In January, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced the launch of two new opportunities for early career researchers – the Reviewer in Training (RiT) Program and the Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot.


Reviewer in Training (RiT) Program

The Reviewer in Training (RiT) program offers early career researchers a learning opportunity to gain a better understanding of the elements of high quality review and the peer review process through direct participation in the Project Grant competition with the support of a Mentor. 

The application period closes on February 26, 2021.


Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot

The Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) Pilot funding opportunity is a new capacity development initiative designed to provide trainees and early career researchers with access to interdisciplinary training environments (i.e., “platforms”) where they will gain the skills required to succeed in academic and non-academic careers.