Changes to CIHR's Open Programs

CIHR has designed a new open suite of programs and associated peer review. A summary of changes to CIHR's Open Program has been developed. As well, our questions have been answered by CIHR. Applicants interested to discuss the upcoming competitions can contact Joanne Simala-Grant (jls24@ualberta.ca)

GAP(HS) resources may be found here.

Foundation Scheme: CIHR Documentation & Presentations

Project Grant Program: CIHR Documentation & Updates

CIHR Fact Sheets

For fact sheets highlighting key points, please see: 

General CIHR Presentations

CIHR Fall 2016 Presentation (follow the link to download the PowerPoint) Dr. Dale Dempsey (Manager, Foundation Scheme, CIHR) provided CIHR updates and information on the Foundation and Project Grant programs. The latter part of the presentation focused on CIHR's awards programs including the Canada Graduate Scholarships, Vanier, and Banting Fellowships. Date of Visit: November 17, 2016

CIHR Visit: Town Hall to Discuss Changes at CIHR (follow the link to download the PowerPoint and Video) Dr. Jane Aubin (Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President Research, Knowledge Translation & Ethics Portfolio, CIHR) gave a broad overview on changes at CIHR. There was significant time for a question and answer period. (Date of Visit: January 29, 2015)

CIHR Visit: Foundation Scheme Live Pilot Overview (follow the link to download the PowerPoint and Video) Dr. Dale Dempsey (Manager of Benefits Realization & Transition of Reforms Implementation, CIHR) gave a broad overview on changes at CIHR with a focus on the Foundation Scheme and the adjudication process. This was followed by a question and answer period. (Date of Visit: June 13, 2014)

An Information Update on CIHR's Foundation Scheme Presented by Drs. Rick Wozniak (CIHR University Delegate for the University of Alberta) and Joanne Simala-Grant (Director, Grant Assist Program [Health Sciences]) (Date Delivered: December 10, 2013)

Reforms of Open Programs and Peer Review: Setting the Context At the CIHR University Delegates  face-to-face meeting, Dr. Jane Aubin (Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President of Research and Knowledge Translation, CIHR) presented clarifications addressing questions and concerns about the open reforms and associated peer review that emerged during her institutional visits. (Date of Visit: June 27, 2013)

CIHR's New Open Suite of Programs and Associated Peer Review: Town Hall with CIHR Dr. Jane Aubin (Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President of Research and Knowledge Translation, CIHR) visited  the University of Alberta  to answer questions about the proposed changes. (Date of Visit: May 16, 2013)