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 ResearchNet portal.
In the context of improved health for Canadians, the CHRP objectives are to:
More information about application requirements, how to apply, and deadlines can be found on the CIHR Web site.