CIHR Graduate Scholarships

Deadline

Likely late September (for UBC institutional e-Approval); likely early October (via ResearchNet)

Annual Value

$35,000 for CGS-D

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident

Degree Level

Doctoral
 

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.

Doctoral Research Award

Applicants for Doctoral Research Award apply directly to CIHR through ResearchNet.

Institutional e-Approval for CIHR Doctoral Research Award is obtained from the Office of Research Services (ORS). Detailed requirements and e-submission procedures are available on the Office of Research Services website, listed under "CIHR Doctoral Research Award and Fellowship Award (Institutional e-Approval)".

  • UBC Internal Deadline: typically 5 working days before CIHR's application deadline
 

Eligibility

Complete eligibility criteria are available on CIHR's Funding Opportunity page.

For the CIHR Doctoral Research Award competition, applications will be accepted in all areas of health research, including biomedical, clinical, health services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health. For other CIHR funding opportunities in specific research areas, please see: Doctoral Research Award: Fall 2018 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas).

Potential applicants should also be sure that they are submitting their application to the most appropriate of the three federal funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). If applicants are unsure whether they should submit their application to CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC, they should send a half-page summary of their intended research proposal to one of the agencies and ask the agency to confirm in writing (including by e-mail) if they are eligible to apply to that agency. Applicants are advised to err on the side of caution, and ask the funding agency for an assessment rather than guess or assume incorrectly.

Evaluation Criteria

Complete evaluation criteria are available on CIHR's Funding Opportunity page.

Peer review will be conducted in accordance with the CIHR Reviewers' Guide for Doctoral Research Awards.

Application Procedures

Applications for the Doctoral Research Award are submitted directly to CIHR via ResearchNet.

CIHR’s e-approval process requires UBC Office of Research Services (ORS) to electronically approve applications via ResearchNet after the Nominated Principal Applicant has submitted the application. For detailed requirements and e-submission procedures, please visit the Office of Research Services website.

Adjudication Procedures

There is no university-level adjudication for the CIHR Doctoral Research Award.

Profiles of Award Holders

Rozlyn Boutin

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD)
Microbiota-mediated immunoregulation and childhood asthma
UBC graduate student Samantha Schaffner

Samantha Schaffner

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD)
DNA Methylation as a Mediator of Individual Differences in Parkinson's Disease Susceptibility

Scott Ramsay

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Improving follow-up care and health related outcomes for children in British Columbia

Stephanie Glegg

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Using Social Network Analysis to Advance Knowledge Translation in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Boaz Y. Saffer

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD)
Impaired neurocognition and risk for suicide

Javiera Pumarino

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Examining the role of mental health disorders on adult functioning among emerging adults with a history of foster care: A mixed methods study
UBC PhD student Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Exploring the health and social impacts of cannabis use during an ongoing opioid crisis among people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada

Giulia Del Gobbo

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD)
The role of placental genetics in fetal growth restriction

Erin Marshall

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD)
Contribution of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contributes to a tumour-promoting microenvironment and the development of lung cancer

Further Information

For further information, please visit the CIHR website. To find other funding opportunities, please use the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database.