CIHR: Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC Partnered) - 2015-2016


Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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For more information, please go to the CIHR website.


Funding will be provided for innovative interdisciplinary research projects involving collaborations between the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community, with a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT) and training leading to health and economic benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and products, and/or a strengthened health care system.

Targeted funding from the CIHR Institutes, as detailed in the Funds Available section, is available for applications that are determined to be relevant to the following research areas: Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.


  1. The application must include at least two Principal Applicants (including the Nominated Principal Applicant), one from the natural sciences or engineering community and one from the health sciences community. The Nominated Principal Applicant and the other Principal Applicants must qualify as an independent researcher.
  2. The Nominated Principal Applicant must meet the NSERC Eligibility Criteria and be at an institution eligible to receive funds from NSERC.

Funding Availability

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20.7 million over three years. This amount includes $300,000 from the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis for applications that align with their relevant research areas.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years

Special Notes

Please hit ‘Submit’ on ResearchNet on or before the internal deadline.  Your application will be submitted to the Office of Research Services.

Letter of Intent

PI submit directly to CIHR using ResearchNet: May 15, 2015

Note that the signature from the appropriate authorized official on behalf of the institution is not required at the LOI phase.


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. The application will be submitted to CIHR by the Office of Research Services.

For Questions, please contact

Program Delivery Coordinator, Program Delivery
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Office of Research

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

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