CIHR Project Grant

The CIHR Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.

  • This program supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. Project Grants support new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.
  • For information on the latest program updates and funding opportunity details, consult the Project Grant homepage.
  • To access to the Reference and Learning Materials related to the registration, application and peer review process, consult the Resources webpage.

Resources by Submission Type

New Submissions

- Attend SPARC’s Project Bootcamp to familiarize yourself with the competition process, application requirements and SPARC’s on-line resources and support programs. Listen to SPARC's Podcast for a quick overview of the Project Grant compeititon.

- SPARC Internal (Scientific) Peer Review aims to increase the competitiveness of UBC submissions by providing peer feedback to applicants. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the adjudication criteria, discuss their feedback and share best practices with peers.

- SPARC (Editorial) Reviews are performed by experienced grant writers to increase the overall competitiveness of a proposal by ensuring that the adjudication criteria are clearly addressed, improve the layout and readability of the proposal, and strengthen impact statements to increase the ‘compellingness’ of the proposal.

Resubmissions

- Attend SPARC’s Response to Previous Reviews Workshop to maximize the impact of your rebuttal and to highlight improvements. Applicants can also independently book a 1:1 consultation with SPARC to discuss their reviewer feedback, draft a response, and determine next steps.

- SPARC (Editorial) Reviews are performed by experienced grant writers to increase the overall competitiveness of a proposal by ensuring that the adjudication criteria are clearly addressed, improve the layout and readability of the proposal, and strengthen impact statements to increase the ‘compellingness’ of the proposal.

 

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SPARC Support Services and Resources

Contact: Stephane Dragon (604-822-4318)

Program Outreach
Information Sessions
  • SPARC organizes general Program Information Sessions to notify potential applicants of upcoming funding opportunities, specific application and adjudication requirements, and to increase awareness of support services available to prospective applicants.
  • See the sidebar for upcoming sessions. Presentations from past sessions are available in our CWL-protected resources
Newsletter
Individual & Unit Consultation
  • Want to discuss whether this funding program is right for you, contact SPARC to schedule an Individual or Unit consultation session.
Project & Proposal Development
Strategic Grant Workshops
  • See the sidebar for upcoming sessions. Workshops and presentation materials from past sessions are available in our CWL-protected resources
CWL-protected Resources

Our project-specific resources include:

  • Guidelines, Tips & Templates: See link to access supporting application materials to assist you in drafting a competitive research proposal
  • Sample Grant Library: See link to sample recent grant applications that were generously shared by successful UBC researchers.
  • Workshop & Presentation Materials
One-on-One Consultation
  • Contact us to schedule a consultation session
Proposal Feedback
Internal (Scientific) Peer Review
  • Small Discussion Groups: This format enables face-to-face discussion of peer feedback for prearranged groups of applicants.
  • Large Panel Review: This format follows the traditional face-to-face panel review model where reviewers are assigned applications for review.
SPARC (Editorial) Review
  • Full Review: SPARC offers editorial assistance to strengthen the final draft of an application in order to improve the readability, flow and layout of the research proposal.

Internal Peer Review and SPARC Review are highly recommended for all applicants, and particularly for early career investigators and first time applicants.

Proposal Submission

Consult the Office of Research Services’ website for information on institutional submission deadlines and submission guidelines:

Questions?

Program Statistics

How are we doing? See the results of SPARC's Applicant Satisfaction Survey Report (May 2016)

What projects get funded? See list of previously funded project grants from UBC applicants or Funding Decision Notifications on a per competition basis:


Contacts

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