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). 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.
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.
Complete evaluation criteria are available on the CIHR website.
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.
There is no university-level adjudication for the CIHR Doctoral Research Award.