Funding Opportunities

Operating Grants:

Under the current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 operating grant competition until further notice. We are hopeful the competition can resume at a later date this year but we cannot confirm this with any certainty at this time. What we can say with certainty is that the decision to delay the competition is a result of the current situation with COVID-19 and the financial impact it is having on our partners at the Children’s Hospital Foundation.  

Our priority is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our research community. As such, we are still planning many details and once we have more information on the revised competition dates and deadlines, we will share those with you. We have not outruled the possibility to cancel the competition this year, however, we are reviewing all options before making that decision.

Travel, Small Grants, and Pediatric Residents:

Under the current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to postpone 2020 grant competitions for Travel, Small Grants, and Pediatric Residents (spring and fall) until further notice. We are hopeful these competitions can resume at a later date this year but we cannot confirm this with any certainty at this time. What we can say with certainty is that the decision to delay the competition is a result of the current situation with COVID-19 and the financial impact it is having on our partners at the Children’s Hospital Foundation.  

Our priority is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our research community. As such, we are still planning many details and once we have more information on the revised competition dates and deadlines, we will share those with you. We have not out ruled the possibility to cancel the competitions this year, however, we are reviewing all options before making that decision.

CHRIM Summer Studentships:

Please note that our program will continue. Once awarded, please contact your supervisor to determine how to proceed. You will receive your award as originally outlined in your award letter. However, you may have to work on your own and spend your time reviewing literature, assisting your supervisor with analyzing data, compiling a review article or other publication, etc. The main change due to the COVID-19 situation is your working conditions and research duties may have to be altered to protect your safety as well as that of others.


The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, has a number of funding opportunities for researchers and students involved in child health research related studies.

Complete information on funding opportunities, including deadlines and details of the application process, can be found in the following 2020 Grants and Awards Guides:

We support excellence and innovation in pediatric research by providing funds for:

Questions about the content of the guide can be directed to grantsadministrator@chrim.ca.

CHRIM also partners with other organizations by providing matching funding in the following competitions:

University of Manitoba:

  • BSc Medicine studentships
  • BSc Dentistry studentships

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Research Manitoba:

  • Graduate studentships
  • Post-doctoral fellowships
  • New investigator operating grants

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The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)

  • Pre-doctoral awards
  • Post-doctoral awards
  • Career development awards

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These competitions are managed and adjudicated by our partner organizations.