Project Grant Program

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The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from:

  • new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry; or,
  • knowledge translation approaches.


Project grants are designed to support researchers at any career stage to build and conduct health-related research and knowledge translation projects across CIHR's mandate. An individual cannot submit more than two Project Grant applications per competition as a Nominated Principal Applicant. If a Nominated Principal Applicant submits more than two applications, CIHR will automatically remove the last application submitted based on time-stamp of submission.

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Next important dates

Anticipated Notice of Decision for the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition: July 8, 2020

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