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CIHR Team Grant: Healthy Youth

Opportunity NameTeam Grant: Healthy Youth
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ValueUp to $300,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 5 years
Notify FSc RO and ORS of intent to applyASAP
Registration deadline12-10-2024
Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-21-2025
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-28-2025
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-31-2025, by 10:00AM
Application due at agency 02-04-2025

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

  • Create new knowledge through youth-led and/or youth-engaged research to improve the health and well-being of youth in Canada.
  • Enhance interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and multi-systems approaches to youth health research and knowledge mobilization to strengthen research, shape policy, and support the relevance and uptake of research evidence.
  • Increase capacity for youth-led and/or youth-engaged research, including researcher career pathways and among youth from a diversity of backgrounds to improve efficiency, amplify impact, and nurture a thriving, inclusive, and equitable health research environment.
  • Strengthen research excellence and ensure maximum research impact through consideration of diverse biological and/or socio-cultural identity factors in research design, including diverse research methods such as those based in Indigenous ways of knowing.


Teams must include the following:

  • Tri-partite Leadership consisting of an independent researcher, a knowledge user and a youth co-lead with lived or living experience of the topic of study.
  • Intersectoral and multi-disciplinary researchers and knowledge users from two or more areas, sectors or fields of study.
  • knowledge mobilization champion.
  • Include early and mid-career researchers on the team.

How to Apply

To signal your intent to apply and to book a one-on-one meeting, please contact Abby Vogus ( in the Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives team, Office of Research Services.

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