CIHR – New Investigator Salary Award 2015-2016


Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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The objective of the New Investigator Salary Award program is to provide outstanding new investigators with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their independence in initiating and conducting health research through provision of a contribution to their salary.

Relevant Research Areas

Funds are available for this competition to support New Investigator Salary Award applications in specific research areas:


A new investigator is defined as a researcher who has held a full time research appointment (e.g. faculty appointment providing eligibility to apply for grants and/or supervise trainees), for a period of 0 to 60 months.

  • have a written commitment from the Institution to protect a minimum of 75% of the applicant's time for research for the duration of the award.
  • hold peer-reviewed operating funds (e.g. Foundation grants, large group grants, project scheme grants, etc.) as a Nominated Principal Applicant or Principal Applicant as of the earliest possible start date for the New Investigator award (i.e., July 1, 2016)

Funding Availability

Maximum amount per award is $60,000 - will fund approximately 40 awards

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 5 years


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 competition participates in the eApproval process and will be submitted electronically by the Office of Research Services on behalf of the applicant.

For Questions, please contact

New Investigator Salary Award 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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