This website is meant to serve as a repository of websites and resources related to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Competition.
- CIHR has launched the Fall 2021 Project Grant competition on ResearchNet . Please see the important dates section below for internal deadlines.
- Updates: CIHR has provided updates on the Fall 2021 competition, including an extension of Early Career Researcher (ECR) status (0-84 months). Please see “What you should know about the Fall 2021 Project Grant competition ” for detailed information.
The following table is a summary of key CIHR / Queen's deadlines. Please see the note on Queen’s Research Services' (QRS) internal processes below.
|CIHR Registration Deadline||August 18, 2021|
|QRS Internal Review Deadlines||August 25, 2021 (Full review)
September 8, 2021 (Mini-review)
|TRAQ DSS Deadlines||August 25, 2021 (Hospital-based research)
September 8, 2021 (Non-hospital based research)
|CIHR Application Deadline||
September 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon)
|Notice of Recommendation||January 19, 2022|
|Anticipated Notice of Decision||February 2, 2022|
|Funding Start Date||April 1, 2022|
Full Application Review
Queen's Research Services (QRS) offers FULL APPLICATION REVIEWS. Note that the administrative review is not a scientific review. Instead, a Research Projects Advisor will provide detailed editing feedback to help ensure that your application matches CIHR guidelines, help improve clarity of the written content, flow, etc.
To request an internal review please email a Research Projects Advisor a draft of your proposal in Word format by the QRS Full Review Internal Deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For applicants in the Faculty of Health Sciences, this non-scientific administrative review is mandatory for NEW applications that has that have not previously received an internal review. Administrative reviews of resubmissions are not required; however, a review of a modified proposal is available upon request. The Faculty of Health Sciences expects that all applications receive a detailed scientific review, either within Queen’s or at other institutions, and can assist in organizing scientific reviews.
For applicants in all other faculties, application reviews are optional, but recommended.
'Mini' Application Review
University Research Services also offers 'MINI' APPLICATION REVIEWS. The 'mini review' will verify that your application matches CIHR guidelines and that all required components of your application are complete. Please note that detailed editing suggestions will not be provided.
To request a 'mini' review 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 a Research Projects Advisor by the QRS Mini-Review Internal Deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- 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. 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.
- PIs must submit a TRAQ DSS for this funding opportunity before applications are forwarded to CIHR by Queen's Research Services. Researchers must submit their TRAQ DSS by the TRAQ DSS Deadlines for hospital-based and non-hospital-based research.
- All TRAQ DSS files must include a DRAFT copy of the proposal and budget/budget justification. TRAQ DSS files for Hospital-based research must also include the Hospital Departmental Information & Impact Form . For more information, please see the TRAQ resources section below.
About the Program
- Eligibility criteria
- Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ page with information on CIHR pins, CCVs, and registration process.
- Program overview
- ResearchNet Funding Opportunity Details
- Priority Announcements
- CIHR Webinars
- Application instructions
- CCV Instructions:
- Biosketch CCV Reference Guide - CIHR overview of the Biosketch CCV for Nominated Principal Applicants (PIs), Principal Applicants (co-PIs), and co-applicants.
- Peer Review Manual
- - A set of 3 help files: i) suggested structure & common application issues; ii) application checklist; iii) Biosketch CV checklist. The help files synthesize key information from CIHR instructions, the peer review manual, and best practices for this competition. Queen's Research Services Help Files Bundle (PDF 347 KB)
- - Summary of a panel discussion that took place in early 2019. Panelists provided advice on proposal development, crafting strong applications, resubmissions, and advice for new investigators. CIHR Panel Discussion Summary (PDF 594 KB)
- : This summary document created by Queen's Research Services is based primarily on the Knowledge Translation at CIHR - Queen's Research Services Summary (PDF 410 KB)CIHR Guide to Knowledge Translation & Planning. The summary defines key KT terms, provides 1-page summaries of both integrated KT and end-of-grant KT, and includes an extensive list of end-of-grant KT examples (Queen's internal document). For more KT resources, see Researcher Resources page.
- Writing a CIHR letter of support - CIHR help file on how to write strong letters of support. Appendix A provides a useful quick reference guide.
Completing the TRAQ DSS Form for Hospital-Based Research
- - Step-by-step explanation on how to complete the TRAQ DSS Form for hospital-based research Hospital-Based Research - Tips for Completing the TRAQ DSS FORM (PDF 877 KB)
- - Mandatory form for all hospital-based research conducted at KGH, HDH, and Providence Care Hospital Departmental Impact & Information Form (PDF 806 KB)
- - Tips on how to complete the Hospital Impact form Hospital Departmental Impact & Information Form Tips (PDF 541 KB)
- - FAQ on hospital-based research, including the definition of hospital-based research Hospital-Based Research Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF 541 KB)
Completing the TRAQ DSS Form for Research that is not Hospital-Based
- TRAQ Checklist for Research that is not Hospital-Based - Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the TRAQ DSS Form for research that is not hospital-based
|Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.||Andrea Hiltz, M.Sc.|
Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)