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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) INMD Early Career Researcher Partnership Prize 2022

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The total amount available for this program in fiscal year 2022-23 is $15,000 (enough to fund approximately six (6) prizes).


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

October 18, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

November 1, 2022


INMD supports research to enhance health in relation to diet, digestion, excretion, and metabolism; and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions and problems associated with hormone, digestive system, kidney, and liver function. The INMD Early Career Researcher (ECR) Partnership Prize will support ECR Prizes awarded by Partner Organizations (voluntary health sector organizations such as non- profit organizations, professional organizations and registered charities) that recognize outstanding research relevant to the Institute’s mandate. INMD will fund a maximum amount for a single prize of $2,500 per Partner Organization. For information on INMD, please refer to the INMD website and INMD Strategic Plan 2021-2026.

Additional Program Information:

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until November 1, 2022


To be eligible for this competition, the ECR awardee must:

  • Be engaged in health research relevant to the mandate of INMD.
  • Meet the definition of an Early Career Researcher, as defined by CIHR or the Partner organization.
    • The ECR must be within 84 months of their first independent appointment, as of the application deadline of November 1, 2022.

The Partner Organization submitting the application package must:

  • Be from the voluntary health sector (e.g., a health charity, professional organization, or non-profit organization).
  • Submit only one nomination per fiscal year for an Early Career Researcher Partnership Prize.
  • Run a fair competition with open and transparent criteria for selecting the recipient of the prize.
  • Acknowledge CIHR-INMD in the title of the award (e.g., the “CIHR-INMD – (partner name) Early Career Researcher Partnership Prize”.
  • Provide the entire amount of CIHR funding for this prize to the successful recipient.

Application/Nomination Process:

  • Complete the Institute Community Support (ICS) application form [ PDF (626 KB)] according to the following instructions:
    • Complete Section 1. Note: If you do not have a CIHR Personal Identification Number (PIN), please visit the Register with CIHR web page.
    • Complete Sections 2a – e only
      • Enter “Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes Partnership Early Career Researcher Prize” in Section 2a
      • Note: Do not complete Section 2f – i
    • Do not complete Section 3
    • Complete Section 4
  • Attach Partner organization announcement of the opportunity. This should include a paper copy and a web link to the organization’s prize announcement/application page. The following information should be clearly stated:
    • Award Description
    • Eligibility criteria
    • Nomination procedure
    • Selection process
  • Email your application to: Christine Dhara. All emails received will be acknowledged.


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.