CIHR Graduate Scholarships

Deadline

Institutional e-Approval (UBC internal) deadline - 4:30pm (PDT - Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

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)", and please take note of the following deadlines:

  • UBC Internal Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 September 2017
  • Applicant’s e-Submission Deadline: You may continue to work on your on-line proposal after you have submitted your application package to ORS. Your final electronic application should be submitted via ResearchNet by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, 2 October 2017
  • Sponsor Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 October 2017
 

Eligibility

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

For Doctoral Research Award, applications will be accepted in all areas of health research, including biomedical, clinical, health services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health.

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

Elena Argento

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Investigating the socio-structural context and impact of new Canadian legislation and criminal policies (C-36) on HIV/STI risks among sex workers and their clients

Evan Taylor

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Doing Cancer While Trans*: Biopolitical Intersections of Gendered Embodiment and Cancer Regimes

Julien Richard Albert

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD)
Epigenetic regulation of the mouse germline transcriptome

Emily Jessica Rugel

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Defining Equitable Access to Natural Space as a Mental Health-Promoting Urban Resource

Peggy Assinck

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
The role of myelination after spinal cord injury

Stephanie Glegg

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

Jordan Squair

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD)
Autonomic dysfunction following spinal cord injury: mechanisms, novel treatments, and clinical reality

Heather Filyk

Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc)
Exploring how gastrointestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites influence immune homeostasis, health, and disease.

Heather Palis

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Daily treatment adherence and stimulant use among patients receiving supervised injectable opioid assisted treatment in Vancouver

Further Information

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