INMD Institute Community Support (ICS) Program (2013-14)

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.

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.

For those seeking workshop and symposium support, please refer to the Dissemination Events or Planning Grants funding opportunities in the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database.

INMD Travel Awards for PhD Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

INMD will provide travel awards for research trainees (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) to present their own research at annual, or other regular interval meetings including international conferences related to the Institute's mandate. In addition, the applicant must:

  • Have been accepted through a peer review process to present at a scientific conference.
  • The presentation (oral or poster) must be relevant to INMD's Strategic Plan.

The maximum amount for a single award is $1,500 to partially cover costs of travel, accommodation, per diem for meals, and conference registration fees.

Please note that since August 2011, the Travel Awards program is administered through ResearchNet. There are three competitions per year, launched in April, August and December. Please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database at those times for details on the funding opportunity (e.g. application deadline, application instructions, etc).

Funds Available

The Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes' contribution to the amount available for this program is subject to availability of funds voted annually to Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.

The total amount available for the program for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $28,500.

INMD New Investigator Partnership Prizes

The INMD New Investigator Partnership Prize will support New Investigator Prizes awarded by voluntary health organizations (such as non- profit organizations, professional organizations and registered charities) that recognize outstanding research related to the Institute's mandate. Partner organizations may apply directly to INMD for these awards.

INMD will fund a maximum amount of $2,500 for a single award. All awards must be matched equally by the Partner organizations.

Successful applicants (Partner organizations) will be notified within 9 weeks of receiving their application submission. Funds will be released upon verification of awardees by the Applicant.

For additional information, please visit the INMD New Investigator Partnership Prize page.

Funds Available

The total amount available for the program for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $25,000.