Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system. Learn more about us
- Message from the Minister of Health – National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month [2023-09-12 14:00]
- Government of Canada announces funding to improve health care for women and gender-diverse people [2023-08-24 15:22]
- Government of Canada and JDRF Canada jointly invest $33 million in research to defeat diabetes [2023-07-27 10:16]
- Government of Canada announces additional research funding to help all people in Canada sleep soundly [2023-07-05 13:00]
Services and information
View current and archived funding opportunities and apply for funding.
Learn about CIHR's funding programs, application process, policies and requirements, forms, the review process, and decisions.
Initiatives created by the Government of Canada to investigate pressing health issues that are of strategic importance to our country.
Learn about the 13 "virtual" institutes, and the integrated approach that brings together researchers, health professionals, policy-makers, industry and patient groups.
What we are doing
Minister of Health
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health
Catherine MacLeod, Acting President (July – September 2023)
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