Grants & Awards

Yves Joanette Award of Excellence in Research in Aging

This prize was established to honour the past Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging, Yves Joanette, for his outstanding contributions to the area of research on aging in Canada and internationally.
This prize will be given annually to the highest ranking funded project in the Project Grant competition that is relevant to one of the Institute of Aging’s Strategic Directions as described below:
Strategic Direction 1: Health and Wellness over the Trajectory of Aging
Priority Areas:
Life trajectory as a determinant of healthy and satisfying aging
Added life to the later years
Strategic Direction 2: Facing the Complex Health Challenges of an Older Population
Priority Areas:
Understanding, preventing and addressing multiple chronic conditions
Facing the challenge of dementia
Recognizing new emerging aging populations
Ensuring the adaptation of healthcare and services to an aging population
Informing late-life care and decisions
More information on the research priorities of CIHR-IA can be found on their website.
This prize is a supplemental grant to support research, and has to be used according to the CIHR Application Administration Guide. The prize is not a personal award and is non-renewable.

CIHR Project Grant Mid Career Investigator Prize in Research in Aging

This prize was established to recognize the excellence of research in aging being conducted in Canada. This prize will be given annually to the top two mid career investigators with the highest ranking projects in the Project Scheme competition that are relevant to one of the Institute of Aging’s Strategic Directions as described below:
Strategic Direction 1: Health and Wellness over the Trajectory of Aging
Priority Areas:
Life trajectory as a determinant of healthy and satisfying aging
Added life to the later years
Strategic Direction 2: Facing the Complex Health Challenges of an Older Population
Priority Areas:
Understanding, preventing and addressing multiple chronic conditions
Facing the challenge of dementia
Recognizing new emerging aging populations
Ensuring the adaptation of healthcare and services to an aging population
Informing late-life care and decisions
More information on the research priorities of CIHR-IA can be found on their website.
This prize is a supplemental grant to support research, and must be used according to the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Guide. The prize is not a personal award and is non-renewable.

CIHR Project Grant Personalized Health

The CIHR Personalized Health Initiative, in partnership with CIHR’s Institutes of Aging (IA); Cancer Research (ICR), Gender and Health (IGH); Genetics (IG); and Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) will offer funding for applications that are determined to be specifically relevant to CIHR’s Personalized Health Initiative as described below.
Building on the investments made through CIHR’s Personalized Health Initiative, this priority announcement aims to maximize these previous investments driving evidence-based implementation of Personalized Health approaches by increasing the sharing of real-world data application and data management at the international level.
More information on the research priorities of CIHR‘s Personalized Health Initiative can be found on their website.