Requesting Constructive Feedback for CIHR

In preparation for the CIHR President's visit, we are requesting constructive feedback from the Uof A community. The feedback provided will be compiled and provided to the President. We are also interested in hearing from those involved in the review process (SO, chair, reviewer) so please identify your role at the start of your comments.

Please provide your written feedback to by Sunday, May 28, 2017. All feedback will be kept anonymous. We would prefer feedback meet the following criteria:
  • Up to 5 bulleted talking points of constructive feedback.

  • Each talking point to include both the issue and one or more potential solutions.

  • Up to 3/4 page in length.

If you have additional questions, please call Joanne Simala-Grant [Director, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)] at 780-492-1566 or email (Posted May 19)

Meet the CIHR President

You are invited to an open session to meet the CIHR Acting President, Dr. Roderick McInnes. Dr. McInnes will be visiting the UofA to discuss recent changes at CIHR, share his priorities, and answer your questions. The meeting will take place Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in room L1-490 (basement) Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA). All health researchers, research grants facilitators, and graduate students are invited to join.

Dr. McInnes' talk will be video-conferenced from L1-490 in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) from the following link If you are not automatically logged in with your CCID, please fill in your name as a guest and select "enter the room". Videoconference attendees will be able to enter questions through the chat box, and they will be relayed during the presentation. Please ensure your Java is up-to-date and check that you are able to access this videoconference in advance of the meeting. 

The meeting will be recorded and available for viewing later via the Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) website. (Posted May 19

Project Competition Results

Results can be found at (Posted May 15, 2017)

Delay of the Next Project Grant Competition to September 15, 2017

The Project Grant Competition registration that was to close on May 30, 2017 will be delayed until August 15, 2017, with an application deadline of September 15, 2017. See the following link for the full announcement: (Posted May 15, 2017)

Spring 2017 Project Internal Review

Applicants interested in participating in an Internal Review for their Spring 2017 Project Application should: 
email as soon as possible for meetings to take place in late June or July. This could be for new applications or resubmissions. (Updated May 15, 2017)

Spring 2017 Project Feedback Debrief

Applicants interested in participating in a Feedback Debrief for their Spring 2017 Project application should email as soon as possible for meetings to take place in June. (Updated May 15, 2017)

Updated Spring 2017 Project Competition Timeline 

CIHR has released the Project Funding Opportunity Details
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2017
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
(Updated May 15, 2017)

Foundation 2016 Competition Timeline

Final Notice of Decision: August 3, 2017
(Posted March 23, 2017)

Foundation 2017 Competition Timeline

CIHR has released the Fall 2017 Foundation Competition Funding Opportunity Details
Registration Deadline: August 8, 2017
Stage 1 Application Deadline: September 12, 2017
Stage 1 Notice of Decision: December 7, 2017
Stage 2 Application Deadline: February 6, 2018
Final Notice of Decision: July 1, 2018
(Posted March 23, 2017)

Foundation 2017 Program Vision Meetings

Applicants interested in participating in an Program Vision Meeting for their Fall 2017 Foundation Application should email by April 30, 2017. (Posted March 23, 2017)

CIHR in Numbers 

CIHR posted some interesting analysis of their investment on the following webpage (Posted February 25, 2017).

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Contact Us

Joanne Simala-Grant
Director, Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences)
(780) 492-1566

Helen Coe
Project Coordinator, Grant Assist Program
(780) 492-6772

Alliston Findlay
Administrative Assistant, Grant Assist Program
(780) 492-0905