Cannabis research in priority areas team grants

Deadline dates

Letter of Intent due date: May 15, 2019
Full application due date: October 8, 2019

Anticipated start date: January 1, 2020

This program is administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Detailed application information can be found on the ResearchNet webpage.

CIHR will be hosting webinar(s) to review with participants the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, visit the Webinars page.

Brief Program description

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, will support Research investigating the benefits and/or harms related to therapeutic use of cannabis in people living with cancer.

The Cannabis Research in Priority Areas Team Grants is expected to:

  • Generate new scientific knowledge that will advance our understanding of the potential benefits and/or harms of cannabis and/or cannabis use, and impact policies and programs in this area
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, including from across health research and from domains outside of health research, and the sharing of data and resources
  • Enhancing capacity development and training in cannabis research
  • Connect to existing knowledge translation efforts across Canada, for example through MHCC or the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

The maximum amount per grant is $300,000 per year for up to 5 years for a total of $1.5 million, per grant. $1.5 million is available to fund an application relevant to the Cancer Pool (sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society, ICR, and INMHA).

Visit the CIHR's ResearchNet website for more information.