CIHR - Population Health Intervention Research - Operating Grant


The Institute of Population and Public Health and the CIHR Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples Initiative in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.


The purpose of this funding opportunity (FO) is to support research on timely interventions (e.g. programs, policies, social enterprises and resource distribution approaches) that have been initiated by others (e.g., policy makers, practitioners, communities) and have the potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. Population health intervention research involves the use of scientific methods to produce knowledge that attempts to capture the value, cost and differential effects of these interventions, the processes by which they bring about change and the contexts within which they work best.


Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must have an academic, clinical or research appointment.

  • The NPA, or any of the team of applicants, must not be the implementer of the population health intervention. While strong collaboration is encouraged between team members and implementers, team members cannot have direct influence over the creation and implementation of the population health intervention;
  • The team member and the implementer of the intervention cannot be from the same institution

Funding Availability

maximum $250,000 per grant – funding available for approx. 12 grants

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 2 years

Special Notes

Each Funding Pool will have its own, separate budget as described in the Description section under Funds Available. Applications to each Funding Pool will be funded from the top down, in order of ranking, as far its budget will allow.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How To Apply

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

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

For more information, please go to the sponsor website. 

For Questions, please contact

Karen Chaundy
Coordinator, Priority Driven Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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