2019 CIHR: Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health

Deadline: 2 April 2019

Applications are open for CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health with an aim to strengthen Canada’s capacity and knowledge to respond to challenges and needs by providing important early career development support to researchers in these fields.


This funding opportunity is expected to:

  • Support early career investigators in initiating and conducting independent research in the area of maternal reproductive, child and youth health with the goal of building research capacity in this important health research area.

Funding Information

  • The total amount available from CIHR for the 2019 funding opportunity is $945,000 enough to fund up to 9 grants.
    • The maximum amount per grant from CIHR is $35,000 per year for up to 3 years for a total of $105,000.
    • The CIHR contribution must be matched at a minimum of 1:1 by the successful applicant’s host institution and/or other partner(s).
      • Matching funds must be 100% cash contributions; cash equivalent matching contributions are not eligible.

Research Areas

All applications in the area of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health research as per IHDCYH’s mandate will be eligible for support. In addition, funding will be available to support projects that are determined to be relevant to the following specific research areas:

  • III: Maternal, reproductive, child and/or youth health research relevant to the institute’s mandate.
  • INMHA: Maternal, reproductive, child and/or youth health research relevant to the institute’s mandate.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an independent researcher appointed at an eligible institution;
  • Have held an independent research appointment for a period of less than 60 months at the time of application (calculation of eligibility can be adjusted for part-time appointments and leaves of absence);
  • Have been awarded combined operating grant funding of less than $500,000 Canadian dollars as a Nominated Principal Applicant (or equivalent in non-CIHR competitions) at the time of application deadline; and
  • Have at least 50% protected time for research.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Canada

For more information, please visit http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50244.html

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