CIHR Graduate Scholarship


October 2, 2018

Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian and Permanent Residence
Degree Level: Doctoral
Award Status: Closed
Applicant Status: Incoming Students and Continuing Students


Quick Facts

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies in health sciences.

Annual Value: $30,000 + $5,000 research allowance


  • Complete eligibility criteria are available on the CIHR website
  • Potential applicants should be sure that they are submitting their application to the most appropriate of the three federal funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). If applicants are unsure whether they should submit their application to CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC, they should send a half-page summary of their intended research proposal to one of the agencies and ask the agency to confirm in writing (including by e-mail) if they are eligible to apply to that agency. Applicants are advised to err on the side of caution, and ask the funding agency for an assessment rather than guess or assume incorrectly

Evaluation Criteria

Complete evaluation criteria are available on the CIHR website.

Application Procedures

  • Applications for Doctoral Research Awards are submitted directly on-line to CIHR via Research Net
  • Once a CIHR Doctoral application has been submitted online:
    • Submit a copy of the CIHR Doctoral application plus the UBC Research Project Information Form (RPIF), to the Office of Research Services (ORS), located in FIPKE 336, at least 48 business hours prior to the application deadline
    • The Office of Research Services (ORS) will then forward the application to CIHR as an indication of Institutional Approval
  • There is no university-level adjudication for these awards, though university signatures may be required for signature pages that are a part of the application
  • For questions regarding the signature page or how to obtain university signatures, please contact the College of Graduate Studies by emailing:


Further Information

Questions? Please contact: