University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

2018 CIHR Collaborative Health Research Projects

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This website is meant to serve as a repository of websites and resources related to the 2018 CIHR Collaborative Health Research Projects competition.


  1. URS has created two new help files for this funding opportunity. They are:
  2. URS has set its internal LOI review deadline for May 15. Reviews of LOIs are optional, but are recommended. See review processes below for full information.

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. 



CIHR Webinar April 30, 2018
URS LOI Review Deadline May 15, 2018

CIHR LOI Deadline

May 29, 2018

LOI Notice of Decision August 29, 2018

Application Deadline

October 30, 2018

Anticipated Notice of Decision  

March 28, 2018

Funding Start Date

April 1, 2019


LOI Review Process - University Research Services

The deadline to receive an LOI REVIEW from University Research Services is May 15, 2018. Note that the review is not a scientific review (i.e. a review undertaken by 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)
  • Send you detailed comments / feedback

If you would like to have your LOI reviewed by University Research Services, please email Kristina Arseneau ( no later than May 15 with a copy of:

  1. your 1-page summary;
  2. your LOI form; and,
  3. your participant table.

Please remember that the closer your LOI is to complete, the more useful the review process will be. LOIs will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Submission Process - University Research Services / CIHR

LOI Submission Process

  • PIs are required to create & submit this LOIs using ResearchNet. Please note that when you submit your LOI in ResearchNet, it will go directly to CIHR (not URS).
  • You will need to complete a CIHR signature sheet BEFORE you submit your LOI to CIHR. To do so, please:
    1. Log in to ResearchNet  and download the signature page (see Task 7: Print/Upload Signature Sheet)
    2. Gather signatures from the named applicants on your grant (except collaborators & the PI).
    3. Upload the completed signature sheet in Task 7.
  • This year, Research Services will NOT be required to sign the LOI signature sheet on behalf of Queen's as the institution paid.
  • A TRAQ DSS is NOT required at the LOI stage of this competition. A TRAQ will only be required if you are invited to the full application stage of the competition.


Information & Resources

About the Program

CV Information




Additional Resources


Contact Information

URS Contact

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

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79707


Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.
Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
University Research Services / Faculty of Health Sciences

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 32944


Last Updated: May 11, 2018