CIHR information page
CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research:
- Health systems services
- Social, cultural, environmental and population health
With SSHRC transferring all health related research to CIHR, please take a look below for information on CIHR and newsletters.
Major funding opportunities for CIHR will be posted on the external funding opportunties webpage which can be found here: http://www.ufv.ca/Research/Resources_for_Faculty/funding/tricouncil.htm
CIHR has smaller partnership and catalyst grants that are ongoing. Please check here for a list of all open grant opportunities.
Additional CCV resources are now available.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45688.html has now been posted to the CIHR website. This FAQ will be updated as new questions arise.
Additional on-line training (“More CCV Tips and Tricks for CIHR Applicants”) is expected to be available during the week of September 10, 2012.
A “CCV Help” button is now available from the CIHR homepage. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html Click on “CCV Help” to access all information on the CCV for CIHR, including updates, training links and additional resources.
CIHR is currently receiving a high volume of queries as the September 17, 2012 deadline date for the Open Operating Grants and other competitions approaches. Additional staff have been deployed to respond to all queries and we are making every effort to reply to you as quickly as possible. Our Help Desk and programs staff will be on duty until 8:00 p.m. ET on the September 17 deadline date and on deadline dates of other major competitions.
If you are experiencing issues with the CCV, whether it relates to completing the CCV or to linking your CCV to your CIHR application, please contact CIHR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-603-4178. Should you not receive an immediate response, please be assured that we are logging your call or message and that we are prepared to be flexible in accepting your application after the deadline date if we are unable to resolve your issue by 8:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date.
For your reference, a CCV Frequently Asked Questions document (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45688.html) has now been posted to the CIHR website. From the CIHR home page, click on the “CCV Help” button to access this FAQ and other information on the CCV for CIHR, including updates, training links and additional resources.
CIHR webpage - Funding Overview
CIHR Newsletter #128 - Renewed Canadian Common CV for CIHR
CIHR Newsletter #147 - CIHR Cafe Scientifique Program
CIHR Newsletter # 150 - Biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey
CIHR Newsletter #150 - Breast Cancer in Young Women Research Program
CIHR launched its Café Scientifique program as an outreach initiative that would provide answers to questions of popular interest to the general public. As a result, over 540 CIHR Café Scientifiques events have been funded to provide educational and informal discussions regarding popular health topics. CIHR Cafés are typically held in bars or cafés, and involve a panel of experts who specialize in the topic at hand. The primary point of these events is accessibility: to be a member of the audience, you don’t have to have a science degree. You need to be interested in learning and asking questions.
Through its Café Scientifique program, CIHR organizes its own Café events but also establishes partnerships with non-profit organizations, universities, research centres, science centres and museums across Canada. If successful, these Café Scientifique partners can expect to receive $3,000 in funding to host their own Café. Please note: these funds can be used to host more than one Café.
In order to be funded, Cafés must meet the following criteria:
• the subject must be a health research-related issue of interest to the general public;
• a brief description of the Café must be provided along with an explanation of the importance of the topic itself;
• the name and description of the institution that will be hosting the event (to whom the payment will be made) must be provided;
• all Cafés must respect CIHR’s guidelines for participants and organizers (www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/35087.html)
• through relevant experience, the organizers must show how they will be able to meet the Café’s goals (including a realistic budget forecast and communications plan);
• there must be at least two CIHR-funded researchers on the panel of experts;
• CIHR support must be appropriately recognized through use of promotional material prior to and at the event itself;
• after the event, the organizers must be willing to evaluate the Café’s success and demerits by distributing a CIHR survey to participants;
• a point of contact for all communication purposes must be provided (including phone number, fax number and e-mail address); • a person who has signing authority to claim CIHR funding must be identified;
• the tentative date, time and location for the Café must be provided (the event has to take place prior to June 27, 2014).
For more information, please read the attached document. You must apply for funding using CIHR’s ResearchNet website at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html. Click on “Find Funding” on the left navigation, and then go to the “Other” section of funding opportunities. CIHR’s Café Scientifique Program will be listed there.
The deadline for applications is 8 p.m., May 24, 2013.
For information about eligibility criteria, please visit: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/39142.html
Renewed Canadian Common CV effective June 19, 2012
The renewed Canadian Common CV (CCV) will be implemented on June 19, 2012 for all CCV subscriber agencies, including CIHR. All CIHR applicants who submit their applications on or after June 19, 2012 will be required to use the renewed Canadian Common CV (CCV).
The look and feel of the CCV, as well as the information requirements for CIHR applicants will be changing. CIHR applicants will choose from three CV templates, depending on their roles and the application stage:
* Registration CV template
* Academic CV template (replaces Full Application CV)
* Knowledge User CV template
Additional CCV templates for CIHR applicants will be created to reflect requirements for the redesign of CIHR’s open suite of programs and peer review system and will be available as the reforms are implemented.
The majority of data (approximately 90%) for existing CCV users will be migrated to the new CCV, however, applicants are advised that additional time will be required to enter contributions as data and to complete expertise fields.