Application Requirements and Forms

To obtain a completed CIHR Funding, Academic type CV:

  1. Register with ResearchNet and obtain a CIHR PIN number
  2. Register with Common CV
  3. Complete a CIHR Funding, Academic type CV.  Validate your CIHR PIN.  Please note that in order to view/print a PDF of your CV, you will need to click the “submit” button and find the PDF file of your CV under the History tab.  We will not accept a “draft” version of your CV.
  • A completed CIHR Funding, Academic type CV module for your Canadian research supervisor(s), an NIH Biosketch for US research supervisors OR an academic CV for research supervisors other than Canada/US.
  • Letter of support from the candidate’s prospective research supervisor indicating source of research funds
  • Two referee assessments and/or letters addressing the following areas:
  1. How long have you known the candidate
  2. Describe the situation(s) in which you have had an opportunity to interact with the candidate (maximum of one paragraph).
  3. Provide your perspective on the candidate’s potential to become a highly productive, independent researcher (maximum of one paragraph)
  4. Describe evidence that the candidate has demonstrated independence and capacity for critical thought. Related concepts include intellectual curiosity, inventiveness, analytical capacity and leadership (maximum two paragraphs).
  5. Describe evidence that the candidate has demonstrated a capacity to pursue knowledge energetically and with clarity of objectives. Related concepts include organization, determination, initiative and patience (maximum of two paragraphs).
  6. Describe evidence that the candidate has demonstrated creative thinking. If they have had an opportunity to conduct research, please refer to their creativity in setting research goals, designing experiments, designing new methodologies, interpreting and presenting results in writing (maximum two paragraphs).
  7. Your view of the candidate’s most significant achievement (indicate the candidate’s most significant achievement to date. If the candidate has an opportunity to conduct research, you should describe their most significant research contribution.
  8. Project supervisor – please indicate source of operating funds for your research project.

Referee assessments/letters must be provided in an envelope, sealed at the source, signed and sent to our program mailing address by the due date, December 1st.

  • A signed letter from the Department and Division Heads indicating that the department will not offer the candidate job opportunities which will disrupt the residents ability to complete the CIP (Click here for sample letterNo_Job_offer_letter_template)

NOTE: Whenever possible, please use the latest version of PC Acrobat Pro to complete your training module application form. The new version allows you to fill-in and save the form, enabling you to send a PDF copy.

Submission process in the following order:

CIP Training Module Application Form with respective attachments
Candidate’s CV
Research Supervisor CV
Department Head/Division Head letter

Submit one (1) original and one PDF copy by due date December 1st (if this date falls on a week-end, please submit the following business day) to:

Tessa Feuchuk, Program Manager
UBC Clinician Investigator Program
Postgraduate Medical Education Dean’s Office
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
11th Floor, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z1M9


December 1st (by 4 pm PST – if December 1st falls on a weekend, applications are due the next business day)