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CIHR Team Grants: Healthy Life Trajectory Initiative – South Africa and China

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on November 29, 2021 in Research Funding

CIHR has announced two funding opportunities for international collaboration on studies of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Through the Healthy Life Trajectory Initiative (HeLTI) Linked International Intervention Cohorts (LIICs), there are currently opportunities for Canadian researchers to partner with teams in South Africa or China.

Relevant research areas:

  • Reduce prevalence of obesity, adiposity and metabolic markers indicating risk of future cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other NCDs.
  • Interventions addressing other risk factors for NCDs will be considered in addition to obesity, adiposity and metabolic markers.

Canadian teams must include the following:

  • Nominated Principal Investigator (NPI)
  • Early Career Researcher Principal Applicant
  • Mid Career Researcher Principal Applicant
  • Principal Knowledge User
  • Sex and Gender Champion

CIHR will provide funding for one project partnered with South Africa and one with China, each valued at up to $2.5M CAD (max $500k/year for five years).

If you are applying for one of these opportunities, please contact Erin Murphy ( in the Office of Research Services.


Internal: December 2, 2021 at 4:30pm. Click here for guidance on internal deadlines and submission processes.

Funder: December 9, 2021. Contact