIHR deadline.

Note: The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) is willing to organize Concept Discussions at any time.