This general update on the 2016 Fall Project Grant competition is being sent to UBC grant facilitators
Please note that CIHR has postponed the upcoming June 13th Project Grant application deadline for the 2017 Spring competition until September 15th. To mitigate the impact in this delay, CIHR has committed to the following:
- Allocating an additional $100M to the 2016 Fall competition (in addition to the $25M reallocated from the current 2016 Foundation Grant competition), increasing the total available funds from $137.5M to $262.5M (+$30M for Early Career Investigators)
- Extending financial commitments for all existing Open Operating and Project Grants with an expiry date between September 30, 2017 and March 30, 2018 to March 31, 2018. To clarify, this extension provides a maximum of 6 months of ‘bridge’ funding for operating grants set to expire on September 30, 2017.
Lastly, please note that CIHR will release the 2016 Fall Project Grant competition Notice of Decisions (including reviewer reports) on May 15th, 2017 as originally planned.
Stephane Dragon, PhD
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