Project Grant: Eligibility

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.

The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher or a knowledge user.

The Nominated Principal Applicant must have an academic or research appointment at an eligible institution if they are an independent researcher (see Institutional Eligibility Requirements for the eligibility process and associated timelines). If the Nominated Principal Applicant is a knowledge user, there must be at least one Principal Applicant who is an independent researcher.

Projects may include one or more Principal Applicant(s) and Co-Applicant(s).

While individuals can apply to Foundation Grant and Project Grant competitions during overlapping competitions, the same application cannot be submitted to both competitions, as per section 1-E of the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide. If the same application is found to have been submitted to overlapping Foundation Grant and Project Grant competitions, the applicant will be asked to withdraw one of his/her applications. CIHR will not consider inclusion of components of a proposal into a second proposal as the same application.

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 withdraw the last application submitted based on time-stamp of submission. Also, individuals who hold a Foundation Grant in the role of Program Leader are not eligible to apply to the Project Grant competition in the roles of Nominated Principal Applicant and Principal Applicant.

Please refer to the specific funding opportunity for details on eligibility. Additional information can also be found in the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide.

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