CIHR – Knowledge to Action 2015 - 2016



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The intent of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the translation of knowledge by linking researchers and knowledge users to move knowledge into action, and in so doing, increase the understanding of knowledge application through the process. This program is intended to fund the knowledge application process (see action cycle) and is not intended to support projects where the main objective is to conduct primary research (for example, developing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation strategies).


Must be at least 2 Project Leaders – Faculty member and a Knowledge User.

Funding Availability

$200,000 per grant – funding available for approx. 10 grants.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 2 years

Special Notes

CIHR will use the Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action (2015-2016) competition to continue piloting design elements related to the reforms of the Open Suite of Programs and peer review process. The pilot involves modifications to both the application and review processes.


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

Please hit ‘Submit’ on ResearchNet on or before the internal deadline.

External Deadline

How to Apply

This funding opportunity follows the eApproval process. This means that when the applicant submits the application, it will be directed electronically to the Research Institution which the applicant has identified as the Institution Paid. The Research Institution will review the application and submit their approval electronically to CIHR on behalf of the applicant.

For Questions, please contact

Helena Towle
Program Delivery Coordinator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Office of Research

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

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