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Queen's University

2015 Foundation Scheme Live Pilot Competition

This website is meant to serve as a repository of websites and resources related to the 2015 Foundation Scheme Live Pilot Competition.

** Please Note **: CIHR's information in the funding opportunity and supporting documents may change based on the analysis of the results of the ongoing pilots. All changes will be communicated by CIHR and highlighted in the appropriate documents as they are made. Additional training and support materials will be available closer to the application deadlines. No significant changes are expected to be made to the Stage 1 requirements after July 15, 2015.

Important Dates 

The following table is a summary of key CIHR / Queen's deadlines. Please see the note on University Research Services' internal processes below  



Foundation Scheme (2014) Stage 2 - Notice of Decision

May 15, 2015

Foundation Scheme (2014) Stage 3 - Notice of Decision

July 15, 2015

Registration Deadline
July 27, 2015
Deadline for Stage 1 Application Content Review at URS

(Queen's Internal Process)

August 24, 2015
Deadline for Stage 1 Application Completeness Check at URS

(Queen's Internal Process)

September 1, 2015
Stage 1 Application Deadline
September 15, 2015

  (at noon - Queen's internal deadline)

Stage 1 Anticipated Notice of Decision

December 1, 2015
Stage 2 Application Deadline
February 5, 2016
Stage 2 Anticipated Notice of Decision
May 16, 2016
Stage 3 Anticipated Notice of Decision
July 15, 2016
Funding Start Date
July 1, 2016

University Research Services - Stage 1 Review Process

The deadline to receive a  CONTENT REVIEW from University Research Services is Monday, August 24, 2015. Note that the content review is not a scientific review (i.e. a review undertaken by 2 or more health sciences researchers). The review is performed by a Research Projects Advisor at University Research Services. The advisor will:

  • Perform a detailed reading and content review of your application (includes editing suggestions)
  • Perform a completeness check of your application
  • Perform a budget review
  • Send you detailed comments / feedback

If you would like to have your application reviewed by University Research Services, please send a penultimate draft to Kristina Arseneau ( no later than Monday, August 24, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please remember that the closer your application is to complete, the more helpful the review process will be. 

The deadline to receive a COMPLETENESS CHECK from University Research Services is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The completeness check will verify that all required components of your application are attached and complete. If you submit your application after September 1, 2015, we cannot guarantee that your application will receive a completeness check prior to submission to CIHR.

If you would like to have a completeness check by University Research Services, please: 1) enter all of your application information in ResearchNet, 2) generate a PDF of the full application and, 3) send the PDF document to Kristina Arseneau ( no later than Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

University Research Services / CIHR - Submission Process

  • Your Application must be submitted using ResearchNet.

  • This Funding Opportunity participates in the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits their application using ResearchNet, it will be electronically directed to the University Research Services for review and approval. The eApproval process allows administrators at University Research Services to review and electronically approve applications. Once the applications are reviewed and approved, the administrators at University Research Services will submit the applications electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant.
  • NB: When you submit your REGISTRATION forms via ResearchNet, they will do directly to CIHR (rather than being forwarded on to CIHR by URS).

About the Program 

Foundation Scheme CVs


Stage 1 Application

  • Stage 1 Application Workshop slides: Foundation Scheme Overview (Presenter: Dr. John Fisher) & Common Application Issues (Presenter: Kristina Arseneau): These two slide decks were presented during an FHS/URS Foundation Scheme workshop in May. A Queen's NetID and password are required to access the slides.

Stage 2 Application

Additional Resources

Contact Person

Kristina Arseneau, Ph.D.
Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
University Research Services

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79707

Last updated: May 19, 2015

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000