CIHR Project Grant Competition

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.


  • The Fall 2024 CIHR Project Grant competition will launch on ResearchNet  in July 2024. Please see the Important Dates section below for internal deadlines.
  • Spring 2024 Project Grant results timeline:
    • Notice of Recommendation: July 3, 2024
    • Notice of Decision: July 17, 2024

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.

Event Date
CIHR Registration Deadline August 14, 2024
QRS Internal Review Deadlines August 21, 2024 (Full review)
September 4, 2024 (Mini-review)

* Please note that these are the guaranteed review deadlines; grant proposals received after this date will be reviewed as time permits.
TRAQ DSS Deadlines August 21, 2024 (Hospital-based research)
September 4, 2024 (Non-hospital based research)
CIHR Application Deadline September 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM (noon)
Notice of Recommendation January 15, 2025
Anticipated Notice of Decision January 29, 2025
Funding Start Date April 1, 2025

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


Additional Resources

Completing the TRAQ DSS Form for Hospital-Based Research

Completing the TRAQ DSS Form for Research that is not Hospital-Based

Contact Information


Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D. Dora Baczyk

Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
Research Services / Faculty of Health Sciences

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 32944

Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
Research Services

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77315