LevMax – Health

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What Is It?  

The LevMax – Health Program leverages the strengths of partners and maximizes the benefits for Alberta.

Computer Modelling and Simulation

In this opportunity, Alberta Innovates is partnering with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to advance a priority research area of Computer Modelling and Simulation to Accelerate Health Research.  This partnership serves as a digital health catalyst to build health research knowledge and capacity in Alberta.   

This specific funding opportunity is to:

  • Develop novel tools, techniques, methods, or technologies for computational modelling and simulation to accelerate health research.
  • Radically advance existing computational modelling and simulation approaches to accelerate health research.  

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Projects must be led by an Alberta-based post-secondary institution.
  • This Priority Announcement will require the completion of a Relevance Form (sample form available in the Application Resources section, below.)
  • Recipients will be the top-ranked, relevant and eligible applications below the funding cut-off. 
  • Successful applicants to this Priority Announcement must agree to enter into a third-party agreement with Alberta Innovates. 
  • This Priority Announcement requires the submission of an electronic Final Report to CIHR. 

See CIHR application page for full details. 

Important Dates 

  • CIHR Registration Deadline:  February 16, 2022 
  • CIHR Application Deadline:  March 16, 2022  
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision July 14, 2022 
  • Funding Start Date:  October 1, 2022 


Alberta Innovates will contribute up to $150,000 CDN to support approved projects for a maximum term of 1 year.   

Application Process 

This opportunity has been created through the Project Grant: Spring 2022 competition. To begin the application process, please visit CIHR’s Project Grant Spring 2022 page and refer to competition number “202203PJT”. Details for our Computer Modelling and Simulation research area can be found on the CIHR Priority Announcement page.  


Applicants should refer to the CIHR review process and evaluation for the Project Grant Program.

Relevance Review 

Alberta Innovates will conduct a relevance review for the Priority Announcement and determine successful applicants.

Funding Decision 

Upon completion of peer review, CIHR will rank the applications that 1) are found to be relevant to the specific objectives of the research initiative and the research priority areas described under “CIHR Research Priority Areas”; and 2) are ranked within the CIHR fundable range but are not funded through the Project Grant competition. 

Successful Priority Announcement applicants will be published on the Alberta Innovates website. 

Application Resources  


For Project Grant inquiries, please contact: 

CIHR Contact Centre

Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178

Email: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca 

For Priority Announcement inquiries, please contact: 

Sunil Rajput, PhD, Director (Research) 

Health Innovation, Alberta Innovates  

Phone: 780-603-3905 

Email:  Sunil.Rajput@albertainnovates.ca