Facilitate excellence within an integrated hospital environment

The Clinical/Community Research Integration Support Program (CRISP) funds clinical and/or community research that has the potential to improve health outcomes and/or influence clinical practice at the point of care for women and/or children.

Funding requests up to $20,000 (total) for a three-year term will be considered.


Objectives include the following:

  • Enhance research excellence and capacity in investigator-initiated clinical/community research studies.
  • Support the development of evidence-informed practice to improve health outcomes for women and/or children.


All applications to WCHRI must align with our relevance criteria in order to be eligible for funding. Eligibility criteria for the CRISP Grant Program is as follows:

  • The principal investigator must hold a full-time academic or clinical faculty appointment at the University of Alberta.
  • The principal investigator must be a WCHRI academic member for not less than one year prior to application, except new recruits with an academic appointment of less than one year at time of application deadline.
  • Each principal investigator may submit one application (maximum).
  • Principal investigators that currently hold program funding may re-apply to the WCHRI CRISP grant program no earlier than year three of their current grant funding.

Program eligibility is established upon submission of the completed application access request and application forms.

Application and deadlines

The application is a two-step process:

  1. Application access request form
    • Access to the application will be provided based on the submission of the application access request form.
    • The deadline for submission was August 25, 2023, at 4 p.m. 
  2. Application form
    • The complete application form (including letter(s) of collaboration, letters of stakeholder engagement and co-investigator/mentor biosketch(es), as relevant) must be submitted by the deadline.
    • The deadline for submission was September 22, 2023, at 4 p.m.

Competition results

The 2023 CRISP Grant competition results are now available

Applicants will be notified of their outcome on December 15, 2023 (at 3 p.m.). Feedback is included with the outcome notification. 

View the past competition results here.

Program Information

For further information

Refer to the grants landing page for competition timelines and future program opportunities.

WCHRI Academic members that require clarification are invited to refer to the program guidelines and then contact WCHRI grants.