Operating Grant: CIHR New Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health


The Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) in collaboration with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH); Institute of Cancer Research (ICR); Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH); Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA); Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addictions (INMHA); and Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)


The program will fund research across the four pillars (biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and population health) that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes according to the mandates of the participating CIHR institutes. Ultimately, the program aims to strengthen Canada's capacity and knowledge to respond to challenges and needs by providing important early career development support to researchers in these fields.


  • The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution (See Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process and associated timelines).
  • At the time of application, the NPA must also meet both of the following eligibility criteria:
    1. Be within five years (60 months) of their first academic or research appointment (i.e. appointment as an independent researcher providing eligibility to apply for grants and supervise trainees).
    2. Have at least 50% protected time for research.
  • If applying to the IAPH funding pool, the NPA must self-identify as Indigenous to Canada (i.e. First Nations, Inuit, or Métis) (see how to apply section).

Funding Availability

$25,000/ year to a maximum of $75,000.  Enough funding for up to 24 grants

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to three years


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

External Deadline

REGISTRATION: PI to submit registration on line using ResearchNet.

Internal Deadline

APPLICATION:  PI to submit copy of application including routing slip and institutional signature page along with a complete OR5 form to : research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

APPLICATION: PI to submit application on line using ResearchNet.  More information can be found on the sponsor website.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

CIHR Contact Center
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Office of Research

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

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