CIHR – Environments, Genes and Chronic Disease


The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, Institute of Aging, Institute of Human Development, Child Youth and Health, and the Institute of Infection and Immunity in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.


Information regarding the funding opportunity can be found by visiting the sponsor website. 


A nominated Principle Applicant (PI), one other PI with expertise in a different discipline, a New Investigator as a co-applicant or co-PI, application must include researchers from 2 different institutions and must align with one of the 4 funding pools

Funding Availability

$400,000 per year – fund approx. 7 grants

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 5 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

f invited- to the Office of Research: Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline
  • LETTER OF INTENT to sponsor directly: January 20, 2015

  • if invited - to sponsor directly: September 17, 2015

How to Apply

Letter of Intent and Application to be submitted by PI following the instructions on ResearchNet along with any additional instructions found under “Specific Instructions”.

For Questions, please contact

Jeff Warren
Program Delivery Coordinator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
613- 948-2813 

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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