CIHR Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)

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The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program supports focused interdisciplinary collaborative research projects involving participation from the natural sciences or engineering community together with the health sciences community. Proposed research projects must be innovative, have a strong focus on knowledge translation (KT), and lead to health benefits for Canadians including 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 ResearchNet Funding Opportunities for program details.

Important Dates


LOI Review (completed by RD&S)

June 10, 2019

ROLA submission due

June 18, 2019

LOI Internal Submission

June 21, 2019

LOI External Submission

June 25, 2019


Submission of draft for review and feedback by Research Development

October 1, 2019

ROLA submission due

October 23, 2019

Internal full application

October 23, 2019

External Submission (2 p.m.)

October 29, 2019

Submission Process

The application must include at least two (2) Nominated Principal Applicants - one from the natural sciences or engineering community, and one from the health sciences community - and must meet NSERC's Eligibility Criteria and be at an institution eligible to receive funds from NSERC. Lawson is not an eligible institution; therefore, applications must be submitted through Western. To apply for a CHRP program grant, researchers must first submit a Notification of Intent through ResearchNet and complete a ROLA proposal.

Letter of Intent (Phase I)

  • The LOI must be submitted by the PI using ResearchNet login. Please follow the detailed LOI instructions provided.
  • There is no requirement for a budget at the LOI stage.
  • There is no cash contribution requirement for this funding opportunity.
  • Attachments to be included in this submission:
    • Biosketch CV (Principal Applicants (2) and Knowledge User)
    • Proposal Information 5 pages max (LOI)
    • Research Proposal Appendix 1 page max (References)
    • Complete Summary of Research Proposal 1 page max
    • Signed letter of support from Knowledge User
    • Knowledge User profile 1/2 page max
    • Statement of Ownership (if applicable)
    • Participant table
    • Certificates of Completion of the sex- and gender-based analysis training modules (Principal Applicants (2))

Full Application (Phase II - upon invitation)

  • For full application details please see ResearchNet instructions
  • The Full Application must be submitted by the PI using ResearchNet login. The final submission to the CHRP program will be done by the Research Development office on the deadline day.
  • Applications must be submitted by the deadline date. Please contact RD&S as soon as possible as you work through your application.
  • Full applications for the CHRP program must also include a separate ROLA proposal.


For more information, or questions relating to the CHRP program, please contact Natalie Wu.