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CIHR: Catalyst Grant – National Women’s Health Research Initiative: Innovation Fund for Biomedical Discovery Grants

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Up to $150,000 over one year.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

July 5, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

July 19, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Registration Due Date - June 21, 2023
  • HRS Due Date - July 5, 2023
  • Sponsor Due Date - July 19, 2023


This funding opportunity supports “high risk, high reward” research in high-priority areas of women’s health research. Proposals should focus on basic science and/or other types of preclinical studies that have the potential to make significant advancements in women’s health. Projects are expected to involve cells, tissues, body parts, and/or biomarkers. Studies focused on female technology (Femtech) are also eligible.


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.