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BC NEIHR Funding: Knowledge Mobilization and Research Development

The BC NEIHR has upcoming grants to support knowledge mobilization and research development:


  1. Knowledge Sharing and Mobilization Grant

Duration and Value: One year; $15,000 (non-renewable)


Objective: The BC NEIHR provides ten (10) Knowledge Sharing and Mobilization (KSM) Grants to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs) annually to support teams who have completed ICCO-led research and wish to share the findings of their research in culturally and contextually relevant ways. These projects must be ICCO-led and focus on sharing ICCO-relevant research findings in widely accessible venues (e.g., First Nation, Métis, Inuit or urban Indigenous community spaces) and/or formats (e.g., oral presentations, stories, arts-based, etc.).


Applications due: January 15, 2024



2. Research Development Grant


Duration and Value: One year; $15,000 (non-renewable)


Objective: Each year, the BC NEIHR offers eight (8) Research Development Grants to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) communities, collectives and organizations (ICCOs) for community outreach, relationship building and research development activities, including but not limited to: health research priority setting, health research partnership development, health research application development, and submission of ICCO/researcher applications to CIHR competitions or other funding agencies.


Description: Funds can be used to cover costs associated with the following types of activities: Research-Development Assistant (RDA) stipends, venue rental, travel, cash reimbursements (in a method acceptable to the individual or community being reimbursed) to honour Elders/Knowledge Holders and community participants, as well as culturally relevant promotional and gifting items (e.g., cedar, blankets, food) and feasting.


Each year, recipients will be invited to a Learning and Sharing Circle (along with other funded Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations as well as Indigenous students), where they can share their work and network with Indigenous students.


Applications due: January 15, 2024


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