CIHR Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant

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Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Value: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $7,000,000, enough to fund approximately 14 grants. This amount may increase if additional funding partners participate. The maximum amount per grant is $166,667 per year for up to 3 years, for a total of $500,000 per grant.

The CIHR – HIV/AIDS Research Initiative: Community-Based Research Program – Indigenous Stream will support up to $250,000 (of the $7,000,000 total) for applications relevant to the Research Initiative as indicated in the Sponsor Description section.

Description: This funding opportunity is the third phase of a larger initiative on the topic of Indigenous Gender and Wellness. This third and final phase will provide funding for Indigenous-led teams to implement their ideas through research and action-oriented, community-based participatory projects that will improve wellness for Indigenous Peoples from a gendered perspective. Some possible examples of community-based participatory projects might include but are not limited to: projects with a focus on the arts as a means to improving wellness from a gendered lens (e.g., visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media, including contemporary practice of traditionally-based forms); or participatory programs that focus on and strengthen the relationship between gender, wellness and cultural traditions and activities (e.g., ceremony, land-based activities).

This funding opportunity will focus on addressing themes related to Indigenous gender and wellness. In this context, wellness should be broadly defined to encompass an Indigenous, holistic view of health. Projects can tie wellness to ceremony, language, culture, behaviours, land-based projects and more. Projects on topics important to Indigenous youth and young adults are especially encouraged.

To complete your Registration, follow the instructions in the Grants - Registration Guidelines, along with any additional instructions found under “Specific Instructions”.

ORE internal signature deadline for RPIFs. Applicants please email Nandini Maharaj your signed (applicant and department head) RPIF + a pdf of your application.

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS ( You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

To complete your Full Application, follow the instructions in the Grants – Application Guidelines, along with any additional instructions found under “Specific Instructions”.
All participants listed, with the exception of Collaborators, are required to:

o Have/obtain a CIHR PIN
o Complete the Equity and Diversity Questionnaire.

Organizations applying as Nominated Principal Applicants must contact CIHR’s Contact Centre for guidance in creating a ResearchNet account and registering for a CIHR PIN.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.