Internal Grant Review Process for March 1, 2008
The purpose of the internal
review process is to assist you in submitting the best possible grant
application to CIHR and/or SHRF.
The review process provides a relevant review by a cognate
researcher and ensures that the
grant is well presented.
This document provides details
about the internal review process. As there are typically 40-60
grant applications that require
review; reasonable timelines must be adhered to in order to meet
application submission deadlines.
To be eligible for the CIHR-Regional
Partnership Program and University of Saskatchewan
Bridge funding, your application
must be internally reviewed. Please note that internal review is
also a requirement for SHRF
applications, including New Investigator Establishment applications.
The process is as follows:
1. Provide the Office of the
Associate Vice-President Research – Health by email c/o
email@example.com with the
your intention to apply (specify granting agency/agencies and type
name of and contact information for confirmed reviewer(s);
tentative title of grant proposal.
The reviewer(s) will thereafter
be provided with an internal review form for completion
and return to our office, with a
copy to you.
2. Submit a well-developed draft
of your grant proposal to your reviewer(s) by January 21,
2008. Include the summary page,
list of references and figures.
3. Electronically submit a final
draft of the grant proposal, summary and progress report (if
applicable) no later than Monday,
February 11, 2008, to Deborah Houston, Health
Research Development Officer,
Office of the Associate Vice-President Research – Health
at firstname.lastname@example.org for
review of formatting and readability. Proposals will be
reviewed on a first come-first
served basis. Depending on the number received for
review, proposals received late
could be in jeopardy of meeting the March 1st deadline.
the Internal Review Process for the March 2008 Competition
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - Notify
the Office of the Associate Vice-President Research – Health by email at email@example.com of the
intention to apply;
names of and contact information for confirmed reviewer(s)
tentative title of grant proposal
Monday, January 21, 2008 - First
draft of proposal submitted to reviewers, including summary page,
list of references and figures
Friday, February 1, 2008 - CIHR
Monday, February 11, 2008 - Revised
proposal incorporating reviewer comments submitted by email to the
Health Research Information Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for review
of formatting and readability
Monday, March 3, 2008 - CIHR
Monday, March 17, 2008 - SHRF
DETAILS REGARDING REVIEWERS:
• Although two “peer” reviewers may
be designated, the University may monitor only one. In the
event of two reviewers, one
reviewer should be a faculty member with expertise in the field and
another who is somewhat removed (i.e.
researcher who could be on a review panel but not an
expert in the field). A
report from either or both reviewers will be accepted. The reviewers should
meet with the following
criterion: currently or recently funded by CIHR, CIHR/RPP, NIH, NCIC,
HSF, NHRPD, NSERC, SSHRC, or other
smaller nationally peer-reviewed health agencies.
Reviewers will provide their
feedback within two weeks of receipt of the grant proposal.
• Preference will be given to
faculty from the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina,
however, if no suitable
candidates are available, outside reviewers will be sought (would need extra
time to do this).
• Faculty members who qualify as
reviewers may decline to review in the event they are entering the
• Reviewing form: Two reviewer
forms are available (one for review of quantitative research; one for
review of qualitative research) to help
provide follow-up advice and suggestions to the applicant.
Long written reviews are NOT required,
however, clear and concise comments and notes are