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CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award

Opportunity NameResearch Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ValuePhase 1 — Up to $90,000/year
Phase 2 — Up to $120,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationPhase 1 — Up to 3 years
Phase 2 — Up to 3 years (up to 4 if NPA spent 2 years in Phase 1)
Notify FGS of intent to apply As soon as possible
Application due to FGS for full review04-17-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review04-26-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS at for mandatory review05-01-2023
Application due at agency 05-03-2023

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to: 

  1. Promote research independence and academic research career readiness of highly qualified post-doctoral researchers, clinicians and PhD-holding research associates belonging to specific underrepresented groups; 
  2. Increase the number of funded researchers from specific underrepresented groups conducting excellent research who secure their first independent research faculty position in a Canadian academic, health system or research institution; and 
  3. Provide funded researchers from specific underrepresented groups with early career support to enhance their probability of future success in obtaining independent research funding and launching successful research faculty careers in Canada that will contribute to the creation and/or use of health-related knowledge to improve the health of Canadians. 


Full eligibility requirements here.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to contact Kim McIntyre,, postdoctoral services & professional skills coordinator, as soon as possible. 

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