Pre-announcement for Collaborative Health Research Projects Special Call: Artificial Intelligence, Health and Society


SSHRC is joining CIHR and NSERC in the next competition of the Collaborative Health Research Projects initiative (CHRP)


Special Call on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Health and Society


Building on an established record of collaboration between NSERC and CIHR and SSHRC, the granting agencies will use the CHRP funding opportunity to pilot a Tri-Agency collaboration intended to support multi-disciplinary collaborations amongst researchers from natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. The research intersection chosen for this Special Call is Artificial Intelligence (AI), Health and Society.
Successful projects will bring together researchers from natural sciences and engineering, health sciences and social sciences and humanities to collaborate on innovative artificial intelligence research applied to health and to investigate ethical, legal, and/or societal impacts associated with the development, scale, and spread of AI in the health sector. 
Anticipated timelines
  • Program Launch: April 2018
  • LOI application Deadline: May 2018
  • Full application Deadline: October 2018
  • Notice of Decision: March 2019
  • Funding Start Date: April 2019

Funding Availability

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $21.15 million. Of this amount, up to $2.25 million is available to fund applications relevant to the Special Call: Artificial Intelligence, Health and Society. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. 

Project Duration

The maximum duration of support for any one grant is three years.

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