CIHR Graduate Scholarships

Deadline

Applicant (ResearchNet) deadline - 5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 4 October 2016

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). Please note that ORS requires a minimum of five (5) working days in advance of the competition deadline. Detailed requirements and procedures are available on the Office of Research Services website, please see the CIHR eSubmission Procedures (Institutional e-Approval) section.

 

Eligibility

Complete eligibility criteria are available on the CIHR website.

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 the CIHR website.

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 more information about signatures and internal UBC deadlines, please see the Office of Research Services website.

Adjudication Procedures

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

Profiles of Award Holders

Corrie Belanger

Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc)
Studying the mechanisms of susceptibility of opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antibiotics in host-like conditions for the discovery of potential in vivo antimicrobial targets and for improvement of antibiotic discovery methods.

Rozlyn Boutin

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD)
Microbiota-mediated immunoregulation and childhood asthma

Julien Richard Albert

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

Andrea Jones

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD)
Mental Health and Addictions Research

Meaghan Thumath

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Exploring effective strategies to mitigate structural inequities and improve access to primary health care for Indigenous women in Canada and internationally

Tracy Truant

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Improving cancer survivorship through health promotion behaviors

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

Jennifer Guthrie

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Pairing Traditional Epidemiology with Genomics to Understand Tuberculosis Transmission Dynamics

Heather Filyk

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

Further Information

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