Funding Opportunities



The Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) is pleased to announce the new SCIENTIST INNOVATION GRANT Competition with funds generously provided by the Children’s Health Foundation (CHF). All CHRI Scientists and Associate Scientists are eligible to apply for this new Award. Up to FIVE awards of $60,000 per annum each for two years are available.


The following guidelines are designed to facilitate the submission of applications for the award. A successful proposal will include (most, if not all) the following research outcomes:

  • Generation of new and exciting data that will allow CHRI Scientists and     Associate Scientists to be successful in leveraging grants from national and international granting agencies.
  • Development of a collaborative and cohesive multidisciplinary research team that will be competitive in national and international granting competitions.
  • High potential for impacting diagnosis, therapy or delivery of healthcare to children.
  • Strong potential to attract donor support towards partial or full funding for the project.

Project submissions will be ranked based on the demonstration of (1) relevance to children’s health, (2) high innovation/impact, (3) strong fundraising potential, and (4) multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches.


1. Completed applications (application forms are available on the CHRI website, must be signed by the Chair of the CHRI Division of the Principal Investigator (PI).

 2.  A CHRI Scientist or Associate Scientist must be the PI who will submit the cover letter. Co-PIs and collaborators from CHRI (within and other Divisions) are encouraged, but not required. Co-PIs and collaborators from the CHF Partners (Children’s Hospital and Thames Valley Children Centre), other programs at Lawson and other departments at Western are also encouraged.

3. Budgets must not exceed $60,000 per annum. Funding for the second year will be based on the satisfactory progress report at the end of the first year.

4. CIHR Academic format of Common CVs of the PI and Co-PI(s) are required.

Submit the application electronically in .pdf format to: the Administrative Office of the CHRI (luciana1 [dot] brown [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

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