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The Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network (Atlantic-IMN) has, since 2017, received its core funding from the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health, CIHR. 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. The 2023/24 Kausattumi (Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) Grants Program is an initiative of the Atlantic-IMN which is supported through the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF).


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:



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.


Note: We will be launching another conference travel award call in Fall 2023.


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.

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students are eligible if they are attending any Canadian post-secondary institution, and PDFs and ECRs 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).

Completed Conference Travel Awards must be submitted via email by May 19th, 2023. State your last name and the type of application you are submitting (e.g., LastName_TravelAwards) in the email subject line and the application file name. Travel award applicants will be notified of their result by July 2023.

Download the Call for Applications

Download the Application Form

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