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2023 Wabanaki-Labrador Network Funding Opportunities 
Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network Program - Fall Conference Trainee Travel Awards
Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2023 by 5:00pm ATL.  

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The Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network (Atlantic-IMN) is a program of the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network (WLN), which receives funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research – Institute of Indigenous Peoples Health (CIHR-IIPH) and the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). It supports capacity building for students undertaking research related to Indigenous health and wellness and Indigenous early career researchers through culturally relevant learning opportunities and mentorship activities.


If you have any questions about the application process or requirements, or want help completing the application, please contact the Engagement and Mentorship Coordinator via email:



Travel awards of $2000 for conference travel are available for Indigenous undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career researchers. The conference will be a knowledge-sharing event related to or about community-informed and supported Indigenous health research. Priority will be given to presenters.  


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career researchers whose degree programs and programs of research involve community-informed and supported Indigenous health research that serves to benefit Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.

  • Students and postdoctoral fellows must be completing their degree program or position with the supervision of an Indigenous or allied health scholar at a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada.

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students are eligible if they are attending any Canadian post-secondary institution, and PDF’s and ECR’s are eligible if they are undertaking research anywhere in Canada, as long as they haven’t received funding from another Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) 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).


Please complete the application and submit it along with the required documentation via email to by December 20th, 2023 (5:00pm ATL). State your last name and the type of application you are submitting (e.g., LastName_TravelAwards) in the subject line. All applicants will be notified of their result by February 2023. The application form and call for applications can be downloaded below.

Download the Call for Applications

Download the Application Form

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