CIHR – Project Grant: Fall 2019 results

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202069 Views

The Project Grants: Fall 2019 competition has approved 385 research grants, plus an additional 4 bridge grants, for a total investment of approximately $275M.Footnote 1

In addition, 74 priority announcement bridge grants were funded to a total amount of $7,045,417. Of these, 4 were granted as top-up awards.

The 385 grants approved were awarded to 373 individual nominated principal investigators (12 NPIs were awarded two grants). Of the 385 grants, 84 were awarded to early career researchers, and 16 were awarded for Indigenous health research projects.

The average grant size/duration is approximately $713,500 over 4.36 years.

Geographic breakdown

Province Number of applications submitted Percent of total applications submitted Number of applications funded Percent of applications funded Province-specific success rate Average grant amount Median grant amount
British Columbia 252 11.5% 54 14.0% 21.4% $710,951 $722,628
Alberta 234 10.7% 49 12.7% 20.9% $803,561 $818,550
Saskatchewan 34 1.6% 5 1.3% 14.7% $674,070 $692,325
Manitoba 58 2.7% 7 1.8% 12.1% $700,084 $707,625
Ontario 917 42.0% 154 40.0% 16.8% $699,793 $757,350
Québec 629 28.8% 106 27.5% 16.9% $711,493 $745,875
New Brunswick 5 0.2% 1 0.3% 20.0% $466,650 $466,650
Nova Scotia 39 1.8% 7 1.8% 17.9% $454,629 $462,825
Prince Edward Island 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0% $0 $0
Newfoundland and Labrador 14 0.6% 2 0.5% 14.3% $864,450 $864,450
Total 2183 100.0% 385 100.0% 17.6% $713,250 $749,700
The success rate does not include bridge grants or priority announcements.

Note: The applications that were approved conditionally will not appear in the detailed funding decisions database until the conditions have been resolved.

Additional details

Competition results by category
Category Number of applications submitted Percent of total applications submitted Number of applications funded Percent of applications funded Category-specific success rate Average grant amount Median grant amount
Early career researchers (ECRs) 475 21.8% 84 21.8% 17.7% $610,228 $621,563
Mid-career investigators 934 42.8% 173 44.9% 18.5% $729,840 $761,175
Senior investigators 769 35.2% 128 33.2% 16.6% $758,434 $786,038
Knowledge Users 5 0.2% 0 0.0% 0.0% N/A N/A
Integrated KT 451 20.7% 86 22.3% 19.1% $529,217 $510,638
Investigators who identify as female 790 36.2% 154 40.0% 19.5% $672,119 $698,063
Indigenous Health 23 1.1% 16 4.2% 69.6% $786,768 $722,925
Submitted in French 30 1.4% 7 1.8% 23.3% $464,121 $550,800
Pillar 1 – Biomedical 1322 60.6% 230 59.7% 17.4% $792,346 $807,075
Pillar 2 – Clinical 446 20.4% 73 19.0% 16.4% $698,495 $619,650
Pillar 3 – Health systems/services 225 10.3% 39 10.1% 17.3% $472,484 $348,075
Pillar 4 – Social / Cultural / Environmental / Population Health 187 8.6% 42 10.9% 22.5% $535,185 $493,425
The success rate does not include bridge grants or priority announcements.

Large grants awarded

Large grants are defined as being in the top 2% of total grant value within a competition.

A total of 7 large grants were funded using a budget envelope of $13.75 million. 1 additional large grant was awarded a one-year bridge grant.

Early Career Investigators

The success rate for early career researchers (ECRs) was equalized. This means that the proportion of ECRs funded equals the proportion of ECR applicants to the competition. This equalization is for the competition as a whole, not by committee.

The total number of fully funded projects for applicants in this career stage went from 79 (before equalization) to 84 (after equalization).

Indigenous Health Research

All applications reviewed by the Indigenous Health Research committee went through an iterative peer review process.

Based on the recommendation of the the review committee, 16 Indigenous health research projects were awarded funding. CIHR is proud to support these projects as part of its commitment to invest 4.6% of its annual budget in Indigenous health research.

Peer Review

Details about the Project Grant: Fall 2019 peer review participants are available separately.

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