Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee moves beyond pilot phase, second-year results announced

After a successful three-year-long pilot phase, Canada’s three federal research funding agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)—are pleased to announce that the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee (TAIPR) will continue as a regular feature of the three agencies’ flagship funding opportunities. This signals the three agencies’ continued commitment to supporting interdisciplinary research that spans the disciplines and research areas supported by at least two of the three funding agencies.

In spring 2021, the agencies launched TAIPR as a one-year pilot program. This built on the agencies’ world-class peer review processes and commitment to supporting interdisciplinary research, by bringing together researchers with expertise from across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health sciences to review proposals for interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research projects.

Researchers applying to SSHRC’s Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants competitions, CIHR’s fall and spring Project Grant competitions and NSERC’s Discovery Horizons competition can continue to direct their interdisciplinary applications to this committee for review.

See the TAIPR web page for more information, including on eligibility and how to apply.

The agencies are also pleased to share the results of the second year:

Second-year facts and figures

Projects funded through the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee’s second year

SSHRC Insight Grants:

SSHRC Insight Development Grants:

NSERC Discovery Horizons:

CIHR Project Grants:

Fall 2022
Spring 2023


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