Grant Criteria


To be eligible candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants affiliated with a Canadian university or not-for-profit health organization. The research must be conducted in Canada.

Originality of Research and Matching Funds

A high priority will be given to original proposals not already receiving funding from other sources. However, investigators will be allowed to use personal or institutional funds to submit proposals with an annual budget higher than $75,000 but not exceeding $100,000. Matching funds from industry will not be permitted.

Ethical Obligations

Applicants for the B-CHERP research grants agree and promise to conform to the highest ethical standards in conducting their research. Projects involving human subjects must have local institutional Ethical Research Board approval in accordance with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Guidelines on Research Involving Human Subjects.


Grantees agree to acknowledge the support of Baxalta, now part of Shire, and the AHCDC in all the publications and oral presentations that will result from research conducted with B-CHERP funds.


Grantee shall indemnify AHCDC and BAXALTA, NOW PART OF SHIRE, and their directors, officers and employees for any and all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred in connection with any third-party claim, action or proceeding arising or resulting from Grantee's receipt and use of the grant, and any act or omission, negligence or misconduct of GRANTEE or any of its employees, agents or representatives involved in any research resulting therefrom.