INMHA Institute Community Support (ICS) Program (2015-16)

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

  • Aiding research and knowledge translation activities where the circumstances fall outside 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.

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.

Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) ICS Program

Under the framework of the ICS Program, INMHA funds activities in the following areas:

Brain Star Award

The Brain Star Award is a long standing program of INMHA which rewards excellence in research done in Canada by students and trainees in all fields and disciplines covered by our Institute.

The CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee

The CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee is an annual event where high school students compete amongst their peers to showcase their knowledge of the brain and neuroscience research. For more information on this initiative please visit The CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee website.

Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

This award honors an outstanding researcher in the area of Spinal Cord research.

Planning and Dissemination

INMHA provides funding for planning and dissemination events and/or activities (including workshop and symposium support) that are determined to be relevant to the our Institute’s mandate.

Funds Available

INMHA's contribution to 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 Brain Star Award will be payable in fiscal year 2016-17. The amount for one award is $1,500. The number of available awards will be posted at a later date. For Planning and Dissemination Grants, the total amount available for fiscal year 2015-16 is up to $60,000 (2 competitions). The CIHR-INMHA will support the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee and the Barbara Turnbull Award in the amount of $25,000 each.

How to Apply

Brain Star Award

Applicants seeking funds from INMHA for the Brain Star Award need to follow the ICS program application process which is available through the “Other: Institute Community Support Grants and Awards” funding opportunity on CIHR’s Funding Opportunities Database.

Please refer to the Brain Star Award instructions for more specific details.

Planning and Dissemination

Anticipated launch dates: December and June.

Applicants seeking funds from INMHA for planning and dissemination need to apply through the "Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support" funding opportunity on CIHR’s Funding Opportunities Database.

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