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)".
- UBC Internal Deadline: typically 5 working days before CIHR's application deadline
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.
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.