Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Governance and Public Policy
Social Justice


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 29th, August 2019

External Deadline: Wednesday 4th, September 2019


SIRI will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

The purpose of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation (KT) centred on Indigenous Peoples (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis). The network of centres is intended to provide supportive research environments for Indigenous health research driven by and grounded in Indigenous communities in Canada. Indigenous communities are broadly defined as individuals, groups and organizations, and populations who self-identify as Indigenous, living and working anywhere in Canada, including urban centres. The network of centres will also ensure continued growth, broad regional development and international collaborations.

This funding opportunity seeks to support a minimum of nine (9) individual NEIHR centres: at least, one (1) grant each based in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic Region and Nunavut, and at least one (1) grant based in Yukon orthe Northwest Territories. Each individual NEIHR grant represents a centre and will be responsible for defining their catchment area (e.g., Inuit Nunangat; and Quebec and Ontario combined) and study/target population (e.g., First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Indigenous, on-reserve First Nations, urban Indigenous people or other combination).Each NEIHR centre will ensure that resources are distributed equitably based on the needs and the demographics of the population (e.g., First Nations, Inuit and Métis) in the catchment area of the NEIHR grant.

All funded NEIHR centre will be expected to participate in a consortium between Indigenous communities and researchers, knowledge users and other interested parties under one common governance structure in order to form an interconnected and collaborative Indigenous-led NEIHR Consortium across Canada.

In addition, one of the successful NEIHR centres will take on the additional role of the NEIHR Coordinating Centre. Although all of the initial CIHR-funded NEIHR centres will be based in Canada, the NEIHR Coordinating Centre is anticipated to be involved in some activities that are international in scope in order to achieve their mandate. Interested NEIHR grant applicants are required to indicate interest in this role as part of their funding application.


CIHR will be hosting a webinar to support participants with the requirements of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. To find out more information and to register, visit the Webinars page.

Additional program details are available on Research Net 

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: June 7, 2019