CIHR – Knowledge Synthesis Grant Fall 2015


CIHR - Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Branch

For More Information

For more information, please go to the sponsor website.  


This funding opportunity will support two types of projects: knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews. Applications to synthesize knowledge in any of CIHR's four themes - biomedical; clinical; health services and policy; population and public health - are eligible provided that they respond to a knowledge user identified need. Please note that the intent of this funding opportunity is to fund the synthesis of existing knowledge; thus, collection of primary data or activities related to primary research are not meant to be supported.


Must be at least 2 Project Leaders – Faculty member and a Knowledge User - Individuals who hold a Foundation Scheme grant in the role of Program Leader are not eligible to apply to the Knowledge Synthesis competition in the role of Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant. (Updated: 2015-08-04)

Funding Availability

max amount for knowledge synthesis $100,000 & max amount for scoping review $50,000 – funds for approximately 15 grants

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 1 year

Special Notes

This is the final launch for the Knowledge Synthesis Grant program. This program will then be integrated to the Project Scheme


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

This Funding Opportunity participates in the eApproval process. Please hit ‘Submit’ on ResearchNet on or before the internal deadline.  Your application will be submitted to the Office of Research Services for review and then forwarded on to CIHR.

For Questions, please contact

For questions, please contact:

Lisa Rivet, Acting Program Officer, Project Scheme
Investigator Initiated Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Office of Research

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

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