INMD Institute Community Support (ICS) Program (2014-15)

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. INMD'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.

Through the ICS Program, INMD will provide support to researchers and organizations relevant to its mandate. The Institute will only accept applications for the ICS Program through the mechanisms outlined below.

Planning and Dissemination Grants

INMD will provide support for planning and dissemination grants that are relevant to its mandate. This includes support for workshops and symposia.

The maximum amount for a single award is $20,000. The Planning and Dissemination Grants program is administered through ResearchNet and is launched twice per year: June and December. For further details on application deadlines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database at those times to view the funding opportunity.

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 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). The funding opportunity is entitled “Other: Travel Awards - Institute Community Support”.

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 INMD’s ICS program for fiscal year 2014-15 is $214,000 to be distributed among the funding opportunities listed above. The amount available is subject to the availability of funds voted annually to CIHR by parliamentary appropriations, and the conditions that may be attached to them.