CIHR is the primary source of federal funds for health research in Canada.

Other suggestions for funding are:

  • Provincial and institutional funding competitions.
  • Disease-related foundations (e.g. CANFAR, Heart and Stroke Foundation).
  • Industry partners. A pharmaceutical or medical device company may provide direct funding for a project via their established investigator-initiated study funding mechanism, or they may consider donating the study intervention (e.g. drug or device).
  • Hospital Foundations.