External Funding Opportunities

2012 Deadlines


Ch’nook Scholars - Ch’nook develops targeted programming to assist capacity building for Aboriginal Peoples within business and management.  The Ch’nook Scholars program was developed to bring together Aboriginal post-secondary business students and to provide them with the tools and connections they will need to succeed in their studies and their careers.  Ch’nook Scholars receive the benefits of the knowledge and advice from current industry leaders, and are also able to contribute to the success of the next generation by participating in mentorship events with high school students. Deadline: October 7, 2013

Dissemination Events: Fall 2013 Priority Announcements - Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates. Applications are submitted through the "201310KDE" competition of the Dissemination Events: Fall 2013 Competition funding opportunity. Deadline: October 15, 2013 

Planning Grants : Fall 2013 Priority Announcement - Priority Announcements offer additional sources of funding for highly rated applications that are relevant to specific CIHR research priority areas or mandates. Applications are submitted through the "201310KPE" competition of the Planning Grants: Fall 2013 Competition funding opportunity. Deadline: October 15, 2013

Applied Public Health Chairs - Demographic shifts in the population, the growing burden of chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, obesity), widening health inequities within and between countries and the impacts of the built and natural environments on health are but a few of the complex problems facing Canada and other nations. Deadline: October 30, 2013

Network Catalyst Grant – Skeletal Muscle, Skin, Aboriginal Knowledge and Ways of Knowing, and Adding Life to the Late Years - CIHR's mandate is to "excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system". Deadline: November 1, 2013

External Funding Opportunities: Ongoing

Emergency Bursary Funds for Indigenous Students - Emergency Bursary Funds are intended to offer Indigenous students with one-time financial assistance in the event of an unforeseen emergency or circumstance while attending the University of Victoria.

"Buy local" programs coming to communities throughout B.C. - B.C. government funding is now available to support local food producers by encouraging British Columbians to shop for food produced in their own communities.

Undergraduate Internship Award - The purpose of providing Undergraduate Internship Awards is to encourage students to pursue careers in Aboriginal health research. These awards are provided to support the development of health research capacity among undergraduate students by providing an opportunity to work on a research project or honours thesis.

Dr. Christine Egan Memorial Scholarship - In memory of Dr. Christine Egan (Ph.D./99), who died tragically on September 11, 2001, her family, friends, and estate have established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba.  The purpose of the fund is to perpetuate her values of generosity and caring for others and her commitment to health and education in Nunavut.  The purpose of the scholarship is to expand opportunities for the Inuit of Nunavut to study nursing by providing scholarship support to promising Nunavut nursing students.

B.C. Sport Funding Opportunities 

Community-based Research Funding

KLOSHE TILLICUM CIHR-IAPH Aboriginal Health Research Awards

Funding for Students - NRT Scholarships and Bursaries are available to First Nation students pursuing a post-secondary education from a recognized institution. Scholarships are awarded at the Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate levels. Bursaries are awarded to students pursuing trades certificates and diplomas. 

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Supplement Program - This supplement program is available to Aboriginal persons who hold an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA), Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Alexander Graham Bell CGS), Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS), Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) or Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF). Deadline: Minimum of two months before start of activity 

LYNX Corporate Sponsors’ Scholarships - Our sponsors offer several scholarships and specialized programs to Aboriginal post-secondary students across Canada. 

Aboriginal Health Initiative Program - The Aboriginal Health Initiative Program (AHIP) is a short-term grant administrated by the Aboriginal Health office at Northern Health.

Policy Development - Policy Development funding is available to First Nation organizations with a province-wide mandate. NRT has allocated $250,000 in funding for Policy Development initiatives in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.


Nuuchahnulth PostSecondary Scholarships

Bill and Elsie More First Nations Bursary - A number of bursaries up to $500 are available. Applicant must be a First Nations (status or non-status) post-secondary student. Preference is given to students who have completed part of their program of study. Applicant must document financial need.

Dream Fund Bursary - The Dream Fund is an education fund that was established in 1999 by young people involved with the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN) in response to funding cuts that greatly impacted the ability of young people in and from care to pursue their educational and vocational goals.

Student Research Grants - This fall the Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network is offering five $1000.00 student research grants, to Indigenous students studying across the province. Students from all disciplines are welcome particularly if the research relates to “caring for our children.”

Aboriginal Bursary - The goal of this bursary is to reduce the barriers for First Nation/Aboriginal students entering foundation trades programs. A one time contribution of $300,000 was given to Skills BC by the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to distribute to Aboriginal students in need, for the purpose of entering into a college Foundation Trades Program.

Mungo Martin Memorial Awards - To assist people of Native descent to further their education, vocational training, skills and competence. These awards are not only open to those who wish to further their general education and skills, but are available to those who seek to do creative work to further the artistic heritage of the Native peoples in their paintings, carving, music, dance, folklore or language.

Hughes Aircraft of Canada Native / Indian Scholarship - To a Native undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University.

£ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship - The £ãni Etiè Tahltan Scholarship was established by Louise Framst Books as a keet' for those who contributed to the Tahltan Cookbook series and to acknowledge the collective knowledge of the Tahltan people( which makes up the heart of this cookbook series).

Guidelines for Student Activity Grant Funding - Each year, the office Student Affairs at the University of Victoria provides grants to current graduate and undergraduate students in order to support extracurricular activities or unique opportunities.

Building Brighter Futures - The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation has evolved into the largest non-governmental funding body for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post secondary students across Canada. Bursary and scholarship awards are provided to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students annually across a diverse range of disciplines.

Vancouver Island University / Chatwin Engineering - First Nations Education Fund - 4 awards, $1,000 each; available to First Nations students who will be entering, or continuing, in any program at Vancouver Island University. One award available to band members, or community residents of each of the following: Huu-ay-aht First Nation, Snaw-naw-as First Nation, Ucluelet First Nation and Uchucklesaht Tribe. Generally funds will be issued as a tuition credit.

McGill - Aboriginal Scholarships & Bursaries - There are numerous scholarships available to Native students. Various organizations are offering their support in order to facilitate life in university and ease financial predicaments. Take advantage of these offers! Come by the House and check out the scholarships for which you may be eligible. We have information on bank scholarships, Aboriginal Veteran's Scholarship, Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth as well as the Directory of Private Sector Funding for Aboriginal Students.

External Granting Agencies & Aboriginal Health Funding Sites

Oil & Gas Aboriginal Trades & Technology Bursary & Scholarship Awards Program (OGTT) For first Nations, Inuit & Metis Studying in Alberta - THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION (NAAF) is a nationally registered charity with a mandate to provide financial support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who are pursuing education, technical training and professional development. The deadline for the submission of applications is April 30 and November 30 annually.

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Supplement Program - The Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Supplement Program (AANSE) can help you make a solid contribution to promoting science and engineering among Aboriginal youth in Canada. The supplement covers up to $5,000 for costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion activity, and Aboriginal community or school visit. Deadline: Applications must be made at least two months before the start of a proposed outreach activity.

An opportunity to dialogue with Northern Health key health professionals, share traditional knowledge and build relationship! - Aboriginal Health - Northern Health is providing an opportunity for First Nations communities to host community events aimed at enhancing relations with Northern Health key health professional!

Research Affiliate Program (RAP) - The Research Affiliate Program (RAP) provides post-secondary students with opportunities to conduct innovative research. Whether your academic program includes supervised laboratory, field or social science research as a requirement for your academic degree or graduation, or if you are interested in carrying out research in addition to your academic requirements, RAP could be the perfect opportunity for you! Deadline: Please check with each opportunity.

Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program - Research Project Grants - Deadline: ongoing

Research Fellow in Neuroethics - Deadline: ongoing.

Student Aid BC: Programs for Students with Dependants - Deadline: ongoing

LE,NONET Bursaries are now available – to be eligible for our programs you must be a Canadian Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, or Metis) undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University of Victoria.

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