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Collaborative Health Research Projects

Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) is a joint initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). CHRP grants support focussed, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects involving any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences. Proposed research projects should be innovative, with a strong focus on knowledge translation, and lead to health benefits for Canadians, more effective health services and/or economic development in health-related areas. All applicant teams are required to engage and collaborate with a knowledge/technology user organization that could benefit from the research results. Funding for CHRP projects can be for up to three years for defined projects with clear milestones and decision points.

Beginning in 2012, applications will be submitted to CIHR through its This link will take you to another Web site ResearchNet portal.


In the context of improved health for Canadians, the CHRP objectives are to:

  • translate research results to knowledge/technology users and other stakeholders;
  • encourage the NSERC and CIHR research communities to collaborate and integrate their expertise;
  • Advance interdisciplinary research leading to knowledge and technologies with the potential to benefit Canada by improving the Canadian healthcare system and/or services and where appropriate lead to economic opportunities in Canada; and
  • train highly qualified personnel in collaborative and interdisciplinary research relevant to health.

More information about application requirements, how to apply, and deadlines can be found on the CIHR Web site.