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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship: CIHR Fellowship 2022-2023

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Fellowship


The maximum amount per grant is $400,000 per year for up to five (5) years, for a total of $2,000,000 per grant.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

September 21, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

October 5, 2022


The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • To provide recognition and funding to academic health research trainees.
  • To provide a reliable supply of highly skilled and qualified researchers.


  • The Nominated Principal Applicant must be a trainee (and maintain such status throughout the award duration) and meet the minimum commitment of 75% of their time in the proposed research training (Research + Course Work) throughout the tenure of their award. Note: For the purpose of this funding opportunity, trainees cannot hold or be on leave from an independent research position.
  • A primary supervisor must be identified on the application. An additional supervisor may also be identified.
  • As of the application deadline, the Nominated Principal Applicant must hold or be completing a PhD or a regulated health professional degree. The Nominated Principal Applicant must expect to complete all of the requirements of the degree by the latest possible date on which they can take up their award (see Conditions of Funding). For examples of health professions, please consult the list Eligible Health Professions.
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to hold a CIHR Fellowship award in Canada or abroad. Nominated Principal Applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada may only hold a CIHR Fellowship award at a Canadian institution.
  • A recipient of a CIHR doctoral–level award with a health professional degree may apply to the Fellowship funding opportunity no earlier than during the last year of their award. If a recipient of a CIHR doctoral–level award with a health professional degree applies to the Fellowship funding opportunity for doctoral support before the last year of the doctoral award, funding for the currently-held doctoral award will be cancelled as of the first potential effective date of the Fellowship award, even if the application is not successful through the Fellowship funding opportunity.
  • The Nominated Principal Applicant may submit only one (1) application per year (September 1 to August 31) for funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). However, individuals eligible to apply to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program or the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program may also submit an application to the CIHR Fellowship program (other exceptions may apply depending on the program objectives; these would be indicated in the specific funding opportunities).
  • The Nominated Principal Applicant must complete one of CIHR’s three interactive modules on sex and gender in research and include the completion certificate with their CIHR Fellowship application (see How to Apply section for further details).

Application/Nomination Process:

  • To complete your application, follow the instructions in the Fellowship Awards – Application Instructions. Important:
  • Please read all instructions to familiarize yourself with the application process before applying.
  • Consult the CIHR Fellowship – Frequently Asked Questions.
  • To ensure fairness in the evaluation of applications, CIHR will not accept updates to applications after the application deadline.
  • Nominated Principal Applicants and their supervisor(s) are required to:
  • This funding opportunity participates in the eApproval process. As such, once submitted the application will be electronically directed to the proposed Institution Paid for review and approval. The eApproval process allows Administrators at the Institution identified by the Nominated Principal Applicant as the Institution Paid to review and electronically approve the application. Once the application is reviewed and approved by the Institution, it will be submitted electronically to CIHR on behalf of the Nominated Principal Applicant. When completing the application on ResearchNet, detailed instructions on the eApproval process are available in the “Electronic Approval tool – Applicant’s Guide” under the Enter Proposal Information task, “Details” subtask.


Additional Details


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.