Partnership Opportunity: Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child And Youth Health

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  • Care about maternal, reproductive, child and youth health
  • Understand the power of health research
  • Are looking to support research to promote healthy children and youth


  • Are the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Have $735,000 to invest in the areas of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health
  • Are looking for partners like you!

As a partner in this research funding competition, you will:

  • Provide 1:1 matching funding to support high-quality, high-impact research that will make a difference in the lives of Canadians
  • Support Canada’s rising stars in this important field of research
  • Raise your organization’s profile by participating in joint announcements

Research funding details

  • Grant recipients will receive up to $70,000 per year, for three years (2020–2023)
  • CIHR will provide half of this funding, the partner(s) will provide the other half (up to $35,000 per year for three years)
  • Partner(s) could be a charitable organization, philanthropic foundation, or industry partner, among others

Competition applicants

  • Are within 60 months of their first independent academic appointment
  • Are formally affiliated with an eligible institution
  • Have not received operating grant funding of more than $500,000 as a principal investigator

Past recipients

Since this annual competition started in 2017, 59 early career investigators have been funded. Their research ranges from investigating infections in pregnancy to identifying resilience factors in First Nations children and youth.

For more information

For more information about this program and how to get involved, please contact:

Michael Urgolo, Advisor
Strategic Partnerships and
International Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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