Tri-Agency CV

Please refer to the instructions below to complete the Tri-Agency CV. NOTE: The Tri-Agency CV may not exceed five pages (six pages for CVs written in French). However, there is no limit to the volume of information for each section as long as the overall page limit is respected. You may choose to devote more space to certain sections depending on the nature of your past contributions and experiences. Refer to CIHR’s formatting guidelines for further information on acceptable application formats and PDF Attachments.

A. Personal Information

Personal Information
Completion date YYYY-MM
Area(s) of expertise/knowledge  
  • Title/role refers to the title or role you hold in your current position at the affiliation or within the community you associate with.
  • List your primary institution in the Affiliation(s)/Community section. This is a critical piece of information that is used to calculate Research Support Fund (RSF) grant credit shares for the program. Incorrect values can result in the assignment of a participant on a CIHR grant to the incorrect institution.
  • You may list multiple degrees and/or qualifications that you believe to be relevant to your role on the proposal to which you may indicate multiple completion dates.
  • For trainees, please indicate the degree you are completing and indicate N/A in the completion date field.
  • Early Career Researchers must list any past and current research appointments.

B. Personal Statement

Describe why you are well suited for your role(s) in the [application proposal for funding/project/program].

Relevant factors may include:

  • Description of the impact of research, benefits/impacts to society/science.
  • Description of the progress/productivity to contextualize results from your research activities that; support your current application.
  • Previous work on the specific topic or related topics.
  • Expertise.
  • Lived and/or living experience(s).
  • Leadership activities and skills.
  • Supervisory and mentorship experience.
  • Collaborations and/or past performance in the field or related fields;
  • Factors influencing career trajectory/path:
    • Career changes and/or delays
    • Leaves of absence, parental leave etc.
  • Early Career Researchers must identify start and end dates for any medical/parental leave.

C. Most Significant Contributions

Describe up to five (5) contributions and/or relevant experience(s) that you consider significant as they relate to the topic and objectives of the application.

For each contribution, describe its impact, significance to, and use by others.

A contribution does not have to be a single publication or report. For example, a group of publications on a specific subject could be discussed as one contribution.

This section can include but it not limited to: (listed alphabetically)

  • Communication and knowledge translation of research to specialist or non-specialist research users, including the public (e.g., magazine/newspaper articles, media interviews, blogs, social media, or public lectures).
  • Community service that leverages expertise, such as membership on scientific or advisory committees, or journal editorships.
  • Contributions to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the research ecosystem.
  • Contributions to policies, guidelines, regulations, or standards.
  • Contributions supporting traditional knowledge or Indigenous ways of knowing including cultural practices in the natural sciences and engineering/health/social sciences and humanities context.
  • Creation, curation, sharing, or re-use of datasets.
  • Creation, leadership, facilitation and/or strengthening of partnerships or collaborations in the research community or with other communities, including through research networks, large collaborative projects, or community-engaged research/citizen science.
  • Creation of new companies or organizations furthering the production or use of research.
  • Development of tools, including software, for use by other researchers or users in the public or private domain.
  • Intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets.
  • Products, technology, processes, services, or advice useful to, co-created with or transferred to specific organizations (from the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors), communities, or society.
  • Publications (including articles, communications, pre-prints, monographs, memoirs or special papers, review articles, conference/symposia/workshop proceedings, posters and abstracts, government publications, and reports documenting industrial contributions or contributions to engineering practice).

D. Other Contributions to Knowledge

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Indicate up to five (5) additional contributions to knowledge creation and/or knowledge sharing/translation.

See list of examples in the instructions for Most Significant Contributions.

For publications:

  • List up to five (5) publications in order of importance (relevance to the application).
  • Indicate trainees for each publication using an asterisk (*) after the trainee’s name (e.g.: Person Doe* or Doe, Person*).
  • If authorship is listed differently than lead author listed first (i.e., if authorship is listed alphabetically), indicate which author is the lead author by bolding the lead author’s name.

E. Supervisory and Mentorship Activities

  1. [Open format]
  2. Summary table of High Qualified Personnel (HQP):
Training of HQP
Training of HQP
Indicate the number of students, fellows, and other research personnel that you:
  Currently Over the past six years (excluding the current year)  
  Supervised Co-supervised Supervised Co-supervised Total
  1. Describe how you have helped to mentor and/or train the future generations. Mentorship can include formal or informal mentorship activities.
  2. Complete Training of HQP table by indicating the number of the individuals you have supervised/co-supervised.

Contributions to training and mentoring can include but are not limited to:

  • Contributions supporting Indigenous research training.
  • Development and delivery of training workshops outside of research or course requirements.
  • Establishment of safe, equitable and inclusive research environments, practices and norms.
  • Formal or informal mentoring of HQP, colleagues (including Early Career Researchers), collaborators, relevant partners, other professionals, or community members.
  • Outreach to and engagement with students, youth, or members of the general public, including through in-person or online targeted activities or capacity building.
  • Supervision of HQP in the research process.

F. Other Relevant Information

[Open format]

Provide any additional information you believe to be relevant information to support your role/contribution to the proposed application for funding.

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