CIHR – Health, Wellbeing & Extended Working Life - Joint Programming Initiative

For More Information

For more information, please go to the CIHR website and the Joint Programming Initiative website. 


The objective of this call is to support innovative and interdisciplinary research into the drivers to, and constraints on, extending working life. Research is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity.  Please consult the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives” (JPI-MYBL) website.


CIHR’s Institute of Aging in partnership with, Austria: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), Belgium: Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (BELSPO), Innovation Fund Denmark (InnoFond), Finland: Academy of Finland (AKA), France: Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR), Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Spain: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), Sweden: Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), The Netherlands: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research (ZonMw), United Kingdom: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)


Faculty - Each proposal must involve a minimum of three eligible applicants from at least three different countries participating in the call.

Funding Availability

Max amount $83,333/year – funds for approximately 3 grants.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 – 3 years.

Special Notes

Only transnational projects will be funded. The consortium should be reasonably balanced, i.e. not more than two eligible applicants per country are allowed.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

In addition to the application submission to the JPI-MYBL (in English), Canadian applicants must complete an abbreviated CIHR application and submit it using ResearchNet.

For Questions, please contact

Melody Sajedi
Team Lead
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-960-9475
Fax: 613-954-1800

For questions about this initiative and research objectives contact:

Sharon Nadeau
Assistant Director (acting)
Institute of Aging
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-952-4537
Fax: 613-954-1800

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Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
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