CIHR: Analysis of Canadian Longitudinal Study in Aging (CLSA) Data


The CIHR Institutes of Aging, Population and Public Health, Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Gender and Health, and Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis in partnership with the Réseau québécois de recherche sur le vieillissement (RQRV)

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The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study/platform that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 at study inclusion for at least 20 years. The CLSA collects information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives.

This funding opportunity is to provide funding to support research in any area related to health using the available alpha numeric CLSA data. Linkages between CLSA and other data from any other data sets (e.g. environmental data) are accepted. We also encourage the use of CLSA data to answer a population health intervention question and/or incorporate health equity analyses into research projects. In addition, this funding opportunity aims to support research incorporating sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA).


Independent researcher and must be appointed at an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution at the time of application.  

Funding Availability

Max amount $70,000 – fund approximately 17 grants.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One year

Special Notes

REGISTRATION to sponsor directly: August 18, 2016


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

To sponsor directly.

How to Apply

PI to submit Registration and the full application on-line using ResearchNet. Scan and upload the signed signature pages including the routing slip in the Print/Upload Signature Pages task in ResearchNet prior to submitting your application.

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For specific inquiries about the CLSA data available, please contact:

For questions, please contact:

CIHR Helpline

Office of Research

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

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