CAG/CIHR Industry Research Program

The CAG/CIHR/Industry Research Competition continues to be a very successful and highly sought after funding avenue. To date, more than 250 researchers have been supported via this collaborative Program. This amounts to more than $21 million worth of the highest quality research in the field of Gastroenterology in Canada. Many of the researchers supported via this program have been appointed in clinical and/or academic institutions within Canada and have secured competitive independent research funding from the CIHR and other agencies.


2019 CAG/CIHR/Industry Research Competition - Fellowships: Gastroenterology

Fall 2019 Priority Announcement

Fall 2019 Priority Announcement - CLOSED


Important Dates

Competition 201910MFE CLOSED
Application Deadline 2019-10-01
Anticipated Notice of Decision 2020-03-29
Funding Start Date 2020-04-01


The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) will provide funding for applications that are determined to be relevant to the research priority areas as described below:

  • applications that relate specifically to biomedical or clinical research related to Gastroenterology that will contribute to building increased Canadian research capacity in the field.
More information on the research priorities of CIHR-INMD can be found on their website.


Funds Available

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $240,000, enough to fund approximately two (2) awards. This amount may increase if additional funding partners or internal collaborators decide to participate.
  • The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $60,000 per annum for up to two (2) years.


Contact Information

For questions on CIHR funding guidelines, how to apply, and the peer review process, see the "Contact Information".

For questions about this research initiative and research objectives, see the "Additional Information".

Specific Requirements

  • This Priority Announcement will require the completion of a Relevance Form. Applicants must ensure that their relevance form addresses the following points:
  • 1. A short statement explaining how the proposed research will strengthen Canadian gastroenterology research;
    2. The supervisor must be a CAG Regular Member in good standing for at least 3 years at the time of application;
    3. If the Fellowship is undertaken outside of Canada, candidates must clearly explain their rationale for pursuing training outside of Canada and how they foresee returning to an academic position in Canada.
  • Applicants must:
  • 1. be a medical graduate registered in a fellowship program in Canada; or
    2. have completed a PhD degree and be engaged in post-doctoral research related to gastroenterology or nutrition.
  • Medical graduates must have completed clinical residency training in a recognized adult or pediatric training program (inside or outside of Canada) to the extent that they are eligible (or equivalent) to write Royal College certification exams at the time of starting the award.
  • Successful applicants must register and become CAG members.
  • A final report on the work accomplished during the fellowship must be submitted to CAG within two (2) months of completion of the award.
  • Only one (1) trainee per lab will be eligible to receive funding.