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

Jack Calder

Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)
Transformation induced dependency of the normally non-vital RNA helicase DDX3X provides a novel therapeutic strategy in lung cancer

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.

Evan Taylor

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

Parker Jobin

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MDPhD)
Moonlighting Proteins as Targets of Matrix Metalloproteinases

Julien Richard Albert

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

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

Ellen Koch

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
Measuring glutamate transmission in Huntington's Disease using iGluSnFr, an optogenetic probe

Janae Vlaar

Master of Science in Population and Public Health (MSc)
The relationship between built environment and children's physical activity

Rozlyn Boutin

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

Further Information

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