CIHR Graduate Scholarships
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
Doctoral Research Award
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
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.
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.
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.
There is no university-level adjudication for the CIHR Doctoral Research Award.