CIHR Project - Response to Reviews


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CIHR’s Project Grant competition allows applicants to append an optional, two-page response to outline improvements to a previously unsuccessful grant application. To maximize the impact of your revisions, SPARC will discuss effective approaches to structure your response and how to showcase the strengths of your revised proposal via workshops and/or consultations.


Consultations (ongoing)

Participants are also strongly encouraged to schedule a 1:1 consultation session (~30min) with Elizabeth Cheu (Manager, Research Grant Development) to discuss specific comments/ aspects of their reviews, determine next steps and develop a targeted response.


Workshops (now closed)

The 1-hour workshop will focus on proven approaches to engage and win the confidence of the reviewers. Topics to be covered:

  • How to effectively consolidate comments from 3-5 reviewers
  • Prioritize purpose, maximize space and cover the key points of the rebuttal
  • Address criticism, summarize progress and overcome negativity bias


SPARC Contact: Stephane Dragon and Elizabeth Cheu


Posted: Jun 23, 2017