CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants

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Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Value: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 1,528,500, enough to fund approximately 92 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. Each grant is for one (1) year. The maximum amount per grant varies by Institute and Initiative but will not exceed $ 25,000.

Description: One of the mechanisms for Institutes and Initiatives to achieve their mandates is by offering planning and/or dissemination grants within the Institute/Initiative Community Support (ICS) Program. The Planning and Dissemination Grants are intended to provide support for planning and/or dissemination activities consistent with the mandate of CIHR and relevant to CIHR Institutes and Initiatives.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:
• to support planning activities, partnership development and to increase understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of CIHR; and
• to support dissemination events and activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate researcher or knowledge-user audiences, tailoring the message and medium as appropriate.

Please note that if you applied for the 2020 competition, your application will not automatically be retained for the Winter 2022 competition. The 2020 competition remains accessible only for applicants to access their application data. Please contact Nandini Maharaj if you are planning to apply.

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application.

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS ( You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

Sponsor deadline (8 p.m. eastern).

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.