CIHR Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot – U of G Internal Notice of Intent


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot – U of G Internal Notice of Intent (NOI)


Registrations for the Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot will be accepted between November 16, 2015 and January 18, 2016. The University of Guelph wishes to improve its performance in CIHR competitions relative to recent years, and accordingly, is taking steps well ahead of the competition to plan and strategize for the best chances of success. In order to plan effectively, the Office of Research Services, along with college-level administrators (Associate Deans Research, College Research Managers) ask researchers to submit a U of G Internal Notice of Intent (NOI) (see below under “How to apply”). Although submission of an NOI is not mandatory, researchers are greatly encouraged to do so as a means of taking part in an institutional effort to develop more competitive applications. This effort includes arranging for external reviews of applications at the college-level.


In addition to meeting CIHR’s eligibility criteria, applicants must hold a faculty position at the University of Guelph for the term of the grant, e.g. regular full-time, contractually-limited, or adjunct.

Maximum Project Value

Based on historical modeling, it is expected that most Project grant budget requests will fall within a range of $50,000 to $750,000 per annum. Project grant funding levels will be commensurate with need, which is expected to vary by research field, research approach, and scope of project activities.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One (1) to five (5) years.

Special Notes

At the time of this release (November 2, 2015), the final details regarding the Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot have not yet been announced. Please consult the following information provided by CIHR:

Preliminary information, last updated June 2015, is available from the Office of Research Services’ Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot funding notice. The Office of Research Services will update this information following CIHR’s finalization of the funding opportunity (anticipated November 16, 2015 when Registration opens).


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your completed U of G Internal Notice of Intent, to An OR-5 Form is NOT required as part of the NOI stage.

External Deadline

Not applicable for U of G Internal Notice of Intent.

How to Apply

A completed U of G Internal Notice of Intent includes the following (provide a Word document, with sections/headers for each section listed below; single-spaced; 12-point font):

  • Application Title
  • Name of Nominated Principal Applicant
  • Abstract of Proposed Research
    • Provide a 100-300 word abstract of your research proposal written in clear, plain language.
  • Names and e-mail addresses of two (2) to three (3) potential external reviewers*

*External reviewers:

  • When suggesting names of external reviewers, please recommend researchers/faculty who will provide you with detailed constructive feedback that will be helpful in improving your likelihood of success.
  • It is recommended that your list of potential external reviewers include current CIHR grant holders in your discipline or College of Reviewers members in your discipline. Please identify any such reviewers as such.
  • May be U of G faculty.

For subsequent steps in the application process including registration with CIHR and the full proposal internal deadline date, please visit the Office of Research Services’ Project Scheme 2016 1st Live Pilot funding notice.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

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

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