CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health

This program consists of an annual funding opportunity to support research that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes. Ultimately, the program aims to strengthen Canada’s capacity and knowledge to respond to challenges and needs by providing important early career development support to researchers in these fields.

Latest news

Congratulations to our 2017 CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health!

Our 2018 funding opportunity will be launched soon:

Registration: April, 2018
Application: May, 2018
Funding: November, 2018

Supporting institutes

The 2018 funding opportunity is a collaboration between CIHR-IHDCYH and the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH); Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH); Institute of Infection and Immunity (III); and Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA).

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution;
  • Have held a full-time, independent research appointment for a period of less than 60 months at the time of application (calculation of eligibility can be adjusted for part-time appointments and leaves of absence);
  • Not have been awarded combined operating grant funding of $500,000 or more Canadian dollars as a Nominated Principal Applicant (or equivalent) at the time of application deadline; and
  • Have at least 50% protected time for research.

If applying to the IAPH funding pool (see below), applicants must self-identify as Indigenous to Canada (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis).

Research areas

All applications in the area of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health research as per IHDCYH’s mandate will be eligible for support. In addition, funding is available to support projects that are determined to be relevant to the following specific research areas:

  • IAPH: Maternal, reproductive, child and/or youth health research relevant to the institute’s mandate;
  • ICRH: Maternal, reproductive, child and/or youth health research relevant to the institute’s mandate, including but not limited to the areas of sleep, paediatric ICU care, asthma, cardiometabolic syndrome and hypertension;
  • III: Maternal, reproductive, child and/or youth health research relevant to the institute’s mandate; and
  • INMHA: Maternal, reproductive, child and/or youth health research relevant to the institute’s mandate.

Funding

The total amount available from CIHR for the 2018 funding opportunity is $1,260,000, enough to fund up to 12 grants.

  • The maximum amount per grant from CIHR is $35,000 per year for up to 3 years for a total of $105,000.
  • The CIHR contribution must be matched at a minimum of 1:1 by the successful applicant’s host institution and/or other partner(s).
    • Matching funds must be 100% cash contributions; cash equivalent matching contributions are not eligible.

More information about eligibility and how to apply will be available on ResearchNet when the competition is open.

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