Bridge Funding

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) offered bridge funding for CIHR applications missing the funding from January 2011 to July 2016.

We are grateful to Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, the Office of the ProvostWomen & Children's Health Research Institute and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry who are providing funding for the bridge awards. WCHRI provided core funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation & the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.

Currently, we are not certain whether this support will continue.

Source of Funds

Funding Expended


Alberta Innovates


University of Alberta


Women & Children’s Health Research Institute


TOTAL Expended



Resulting CIHR Awards


Resulting NSERC Awards


Resulting Other Awards


TOTAL Awarded


Return on Investment


*The return on investment will continue to increase as 23 bridge awardees are awaiting the results of the Fall 2017 CIHR Project competition.