CIHR – Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research




The Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research Operating Grant program provides funding for collaborative research projects involving the academic community and Canadian industry partners sharing an interest in health R&D. The research planned should be beneficial to both parties, while improving the quality of health of Canadians. Projects may be initiated by either party; however, the academic researcher is responsible for applying for the grant.



Funding Availability

$250,000 per year - The minimum application partner contribution (including eligible in-kind contributions) must be at least a 1:1 ratio to the amount requested from CIHR

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 5 years

Special Notes

The relationship between the investigators and the application partner must be established and the required level of partner contribution secured from an eligible company at the time the application is submitted

Internal Deadline

to the Office of Research: Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to 

External Deadline

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE to sponsor directly: February 2, 2015
  • EXTERNAL DEADLINE to sponsor directly: March 2, 2015

How To Apply

Registration and Application to be submitted by PI using ResearchNet

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at lead 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project.  Please be in touch with the ORS (contact information below ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (ie, budget, proposal, OR5 form).

For More Information

please go to the sponsor website. 

For Questions, please contact

Janet Lemoine
Team Lead
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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