Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health - Institute Community Support (ICS) Program (2014-2015)

The ICS Program is designed to foster community development by providing grants and awards to individuals and organizations for the purposes of:

  • Enabling research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside of CIHR's current suite of funding programs.
  • Supporting individuals and organizations whose goals are consistent with CIHR and its Institutes' vision, mandate and strategic directions.

Under the framework of the ICS Program, IAPH will provide funding for the following competitions:

  • Travel awards
  • Planning and Dissemination Grants

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 or research equipment.

ICS Travel Awards

CIHR-IAPH will provide funding for individuals, including knowledge users and community-based researchers, presenting their own research (i.e., keynote/panel presenter, poster, workshop, etc.) at Canadian or international meetings, conferences or symposia that are determined to be relevant to its mandate.

The IAPH Travel Awards program is administered through ResearchNet. Please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database and locate the Other: Travel Awards - Institute Community Support funding opportunity. IAPH’s eligibility requirements and competition details are outlined in the “Sponsor Description” section of the Travel Awards funding opportunity. If the Travel Awards opportunity does not appear, we are currently between competitions - see timelines below.

Travel Award Competition Timelines

The Travel Awards competition is launched 3 times per year in April, August and December.

Launch 1: Spring Travel Awards

The Spring ICS travel award competition is launched in mid-April. Applicants can begin submitting their applications on ResearchNet from the launch date in mid-April until the deadline in late May.

Launch 2: Fall Travel Awards

The Fall ICS Travel Award competition is launched in mid-August. Applicants can begin submitting their applications on ResearchNet from the launch date in mid-August until the deadline in late September.

Launch 3: Winter Travel Awards

The Winter ICS Travel Award competition is launched in mid-December. Applicants can begin submitting their applications on ResearchNet from the launch date in mid-December until the deadline in late January.

*Please note these dates are subject to change.

Funds Available

The amount available for this program is subject to availability of funds voted annually to CIHR by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.

The total amount available for this program is $46,000 for fiscal year 2014-15 (3 competitions).

The maximum amount for individual awards is as follows:

  • $2,500 for applicants from Northern and remote areas;
  • $2,500 for applicants to international (outside North America) meetings, conferences or symposia; and,
  • $1,500 for all other applicants.

ICS Planning and Dissemination Grants

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to support:

  • Planning activities and/or partnership development that will contribute to the advancement of research consistent with the mandate of IAPH, or;
  • Dissemination events/activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence consistent with the mandate of IAPH.

The IAPH Planning Grants/and Dissemination ActivitiesGrants funding opportunity is administered through ResearchNet. Please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database and locate the Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support funding opportunity. IAPH’s eligibility requirements are outlined in the “Sponsor Description” section of the Planning and Dissemination Grants funding opportunity. Please note that if you are unable to find this funding opportunity in the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database this means that we are currently between competitions - see timelines below.

Planning/Dissemination Competition Timelines

Launch 1: June Planning/Dissemination Grant launch

The Summer ICS Planning and Dissemination competition is launched at the end of June. Applicants can begin submitting their applications on ResearchNet from the launch date until the deadline in mid-August.

Launch 2: December Planning/Dissemination Grant launch

The Winter ICS Planning and Dissemination competition is launched in mid-December. Applicants can begin submitting their applications on ResearchNet from the launch date until the deadline in mid-February.

*Please note these dates are subject to change.

Funds Available

The amount available for this program is subject to availability of funds voted annually to CIHR by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.

The total amount available for this program is $168,000 for fiscal year 2014-15 (2 competitions). The maximum amount for individual awards grants is $12,000.

Contact information

For information on the IAPH ICS program, please contact:

Jacques Dalton
Associate, Institute Strategic Initiatives
Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-941-4440
Fax: 613-954-1800
Email: jacques.dalton@cihr-irsc.gc.ca