CIHR Graduate Scholarships

Deadline

Institutional e-Approval (UBC internal) deadline: check with UBC's Office of Research Services; CIHR application deadline: Tuesday, 2 October 2018

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)".

  • UBC Internal Deadline: typically 5 working days before CIHR's application deadline
 

Eligibility

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.

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

Emily Jessica Rugel

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Defining Equitable Access to Natural Space as a Mental Health-Promoting Urban Resource

Jennica Nichols

Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Reimagining Research-Based Theatre: An Arts-Based Approach to Engaging Veterans, Families, and Service Providers in the Co-Design of an Intervention to Improve Veterans' Success in Higher Education

Boaz Y. Saffer

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD)
Impaired neurocognition and risk for suicide

Daphne Ling

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
The Neural Basis of Low-Dose versus Normal-Dose Psychostimulants on Executive Functions in Youth with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Jennifer Guthrie

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

Stephanie Lake

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Exploring the health and social impacts of cannabis use during an ongoing opioid crisis among people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada

Stephanie Glegg

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Using Social Network Analysis to Advance Knowledge Translation in Pediatric Rehabilitation

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

Janae Vlaar

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

Further Information

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