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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Training Grant: Patient-Oriented Research Training Grant

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,400,000, enough to fund up to 12 grants. The maximum amount per grant is $100,000 per year for up to two years, for a total of $200,000 per grant.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

February 1, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

February 15, 2023


The objective of this funding opportunity is to build capacity for leadership in patient-oriented research through meaningful and culturally safe practices by:

  • Creating opportunities for non-governmental Canadian health systems or related organizations to embed patient-oriented research and related principles, practices and findings within their mandate, policies, and/or activities; and
  • Equipping implementation specialists with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to increase the uptake of patient- oriented research and related principles, practices and findings within the Canadian health system.


For an application to be eligible:

  • The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be a non-governmental Canadian health system or related organization (“the NPA organization”) with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate (see Administration of Funds).
  • The applicant team must be comprised of the following four (4) individuals:
    • An implementation specialist employed (part-time or full-time) at the NPA organization. The implementation specialist cannot be an independent researcher and cannot be pursuing a career in academia, but can have a status or adjunct position if they are employed full-time with the NPA organization.
    • Primary Mentor: One senior-level decision-maker (i.e., someone with the appropriate authority to supervise and mentor, including the ability to provide any required resources) within the NPA organization. This individual is considered the Primary Mentor for the implementation specialist named in 2.a. above.
    • Secondary Mentor: An independent researcher with an academic appointment and significant (a minimum of two years) and recent (within the past five years) experience in conducting POR. This individual is considered the Secondary Mentor for the implementation specialist named in 2.a. above.
    • One patient (a term inclusive of individuals with personal experience of a health issue and informal caregivers, including family and friends) with experience that relates to the implementation project.
  • Projects that engage with Indigenous communities, must have:
    • At least one applicant (1., 2.b., 2.c. or 2.d) who self-identifies as Indigenous or provides evidence of meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities; and
    • At least one Indigenous Elder and/or Knowledge Keeper as 2.b., 2.c., 2.d or as an additional mentor.

Application/Nomination Process:

  • The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of one step: Full Application.
  • To complete your Full Application, follow the instructions found below under “Specific instructions to complete your ResearchNet application”.
  • Signatures are required for each part of the application. To determine what signatures are needed, consult the CIHR Application Administration Guide for information.
  • All application participants listed are required to:
    • Have a CIHR PIN, if participants had obtained a CIHR PIN in the past, they shall not register for a new PIN


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.