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Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Call for Proposals: CIHR Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research

Internal Deadline: February 23, 2012
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2012


The Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (IPCR) Operating Grant program provides funding for collaborative research projects involving the academic community and Canadian industry partners sharing an interest in health R&D. The research project should be beneficial to both parties, while improving the quality of health of Canadians. Projects may be initiated by either party, however, the academic researcher is responsible for applying for the grant.

The IPCR Operating Grant supports research projects that incorporate an integrated knowledge translation (KT) approach. Integrated KT describes a different way of doing research with researchers and knowledge users working together to shape the research process. This program requires that the academic researcher and industry partner work collaboratively throughout the research process. The industry partner should be engaged in the appropriate stages of the research project; from shaping the research question, to disseminating and moving the research into practice.


The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher as described in CIHR website.

The Nominated Principal Applicant must be registered at an eligible institution as listed in CIHR website.

The relationship between the investigators and the industry partner must be established. The required level of partner contribution secured from an eligible company is listed here.

Please note the following exceptions: Phase I clinical trials require a minimum 2:1 (Industry:CIHR) ratio. Phase II, III and IV clinical trials, whether randomized (RCT) or not, require a minimum 4:1 (Industry:CIHR) ratio. If these ratios are not met at the time of application, the proposal will be withdrawn.


The maximum CIHR amount awarded for a single grant is $250,000 per year for up to 5 years. The equipment amount, where applicable, is awarded in year one.

How to Apply

Please refer to the Research Funding Opportunities website for more information.
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