IPPH Community Support (ICS) Program

All ICS applications must:

Please note: The application must be completed and submitted by the applicant requesting funds.

The ICS Program is not intended to support the direct cost of research (e.g., pilot projects, feasibility studies or operating grants), principal and co-investigator salaries, research equipment, or the planning/hosting of events.

Travel Awards

IPPH will provide travel awards for trainees, researchers (independent), and knowledge users to present their own research at national and international meetings, conferences and/or symposia that align with strategic priorities of this funding opportunity and advance their professional development and/or knowledge translation initiatives in the priority areas identified above.

Timelines and amount available

Current opportunities: The Healthy Cities Research ‘Think Tank’ Travel Award

For details on this and other opportunities (e.g. application deadline, application instructions), please visit CIHR Funding Opportunities Database.

Funding guidelines

  • The minimum amount for a single award is $500.
  • The maximum amount for a single award is $1,500 for domestic travel (i.e.: travelling to a conference or symposia in the country where they are based).
  • The maximum amount for a single award for international travel is $2,500. This applies to Canadians travelling abroad to present at an international conference or symposia, and non-Canadians affiliated with a CIHR eligible institution to present at a conference or symposia internationally.
  • CIHR-IPPH will provide funding for travel that occurs within 9 months after the application deadline.

Notifications of decisions will be made nine (9) weeks following the application deadline date. Applicants are only allowed to receive one award per fiscal year.

How to Apply: Travel Awards

All travel awards, with exception of certain event-specific opportunities, must be submitted through ResearchNet via the funding opportunity entitled "Other: Travel Awards - Institute Community Support".

Application requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate, in their application form, how their proposed activity is relevant to at least one of the strategic considerations of this funding opportunity. Please refer to the considerations outlined above.
  • Applicant must provide a letter of support from the mentor/supervisor.
  • You must include a detailed budget, to provide a justification of the financial need.

Eligibility: Travel Awards

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to apply for support through this Program:

  • The activity must be relevant to at least one of the strategic considerations identified in this funding opportunity;
  • Applicants must be Canadians studying within Canada and abroad or non-Canadians affiliated with a CIHR eligible institution;
  • In the case of a conference/event, the applicant must be the first author and presenter of the oral or poster presentation and must include, with the application, a proof that the abstract or presentation was accepted and must provide a copy.

Evaluation: Travel Awards

Applications will be assessed by senior IPPH staff, based on the following criteria:

  • Impact or added value of the proposed event/conference
  • Potential impact of the presentation on the trainee's career
  • Relevancy to one or more of the IPPH Strategic Research Priorities
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