CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award (2022)

Canadian Institute of Health Research
Application Deadline: 05/03/2023
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The first launch of the CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI; pronounced “ready”) Early Career Transition Award (2022) will facilitate the transition of promising researchers who self-identify as Black (any gender) or racialized women into independent research faculty positions. Applicants may be post-doctoral researchers, clinicians, or research associates.

The Award has two phases across a maximum of 6 years.

The mentored Phase 1:

includes a research allowance, stipend, mentorship, and career development. Applicants will propose a Research Project that they will work on in Phase 1. This project will establish the foundation for their independent research program as faculty members in Phase 2. Applicants must work with their Primary Mentor (see Eligibility Criteria for definition) to develop Mentorship and Career Development Plans and identify how they will distinguish their proposed research project from their Primary Mentor’s research program (see Information Letter on the Primary Mentor Role [REDI 2022] and FAQ for more details).

The independent Phase 2:

includes a research allowance, salary support, faculty mentorship, and 1:1 matching of funds from the host institution. Awardees are expected to transition to an independent research faculty position – marking the start of Phase 2 – within 2 to 3 years of the funding start date (extensions and accommodations, for example for parental leaves or people with disabilities, will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Available Funds

Of  the total available funds of $25,080,000, the following are relevant to neuromuscular researchers:

  • $660,000 is available to fund one (1) award relevant to the Musculoskeletal Health funding pool.
  • $1,980,000 is available to fund three (3) awards relevant to Rare Diseases funding pool; one award will be jointly funded by CIHR with the Azrieli Foundation.


Find out more information from CIHR’s ResearchNet page!

CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award (2022)