The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) holds numerous workshops yearly to assist applicants in preparing their CIHR applications. The workshops provide information on all aspects of grant writing, including grantsmanship, insights into the application process, and budget development.   

Current Workshops

Insights from CIHR Project Awardees

Join us to hear Drs. Padma Kaul and Zam Kassiri, two September 2016 Project awardees, share their insights into preparing fundable Project application.

Time & Date: 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: 1-040 Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation

Project Grant Writing Workshop

Is there a magic formula for writing a CIHR Project grant proposal? How do you “tell a good story” as everyone advises? We can’t offer a magic formula, but we can help you apply strategies that have worked for successful applicants: how to organize your proposal to cover each evaluation criterion, key features of a good scientific story, strategies in writing for reviewers who may not be experts in your area, how to use figures effectively and efficiently, etc. In this workshop, led by Dr. Cathy McPhalen, we’ll get hands-on with your application to apply strategies and tips. Bring your Complete Summary and an outline or draft version of your 10-page proposal.

Please email Joanne Simala-Grant at, by June 10, to declare your intent to participate and indicate your availability for the 2 hour session to take place the week of July 10 - 14, 2017. We will do our best to schedule for a date and time that accommodates the majority of those interested. This session has a maximum of 10 attendees, however, we will potentially offer multiple sessions based on interest.

Time & Date: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: L1-490 (basement) Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA)