Innovation Grants

Innovate in your area of research

WCHRI is pleased to announce that the Innovation Grant competition results are now available.

WCHRI is pleased to announce that the Innovation Grant competition is now open. This grant competition offers operating funds for research investigations that lead to improved health outcomes for women and/or children. All applications are peer-reviewed by one of the Biomedical Grant Advisory Committees or the Applied Health Grant Advisory Committee. Applications submitted to this grant competition may be either stand-alone projects or projects that provide preliminary data for future applications to provincial and/or national agencies. Funding of up to $50,000 is available for a two-year period.


All applications to WCHRI must align with our relevance criteria in order to be eligible for funding.

  • The principal investigator must hold a full-time academic appointment at the University of Alberta 
  • The principal investigator must be a WCHRI academic member for not less than 1 year prior to application; except new recruits with an academic appointment of less than 1 year at time of application deadline. 
  • Each principal investigator may submit one application (maximum). 
All applications must be complete and signed by the University of Alberta on behalf of the applicant prior to application submission. WCHRI Innovation grants are tenable at the University of Alberta only.
WCHRI membership is free—complete information may be found on our website.


The application close date was March 15, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Competition results

Congratulations to all successful awardees! View the 2019 Innovation Grant competition results or view past grant awards and statistics.

Application information

Applicant information session

WCHRI hosted an application information session on January 30, 2019. Review the presentation slides.

For further information

Contact WCHRI grants administration at

WCHRI offers research support platforms that may be available to our members at preferred rates. For more information and to access any of our services, complete the research support request form.