Project Grant Program

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At a glance

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 teams/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.

COVID-19 Research


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

  • Release of Notice of Recommendation for the Fall 2020 Project Grant Competition: February 16, 2021
  • Notice of Decision for the Fall 2020 Project Grant Competition: March 3, 2021
  • Funding Start date for the Fall 2020 Project Grant Competition: April 1, 2021

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