CIHR Doctoral Research Awards


Likely in September 2024

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field. Two types of awards are available. Please be advised that an applicant can only apply to one competition in the same year:

Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note that if successful, an applicant cannot change the proposed location or institution paid from a Canadian institution (CGSD application) to a foreign institution (DFSA application) since the purpose of these competitions are different.

Note: CIHR CGSD winners will receive a $35,000/year offer.  Prior to 2023, CIHR CGSD recipients received a $30,000/year stipend offer + $5,000/year research allowance.


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Further Information

For further information, please visit CIHR's health research training award programs page and the award listing on ResearchNet (CIHR CGSD / CIHR DFSA).


Read tips on applying, reference letters, statement of interest, reaching out to prospective supervisors, interviews and more in our Application Guide!