Writing CIHR Proposals: August 2023

Why, What, and How?

Why a CIHR Writing Intensive Course?

Many departments in the Social Sciences, Physical and Life Sciences require eligible incoming graduate students to apply for ″CIHR awards.″  The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which is funded by the Canadian government, offers Master’s and doctoral awards for graduate students conducting health research. Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to apply. Deadlines for the doctoral applications are set by graduate departments, and they are usually in late September or early October.
For many years, the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) has offered courses on Writing CIHR Proposals to graduate students who are preparing to apply for CIHR Master’s or doctoral awards. Good CIHR proposals are hard to write, and they are also hard to prepare during the busy beginning of term. The goal of this writing-intensive version of our CIHR course is to encourage students to devote concentrated time to writing their CIHR proposals before the business of term begins.

What is the difference between GCAC’s regular CIHR ​course and the Writing Intensive version of the course?

The writing-intensive version of the CIHR course takes place over three days. The course also provides tutorials and one-on-one appointments to students who have drafts to submit for feedback (dates to be scheduled).



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