A look behind the scenes of CIHR’s largest program

The Project Grant program accounts for more than 50% of CIHR’s grants and awards budget.

We invest Canadians’ tax dollars through this program to support the most promising health research projects—and we take that responsibility seriously. The program is also incredibly competitive, so we owe it to the applicants to run a process that is fair and transparent.

It’s a big undertaking. CIHR runs two Project Grant competitions every year. Each one involves:

Let’s break it down further. For each Project Grant competition:

CIHR staff are there to manage the process by monitoring peer review meetings to ensure quality control and helping reviewers interpret CIHR policy. For each Project Grant competition:

That’s how CIHR supports Canadian researchers with the power to change lives.

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