The Kausattumi (Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) Grants Program is an initiative of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network that will provide financial support to early career researchers who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking community-informed and supported Indigenous health research that serves to benefit Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.
Completed applications must be submitted via email by May 1st, 2019 (9pm ATL). State your last name and the type of application you are submitting (e.g., LastName_Seed_Grant) in the email subject line and the application file name. Applicants will be notified of their result by June 2019.
If you have any questions about the application process or requirements, or want help completing the application, please contact the Atlantic-IMN Coordinator via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
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Funding Amount and Duration:
Seed Grants of up to $10,000 are available for Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) or Indigenous early career researchers to conduct or work towards conducting community-informed and supported Indigenous health research that serves to benefit Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada. By community-informed and supported health research, we are referring to research that responds to a community-identified need and is supported by an Indigenous community, Nation, and/or organization(s). Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent program from a recognized post-secondary institution (i.e. Universities Canada members) or will have a completed PhD or equivalent degree by September 2019. The funding is provided for a one-year period: September to August (2019-2020).
Eligibility Requirements: *UPDATED*
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit PDFs and early career researchers who are undertaking community-informed and supported Indigenous health research that serves to benefit Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.
PDFs must be undertaking research with the supervision of an Indigenous or allied health researcher at an academic, community institution, or organization where funds can be transferred.
Early career researchers must be within the first 60 months of a faculty appointment to a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada where funds can be transferred.
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit PDFs and early career researchers are eligible if they are undertaking research anywhere in Canada, as long as they haven't received funding from another Indigenous Mentorship Network in the same funding period.
If applying from outside of Atlantic Canada, they must demonstrate a connection to the region (e.g., they must be Indigenous to Atlantic Canada and/or they must demonstrate the impact that their research will have on the health of Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada).