Operating Grant : Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research Centre – Development Grant

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 29th, March 2024

External Deadline: Wednesday 3rd, April 2024


About the CIHR Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Initiative

This funding opportunity is one of several planned as part of the NEIHR Program. In 2019, CIHR funded nine (9) NEIHR Centres based in the following regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. CIHR is now looking to extend the regional coverage of the NEIHR Program with the Yukon NEIHR Centre Development Grant funding opportunity. The focus of the NEIHR Program is to establish a national network of centres focused on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) Peoples’ capacity development, research and Knowledge Sharing (KS). The NEIHR Centres are 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, organizations, and populations who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) who live and work anywhere in Canada. The goal of the NEIHR Centres are to ensure continued Indigenous health research environment growth, broad regional development, and potential for international collaborations.

About the Yukon NEIHR Development Grant

This development grant will provide support for development activities, including community personnel support and travel support to attend gatherings of Indigenous communities, researchers, knowledge users, stakeholders, and/or partners, in preparation of a Yukon NEIHR Centre Operating Grant application. The expected development activities include a preliminary review of the literature, and other information sources, along with a local and/or regional assessment to determine readiness, priority areas of interest and capacity within the community to develop a Yukon NEIHR to join the existing NEIHR Program.

The launch of the Yukon NEIHR Centre Operating Grant Funding Opportunity will follow the completion of this current Development Grant Funding Opportunity that will seek to support one (1) Yukon NEIHR Centre. This Yukon NEIHR Centre is expected to be located within defining their catchment area (e.g., Inuit Nunangat; and Quebec and Ontario combined) and population group (e.g., First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other combination). The Yukon NEIHR Centre Operating Grant will be consistent to that of the current renewal of the NEIHR Centres with a grant term that aligns with the current NEIHR Program. Recipients of a Yukon NEIHR Development Grant will be eligible to apply for the one (1) Yukon NEIHR Centre Operating Grant.

For more information about the NEIHR Program, please refer to the initial NEIHR Operating Grant (2019) and the recent NEIHR – Renewal (2023) funding opportunities. (Updated: 2023-06-22)

For more information about the existing NEIHR Centres access the NEIHR Initiative CIHR webpage.

Role and Contributions of Applicant Partners: CIHR recognizes that a broad range of partners may be relevant to this opportunity and it is expected that applicant(s) describe the role of all applicant partners and how/if they will contribute to research and research related activities. Any consideration of risk and/or conflict of interest should also be explained, as appropriate.

See ResearchNet for more information.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 18, 2024