Team Grant: Indigenous Component of Healthy Life Trajectories (I-HeLTI)

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 26th, August 2019

External Deadline: Thursday 29th, August 2019


Note: The application deadline for this competition has been extended.

This funding opportunity will support teams to build infrastructure and capacity along the continuum of care and prevention from preconception to pregnancy, infancy and early childhood, with a life trajectory perspective relevant to the following research areas:

  1. A DOHaD / life trajectory approach;
  2. A focus on the prevention of NCDs; and
  3. An intervention cohort design.

Interventions must target evidence-based, modifiable risk factors for one or more NCDs. Interventions can be natural experiments (e.g., policy, programs, or other interventions not under the control of a researcher), or newly implemented or adapted interventions delivered by the researcher team or others.

For this I-HeLTI funding opportunity, the objectives will need to be addressed within an Indigenous health research context. That is, the approach to the funding opportunity objectives will need to be conducted by, grounded in, or engaged with First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities, societies or individuals and their wisdom, cultures, experiences or knowledge systems, as expressed in their dynamic forms, past and present.

Funds Available

CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $4,050,000, enough to fund four (4) grants over two (2) years.  The maximum amount per grant for this funding opportunity is $1,012,500, with the possibility of renewals.
  • Of the $1,012,500 per grant:
    • $325,000 is available for the team activities (baseline funding – $125,000 in year 1 and $200,000 in year 2)
    • $687,500 is available per grant to support infrastructure, capacity building and partnerships. ($325,000 in year 1 and $362,500 in year 2).
  • There is the possibility of renewals for an additional total amount of $4,800,000. An additional $1,200,000 per grant ($200,000 per year for up to six [6] years) will be available for renewals if successful in joining the one (1) funded Indigenous-driven I-HeLTI DOHaD Intervention Cohort.

Additional program guidelines are available on CIHR’s website.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: April 2, 2019