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CIHR-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes

Opportunity NameInclusive Research Excellence Prizes
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) & Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) 
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 1 year
Mandatory registration at agency01-26-2023
Application due to FSc RO at for full review02-08-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review02-15-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review02-23-2023, by 12:00PM (noon)
Application due at agency 02-23-2023

Through this competition, IMHA supports further research and knowledge mobilization activities for eligible applicants and recognizes fundamental knowledge creation, multiple ways of knowing, non-traditional research methods, and outputs. This funding opportunity seeks to reward research excellence achieved in the broad IMHA mandate areas by awarding prizes in the form of a supplemental grant to support further research. 

Support will be provided for research completed in the following five (5) research domains: 

  • Research Impact 
  • Team Science 
  • Open Science 
  • Patient Engagement 
  • Indigenous Health Research 


Full eligibility requirements here.


CIHR will be hosting the following webinar to support participants with the requirements of the funding opportunity and to answer questions on how to apply. 

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET | Join
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English presentation followed by a period of questions and answers in both official languages, English and French 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at