Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Operating Grant Fall 2012 Competition
The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is an experiment in which investigators randomly assign eligible human research participants or other units of study (e.g., classrooms, clinics, playgrounds) into groups to receive or not receive one or more interventions that are being compared. The results are analyzed by comparing outcomes in the groups.
The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: Registration and Application.
The minimum amount available for this funding opportunity is $440M (i.e., $220M per competition) over the multi-year terms of the grants. This amount may increase subject to the availability of funds. Equipment will not be funded. CIHR will not be funding equipment through its Open Operating Grant competitions until further notice.
The OOGP is open to applications in all areas of health research that are aligned with the CIHR mandate. As outlined in the CIHR Grants and Awards Guide (section 1-A), it is the researcher's responsibility to apply to the agency (SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR) that deals with the dominant research discipline. Applicants are encouraged to contact CIHR with regards to choice of agency well before the application deadline. Applications submitted to CIHR that do not have a health research focus, as determined by validation from a peer review representative, will be withdrawn from the OOGP competition.
For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please visit the website here.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2012 – submit using ResearchNet
INTERNAL DEADLINE: September 10, 2012 – Office of Research Services, Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
EXTERNAL DEADLINE: September 17, 2012 – eAprroval process, will be submitted by Office of Research Services