Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) with a Special Call: Artificial Intelligence, Health and Society

May 7, 2018 Webinar: The applicant webinar has been recorded and now available

April 30, 2018 Webinar: The applicant webinar has been recorded and is now available.

The funding opportunity has been launched.

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) initiative supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects, requiring participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. This initiative focuses on the translation of the research results to knowledge/technology users (KTUs) and related stakeholders outside the academic or training environment. As such, the proposed research projects must have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and lead to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system.

Special Call – AI, Health and Society: Building on an established record of collaboration between NSERC and CIHR and SSHRC, the granting agencies will use the CHRP funding opportunity to pilot a Tri-Agency collaboration intended to support multi-disciplinary collaborations amongst researchers from natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. The research intersection chosen for this Special Call is Artificial Intelligence, Health and Society. Given the pace of technological advancement, the scope of potential uses of AI in health, and the complex ethical, legal and societal considerations involved, the three granting councils wish to support multidisciplinary research efforts in this domain.

Successful projects will bring together researchers from natural sciences and engineering, health sciences and social sciences and humanities to collaborate on innovative artificial intelligence research applied to health and to investigate ethical, legal, and/or societal impacts associated with the development, scale, and spread of AI in the health sector.

Funds available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $24.875 million dollars. Of the 24.875 million dollars, up to $5.975 million dollars is available to fund applications relevant to the Special Call: Artificial Intelligence, Health and Society. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

Important Dates

  • Program Launch: April 19, 2018
  • LOI application Deadline: May 29, 2018
  • Full application Deadline: October 30, 2018
  • Notice of Decision: March 28, 2019
  • Funding Start Date: April 1, 2019

For more information, consult the CHRP Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact information

CIHR Contact Centre
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178

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