Research Western

NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program supports focused interdisciplinary collaborative research projects involving any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences.  Proposed research projects should be innovative, and lead to health benefits for Canadians, more effective health services, and/or economic development in health-related areas.  All applicant teams are required to demonstrate that they will engage and collaborate with a knowledge/technology user that could benefit from the results of the research.  Typically, support will be for up to three years for defined projects with clear milestones and decision points.

The CHRP program is jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). For more information, please consult Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program details on the NSERC website.


In the context of improved health for Canadians, the CHRP objectives are to:

Letter of Intent

CIHR Deadline: TBD

To apply for a CHRP program grant, researchers must first submit a Notification of Intent through ResearchNet.

Full Application (upon invitation)


For more information, or questions relating to the CHRP program, please contact Antoinette Martin (519-661-2111 ext. 84620)