Health Research Training Platform (2024/25)


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Research Training Platform (2024/25).

This funding opportunity is a collaboration between CIHR’s Training and Career Support unit, Institute of Aging, Institute of Cancer Research, Institute of Genetics, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, The Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies, Genome Canada, and Mitacs.


The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) funding opportunity is intended to support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of trainees and early career researchers (ECRs), and equip them with the foundational skills and knowledge required for a wide range of careers within and outside of academia. These research training platforms are focused on building capacity in established or emerging areas, within the scope of the research training areas identified in the funding pools outlined below.

The overarching objectives for the upcoming funding opportunity are to:

Funding pools for this opportunity include:


CIHR will be hosting a webinar to inform participants about the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, visit the Webinars page.

Partner Linkage Tool

CIHR is providing a Partner Linkage Tool that is intended to facilitate connections and collaborations between potential applicants and/or partners should there be interest. This is not a mandatory tool. Information is provided on a volunteer basis and does not confer any advantages in the evaluation and funding of applications. The table will be updated weekly until the application deadline. If you would like to use this tool, please complete a short survey. The information you provide will appear on CIHR's website. Please note that potential applicants are not required to use the linkage tool or contact those who have submitted their information.

Funds Available

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is anticipated to be $16,250,000, enough to fund approximately 5 training grants. Of this $16,250,000:

For full details on this opportunity including the funds available and the eligibility criteria, please visit Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) 2024/25 Funding Opportunity.

Important Dates

Applicant Webinar: October 19, 2023
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
Anticipated Notice of Decision: August 1, 2024

Contact information

CIHR Contact Centre
For general inquiries please contact:

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