CIHR – Planning & Dissemination Grants


CIHR – Institute Community Support


Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes, Initiatives, or the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Community Outreach Fund. CIHR integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 virtual Institutes.



Funding Availability

The maximum amount per grant varies by Institute/Initiative but will not exceed $25,000.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year

Special Notes

Applicants are not eligible to apply for additional funding for an activity or event which has been previously funded by CIHR.

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

How To Apply

PI’s to submit directly following the instructions on ResearchNet along with any additional instructions found under “Specific Instructions.”

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

Allison Forsythe
Institute Transitions and Programs Lead
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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