The Kausattumi (Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) Grants Program is an initiative of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network that will provide financial support to students who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking community-informed and supported Indigenous health research that serves to benefit Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.

 

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: info@atlantic-imn.ca.

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CONFERENCE TRAVEL AWARDS (GENERAL)

Funding:

Travel awards of $2,000 for conference travel are available for Indigenous undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or 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.

  • 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 13th, 2022. 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 June, 2022.

Download the Call for Applications

Download the Application Form

SPECIAL CALL: CONFERENCE TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE NATIONAL GATHERING OF GRADUATE STUDENTS (NGGS)

Funding: 

Travel awards of $1500 are available ($2000 for students traveling from Labrador) for Indigenous students to attend the National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS), June 14th-15th at Dakota Dunes Resort in Saskatchewan. Priority will be given to presenters.  

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students enrolled in degree programs involving community-informed and supported Indigenous health research with the supervision of an Indigenous or allied health scholar at a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada.

Completed NGGS Travel Awards must be submitted via email by April 22nd, 2022. State your last name and the type of application you are submitting (e.g., LastName_NGGSTravelAwards) in the email subject line and the application file name. Travel award applicants will be notified of their result by May, 2022. 

Download the Call for Applications

Download the Application Form