CIHR – Operating Grant (Transitional) 2015


Canadian Institutes of Health Research


The Transitional Operating Grant: 2014-2015 competition is being run in parallel with the Foundation Scheme: 2014 1st Live Pilot competition in order to facilitate the transition within CIHR’s open funding schemes. The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • To contribute to the creation, dissemination and use of health-related knowledge, and to help develop and maintain Canadian health research capacity, by supporting original, high quality projects or teams/programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers, in all areas of health.


  1. Faculty
  2. For the Transitional Open Operating Grant competition, Principal Applicants must not have submitted a Stage 2 Application as a Program Leader to the Foundation Scheme 2014 1st Live Pilot competition.
  3. In the context of the open funding scheme transition, Nominated Principal Investigators who hold an Open Operating Grant with an expiry date of no earlier than October 1, 2014 and no later than September 30, 2016 are permitted to apply early to the 2014-2015 Transitional OOGP without incurring the early renewal penalty (i.e. applicants would keep existing funding if not renewed).

Funding Availability

$2.5M/yr to max $12.5M per 5 year grant – anticipates funding approx. 450-600 awards – Equipment will not be funded

Project Duration

up to 5 years

Special Notes

Please be advised that applications will no longer be automatically considered for any priority announcement funding opportunity. Applicants must now select from the drop-down menu in their ResearchNet submission.

Internal Deadline

to Office of Research: Please submit your application/proposal, with an OR-5 Form, to

External Deadline

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE PI submit directly to sponsor using ResearchNet: January 9, 2015
  • EXTERNAL DEADLINE:  March 2, 2015

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 More Information

please go to the CIHR Funding Opportunity website.

For Questions, please contact

  Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-954-1968

Specific information about the Open Operating Grant Program peer review committees can also be obtained by contacting the individuals listed on the CIHR Committees and Programs Contacts page of the CIHR website.

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