Research Office

The Research Office in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences seeks to assist faculty, staff and learners in their research activities. Among the many services we provide are the facilitation of formal reviews of grant applications, guidance surrounding the application process, and the hosting of educational seminars and workshops. We also work collaboratively with Health Research Services at McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. Connect with us today to let us know how we can help.

Review of Grant Applications

The Research Office is pleased to facilitate formal review of grant applications. This service is not mandatory and is available to those faculty members interested in having their grants reviewed. 

The process for review will be as follows. If you are interested in having an upcoming grant reviewed, please indicate this interest to the Research Office via Dana Waldern well in advance of the submission deadline. When expressing this interest, please feel free to suggest potential reviewers, including internal faculty members and external experts whom you feel would likely be willing to review your grant. We are also pleased to generate a list of potential internal reviewers for the grant. The Research Office will then reach out to potential reviewers to secure their assistance. This process may take several days, depending on reviewer availability. 

Once an initial draft of your grant is complete, please submit this draft to the Research Office. Please note that reviewers will require at least 10 days to complete their reviews, hence, it is important that grants be submitted well in advance of submission deadlines. 

If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

CIHR Project with Project Pre-Review

Introducing a new service from Health Research Services for optional pre-review for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project grants. Interested faculty can request Project Pre-Review as an added layer of review for CIHR Project submissions.  Prepare early and have this additional review assist in increasing your chances of funding success. 

More details about CIHR application review

Health Research Services

Please visit Health Research Services for all details on what documents are required for all requests, including new research applications, research accounts, amendments and agreements, and funding sources.

Health Research Services (HRS) Provides secure funding, manage funding, access resources, connect with institutes and affiliates.


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