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CIHR Operating Grant: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts (2022)

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

August 24, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

October 4, 2022

Additional Dates:

  • HRS - Internal Registration Deadline - August 24, 2022
  • Sponsor Registration Deadline - September 7, 2022
  • HRS - Internal Full Application Deadline - September 20, 2022
  • Sponsor Full Application Deadline - October 4, 2022


The specific objective of this funding opportunity is to:

  • Create new knowledge through the analysis of existing cohorts, data platforms and/or administrative datasets specific to reproductive, maternal, child, and/or youth health, and in turn improve health outcomes and inform population and public health decision making.


For an application to be eligible:

  • The Nominated Principal Applicant (NPA) must be an independent researcher affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution and/or its affiliated institutions (including hospitals, research institutes and other non-profit organizations with a mandate for health research and/or knowledge translation).
  • The NPA must have their substantive role in Canada for the duration of the requested grant term.
  • The Institution Paid must be authorized to administer CIHR funds at the time of application (see Administration of Funds).
  • The NPA must submit a letter or other supporting document from the data custodian indicating the applicants have obtained permission to access the data.
  • The NPA must have successfully completed one of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules available online through the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and submit a Certificate of Completion (see How to Apply section). Please select and complete the training module most applicable to your research project. For additional information on sex, gender and health research, applicants are encouraged to review the “How to integrate sex and gender in research” section on the CIHR website.
  • The NPA may only submit one (1) application to this funding opportunity in the role of NPA but may participate in other roles in any number of applications.
  • For research applications involving Indigenous Peoples, at least one applicant must self-identify as Indigenous ( First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or provide evidence of meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples (see How to Apply section).

Application/Nomination Process:

  • The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised two steps: Registration and Full Application.
  • To complete your Registration, follow the instructions in the follow the instructions in the Grants – Registration Guidelines along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”.
  • To complete your Full Application, follow the instructions in the Grants – Application Guidelines along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”.
  • All participants listed, with the exception of Collaborators, are required to:
  • When completing the application, applicants must protect the privacy and confidentiality of all team members. How an individual self-identifies is personal and confidential information, which should not be disclosed without consent


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.