Awards and Stipends

 

IMN-PN funding supports Indigenous students and researchers pursuing Indigenous wellness-related research. Students studying in or conducting research in British Columbia or the Yukon are encouraged to apply. See below for descriptions of our various funding opportunities.


Congratulations to all of the students whose applications were successful in their submissions! Thank you to the Mentors who supported these applications and to our members who volunteered there time and energy to this process. We funded 30 applications for a total of $60,000!

 

Call for Applications (June 2018)

Next Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018, 11:59 PM (PST)
Stay tuned for an updated call for applications

Application Materials

Please include the following materials as part of your application package for IMN-PN Research Experience Awards, Research Expense Stipends and Conference/ Community Travel Awards. Application packages can be submitted by email to imnpn@uvic.ca

Research Experience Awards

Eligibility: Undergraduate Mentees OR Master’s Mentees, who are completing course- or project- based programs. Applicants must have an academic mentor at an eligible institution for funds to be transferred.

Use of funds: Proposed activities to support the graduate student’s mentorship needs are eligible. Research Experience Awards can be used for self-funding students’ time, while working on a wellness-related research project initiated by and of interest to an Indigenous community or organization. The research experience can be undertaken at any time during one year of their program and may involve engagement on-site (e.g. assisting with a community-level KT event, land-based research activity or community research engagement meeting/s) or by distance (e.g. environmental scan or literature review for a proposal), under the supervision of their academic mentor.

An academic and community or organizational Mentor will guide each Mentee through this experience. 

 

Award Value
Undergraduate Trainees $1000
Graduate Trainees $2000

Research Expense Stipends

Eligibility: Honours Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Mentees and New Investigators, who a) have completed all coursework in their program, and b) are completing original research as part of their academic program. Applicants must have an academic mentor at an eligible institution for funds to be transferred.

Use of Funds: Stipends are intended to support students conducting Indigenous wellness-related research. Funds can offset the costs of research-related expenses (excluding researcher salary), and can be used to support the development (e.g. community meetings), implementation (e.g. data gathering), or sharing (e.g. conference registration) of their research project. Stipends are not intended to augment student income.

An academic and community or organizational Mentor will guide each Mentee through this experience.

 

Stipend Value
Graduate Trainees $2000
Doctoral Trainees $3000
Post-Doc/NI Trainees $5000

Conference/ Community Travel Awards

Eligibility: Graduate and Post-Doctoral Mentees and New Investigators

Use of Funds: Funds can be used to offset costs of travel to mentors, Elders, community celebrations and ceremony, and can also support access to academic or professional development resources, such as conferences or workshops. These funds can be held in addition to a Mentee stipend or travel award.

We have allocated additional funds for students wishing to undertake an on-site research experience in the north (travel, accommodations, food)

 

Conference/ Community Travel Value
Graduate, PD and NI Mentee travel $1000
Northern Travel $4000

Placements at Partner Organizations for Research Experiences/ Internships

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.

External Funding

CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

The HSI Fellowship provides doctoral and post-doctoral awardees, both referred to as fellows, with a paid experiential learning opportunity within health system and related organizations where they will dedicate the majority of their time towards a program of work that advances the organization’s impact goals and contributes to improved health system performance. The maximum amount per doctoral award is $50,000 per year for up to 1 year. Of this: The maximum amount per post-doctoral award is $155,000 total for 2 years.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2018

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Indspire: Post-Secondary Education

Building Brighter Futures: Building Brighter Futures Bursary and Scholarship's and Awards. 

Deadlines: February 1, June 1, November 1, 2018

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Health Sciences Association of British Columbia Aboriginal Bursary Award

HSA provides two $1000 bursaries to Aboriginal students from BC who are continuing or proceeding in any HSA-related field.

Deadline: February 23, 2018

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AHA Centre- Research Proposal Development Program

The purpose of the Research Proposal Development Program is to assist communities, organizations, and students interested in carrying out a research project, but who do not have the resources (human and/or financial) to prepare a proposal that will be submitted to a grant competition (e.g. CIHR).

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Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Mitacs is accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities for student travel from Canada. The Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students to undertake research projects abroad. Projects last 12–24 weeks and all disciplines are eligible. Students are encouraged to apply by May 2018 for travel planned in Fall 2018.

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Mitacs Accelerate- Master's Fellowship

18- month Master's Fellowship, including minimum $30,000 stipend; national professional development training that helps interns gain in-demand career skills and ensure the success of their projects. Applications are accepted any time.

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Mitacs Accelerate- PhD Fellowship

Three-year PhD Fellowship, including minimum $72,000 stipend; national professional development training that helps interns gain in-demand career skills and ensure the success of their projects. Applications are accepted any time.

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Mitacs Elevate- Postdoctoral Funding

Two-year postdoctoral funding, including:$60,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training); exclusive, customized professional development training; and long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner. Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 24, 2018.

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FNHA/ SFU Master of Science Studentship in Indigenous Population Health

We invite applications now for a fully-funded, three-year, MSc degree in Indigenous population health research and practice provided jointly by the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Faculty of Health Sciences and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health.

Students will earn an MSc in health sciences from Simon Fraser University and receive mentorship and training in Indigenous population health practice and First Nations approaches to research at the First Nations Health Authority.

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FNHA/ SFU Master of Science Studentship in Indigenous Peoples Health and Tobacco Control

The Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (FHS/SFU), in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is offering a Master of Science (MSc) Studentship commencing in September 2018. The studentship provides funding of $18,500 per year for two years.

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Aboriginal Scholarship Guide

Provides links to scholarship opportunities.

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