The Collaborative Health Research Projects
The Collaborative Health Research Projects is a research funding program jointly managed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
The goal of CHRP is to bring together specialists from the natural sciences and engineering fields with health scientists. The interdisciplinary nature of the program is the key to its success. The researchers collaborate on cutting-edge projects designed to develop new devices, therapies, and procedures to tackle a range of health conditions facing Canadians – from cancer and heart disease to dementia and vision loss. Part of what makes CHRP unique is the mandatory requirement that researchers engage end-users in the planning and design of their research projects to ensure their meaningful translation into real-world solutions.
The total investment in the latest CHRP competition was $20.4M, which includes $10.2M each from CIHR and NSERC.
This investment supports 30 research projects, with an average grant size of $680,000, over three years.
The next CHRP competition, which includes CIHR, NSERC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), was launched spring 2018 and will invest up to $24.875M in research funding. The 2018 competition includes a special $5.975 million envelope for artificial intelligence (AI). Given the pace of technological advancement, the scope of potential uses of AI in health, and the complex ethical, legal and societal considerations involved, the three granting councils will support multidisciplinary research efforts in this domain.
The full list of projects can be viewed on the CIHR website.
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