CIHR Doctoral Research Award

Procedures and timelines for the CIHR Doctoral Research Award.

Important Dates
Check with your Department/School

​Application package sent to Department Head/School Director office for review & approval

See below for application package details.

September 25, 2018

​Application package sent to Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office, hard copy or via email, for review & approval (FoM Internal Deadline).

​September 26, 2018​Application package (printed if necessary), approved by Faculty, and taken to ORS (UBC Internal deadline)
October 1, 2018 | 8:30am
​Applicant submits application on ResearchNet
​October 2, 2018 | 4:30pm
​ORS approves application on ResearchNet (CIHR Application Deadline)


For the October 2018 CIHR Doctoral Research Award opportunity, the Faculty of Medicine (FoM) has agreed with the Office of Research Services (ORS) on the following procedures/timelines:

  1. Your application package must be submitted to the Dean’s Office or affiliated hospital research office by Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 for Faculty approval. You have the option of dropping off a paper copy or emailing it to the Faculty signature contact for your site. Note that Bryan Wong ( is the contact for Faculty approval for those located at the UBC Point Grey campus. See below for a complete list of the required items.
    NOTE: These documents will not be returned to you as they will be taken to ORS, who will approve your application on ResearchNet.
  2. Your documents will be printed (if sent by email) and after Faculty approval, taken to ORS.
  3. Your application must be submitted via ResearchNet no later than 8:30am on Monday, October 1st, 2018. Note that ORS cannot view or approve your application until you have completed this step.
  4. ORS will electronically approve your application via ResearchNet for submission to CIHR.

Please remember that you can continue working on your research proposal up until you submit on ResearchNet on October 1st, even after you have submitted your application package for Faculty approval.

Required Documents

Required Documents to be submitted to the FoM for your CIHR Doctoral Award application:

  1. Completed Research Project Information Form, including signatures of your supervisor and his/her Department Head. The Centre Director signature is also required if you are using space at a Centre, or the account will be administered by a Centre. Check with your supervisor if necessary.
  2. CIHR Application Details pages 1 & 2 (available as a PDF from ResearchNet – click on “Preview Application Materials” under list of tasks, then on next screen, click on “Preview” to the right of “Application Details” under the heading, “Application Materials”).
  3. CIHR signature pages, including:
    1. Routing slip
    2. Signature page with your supervisor's signature
    3. Institution signature page (blank) - signatures are not required on this page as ORS will be approving your application online
    These 3 signature pages are required to be uploaded with the application on ResearchNet.
  4. Summary of research proposal page

Please also review the ORS website for the CIHR-specific Agency Application Requirements & Procedures.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Bryan Wong at the FoM (, or Donna Lei ( or Wendy Hudelson ( at ORS.