CIHR Fellowship 2016-2017


Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For More Information

For more information, please go to the CIHR website.  


Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.


See grant opportunity for full list of criteria

  • must be a trainee and meet the minimum commitment of 75% of your time in the research fellowship role proposed in the application.
  • a primary supervisor must be identified on the application. An additional supervisor may also be identified.
  • at the time of application, you must hold or be completing a PhD or a regulated health professional degree.
  • Applicants may submit only one application per year (September 1 to August 31) for funding from NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC. However, individuals eligible to apply to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program or the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program may also submit an application to the CIHR Fellowship program (this is the only exception where an individual may submit two applications in the same year).

Funding Availability

up to $60,000 per annum – will fund approx. 170 awards.  The awards consist of a stipend and a research allowance and are valued in Canadian dollars. 

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to five years


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit a copy of the application along with an OR5 form completed and signed by your supervisor to

External Deadline

How to Apply

This Funding Opportunity participates in the eApproval process .To submit an application, please log into ResearchNet and create an application. You are required to follow the instructions in the Fellowship Awards - Application Instructions. Important: Please read all instructions to familiarize yourself with the application process before applying.

Please Note:

  • Only supervisor(s) signatures are required. Printed names should always accompany signatures.
  • No institutional signatures are required on the pages at the time of application.
For Questions, please contact

CIHR Contact Center
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Office of Research

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

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