Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's health research investment agency. Our mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

We are part of the Health Portfolio and we work together to maintain and improve the health of Canadians.

We are in the process of moving our services and information to

Our current Canadian Institutes of Health Research website will remain available until the move to is complete.



Our services and information


Find out how to apply for funding for health research, including application process, policies and requirements, forms, the review process, decisions, and more.


Learn about the 13 "virtual" institutes, and the integrated approach that brings together researchers, health professionals, policy-makers, industry and patient groups.


Get information on funding programs for health research in priority areas that help build Canada’s research capacity.


Discover the activities we undertake in order to engage stakeholder communities and citizens, promote a culture of ethics and integrity in health research, and collaborate with other Federal research funding organizations.

Health research in action

Learn how the research that we fund contributes to improved health and health care for Canadians.

What we are doing


Health Research Data

Advancing Data-Intensive Research

Peer Review Working Group

Advising CIHR on the implementation of peer review changes

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research


Ensuring that the right patient receives the right clinical intervention at the right time.

Corporate information

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